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Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Quick method for making a custom Photoshop Brush
to make a simple,
pain free Photoshop brush!
wanted to make a Photoshop brush? It's fairly straight forward,
this little tutorial will have you making your custom brushes in no
time! You will be defining a brush, adding it
to your palette and then, all going well, using your newly defined
brush in your projects! Lets draw a shape on black on a white background.
1 ) Open
PS and make a new document – 300 x 300 px and 72 DPI for good
measure, make sure the background is set to white.
Working in black and white (Shortcut ‘D’ for black and white)
draw your brush shape (in black) onto your new document. Remember
your brush shape needs to be dark /black when you come to creating
your brush. For the sake of this little tutorial I have made mine a
Photoshop Brush - Feel free to use this one
3 ) Either by using the marquee tool or Apple + 'a' to select all (CTRL + A for windows). If you have selected the brush you want to define, you can go to the next step!
4 ) Go Edit > scroll down to ‘Define
and click on it!
5 ) label your brush, I called this one ‘blob’.
Label your new defined brush
done, you should now have designed your very own custom brush and
saved it to your library. If you press F5 to look at your brush
palette, you will see the brush you have just made at the bottom of
your library. Why not open a new document and test out your newly
created Photoshop tool, make ink splats, draw faces this is just to
set your onto the path of making more awesome brushes.