Create and customize your own brush

We get many brushes in photoshop and also we can download brush package both premium and free. But sometimes we want brush that are not available anywhere.
Photoshop provide facility to create own brushes. And also we can customize brush by adjusting its scattering, smoothing, noise, color, shape and angle jitter. It help us to use brush to draw various pattern, here is example.

Flower pattern using brush
custom brush

Create custom brush

1. Open new document in photoshop.

open document
open document

2. Draw any shape of your interest. that shape become your new brush.    You can also take any image here. Here i had taken shape using custome shape tool. You can choose any shape by selecting shape in upper menu.

custom shape
custom shape
flower shape
flower shape

3. Here it is shape layer so we have to first rasterize it to make it normal layer.(you can skip it if it is normal layer)

rasterize layer
rasterize layer

4. Then go to Edit->Define brush in menu.

Define brush
Define brush

then a prompt open in which you can name your brush. Give ok to that prompt.

brush name
brush name

5. Then select brush tool from tool menu on left side and you can see your brush in brushes at end.

custom brush
custom brush

Customize brush

  1. go to window->brushes or press F5  to open brush palette.
customize brush
customize brush

In brush tip shape, adjust spacing as you like. Here i have taken it 188%.

customize_brush
customize_brush

Then in shape dynamics you can change size jitter and angle jitter for varient size. You can also customize brush using other option.

shape dynamics
shape dynamics

Finally select that brush and select any color of your choice. and you can use new brush in any document.

custom brush
Flower pattern using brush

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