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January 19, 2007
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You must have basic knowledge of photoshop to do this tutorial.

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In this video I'll quickly show you the basics of how to make a photoshop brush from a picture and then save it as an .abr file to your photoshop presets for future use.

photoshop brushes are, by default, found in
program files/adobe/adobe photoshop/presets/brushes
there you will find your .abr files which is a photoshop brush pack.

Be sure to check out all my other tutorials.
I hope this helps.
Any Questions , feel free to ask.
DP Studios

If this helps you, please leave some feedback. Its always a nice gesture. :D Thank you.

credit: film [link] ~clandestine-stock
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Useful, thanks! So when I'm done and if I want to upload the brush pack to dA should I upload the RGB file or I put it in a folder to upload?
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well a brush for photoshop is a .arb file. Im not sure what rgb file you are talking about. You save the brush pack like I showed here. The fastest way I have found to do this is go to the parent folder where your brushes are. Copy the brush file and paste it on your desktop. Right click that file and zip it. Make a jpeg preview of your brushes. Upload the zip file and dA will ask for a preview. Upload your preview image and submit. You can then do whatever you want with the files on your desktop. delete them if you want because you copied the brush so the brush is still in your brush folder. I always pack up the brush and preview and store it on an external hard drive in case I want to upload it later to another site. Hope that helps.
RuisuRuisuDance Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helpful. Bad thing it has no navigation bar, that way if I didn't understanded something I would scroll it back and repeat the scene, instead of refreshing. Oh well :P
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah these are old videos and my camtasia studio didnt offer a scroll bar at the time.
imarose2 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
You delivered the information clearly. 2 thumbs up!!!
Thank you for your tutorial.
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome.
UnicornCat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, cool tutorial!
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you...hope it helped.
kathryntoo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Thank you - that helped. I've gone through the PS tuts, but when I watched your video, it somehow clicked. Thank you for taking the time to do this.
xXxNijuraxXx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
wow.... thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge....
it helped me a lot... :excited:
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