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Lesson 8. Painting and Editing > Creating a custom brush

Creating a custom brush

Now that you’ve tried out the maple-leaf and dune-grass brush shapes, you may be wondering about other similar brushes you could use in your work. With Photoshop CS, you can create and save brushes in any shape you choose, even using other photographs as the basis of your custom brush shapes. You can then set options for the brush.

1.
Choose File > Open, and open the Flower.jpg file in the Lessons/Lesson 08 folder.

2.
Choose Edit > Define Brush. In the Brush Name dialog box, type Flower, and click OK. The Flower brush appears in the Brushes palette and is selected.

3.
Close the Flowers.jpg image file.

4.
In the Brushes palette, click Brush Tip Shape near the top of the left side of the palette. Then, on the right side, drag the sliders or type to set the Diameter value at 25 and the Spacing at 80%.

5.
On the left side of the palette, click Shape Dynamics. Then, on the right side, set the following options:

  • In the Control pop-up menu, select Off.

  • For Roundness Jitter, drag the slider or type 44%.

  • For Minimum Roundness, drag the slider or type 39%.

6.
Once more on the left side of the palette, click Scattering, and use the slider or type to set the Scatter value at 500% and the Count at 1.

7.
Finally, click Color Dynamics on the left side of the palette and change the Hue Jitter to 15%.

Your brush is now ready for show business.


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