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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Create Custom Brushes From Texture Graphics

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What You’ll Be Creating

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a
Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! In this quick
video, Melody Nieves will show you how to create custom brushes using texture graphics in Adobe Photoshop.

Custom Texture Brushes

Nothing in nature is completely smooth. So texture brushes are an important part of any digital artist’s arsenal of tools in order to achieve incredible realism. You can create an unlimited arsenal of custom brushes by utilizing texture packs from Envato Market.

Learn how to create your own custom brushes in the quick video below.


How to Create a Brush From a Texture

Step 1

Texture is an important part of any digital painting, because it adds that touch of realism to your work. And to create your own custom texture brushes, start by browsing the wide selection of texture packs available to you on Envato Market.

Once you’ve landed on a texture you like, open it in Photoshop. Bump up the details by going to Image > Adjustments > Brightness and Contrast, adjusting the Contrast to 100.

Increasing the contrast

Step 2

Use the Lasso Tool to select an area that you like, and then go to Edit > Define Brush Preset and name your new brush.

Select the area you want to use as a brush

A Bit More Detail

Learn more about Adobe Photoshop on Envato Tuts+:

And to create your own awesome custom brushes like the one in the video, check out these texture packs from Envato Market.

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on
Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60
seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments
what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained
in 60 seconds!