Creating Custom Brushes in Photoshop

An excerpt from Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, vol. 2. In the next couple of techniques, we will look at brushes. While Photoshop boasts an impressive collection of brushes, you can also create your own, whether based on a graphic, photo, or even a video. Almost any image can be defined as a brush. In this first example, we will actually take a movie file of a lens flare and create a custom flare brush. Then, we will create a particle brush. FLARE BRUSH STEP ONE: Open a video file that contains a flare animation. (Read more...)