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Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

If you’ve ever wanted to relive your Mario Paint days, scatter stars all over a picture, or draw with cats, today you’re in luck. Here’s a simple how-to and video that will show you how to make custom Photoshop brushes.

Even if this isn’t the most useful method for most readers, we can definitely use it in a fun way. Keep reading to see how easy it is to make custom Photoshop brushes, and decipher the onerous Brush Panel to create fun effects.

The Simplest of Simple Methods

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

This technique is Photoshop only. Begin with any image you want to use as a brush, as well as a blank page or image you want to doodle on.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Regardless of the colors in your image, Photoshop will treat it as if it was a grayscale image. Your light colors are going to be lightest, while your darkest colors are going to be the most opaque. (This will make more sense momentarily.)

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

With your chosen image open, navigate to Edit > Define Brush Preset. If you only want to use part of the image, you can use the lasso or rectangular marquee tool to select the most important parts.

Photoshop turns the image into a brush in one step.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Press Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushesto get the brush too. By right clicking in your blank document, you can open the contextual brush menu and find your new brush.

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You can now draw with your brush. The cursor is now shaped like your image, as shown right, and as shown middle and left, it takes on the color of whatever you’ve put in the foreground color.

Alright, That’s Cool… Now What Can I Do With It?

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

It doesn’t end with simply transforming an image into a nearly useless brush. With some clever thinking, you can turn any picture or symbol into a scatterbrush that you might enjoy using.

Author’s Note: If you’re not following along, or haven’t used the brush tool much, this part may be a little confusing. If you prefer, you can jump straight to the end and watch the video, which will clear a lot of things up for you.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Use the marquee tool, then navigate to Edit > Define Brush Preset to create a brush out of a segment of your image. Let’s see if we can make this heart brush more exciting.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

By itself, the brush is not terribly great. But let’s take a look through the monsterous Brush panel and see how we can improve on our new tool.

Figuring Out The Mighty Brush Panel

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Shape Dynamics allows you to adjust the size of the individual hearts (Size Jitter), change their angle (Angle Jitter), and make them more irregularly shaped (Roundness Jitter).

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Brush Tip Shape allows you to change the Spacing and create a brush that isn’t as jumbled up.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

And finally, Scattering will allow you to make the hearts move around more erratically in the vertical and horizonal axes.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

The result is a much more useful tool; these hearts, complete with the angling, were created with a single brush stroke. Watch the video below to better understand the process.

Video Tutorial: Make A Brush, See It In Action

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

This video should make it more obvious what these complicated scatterbrushes are for. We walk through the same options we discussed above, and paint with them, to illustrate how they work. As a bonus, watch it through to the end to see how easily images are made into brushes.

Bonus: Download and Install (More Useful) Shared Brushes

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In addition to the brushes you create yourself, a simple Google search for Photoshop Brushes will bring up dozens of websites, all begging you to download their custom brushes. The Nagel Series, in particular, is an old Photoshop favorite, and there are dozens of them available for download, compatible as far back as the original Creative Suite version of Photoshop. Enjoy!

Graphic artist Erica Larson dreams up inspired designs every day as an associate creative director on the Adobe Studio team. In other words, she makes stuff that makes others want to make stuff.

This sample file has Adobe Stock images you can use to practice what you learn in this tutorial. If you want to use the sample file beyond this tutorial, you can purchase a license on Adobe Stock. Check out the ReadMe file in the folder for the terms that apply to your use of this sample file.

Larson worked with a photo that focused on a model’s face. She specifically looked for an image that showed dewiness or detail in the skin to achieve the results she wanted.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Paint your design

To design the art for the face paint, Larson chose the Brush (B) tool and set it to a soft round tip with increased Opacity. She set the layer blend mode to Multiply so the paint would “melt” into the skin. Then she brushed with different colors to paint a design over the model’s face.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Make it glitter

Larson imported brushes to add design elements to her art. For this composition, she painted with a spatter brush to add a glitter effect to the cheeks and bridge of the nose. If you’d like to use the same custom brush, click the Gear icon from the Brush properties dialog, select Import Brushes, and find the spatter_brushes.abr file in the practice files. When you import the brushes, they will appear under a category called spatter_brushes.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

The paint spread beyond the model’s face. To fix this, Larson applied a mask to the art layer, then brushed on the mask with black to hide areas of the art — eyes, hair, and finger — so the original image would show through. She used the [ ] keys to adjust the brush size as she worked.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Highlight for emphasis

Larson used the Curvature Pen tool and set the mode to Path and the Path operation to Exclude Overlapping Shapes to create a custom path around one of the eyes. She clicked to add points for a curved path and double-clicked to create corners. She closed the path by clicking on the original point.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Create a cutout

With the path defined, Larson right-clicked, chose Make Selection, and set Feather Radius to 4. She made sure the mask thumbnail was still selected on the Paint layer then painted with a black brush inside the selection leaving the right side soft for a smoother blend.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Perfect the style

Larson wanted the digital paint to look more realistic, as if it were painted directly on the model’s skin. To create this effect, she added a Blending Options layer style from the Layers panel.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Blend it better

She fine-tuned the effect by using Alt (Windows) or Option (macOS)+click on the Underlying Layer slider and dragged it to the left.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Paint your look

Take your digital makeup artist skills to a whole new level and create dazzling face paint designs with Photoshop brushes and colors.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Note: Project files included with this tutorial are for practice purposes only.

Graphic artist Erica Larson dreams up inspired designs every day as an associate creative director on the Adobe Studio team. In other words, she makes stuff that makes others want to make stuff.

O que você precisará

This sample file has Adobe Stock images you can use to practice what you learn in this tutorial. If you want to use the sample file beyond this tutorial, you can purchase a license on Adobe Stock. Check out the ReadMe file in the folder for the terms that apply to your use of this sample file.

Larson worked with a photo that focused on a model’s face. She specifically looked for an image that showed dewiness or detail in the skin to achieve the results she wanted.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Paint your design

To design the art for the face paint, Larson chose the Brush (B) tool and set it to a soft round tip with increased Opacity. She set the layer blend mode to Multiply so the paint would “melt” into the skin. Then she brushed with different colors to paint a design over the model’s face.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Make it glitter

Larson imported brushes to add design elements to her art. For this composition, she painted with a spatter brush to add a glitter effect to the cheeks and bridge of the nose. If you’d like to use the same custom brush, click the Gear icon from the Brush properties dialog, select Import Brushes, and find the spatter_brushes.abr file in the practice files. When you import the brushes, they will appear under a category called spatter_brushes.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

The paint spread beyond the model’s face. To fix this, Larson applied a mask to the art layer, then brushed on the mask with black to hide areas of the art — eyes, hair, and finger — so the original image would show through. She used the [ ] keys to adjust the brush size as she worked.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Highlight for emphasis

Larson used the Curvature Pen tool and set the mode to Path and the Path operation to Exclude Overlapping Shapes to create a custom path around one of the eyes. She clicked to add points for a curved path and double-clicked to create corners. She closed the path by clicking on the original point.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Create a cutout

With the path defined, Larson right-clicked, chose Make Selection, and set Feather Radius to 4. She made sure the mask thumbnail was still selected on the Paint layer then painted with a black brush inside the selection leaving the right side soft for a smoother blend.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Perfect the style

Larson wanted the digital paint to look more realistic, as if it were painted directly on the model’s skin. To create this effect, she added a Blending Options layer style from the Layers panel.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Blend it better

She fine-tuned the effect by using Alt (Windows) or Option (macOS)+click on the Underlying Layer slider and dragged it to the left.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Paint your look

Take your digital makeup artist skills to a whole new level and create dazzling face paint designs with Photoshop brushes and colors.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Note: Project files included with this tutorial are for practice purposes only.

Graphic artist Erica Larson dreams up inspired designs every day as an associate creative director on the Adobe Studio team. In other words, she makes stuff that makes others want to make stuff.

This sample file has Adobe Stock images you can use to practice what you learn in this tutorial. If you want to use the sample file beyond this tutorial, you can purchase a license on Adobe Stock. Check out the ReadMe file in the folder for the terms that apply to your use of this sample file.

Larson worked with a photo that focused on a model’s face. She specifically looked for an image that showed dewiness or detail in the skin to achieve the results she wanted.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Paint your design

To design the art for the face paint, Larson chose the Brush (B) tool and set it to a soft round tip with increased Opacity. She set the layer blend mode to Multiply so the paint would “melt” into the skin. Then she brushed with different colors to paint a design over the model’s face.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Make it glitter

Larson imported brushes to add design elements to her art. For this composition, she painted with a spatter brush to add a glitter effect to the cheeks and bridge of the nose. If you’d like to use the same custom brush, click the Gear icon from the Brush properties dialog, select Import Brushes, and find the spatter_brushes.abr file in the practice files. When you import the brushes, they will appear under a category called spatter_brushes.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

The paint spread beyond the model’s face. To fix this, Larson applied a mask to the art layer, then brushed on the mask with black to hide areas of the art — eyes, hair, and finger — so the original image would show through. She used the [ ] keys to adjust the brush size as she worked.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Highlight for emphasis

Larson used the Curvature Pen tool and set the mode to Path and the Path operation to Exclude Overlapping Shapes to create a custom path around one of the eyes. She clicked to add points for a curved path and double-clicked to create corners. She closed the path by clicking on the original point.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Create a cutout

With the path defined, Larson right-clicked, chose Make Selection, and set Feather Radius to 4. She made sure the mask thumbnail was still selected on the Paint layer then painted with a black brush inside the selection leaving the right side soft for a smoother blend.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Perfect the style

Larson wanted the digital paint to look more realistic, as if it were painted directly on the model’s skin. To create this effect, she added a Blending Options layer style from the Layers panel.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Blend it better

She fine-tuned the effect by using Alt (Windows) or Option (macOS)+click on the Underlying Layer slider and dragged it to the left.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Paint your look

Take your digital makeup artist skills to a whole new level and create dazzling face paint designs with Photoshop brushes and colors.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Note: Project files included with this tutorial are for practice purposes only.

Graphic artist Erica Larson dreams up inspired designs every day as an associate creative director on the Adobe Studio team. In other words, she makes stuff that makes others want to make stuff.

This sample file has Adobe Stock images you can use to practice what you learn in this tutorial. If you want to use the sample file beyond this tutorial, you can purchase a license on Adobe Stock. Check out the ReadMe file in the folder for the terms that apply to your use of this sample file.

Larson worked with a photo that focused on a model’s face. She specifically looked for an image that showed dewiness or detail in the skin to achieve the results she wanted.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Paint your design

To design the art for the face paint, Larson chose the Brush (B) tool and set it to a soft round tip with increased Opacity. She set the layer blend mode to Multiply so the paint would “melt” into the skin. Then she brushed with different colors to paint a design over the model’s face.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Make it glitter

Larson imported brushes to add design elements to her art. For this composition, she painted with a spatter brush to add a glitter effect to the cheeks and bridge of the nose. If you’d like to use the same custom brush, click the Gear icon from the Brush properties dialog, select Import Brushes, and find the spatter_brushes.abr file in the practice files. When you import the brushes, they will appear under a category called spatter_brushes.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

The paint spread beyond the model’s face. To fix this, Larson applied a mask to the art layer, then brushed on the mask with black to hide areas of the art — eyes, hair, and finger — so the original image would show through. She used the [ ] keys to adjust the brush size as she worked.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Highlight for emphasis

Larson used the Curvature Pen tool and set the mode to Path and the Path operation to Exclude Overlapping Shapes to create a custom path around one of the eyes. She clicked to add points for a curved path and double-clicked to create corners. She closed the path by clicking on the original point.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Create a cutout

With the path defined, Larson right-clicked, chose Make Selection, and set Feather Radius to 4. She made sure the mask thumbnail was still selected on the Paint layer then painted with a black brush inside the selection leaving the right side soft for a smoother blend.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Perfect the style

Larson wanted the digital paint to look more realistic, as if it were painted directly on the model’s skin. To create this effect, she added a Blending Options layer style from the Layers panel.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Blend it better

She fine-tuned the effect by using Alt (Windows) or Option (macOS)+click on the Underlying Layer slider and dragged it to the left.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Paint your look

Take your digital makeup artist skills to a whole new level and create dazzling face paint designs with Photoshop brushes and colors.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Note: Project files included with this tutorial are for practice purposes only.

Today’s free download is a fun one: Hand Drawn Stipple Brushes for Photoshop. Using these brushes will allow you to shade your lettering and illustrations with a natural stipple effect.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

To get this effect the old-fashioned way, you would have to draw each individual dot by hand. Now you can just paint your own stipple shading in seconds!

Important: Make sure to follow these recommended settings below for best results.

  1. Download the file, unzip it, and double-click on the .abr file to load the 14 stipple brushes into your Photoshop brush palette.
  2. Create a new Photoshop document or open an existing one.
  3. Highlight your brush tool in the toolbar.
  4. Open up your Brush Presets Window and select one of the brushes.
  5. Open up your Brush Window (shown in the images below).
  6. Check and highlight “Shape Dynamics” and set “Size Jitter” to 75% and “Angle Jitter” to 50%.
  7. Next, check and highlight “Scattering” and set “Scatter” to 15%.
  8. After you make these settings, click to lock the little padlock icons for “Shape Dynamics” and “Scattering” to keep these settings from going away. (You can always unlock them later when you are done using the stipple brushes).

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Now you should be able to paint your stippling into any Photoshop file!

Tip #1: You can change the scale of the brushes up or down by tapping on the left bracket or right bracket keys [ ].

Tip #2: Using a pressure sensitive drawing tablet will yield even more control over the size of the brushes.

Hand Drawn Stipple Brushes for Photoshop is a free download for TheVectorLab Newsletter subscribers, and is also included in Graphic Design Launch Kit. Go here to sign up and get all the free downloads.

To create realistic graffiti art, you no longer have to hit the streets with a backpack full of spray cans, looking for that secluded area where you won’t get caught. You don’t need to place yourself at the mercy of the elements, and you don’t need to break the law. All that you need these days is a digital photo, a scanned drawing of your plan, and a little Photoshop know-how.

Photoshop offers all of the tools necessary to add innovative digital graffiti to any photographed scene. Brushes, selections, and layer blending modes are essential Photoshop tools to get the job done. In this chapter, the standout features are the brush tool’s airbrush option and flow settings. Above all other features, these are key ingredients in producing convincing graffiti art. These two features give the brush tool its authentic spray paint feel and allow you to produce convincing spray paint results.

However, in order to make things feel real, you’ll also need to incorporate some real world imperfections. While producing real spray paint art, you get annoying drips littering your masterpiece when you apply too much paint to a single area at once. And although this imperfection is something you’d try to avoid in the real world. Here, in the digital realm, that imperfection is required to lend authenticity to your art.

For the authentic spray paint look, you’ll need to incorporate the real thing. In this particular case, I’ve incorporated some basic paint drips, done traditionally, into the digital composition, giving it an authentic feel. And rather than creating a digital backdrop for the graffiti art, it is painted directly on top of a photo of a bare wall, using layer blending modes to make it look as if it really belongs there. So remember, when creating realistic graffiti in Photoshop, it is not just paint techniques that you’ll need to employ, but innovative image composition methods as well.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

All of the files needed to follow along with this chapter and create this urban masterpiece are available on the accompanying CD. Files for this chapter can be found in the folder entitled: chapter_03.

1 I Open up the wall.jpg file. This will act as your background for the image and this file will become the bottom layer of our multi-layered working file. The first thing you notice about the wall is that the darker details are not pronounced enough. Perhaps the original photograph was a little overexposed. To remedy this, drag the background layer onto the create a new layer button at the bottom of the layers palette to duplicate it. Target the duplicate layer and change the blending mode of the layer to linear burn. Reduce the opacity of the layer to 67% so that the burn effect isn’t overpowering.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

2 I In order to make the painting stand out even more, let’s reduce the amount of color in this already very neutral feeling background. Click on the create new fill or adjustment layer button at the bottom of the layers palette to access the pop-up menu of adjustment and fill layer options. Choose hue/saturation from the list to create a new hue/saturation adjustment layer. Reduce the saturation by around 28 to remove color from the underlying layers. Click OK.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

3 I Open up the drawing.jpg file. Choose Image>Adjustments>Invert from the menu to convert the artwork to a negative. Type control(PC)/command(Mac)-a to select all and then type control(PC)/command(Mac)-c to copy the selected image. Return to your working file and navigate to the channels palette. In the channels palette, click on the create new channel button at the bottom of the channels palette to create an empty alpha channel. Target your new alpha channel and type control(PC)/command(Mac)-v to paste the copied art into your new channel.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Go your own way

The black and white art here is a very sharp and finely tuned piece of artwork. However, what makes every graffiti artist unique is his or her style of drawing. Feel free to carefully draw your own black and white artwork and substitute it for the one used here. There is no part of the process more appropriate to express your individual style than the black and white art stage. You can create any subject you like, but try to make it a nice, sharp piece in solid black and solid white. This will help to keep the channel clean, resulting in a nice, clearly defined selection border.

4 I Ensure that the new channel remains targeted and then click on the load channel as selection button at the bottom of the channels palette. Return to the layers palette and click on the create a new layer button to create a layer at the top of the stack within the palette. Press the ‘d’ key to set your foreground color to black. Then, ensure that your new layer is targeted and type alt(PC)/ option(Mac)-delete on the keyboard to fill the current selection with black on the new layer. Type control(PC)/command(Mac)-d to deactivate the selection.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Part 1: Drawing and Painting

Inverting images

Because you are pasting black art on a white background into an alpha channel, it needs to be inverted first, so that the art is white and the background is black. A quick way of inverting your art is to type control(PC)/command(Mac)-I on the keyboard. Or, you can leave your art in its positive state and double click your alpha channel in the channels palette. Then, from within the channel options, change things so that color indicates selected areas rather than masked areas before you paste your copied art into it.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

6 I Now, as mentioned in the introduction, sometimes you need to resort to the real thing to achieve authenticity in your digital art. Here, a series of black paint drips were painted on a white piece of paper. Holding the can in one place while spraying allows you to build up enough paint in that spot so that it begins to run. Black and white were used because these paint drips, after being scanned, are destined to be used to create custom selections within a series alpha channels.

5 I Use the move tool to position the layer contents a little higher on the canvas. Change the layer blending mode to multiply and then reduce the opacity of the layer to 75%, providing a hint of transparency. With your black outline layer targeted, choose Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur from the menu. Enter a radius setting that softens the edges of your black line work. Softening the edges, combined with the layer blending mode of multiply, is what will give the art on this layer the appearance of being sprayed onto the wall. Be careful not to soften the edges too much, you still want your artwork to look like something.

Beside every great artist, there is a great set of tools..

Good brushes won’t magically transform you into a truly skilled digital painter, but bad brushes will make it very difficult to get there. After all, bad tools typically take longer to work with, and often teach bad habits to get around their deficiencies.

Sure, it is possible to get by with nothing but a standard, round brush. But few things will improve a digital artists style, speed, and quality of work as dramatically as a reliable set of brushes.

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

When it comes to picking brushes, less is often more.

It’s better to pick just a few high quality sets, than to ‘hoard’ as many free brushes as you can get your hands on. This will save you time, and teach you to truly master your tools.

For your convenience, we took a look at 10 of the highest quality premium brushes available online…

01. Kyle T. Webster’s Ultimate Megapack for Photoshop

Used by over 100,000 artists, including professionals at Disney/Pixar, Dreamworks, Marvel, Laika, HBO, and Google, Kyle Webster’s brushes are probably the most popular brushes available for digital illustration.

These brushes are not only super high quality, they’re also incredibly versatile. Every medium is covered: oils, inks, watercolors, even pencils and ink.

If you had to pick just one set of brushes, go with this one.

Our Recommendation: The Ultimate Megapack

02. Roman Melentyev Professional Art Simulation Brushes for Photoshop

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Another popular set of professional brushes, Roman Melentyev’s brushes are another great option if you’re looking for just one brush set to cover all your bases.

His brush sets ​emulate a wide range of brush types, including a selection of specialty bristle mixer brushes. An excellent choice for concept artists and digital illustrators alike.

RM Gorgeous Oil Brush Set

03. Marc Brunet’s Advanced Painter’s PS Brushes

This brush pack contain’s the 25 most trusted brushes of digital artist Marc Brunet. Lots of high quality textured brushes for general use, as well as more specific applications, such as skin, folds, organic, dust and dry oils

Advanced Painter’s PS Brushes

04. Deharme / Brushes 1.0

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

A selection of brushes from Bastien Lecouffe Deharme, this set features a number of paint, abstract, charcoal and smudge brushes. All brushes are conveniently sorted into categories.

Deharme – Brushes 1.0 – Photoshop CC

05. Glassthroughskin Brush Sets

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Digital artist glassthroughskin has released a huge library of custom brushes, each conveniently showcased with a painting to get a good feel for them. Very large selection, and very affordable brushes.

The only caveat is that these brushes are exclusively for sale on DeviantArt, using their Points system ($1 = 80 points).

glassthroughskin Custom Brushes

Price: Between 50-200 ‘Points’ ($0.60 – $2.50)

06. Istebrak’s Dry-Oil Brushes for Photoshop

These brushes by Istebrak are designed for different stages of the painting process, from blocking in large shadows and edges to blending for the softest surfaces. Also included is a no-texture blending and detailing brush that can be used for the early and late stages of the painting process.

Dry-Oil Brushes for Photoshop

07. Matt Dixon’s Essential Brushes

This brush set contains 21 brushes for texturing, effects and general painting with a focus on capturing the feel of natural media. Also included is a PAT file with 14 surface textures that can be used with the brushes to add extra variety to the set, as well as a video by Matt detailing each brush, and how he personally uses them.

Matt Dixon’s Essential Brushes for Photoshop

08. Isabella Morawetz’s Traditional Brushes + Bonus ‘Stroke’ Styles

Add some life to your digital art with these Photoshop brushes! Each brush is textured and adjusted accordingly to recreate the appearance of traditional media.

Also included is a bonus Style pack (.asl), with 4 different starter options that you can apply to your brushwork to give it that extra level of depth.​

14 Traditional Photoshop Brushes + 4 Bonus ‘Stroke’ Styles

09. Gouache & Acrylic Photoshop Brushes

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

A popular set of 30 high quality brushes created by professional concept artist Igor Vitkovskiy to mimic traditional acrylic and gouache tools. A range of styles are covered, including dry, wet, thick, dense and quick stroke brushes.

Gouache & Acrylic Photoshop Brushes

10. Art Pack 1 by Sparth

Paint with your face! how to create custom photoshop brushes

Digital artist Sparth has worked as a concept artist in the Video Game industry for 20 years. He is the author of the Structura book series, and the Art Director for popular video game Halo 5.

In this ‘Art Pack’, Sparth shares 30 of his most used custom brushes (including basic, complex, and environment) as well as 25 environment custom shapes. As a bonus, he’s even included 3 original artworks, all highres and in the form of layered PSDs.​

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Free Grass Brushes for Photoshop

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This free download features 10 high resolution grass scatter brushes for Photoshop. They couldn’t be easier to use, just click and drag to paint grass blades in any color you want.

There are 10 unique brushes included, ranging from neat lawn grass to overgrown wild grass. The brushes vary from 501 pixels up to 1161 pixels (per scatter) which allows them to cover extremely large areas with ease.

Using the Brushes:

  1. Save the resource file and extract the ABR file to a directory you can remember
  2. Open an existing Photoshop file or create a new document
  3. Find the brush palette, or open it by going to Window > Brushes
  4. In the upper right of the brush palette there is a small down arrow next to a set of lines, this is the extended menu.
  5. Click on the extended menu and find the option to “Load Brushes”
  6. Find the extracted ABR file(s) and click okay. This should populate the brush palette with your new styles.
  7. Create a new layer, and select the brush tool, and pick one of the new brushes.
  8. Set the foreground color to Green and paint your grass

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