Brushes in Photoshop is a powerful tool to add astonishing effect on the photo. If you type “brush photoshop” on Google Images, it will show you uncounted applications of this tool. Some graphics designer also giving away their own brushes for free. However, you can make your own brush in Photoshop instead and it was actually pretty easy.
What you need is a Photoshop any version and basic knowledge about it. In this tutorial, I’m going to use CS4, a modern version of Photoshop but older than CC generation. But, the overall interface is similar and I think you can follow the guide anyway.
How to Make Your Own Brush in Photoshop Easily
First, open your Photoshop software and create a new page by File → New… or pressing CTRL+N. At this moment, you can choose the dimension, resolution, color mode, and background of the page. In the context of making brushes, the maximum dimension allowed is 2500 px. Next, click OK.
Now, it’s time to design your own brush. You can draw something using Pencil Tool or import existing image as your new brushes. It belongs to you. For example, I simply fill the background with black color. Sorry, I can’t nurture you how to draw something or insert picture because it would make the guide is too long. For solutions, ask Google.
Once you have done, go to Edit and then select Define Brush Preset…
Name your new brushes and click OK to continue.
Finally, the brush is available in the Brush Tool context menu. You can customize the style, spacing, diameter, texture, edges, and other configuration.
The new brushes are permanent unless you decide to delete or uninstall the Photoshop. The brush is set to black-white color by default, so no matter what the picture you have been imported as the brush, it will be converted to monochrome.
If you have any difficulties with this guide, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comment section below. I will answer your question immediately.