How to Make Brush Photoshop: Design Tip of the Week

Create a brush tip from an image Using any selection tool, select the image area you want to use as a custom brush. The brush shape can be up to 2500 pixels by 2500 pixels in size. When painting, you can't adjust the hardness of sampled brushes. ... Choose Edit >, Define Brush Preset. Name the brush, and click OK.

Photoshop brushes are a great way to add unique touches to your designs. With the right techniques, it’s easy to make your own brushes in Photoshop. In this design tip of the week, Ray Dombroski shows us how to make Photoshop brushes from pattern doodles.

To start, begin with a scanned page of pattern doodles drawn with pen and ink on paper. In Photoshop, select the portion of the image you want to make into a brush and go to Edit > Define Brush Preset. Give your new brush a name and repeat the process for any other brushes you want to create.

By default, the pattern brushes may not look very interesting when painted in. To fix this, go to the Brush Presets window and select the shape dynamics and scattering options. Under shape dynamics, select angle jitter for more randomness. Under scattering, adjust the distance between painted strokes to your liking.

Once you’ve created your brushes, save them for later use by going to the Preset Manager window and saving them as a set. It’s that easy!

If you want even more brush options, Dombroski offers free download brushes in the Graphic Design Launch Kit. Sign up for his newsletter to get access to these free brushes.

Overall, creating your own brushes in Photoshop is a simple process that can enhance any design project. With a little creativity and experimentation, you can create unique brushes that add a personal touch to your work.