An easy way to make a Photoshop brush – short tutorial

How to make a simple, pain free Photoshop brush! Quickly

Want to know to make a simple Photoshop brush? It’s fairly straight forward, this short tutorial will have you making your custom brushes in no time!

Start with creating your brush, defining it and adding it to your palette! Lets draw a shape on black on a white background…

New Document

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.

Create Your Brush

2 ) Working in black and white (Shortcut ‘D’ for black and white) draw your brush shape (in black) onto your new document. For the sake of this tutorial I have made mine a solid brush.

Photoshop brush splat
Create A Photoshop Brush

Select The Brush

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!  Make sure you have selected you brush artwork, this will basic act as stamp.

Define Brush

4 ) Go Edit > scroll down to  ‘Define Brush Preset’ and click on it! label your brush, I called this oneblob and then click ‘OK’

Name your brush
Label Your Brush

You have created a brush in Photoshop!

Well 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 listed at the bottom of your library.

Why not open a new document and test out your newly created Photoshop Brush, I hope you enjoy making more awesome brushes.

Brush library

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