Friday, 27 February 2015

Make your own paintbrush in Photoshop

Photoshop is a hugely powerful image editing software program. Despite having a copy for years, I am still finding new functions that I didn't about know before. Like how to make a custom paintbrush!

The custom paintbrush makes it quick and easy to replicate an image without having to mess about with copying and pasting and repositioning loads of layers. It's super easy to set up and fun to use.

The illustrations below are done in Photoshop 5.0. Custom brushes are still a feature in later versions but the tool and brush palettes may be located in a different spot. Here are the steps:

1. Select the paint tool and draw a desired design

2. Select the Rectangular Marquee tool

3. Draw a box around the design

4. Now go to the Brushes palette, click the little triangle in the top right corner and select Define Brush from the drop down list

5. Scroll down to the bottom of the brushes palette to find and click on your new paintbrush

6. Now paint to your heart's content!

Hope you found this useful and I'd love to hear if you gave this a try.


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