Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tutorial: Create a Photoshop Brush

I found out something amazing today. Some of you may have no use for this whatsoever, but we can pretend, right? This is how you create your own brush for Photoshop, which can also be used as a watermark on your photos like so:

This tutorial is for simply making text brushes.

Step 1
Create a new document that is 6 inches wide, and 2 inches high, (432 x 144 pixels). Make sure it's white.

Step 2
Click on text, and write in whatever you want with black as the font color.

Step 3
Decorate it a bit if you want. You can use any brush, or shape or anything you already have. You can also stick in any photo you've drawn yourself. 

Step 4
Click the Marquee tool, and select your entire creation.

Step 5
With your image still selected, click the 'Edit' drop down menu and find 'Define Brush Preset' or 'Define Brush' or whatever sounds similar to that. I have Photoshop CS4. 

This window should pop up:

Name your brush whatever you want, then click okay.

Step 6
Your brush is now finished! Now let's test it out. Click on 'File' then 'Open' and choose whatever photo of yours you'd like to test your brush on. You can leave the brush that you just made open in case you want to play around with it more, or you can close it. 

When your photo is open, click on your brush tool, and scroll to the very bottom, where you should find your new brush. 

Now, I've come to notice that my brushes are WAY too small in their original form. so you'll probably have to make it bigger. I haven't yet figured out how to make it larger automatically. Mine needs to be somewhere above 1000 px to be big enough, but play around with it to find out what works for you. 

The one I used in the image below is size 1242 px. I find it looks better on photos that aren't squeezed down in size to fit nicely into my blog :p

Let me know if you try it, and how it works out for you. 

1 comment:

Baby Sister said...

Cool!! I didn't know about that. I'm going to have to make one now. :)



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