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Creating Custom Photoshop Brushes

with Brandon Rike

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  •   01 Why Create Your Own Brushes?

    10:39
  •   02 Building Your Brush Toolbox

    22:56

Class duration: 1h 12m

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About The Class

make your own brushes.

Photoshop brushes are a powerful way to add interest and depth to your designs, but the selection that comes with Photoshop is limited. In Creating Custom Photoshop Brushes, Brandon Rike will show you how to create one of a kind brushes that you’ll want to use again and again.

Brandon works full-time designing for the biggest names in the music industry. In this beginner-friendly class, he’ll show you how to get awesome creative effects by making your very own brushes. 

You’ll learn about:

  • Scanning in texture
  • Working inside a 5000px canvas
  • Being mindful of edges and cut off
  • Defining, naming and selecting brushes
  • Using a layer mask to apply texture

Brandon will show how to make a brush in Photoshop, how to produce brushes from: ink or paint on paper, old books, and computer effects. You’ll also get tips on using brushes to create a distressed look and finalizing your design.

When you know how to make your brushes, there is no end to the interest you can add to your design. Learn how to make them the right way in Creating Custom Photoshop Brushes with Brandon Rike.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Why Create Your Own Brushes?

    10:39
  2. 02

    Building Your Brush Toolbox

    22:56
  3. 03

    Scanning & Creating a Breyer Brush

    20:28
  4. 04

    Scanning & Creating a Watercolor Brush

    05:48
  5. 05

    Scanning & Creating a Crayon Brush

    05:28
  6. 06

    Textures Can Come from Anywhere

    07:38

Meet Your Expert

Brandon Rike

Brandon Rike is a freelance graphic artist making a living in the music industry. His midwestern hard work attitude comes through in his design aesthetic, placing importance on bold statement pieces that effectively communicate the intended message. Whether the medium ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Jo Sparrow

    Jo Sparrow

    May 2019

    Great class. Easy to follow and eye opening! I made about 30 brushes during this workshop! I followed along with the texture making and easily uploaded them and converted them into usable Photoshop brushes.

  • Gunay Tariverdiyeva

    February 2016

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