Creating Natural Media Brushes in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial you'll learn to create your own custom natural media brushes.
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 3, 2015
Duration
1h 2m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 3, 2015
Duration
1h 2m
Description

In this Photoshop tutorial you'll learn to create your own custom natural media brushes. Creating a brush that emulates natural media can give your artwork a lot more personality. We'll begin by learning how to create a pencil brush and see how we can use a default brush in Photoshop to help us get started. From here we'll focus on creating both chalk and watercolor brushes. With each brush we'll explore options in the brush panel to help us refine it's functionality and look. We'll also learn how to define, save, and load brush presets. Additionally, we'll practice with each of our brushes on individual projects to gain a stronger sense of how they function and the visual result that follows. After watching this Photoshop training you'll be able to push your own creativity further when it comes to creating brushes for your own projects.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, and welcome to this series of lessons on creating your own custom natural media brushes in Photoshop. Creating a brush that emulates natural media can give your artwork a lot of personality. So we'll begin by learning how to create a pencil brush, and we'll see how we can use a default brush in Photoshop to help us get started. From here, we'll focus on creating both chalk and watercolor brushes. With each brush, we'll explore options in the brush panel to help us refine its functionality and look. We'll also learn how to define, save, and load brush presets. Additionally, we'll practice with each of our brushes on individual projects to gain a stronger sense of how they function and the visual result that follows. So after watching these lessons, you'll be able to push your own creativity further when it comes to creating brushes for your own projects. So with that, let's get started in our next lesson.