Chaos to Control: Creating Custom Brushes in Photoshop

Creating Custom Brushes in Photoshop

taught by Lee White
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Michael Dominguez

Michael Dominguez

Lee White
Lee White
Illustrator Extraodinare

About the Instructor

Lee White has illustrated over 20 books and has an international client base. Some of his clients include:

- National Geographic
- Apple
- Arthur Levine Publishing
- Penguin Publishing
- United Airlines
- Scholastic
and many more!

Lee has been working for the past 15 years as a professional illustrator and has also taught at the college level for the past decade.

Get ready for some Photoshop brush building fun!

This video will walk you step by step through the photoshop brush building process. Lee includes the full set of brushes and textures used in the demos so you can follow along. He also shows not just how to build the brushes, but also how to use them in different illustration applications. Brush settings will be discussed in detail to give you control of building your own custom brush library.

First we will start with Chaos which simply refers to building rough, textured brushes for big beautiful backgrounds. By knowing how to build brushes that create randomness, we can start to harness the real power of photoshop brushes.

Next we move into creating Control brushes. What that means is using photoshop brushes to create imagery and speed up your painting process. By learning to control the brush with careful attention to settings, your possibilities will be endless.

Finally we will build some natural media brushes. We start with a how to create a natural looking sumi ink brush. We have also included a intermediate/advanced bonus video on creating a custom watercolor brush.

Some of what you will learn

Building wild textured brushes for backgrounds

Using found textures and photos as a starting point for building a brush

How all the brush settings work together

How to mimic natural media like ink and watercolor

How to build image brushes to make your illustrations faster and better

What to avoid when using Photoshop’s basic brushes

Beginner masking techniques used together with a captured photoshop brush

What you need:


Basic photoshop skills and understanding

Course Contents

2 Videos
1 Download
3.0 hrs

Course Curriculum