Can you help me build up a library of custom Photoshop brushes?
Daisy Curtis, Canada
There are many free Photoshop brushes and textures online that an artist can download, which in many instances can be all an artist will need in their custom brush library. Yet creating custom brushes from your own photo textures or handpainted samples can also come in handy if you want to create a specific effect that can make your art unique.
You can build your own custom Photoshop brush library by collecting stock brushes from the web, creating your own brushes from scratch, editing preexisting brushes that come with Photoshop and organising your brushes into an easy-to-browse brush library. Here I’ll explain how to create your own custom Photoshop brush library to help you save time creating awesome effects in your art.
Here, I’m setting up a custom brush library, made up of custom and free stock brushes. I’m also creating and customising a hair brush to add to the library. This is the final portrait I did using line art and an airbrush to block it in, and my custom hair brush on Overlay and Color Dodge layers to finish it off.