Since I’ve started making photoshop brushes for everyone lately, I thought it would make sense to do a quick tutorial on how to transform your own images into Photoshop brushes yourself! Because a lot of people don’t actually know how to, and it’s really quite simple. I’m pretty sure this works the same in Photoshop CS and above. Enjoy!
Like I said, if you want to produce a brush from another image like a photograph or something, simply use the pen tool to make a selection of it and copy and paste it into a new document where the background layer is white and it should work just fine.
And seeing as how the top part of the video decided to disappear when I uploaded it to Youtube, just incase it isn’t clear enough:
When you’re ready to make your brush, go to Edit > Define brush preset then select the brush tool, click the ‘brush’ drop down menu at the top and then select your brush from the list. Simple.
Ok, so the first part of the Inkscape tutorial is finally finished and uploaded (although 3 days late, for which I apologise). This is just a starting point to cover the really basic stuff. You don’t have to just stick with exactly what I’ve done, the star and colour choices are just for examples sake, so use your artistic licence if you want! Now you can start having some fun with Inkscape and laugh at my accent:
One of the reasons it’s taken me so long to do this is because I now have a shiny new iMac, and I’ve been transferring files and downloading software all over again! But hopefully, this will make it easier for me to make some more tutorials and time lapses in the future, because, to put it into context: my old PC was a dinosaur, and this mac is a futuristic …space man. That was a really poor analogy, but you get the idea.
For those of you who are wondering about the pen tool, it works in much the same way as all the tools covered in the video, just remember to click, drag, and release!
I’ll be covering the pen tool in much more detail when I finish the next Inkscape tutorial on how to create a vector portrait from a photograph sometime in September, so remember to check back!