DIY: Create your own brushes!
Creating a brush is by far one of the easiest and most useful trick up the Photoshop sleeve. With this tool you can do a lot of things, from simplifying the task of watermarking your work to creating sick photo edits. Look no further than your own imagination and let the creative works begin!
Step 1: Look for a picture you like, or create a shape that you need on a white canvas of Photoshop.
In a white Photoshop canvas of about 600 x 600px, start designing what your brush will be. Keep in mind that brushes are often made in grayscale since white turns into transparent.
We’re in the mood for hanging out at the beach, so let’s create a beach brush set! To create a set of brushes that will transport us from the city to the sand and sun, we will include a pail, a starfish, a surfboard and the hashtag #welovethebeach.
First, look for a picture of a starfish that you like, we will use this one:
Step 2: Crop the photo, in order to just have the starfish as part of the brush. Then go to Edit > Define Brush Preset.
Step 3: Name your newly created brush and: Done! Now open the Brush Gallery, and the last brush in the list will be the one you’ve created.
Do the same for the surfboard and the hashtag #welovethebeach. At the end the result will be something like this:
Since we’re not going to be able to drive to the beach right now, we’ve decided to use it in a picture of our own office and imagine that we are indeed there!
Hope you liked this easy-to make but yet super useful tutorial on how to create your own brushes. Tell us a creative way to use them, we’d love to know!