24 Useful Tutorials on Creating Photoshop Brushes

Oct 13 2009 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 6 Comments

Using Photoshop brushes can be a quick and effective way to beautify and improve a design. Though there are many Photoshop brushes available on the web free for you to download, you can also make your own to guarantee that you’ll have something truly unique.

Creating Photoshop brushes is easier than you think; if you don’t know where to start, check out these handy tutorials on Photoshop brush creation.

1. Create Photoshop Brushes for Coffee Stains and Splatters

Create Photoshop Brushes for Coffee Stains and Splatters

Learn how to compose Photoshop brushes using a scanned-in photo of coffee stains and splatters, giving you insight on how to use your own photos to create reusable brushes.

2. Creating Grunge Brushes

Creating Grunge Brushes

Belgian graphic/web designer Verle Pieters shows her readers how she makes grunge brushes that can be applied on design projects to create a worn look.

3. How to Create Your Own Brushes

How to Create Your Own Brushes

Discover a method for creating reusable floral brushes in this step-by-step Photoshop tutorial on PhotoshopStar.

4. Building a Lego Bricks Photoshop Brushes Set

Building a Lego Bricks Photoshop Brushes Set

In this Photoshop brush creation tutorial, you’ll take a stock image of Lego blocks and transform it into a brush set.

5. Photoshop Brush Tutorial

Photoshop Brush Tutorial

This 4-step Photoshop brush tutorial on deviantArt will introduce you to the art of creating brushes in Photoshop.

6. Photoshop Brush Tutorial

Photoshop Brush Tutorial

This tutorial illustrates a process for making a beautiful grunge corner brush using a stock photo and layer masking.

7. Creating Your Own Grunge Brushes

Creating Your Own Grunge Brushes

In this tutorial, you’ll see a process for creating grunge brushes in Photoshop using a standard default brush that’s modified with the Displace filter.

8. How to Create Your Own Photoshop Brushes

How to Create Your Own Photoshop Brushes

In this detailed Photoshop brush creation tutorial, you’ll discover the basic techniques for using stock images to create truly unique brushes.

9. How to Create a Set of Photoshop Grunge Brushes

How to Create a Set of Photoshop Grunge Brushes

Sometimes you want to create Photoshop brush sets either to group your brushes for organization or to share them with others – this tutorial will show you how.

10. Creating Your Own Custom Adobe Photoshop Brushes

Creating Your Own Custom Adobe Photoshop Brushes

This tutorial gives you an introduction to creating your very own custom Photoshop brushes using stock imagery.

11. How to Make A Photoshop Brush

How to Make A Photoshop Brush

Designer and blogger Jay Hilgert of BittBox shares his techniques for making custom Photoshop brushes.

12. Creating Your Own Fractal Photoshop Brush: Tutorial

Creating Your Own Fractal Photoshop Brush: Tutorial

Fractals are popular in digital art compositions and if you’d like to learn how to make reusable fractals for use in your Photoshop projects, check this tutorial out.

13. Leaf Brush Tutorial

Leaf Brush Tutorial

Create unique leaf brushes using stock photos by following along this excellent web tutorial on Spoono.

14. Creating Photoshop Brushes Tutorial

Creating Photoshop Brushes Tutorial

This tutorial, which is also available as a downloadable PDF that you can print out, walks you through the making of a Photoshop brush.

15. How to Make a Brush in Photoshop CS3

How to Make a Brush in Photoshop CS3

This tutorial takes a vector illustration made in Adobe Illustrator and converts it to a Photoshop brush.

16. How to Create and Define Photoshop Brushes

How to Create and Define Photoshop Brushes

Learn the basics of making and defining Photoshop brushes so that you can easily use them throughout your digital art projects.

17. Create Photoshop Custom Brush

Create Photoshop Custom Brush

In this Photoshop brush creation tutorial, you’ll discover a method for generating your own brushes using palm trees.

18. Make Photoshop Brushes

Make Photoshop Brushes

This Photoshop tutorial on producing brushes takes a high-resolution photo of a flower and with the help of the Pen (or Lasso) Tool isolates and converts the subject to a brush.

19. Adobe Photoshop CS3: Brush Creation for Dummies

Adobe Photoshop CS3: Brush Creation for Dummies

This beginner level brush creation tutorial on Instructables will take you on a step-by-step journey into producing your very own Photoshop brushes.

20. How to Make a Brush and How to Use It

How to Make a Brush and How to Use It

This Photoshop brush starts by creating a Photoshop pattern; the result is a brush that you can use as a tiled pattern in your designs.

21. How to Create Photoshop Brushes? Complete Tutorial

How to Create Photoshop Brushes? Complete Tutorial

This Photoshop brush creation tutorial shows you how to create a brush using default shapes included in Photoshop.

22. Custom Brushes Tutorial

Custom Brushes Tutorial

Richard Carpenter, a regular author here on Six Revisions, shows readers of his Photoshop design blog (hvdesigns) how he creates custom Photoshop brushes.

23. How to Make Photoshop Brushes

How to Make Photoshop Brushes

In this Photoshop brush creation tutorial, you will learn how to produce custom brushes using default brushes.

24. Creating Custom Brushes

Creating Custom Brushes

This Photoshop brush creation tutorial shows you how to make an interesting brush by using a royalty-free (and downloadable) image.

Do you use Photoshop brushes? Where do you get your Photoshop brushes? Do you usually create your own or to you prefer to download them? Join the discussion in the comments! *edited by Jacob Gube

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Tomas Laurinavičius is a blogger and designer from Lithuania who’s currently studying Multimedia Design & Communication in Denmark. Check his work at his personal portfolio site and follow him on Twitter.

6 Comments

Andrew Houle

October 14th, 2009

Very cool roundup, thanks for the MyInkBlog inclusion.

Alex C.

October 14th, 2009

Awesome list! I was looking for something like this!
Thanks for sharing!

Blaine Bullman

October 14th, 2009

Great tutorials here on useful tutorials for creating photoshop brushes.

Jessica

October 14th, 2009

when I try to save the brushes I creat I get a warning saying: You don’t have permission to save in this location.
Contact administrator for permission.

The funny thing is I am the administrator on my computer. I even opened photoshop with Open as administrator.

Callum

October 14th, 2009

Thanks for the collection of tutorials, i’m thinking of making a paint splatter brush now!

David

May 19th, 2010

How do you make the brushes keep the color of the image when you turn it into a brush

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