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Photoshop Brush Tutorial by
Susan Rodriguez, Creative Team Member
This is going to be so easy you will be in awe.
First select a few photos you would like to turn into a brush. My suggestion would be to select photos with mostly a white background. If you do not have any of those available I would suggest deleting as much of the background as possible and filling it in with a white background. See Example below.
Once you have cleaned up your image make sure you have flattened your image. Click on Layer > Flatten Image. Next you will need to desaturate your image. Click on Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. The image will turn into a black and white image. Now you will need to adjust the brightness/contrast to remove as much grey as possible from the image.
I adjusted my image to +57 brightness and +81 contrast. It really depends on your image on how much you will need to adjust the brightness/contrast.
Now you’re ready to create your brush. Click on Edit > Define Brush Preset. A default name will appear, give your brush a name.
If you want to create a whole set of your own brushes you may want to delete the other brushes already in the set. To do that, open up your brush preset picker, right click on the brushes you wish to delete and click on delete. You will be able to retrieve your brushes again once you load that set of brushes. Once you have deleted all the other brushes continue on with the same process to create more brushes.
Once you have created all the brushes you want in the set click on the brush preset picker (see example below). Click on the brushes menu button, scroll down to save brushes and give your brushes a name.
Imagine all the fun you will have with your own photo Brushes. Enjoy and happy creating.
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