Activate the FX Brush tool and choose the Smoke Brush from the drop-down list.
The Smoke Brush draws strokes in the form of light translucent streams of smoke. The tool lets you easily add candle or cigarette smoke to your picture or create a mystical haze effect.
Choose the brush color in the Color, Swatches, or Color Wheel panel, or from the image with the Eyedropper tool. To pick a color sample, press and hold the I key and then click the image with the Eyedropper tool. After the hotkey is released, the painting tool becomes active again.
The basic tool settings are shown in the Tool Options panel above the Image Window or by right-clicking on the image. To display the full list of parameters, press the tool icon in the Tool Options panel or use the F5 key. To specify the parameter settings, enter a numerical value in the parameter’s field or use the slider.
Size (1-500). The size of the base element of the brush (in pixels).
Line Width (1-100). The parameter defines the thickness of lines in a brush stroke. At low values, the lines are thinner and harder, increasing the value makes them wider and softer.
Strength (10-100). The parameter defines the stroke brightness. At low values, the lines are more transparent, increasing the value makes them brighter and denser.
Count (1-6). The parameter sets the number of streams of smoke in a brush stroke.
Click on Default to reset all settings to their default values.