In first tutorial we show you how to create Photoshop brushes from .eps format using Photoshop
Real value of vectors when compared to Photoshop brushes is the following:
- vectors can be scaled to any dimension
- vectors can be easily edited
And, of course, after you scale and edit your vector, you can still create Photoshop brush out of it.
You will see, it is really easy and straight-forward job. First tutorial shows you how to create Photoshop brush from .eps format:
So, that was the first tutorial.
In second tutorial we show you how to create Photoshop brushes from .AI vector format using Adobe Illustrator
This one is particularly useful because .ai gives you complete control over the brush size.
The advantage of using .AI vectors to create Photoshop brushes is that you don’t have any limitations when it comes to the size of brush (except for the limitations set by Photoshop itself).
This means that if you, say, need brush of 1200px x 1200px for your particular project, you can create brush of exactly that size. We already explained in previous tutorials that extended scaling Photoshop brush could damage it’s quality. So, vectors are here perfect solution.
Also, if you are familiar with Adobe Illustrator, you can use these vectors to modify them and create your own shapes out of the existing ones and then use them to make Photoshop brushes.
You will see at one stage we paste the .ai vector into the Photoshop where we can select “Paste as Smart Object“. This gives us the ability to scale the brush the way we want.
In both tutorials we double-click on Photoshop layer which contains the shape that is to be converted to brush.
That opens layer properties.
In layer properties – select “Color Overlay” and change the color to black.
This is crucial step that helps us avoid semi-transparent brushes.
The rest of the video is self-explanatory, but if you have any questions just leave a comment.
Gang, I hope you enjoyed these tutorials and the rest of August 2009 GBG eZine.