Brushes in Photoshop is a powerful tool to add astonishing effect to the photo. If you type “brush photoshop” on Google Images, it will show you countless applications of this tool. Some graphics designer was also giving away their brushes for free.
Nevertheless, you can make your own brush in Photoshop instead, and it was truly 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 still older than CC generation. The overall interface is similar, and I think you can follow the guide anyhow.
How to make your brush in Photoshop
1. 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. And next, click OK.
2. 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 by pressing SHIFT+F5, select Black, and OK.
3. Once you have done, go to Edit and then choose Define Brush Preset…
4. Name your new brushes and click OK to continue.
5. Finally, the brush is available in the Brush Tool context menu. You can customize the style, spacing, diameter, texture, edges, and wide-range configurations.
The new brushes are permanent unless you decide to delete or uninstall Photoshop. The brush is set to black-white color by default, so no matter what the picture you have 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 🙂