Join John Derry for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Photoshop: Customizing Brushes.
- [Voiceover] If you are a premium member of the Lynda.com online training library you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title, however, I've also provided a custom workspace and brush presets that anyone can download. The exercise files are broken down into chapters. Any content associated with the chapter will be found in the appropriate chapter folder. If you don't have access to the exercise files you can follow along from scratch with your own assets.
You'll find the exercise files, curiously, within the exercise files folder and then from there you can go the individual chapter folders that have the exercise files within them. Also within this is the custom content folder that we will use in the custom content movie to install it to your copy of Photoshop.
John begins by going over some important brush tips that many artists are unaware of: bristle, erodible, and airbrush tips. He talks about how to customize the brushes and use them to mimic natural bristle brushes, chalk, and spray paint. He also addresses some global issues such as paint flow and spacing, which can have a dramatic impact on any brush you create.
From there he jumps into some more advanced techniques, such as blending colors, loading brushes with multiple colors, and using Brush Projection. Use these tips together to extend the toolset and maximize your creative freedom in Photoshop.
- What brush do you want to create?
- Designing brush tips
- Painting with bristle tips and erodible tips
- Simulating spray paint with airbrush tips
- Saving brush presets
- Blending color
- Enhancing fidelity with dual brushes