wow, where to start with this one. I was semi- copying a style similar to the ones found on this site: http://allianora.net/graphic/banners.php
Not that exclusively as I've seen them elsewhere, but they were used as reference so to speak. You know the 'pretty beautiful' sort of looking ones. and per usual I seemed to some how mix it with my own 'style' I guess I was sort of successful, looking at it I could have done better with the text and quote.
Well this was just blending, textures, gradients and colour overlays that's it. Don't think I used a brush anywhere. Quite like the results, mainly because it is something totally different for me, and it has encouraged me to perhaps make my own textures, because I used ALOT of textures from these sites: