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Brush Techniques Tutorial by redheadstock Brush Techniques Tutorial by redheadstock
So, you’ve learned the basics of how to use Photoshop brushes. What now?

There’s a whole lot of options for those brushes, actually! You can use Photoshop’s brush options to change the orientation, shape, spacing, scattering, angle, etc of how those brushes are applied. This tutorial will show you a few of those options, as well as some examples of how they can be used to create patterns, how to "stitch" your name or a shape, etc.

This tutorial is suitable for any Photoshop user, from beginner to advanced. However, a more advanced user will understand all of the different brush options much more clearly. A beginner can still follow along, though. If you have trouble understanding my explanations of the different options, try them out for yourself and see what they do. Or, stick to the steps that I specifically tell you to do, and you’ll see some changes in the brushes yourself!

To download the sample brush set that I use in this tutorial, if you'd like to follow along, you can find it here: [link]

If you'd rather view this tutorial online, you can do so here: [link]
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cruzerbLade1029 Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the helpful tutorial :D
Used that single stitch (and of course 'how to stitch' XD) both here:
sugarnspike613 Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's tutorials like this that really make me realize how much more powerful Photoshop is that PaintShop Pro...
I'm considering switching just because of brushes!
I lovea lovea lovea you for making all your wonderful tutorials. You have no idea how much I appreciate all the time and effort you put into making your tutorials available to all of us. I am collecting each of them, you have taught me sooo much. THANK YOU!!!
Thanks for the tutorial!
FrauWolfen Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Very useful textbook :O :clap:
AniCgi Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm, can i make a glow into my brushes with photoshop elements 7.0 ... i can't see to find a filter or effect :'(
SparkyTheBasset Dec 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Good tutorial. But i cant Follow it. I Have photoshop cs4!!!!! do your Brushes Work on cs4? and can you tell me How to find your brushes on cs4 pleaseeee
great : ) it helped me alot : )
love your work bro tnx so much helps a lot
jessSMU2011 Mar 26, 2009  Student Artist
OMG!! Thank you so much for this!! I just got photoshop for the first time and was complete lost on how everything worked. This was a HUGE help.
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