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Creating Your Own PS Brushes by redheadstock Creating Your Own PS Brushes by redheadstock
Updated this tutorial so that it was an image rather than an inconvenient download. Same stuff!

Thanks, and enjoy!

This tutorial was made in Photoshop CS, but should work for 7, CS2, and CS3 as well. The steps may very a small amount, but nothing that you shouldn't be able to follow.

Ask me if you have any questions!
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BeccaB323 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured this art piece here:  Features of the month!
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redheadstock Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconbeccab323:
BeccaB323 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome!! You have amazing brushes!!!
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Darkpain27 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Easy!
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:iconcorrimal:
corrimal Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
You are wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to explain it so simply. You're a legend.
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EveLivesey Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
I used this tut to create this: [link] - thank you very much :hug:
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EveLivesey Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Fab - thank you for sharing!
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:iconrobinfur123:
Robinfur123 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This really helped. Thanks so much, now I can play around with my signature!
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JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
thx ive been wanting to creat brushes for a long time thx
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:iconlivign-for-nothing:
livign-for-nothing Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um, do you know how to do this in photoshop 5.5? I tired to follow these steps, but they wouldn't work. :(
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C00kie-M0nstr Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! I have been wondering how to make brushes for a long time xD
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ShadowL1nx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student
this is great, but i got a question. wont deleting all the brushes mean we wont have the rest on there anymore? or are we doing that just so we can save the ones that were just created? sorry, just a little confused on that. I have a lot of brushes on there that i spent months collecting lol, don't wanna lose all of them because of a custom brush if you know what i mean :D thanks in advance!
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saowsaow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you are scared to lose your brushes you can always click the arrow -> replace brushes .. pick a brush set that has a few brushes in it.. that way if you lose anything it wont be your entire collection of brushes.

By the way RedHeadStock said that it WONT delete them as a file but just from what brushes you see in-front of you..
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ShadowL1nx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student
oh ok..lol thanks
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:iconsaowsaow:
saowsaow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problemo :)
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kariinoc Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Thank you again, your so giving, what an amazing person you are,
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morganablackcat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Nice:)
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
:) +++
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:iconcoded-arms:
coded-arms Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, thank you!
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:iconnoelani-izanami:
noelani-izanami Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is good to know! I never knew how to do this! :) Learn something new every day.
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silverwind333 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Writer
I followed the first few steps, but in Photoshop Elements 7, it doesn't have the "active" brushes thing, and when I closed and re-opened it, the brushes hadn't been deleted, so I think it work without the saving part.
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wizzardofdawn Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
thank you thank you thank you! do i sound too hysterical? :yum: anyway..
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:iconhanen-madi:
Hanen-Madi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
can i ask you a question ?
when i make abrush , it become pale
and not anormal
i don't know the reason
i wish you can answer my question
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:iconbirdwings:
Birdwings Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
thank you so much. Really helpful :)
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:iconaishindou:
AiShindou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
This answered so many questions, thank you!! I can't wait to make my own brush set!!
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:iconwindyfrost:
windyfrost Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can I ask? How do you make a zip file to put the brushes into? or an ABR file?
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:iconaishindou:
AiShindou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Actually, I have this question too, thank you for asking.

I found this [link] when hunting the internet for an answer, and it seems to work though there might be an easier method.
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:iconwindyfrost:
windyfrost Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm, thanks for that :D Im having a look right now, thanks again!
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:iconnat-lia:
Nat-Lia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Thanks a bunch for sharing!
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:iconaczamudio:
ACZamudio Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional
I've been wondering how to do this for a while! Thank you so much!
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horsepony135 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still don't get it. I don't know how to make a brush pack because if I try to make another brush my signature brush is still selected and I'm afraid it's going to get deleted before I get the chance to save it and I still don't get how you got to that 'save' box. Lol, too many questions in one sentance 0.0
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wolfgod1st Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
does this work for cs4
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ZeldaAvianAmerican Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
OMG I DID IT! Thank you SO much!
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010   General Artist
Great! Thanks for sharing :bow: :rose:
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:iconcritmon:
Critmon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
I've always wanted to create my own brush, thank you for the tutorial.
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:iconstephanieleonheart:
StephanieLeonheart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Thank you! I can finally make some stuff for myself now. :)
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:iconfo-shizz:
fo-shizz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
how do you upload brushes?
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:iconpassphoto:
PassPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009   Photographer
Thank you SO much! Your explanations are very good and easy to understand, even for us "none-english" people.. :D
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:iconartanda:
ArtAnda Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
omg, I know how to make brushes! :excited:
Thank you very much! :love:
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:iconanticia:
anticia Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
AWESOME! Finally I get how to make a set!!! TTwTT :glomp:
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Inadesign-Stock Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this, it was a great help :-)

I just made my first brush and I'm quite chuffed, lol.

Thanks again!
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DAherd Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Thanks for the advice.I made my own kitty brush but it has no bum.
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yeldarb1983 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
This tutorial was very straightforward and easy to understand. I actually favorited it a while ago, but I never commented until now.

sorry

anyway, good job!
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ScreamingLama Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Thank you, Thank you sooo much for this!! I always wondered how to make my own and there has been many time I could use my own idea for something. Thank you so much again!!!
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courtney-brannen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009   Traditional Artist
thanks! (:
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sailorsilverstar Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ^_^ :glomp:
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:iconjollywd:
jollywd Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
ooooh! thanks! [link]
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pokegirl-g Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009   Digital Artist
This helped a lot. Thanks.
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studyingstones Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
great job.......helped me alot!
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