Did you know that you can actually “paint” smoke into your photos and graphic designs with special “smoke” brushes in Photoshop? Well you can. So think of all the cool images you have that would look even cooler if there had been smoke pouring out of the house, the car, the building, or your brother’s ears. Ok, so maybe you don’t want to make fake fires in your photographs, but smoke has other uses as well. Just because it is called smoke doesn’t mean it cannot be used for any number of other cool effects. Fog, stylized texture, insanely cool masking options, and more. Just get creative.
Here is a long list of websites which give away various brush sets based on the “smoke” theme.