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Chapter 12. Paint > Customizing brushes

Customizing brushes

By turning a brush into a tool preset, you’ll preserve it for future use, and you will also be able to access it quickly. The presets you save for a particular brush are listed on the Tool preset picker on the far left side of the options bar when that brush is chosen. To create a variation on an existing brush, make your change, and then save the alteration with an appropriate name as a new tool preset. No brush variation is too minor to be saved this way. Even a color can be saved with a preset.

To make a brush into a tool preset:

1.
Create a custom brush.

2.
On the options bar, click the Tool Preset picker thumbnail or arrowhead .



or

Display the Tool Presets palette .


The Tool Presets palette has the same function as the Tool Preset picker.


3.
Check Current Tool Only to have only brush tool presets display. (If unchecked, presets for all tools will display.)

4.
Click the “Create new tool preset” button, enter a brush name , check Include Color to have the current Foreground color save with the preset, then click OK. The new tool preset will display on the Tool preset picker and palette (not on the Brushes picker or palette).


Check Include Color in the New Tool Preset dialog box to save the preset with the current Foreground color.



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