Name: [121] Glen Moyes
Member: 87 months
Authored: 11 videos

Creating Your Own Photoshop Brushes [ID:061]

a series of video-tutorials by Glen Moyes

Learn to build your own Brushes in Photoshop with Glen's comprehensive series. Discover how to create your own brushes over the first 3 episodes, then Glen shares his tips and tricks and finally see how to archive everything with the Preset Manager.

Video Tutorials

1. Defining Brush Tips and Patterns

The two most significant things that define the way that your brush looks are Brush Tips and Patterns. You can use any image you want to define those, and in this video you'll see how it's done. Uploaded on 2nd April 2007, running time 8 minutes.

2. Brush Options Part 1

In this 2-part video, all of the brush options in Photoshop will be explained. Part 1 covers Brush Presets, Brush Tip Shape, Shape Dynamics, Scattering, and Texture Modes. Uploaded on 2nd April 2007, running time 15 minutes.

3. Brush Options Part 2

Part 2 of Brush Options covers Opacity, Flow, Airbrush, Texturing Each Tip, Dual Brush, Color Dynamics, Other Dynamics, Noise, Wet Edges, Smoothing, and Protect Texture. Uploaded on 2nd April 2007, running time 15 minutes.

4. A Few Brush Examples

To give you a few ideas on how you can creatively use brushes, as well as showing some of my favorite tricks that I didn't cover previously, here are a few example brushes and how I made them. Uploaded on 2nd April 2007, running time 8 minutes.

5. Saving with the Preset Manager

The Preset Manager allows you to save sets for just about everything in Photoshop so you can keep an archive of your favorite brushes, patterns, color swatches, and so on. Uploaded on 2nd April 2007, running time 4 minutes.

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