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
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
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.
5. 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
This tutorial illustrates a process for making a beautiful grunge corner brush using a stock photo and layer masking.
8. 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
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
This tutorial gives you an introduction to creating your very own custom Photoshop brushes using stock imagery.
12. 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.
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
This tutorial takes a vector illustration made in Adobe Illustrator and converts it to a Photoshop brush.
18. 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.
22. 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
In this Photoshop brush creation tutorial, you will learn how to produce custom brushes using default brushes.
24. 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