Photoshop Tips and Tricks – Create a custom brush

Custom Brushes in Photoshop

by Belinda Gillies

The internet is buzzing with all sorts of free creative resources for designers to use at a
whim – vector brushes, icons, filters, graphics and textures. While this pool of resources is
an amazing tool for us, nothing beats creating your own resources.

One easy technique is creating your own custom bushes in Adobe Photoshop. While yes, it
is also easy to download ready-made watercolour brushes for Photoshop installation, it is a
treat to be able to produce 100% original material for our clients.

In this tutorial you will see our Graphic Design mentor Belinda, guide you through creating
your own custom brush in just two easy steps in Photoshop. What you need to start is a
page full of your own watercolour, ink or in this case, Indian ink brush strokes to get you

Let’s see the result!

Download sample brush strokes