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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.
Steve
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?
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:icondigitalphenom:
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.
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mandaIa 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
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:icondigitalphenom:
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.
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:iconimarose2:
imarose2 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
You delivered the information clearly. 2 thumbs up!!!
Thank you for your tutorial.
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome.
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:iconunicorncat:
UnicornCat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, cool tutorial!
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you...hope it helped.
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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.
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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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:iconbanachana:
banachana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So helpful! Thanks!
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:iconpintofal:
PintofAl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This made more sense then my Digital Media class they just throw words and expect you to figure it out. Now Im confused on how to open the brush packs I always just added it to my default so Im confused on how to make a package
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Birydiana Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
just what i need 10x for share :)
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome i hoped it helped :)
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:iconbirydiana:
Birydiana Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
U did 10u so much n_n
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:iconcinderella-4-life:
cinderella-4-life Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconltripley:
ltripley Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
You've taught me something else, as usual. Way to go!
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:iconbl13x:
BL13X Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
This is really great, thank you.
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:iconlizards-and-lenses:
lizards-and-lenses Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
sweet tut
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Glad it helped. :)
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:iconintheeveningphotos:
InTheEveningPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
thanks a lot!

this really really helped me :D
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your very welcome...glad it helped you :)
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:iconkinlin:
kinlin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Thanks a lot!! It helped me! :D
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your very welcome :)
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:iconirio:
Irio Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your very welcome :)
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:iconpeteranti:
peteranti Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
The 'Define Brush Preset' it's gray and not clickable in my issue. I've got the image ready, no background, desaturated, but still, no results... :/ any help? :)
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
after you get your image done, click on the move tool and then try it....sometimes in photoshop if you have something like your type tool selected it will not let you select certain things from the menu....the move tool is always a safe bet. Try that and then let me know what happens. :)
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:iconpeteranti:
peteranti Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Nop, that was not the problem. I figured it out ;) The image was of too large resolution. I had to shrink it down a bit to allow making it into a brush :) thx for ur tip though !
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MsMiniMoo Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Sweetness!

Thanks a lot!

You're the bomb!

;]
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you...glad it helped :)
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haggischick Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
cool tutorial thanks x
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your very welcome :D
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:iconkhaoze:
khaoze Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
hey thx for the tutorial dude, I hated saving all brushes but I did not now how to chage it;)
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your very welcome..im glad it helped!! :)
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:iconlepricarnian:
lepricarnian Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have any tut's on the different ways to select specific objects
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
not at this time....give me an example of what your talking about and Ill see what I can do :D
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:iconlepricarnian:
lepricarnian Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
well, lets say i want to select a person, and not fuck up the hair, or if i wanted to select something with a lot of small open spaces, but when i use the magic wand, it selects the little bits i want to get rid of, but it also selects parts of, oh, lets say a tree.
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
oohh opk...are using cs2 or cs3? cs3 has a new tool under the magic wand that might help in cases like that.
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:iconlepricarnian:
lepricarnian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i have cs2, but even though i know how to hack the full version of cs3 off the trial version i dont think my comps got enough memory. it would be greatly apreciated if you could send me cs3. ^.^ i want to make da videos too.
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widerlogo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Creating brushes is so easy ? omg !

Thanks !
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yep :D easy! your very welcome.
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Suinaliath Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much ^^ I've seen a few videos like this but your way is easiest by far.
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome..im glad it helped you :D
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O-d-a-s Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
WOW! This is incredibly helpful!! I just need a bit more information on the first part >< like how to get JUST the tree...
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome...I just found a tree on a Stock site....desaturate the tree...make it black and white....then use the magic eraser to cut out all the background....takes forever thats why I didnt include it in the video :)
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O-d-a-s Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Oh ok thanks :)
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cimsagro Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
This is incredibly helpful! My little sister is doing a high school project concerning making PS brushes...you just saved me hours of making sure she's doing it right...you are my hero! :blowkiss::glomp::w00t:
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: glad it helped you and your sis!!
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:iconcimsagro:
cimsagro Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
wow did it ever...I'll have to show you if she'll let me...that was an enormous help =]
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