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Create Your Own Unique Paint Brush In Photoshop

teacher avatar Brandon, Artist & Designer

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3 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Creating Brush

    • 3. Testing Out Brush

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In this short energetic class I will show you how I create my own unique oil brush.

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Hey everyone! Names Brandon (aka Kitten Bombs) and I'm a digital artist. That's short for graphic designer, digital painter, illustrator, etc. etc. etc.

During day I design monuments and headstones and at night I digitally paint and make classes.

Keep up with me and my art.

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1. Intro: Hello, everyone. Welcome to this side of the Internet. My name is Brandon, and today we're gonna be painting on that canvas back there. That that that one right here, right here, right here. What we're gonna be painting on it is not some kind of magnificent landscape, because we can save that for another day. Right? But today, what I want to do is create a brush with it. I'm actually gonna paint on it with some oils, maybe some accrue like something like that, and take capture of that brush stroke and see if I can throw it into photo shop and get more of a traditional kind of a brush stroke. Waas out. They're gonna audience now in photo shop. We've got some, uh, some actual decent brushes that we use all the time, but I think it is good to change it up a bit. And I've never actually fully created my own brush. And I've never really created one from a painting or a picture or some kind of brush strokes. So I think this is gonna be a neat a little experiment. We'll see how it turns out. And yes, So let's, uh, let's get to it. Let's let's do it. Let's do it 2. Creating Brush: so already did this because, uh, had some technical difficulty, and I didn't really capture everything that I wanted to, but so I'll just do it again, so we'll do it again and be fine. So it seems like I know what I'm talking about. Now it's because I do. And I'm not struggling. And that's probably gonna be a better video for you guys anyways, so let's get into this. Um, we're gonna hit record screen, right? Next recording screen. Maybe that's how I should do from now on. Okay. I already got my brush in here. This was one of my favorite brushes from from earlier that was working on. So we're gonna do this one. And the first thing that we need to do is create a new canvas, and this is gonna be the size of the brush that max size, I believe. And I think 500 pixels is just fine. I doesn't need to be four k or anything. It's just a It's just a brush. So we're gonna select. It's actually when I'm gonna select, we're just gonna drag it over. No, scale it to the canvas size I talk. That looks pretty good. And now I'm gonna go over here to channels and put click on Blue because I find Blue has the most contrast and then I'm gonna duplicate it. I asked why Just duplicated and in control l for levels that I'm gonna bring the lightness all the way up. Not all the way up. I'm sorry. I should be more specific up enough so that the canvas texture around it disappears so that that's not a part of the brush right here. You can see there some texture right here. It's pretty much gone, so that looks good. We're gonna hit control and we're gonna click on there before that. And then we're gonna kit um rgb and there were a hit control shift. I tiu invert, and then we're gonna click Mass down here. Now we have our brush selection. I think even if we were, just fill this with black and you could see that only thing that's going into play here, it's this selection here. So next we're gonna add a feather that way. The edges aren't so hard and Crispin and I don't I just found that out in a feather. Helped a little bit and not too much. I mean, 11 pixels. Fine. Um, no, but one point. Oh, there we go. That looks good. Probably. All right. Looks good. Now we go to edit Define brush. OK, actually, that's not gonna work into. We apply there there now. And it defined brush preset. When a name this oil 9000? Because I've done this several times already now, and battery, it's gonna probably die soon. Hurry up now. So we got our brush, and it's looking pretty cool, right? Not really. We gotta edit it some more. Um, if I don't have enough words toe, get through this transition of me messing around here, So OK, so it's gotta repeat a little bit at, like a smoothing Arab a spacing issue. So are no in here to brush settings. And I changed this toe for, um if I change it any lower, it's gonna be really slow. So this this works fine. Eso that's looking kind of good right there. But some other things that I want to try out is over here and shape dynamics change that to direction, and you can see that that kind of goes into different like whatever direction you're going in. And I like that because it's got, like, these little flares off of it. That kind of add some random texture, impressionistic strokes that I really enjoy. So next I am going to go to duel Brush, and I am going to Hey, shut up in there. I can't. Oh, my gosh. All these interruptions First it's the motorcycle. Then it's the cat, huh? Can I get a break here? Okay, so next I go into dual brush. Um, and I applied this brush here that that I like, and it wasn't really working out really well, until I change the size all the way up to fit like this little space. So this looks really good. Now, I think maybe you if we have five and Oh, my gosh, I hate help. Like if I hit five and I hit zero, it goes behind up yet goes behind it. What the hell is it trying to do to me anyway? So 500 was the size of our original brush, So, um, I don't know. I have this really look good. Um, we'll do that. That seems like that has a nice texture to it? Um, yeah. That's actually looking pretty cool, I think, Um, and I also like to add a little color dynamics of 55 So he's picket color here. You can see there's a slight little shift in Hughes there to add a little bit of variety, which makes it really interesting, I think. And can you to in arresting results. So that's about it? Um, yeah. I mean, if my battery will last or hard will last, I can show you a ball here. Um, just like the painting process. What? It is what it's like to paint with this. 3. Testing Out Brush: so I'm gonna go toe new brush preset and I hate well, actually, I don't hate like it's it's doing OK. But like this new, uh, this, like capture brushed size and presets like I don't necessarily like that because, like like, I don't know, like it's confusing me. It's really just confused me. To put it simply, it's, uh, frustrating because it's new tools. That photo shopped at it, and I don't really understand it too much, but like if I have a really tiny brush and I want to keep like that tiny brush size, but I have it set to capture brush size and presets and I switch over to a different brushes gonna make it that original brush size. Um, and I don't like that, but also I don't know, like I can leave it off. But if I left it off, I found that like it was, it was messing up the shape when I did switch over from small brush. It's confusing. I know, like I know I'm not making much sense right now, but I'm just gonna leave it on for now and whatever, like it's kind of weird and in tool settings include tool settings. Like I thought that meant, like, brush settings. So I don't really know what that shit. Now you don't see my face because my cards out. So you're just going to hear my voice now? Uh, but yeah, here in include tool sayings. If you know what that means, tell me. I really I should just google it. And I probably will after this video, but I don't really know what that include. Color? I don't know. No, I just I don't know. It's weird. I don't like all these different settings going in. I gotta remember all these settings when I change a brush. So I like it too. Just, like switch over half the same color that I was using and have the same size that I was using earlier. Like, that's just me. I like that kind of the old way where simpler. But it's just the old fashioned style attitude. I do like the new like the way you can move brushes around and everything and easily run a moment. Everything. So that's good. But anyways, um crap. I think I just lost all those settings. Not get it. Oil 9000. Yeah, did but wait 9000 now I didn't. OK, so yeah. Okay. Good, good, good. Okay, let's get Let's get on with this and do the little painting Demo. And I'm just gonna drop ball. Um, Mr Lightness Background up, Draw simple ball here and you can see, like, the color dynamics. I know it looks like ass right now, but like, if you keep painting and give it a chance, like e don't know, It kind of adds that, um I don't know, impressionistic brush work in there, and you can blend them a little bit easier. Maybe I went overboard. Maybe five percents too much. Um, but most see, it does seem like it's a little hard toe. Me if I turn that on transfer, that's probably something. Hmm. Let's see. Does it turn off when a No. Let's go to color dynamics and change this. 23 This this 123 Okay, that might work a little bit better. And we got to create a new brush. Preset cheese. Okay, delete this one in a delete. This one. Okay. So that that seems like that's a little bit more manageable. That color dynamics is killing me. right now. Actually, dammit, I was just supporting it. Let's see, we got 252 um, here to three. To like it shouldn't be causing too much of an issue. Yeah, it's kind of it's kind of good. I'll just need to clean it up with a different brush. All right, there you have it. That's that's the ball and actually turned off color dynamics. It was It was okay, So I was wrong. It was a little bit more annoying, but I really liked it on this other brush that I had. It seemed like it was a little bit more manageable toe blend, but anyways, this brush is pretty cool. I think I might actually use it throughout my painting processes, um, had seen can see how that color dynamics really messing with it. Well, will save a new version without it. And you guys can have this brush. I'll leave it in the description. Let me know if you, um if you Delery of you enjoying is that useful or create your own brush paint paint do would do Can't talk. Do what I did over on the canvas and paint your own brush, stroke and experiment with, uh, these own your own settings and getting the brush work the way that you wanted to be. A on def, you're really wise and creating, brushing, know a lot more techniques than I do. Let me know if there's something that I miss it. Is there anything that I could do to improve this brush any any more? Other than that, thank you for watching. And I'll see you guys the next one. And today we're going to be, uh, pending over here on this campus that's not sitting up right now.