Set up and customise brushes
Paris Christou creates SketchBook Pro brushes.
The new SketchBook Pro is an all-in one software packed full of tools and brushes to satisfy any type of artist, giving them plenty of helpful digital assets to complete their projects.
Although the software provides you with all the tools you need, SketchBook Pro also gives you the power to edit and customise an existing brush, or create
Selecting a specific brush
Press 3 and right-click to open the Brush palette. Then select a brush that you want to either modify or is similar to one you want to create. For this example, I’ll choose the default Pencil tool, with the intention of creating a new custom pencil. Once you’ve selected your tool, press the Show Brush Library button that’s located at the top right-hand corner of the Brush palette.
Creating a new brush
Next, locate the row of tools in the Brush Library that features the brush you’ve chosen, hold down your mouse button over the circle of dots that appears around it, and then select the New Brush option to create a new brush. A Create Do-it-yourself Brush window will appear, and this gives you the option to select the type of brush that you want to create. Make sure you choose the Current Brush option.
Customising the brush properties
Your newly created brush will be found at the end of the row in the Brush Library you accessed in step two. Double-click the new brush icon to open the Brush Properties dialog, which will give you many options to play with. This dialog enables you to edit the Size, Pressure, Opacity, Color, Spacing, Texture and more. Hit the Save button and you can start using your new brush. your own unique brush, and the possibilities here are almost endless.
In this short step-by-step guide, you’ll learn the basics of creating a new brush, where to customise the brush’s properties, how to best name your new brush and change the brush icon, and finally how to add it to the Brush Palette.
I promise it’s not as complicated as all that might sound!