Learn how to make basic Photoshop brushes.
- [Instructor] One of my favorite things to play with in Photoshop is brushes, because you can do some amazing things. Let me show you. Did you ever imagine that you could draw fur trim with a single brush stroke? Or maybe neon fur trim. Or how about a line of marching ants? Or stitches? Or even better, stitches in the correct color for a pair of jeans. These are all things you can do in a single stroke using the brush engine in Photoshop, and this is why I love it. I think it's fabulous. And it is so much fun to come up with different ways of doing things. Let's get rid of this layer and talk about how a brush is made. If you go up to the menu bar on top and click on the Window drop-down, you will find Brush Settings, and this is the panel that's important to us. This is where we create brushes. I'm going to click on Brush Tip Shape over here so I can show you how a brush is basically made. Most brushes, at least the ones that are default brushes with Photoshop, start with a circle. Basically just a circle. A soft circle for some of them or a hard edged circle for others, but the brush tip is shaped like a circle. The way we get a line is by drawing a number of these tips really close together until it forms a solid line. And if we look over here in this brush tip shape area, we can see that if I move the spacing slider, I'm separating the tips, and you can see that they're individual dots, and now I can paint a dotted line. So by adjusting the spacing, adjusting the hardness. If the shape of the brush isn't round, we can actually rotate the angle of it. We can adjust the size. And then we can do all these other things, which we're going to go through in the next three videos. So let's get ready to learn how to make some brushes.
- Using filters to add texture
- Rendering faces
- Turning a photograph of a face into a sketch
- Making brushes to paint hair, fur, and lace
- Making the most of rendering in Photoshop
- Creating cast shadows
- Neutralizing photographic backgrounds