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Making Natural Brushes for PS by Duffzilla Making Natural Brushes for PS by Duffzilla
My first tutorial :)
How to create your own natural-media brushes for Photoshop, from making the inksplats, brushstrokes, chalk and charcoal textures with messy stuff on paper, bringing them into photoshop and then turning them into a PS brush set.

Big, big thanks to my editor :iconkuschelirmel: for making sense of it along the way :giggle: :#1:

The full-view is 1.7 MB and 1316x2721.


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Thanks to :iconbleedsopretty: for giving this a daily deviation and helping to reach more people who might find it useful.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-06-04
It sure makes things easier when you can download brushes someone else has made, but it's nothing like using your own work start to finish. Making Natural Brushes for PS by =Duffzilla gives many helpful tips on creating your own natural media brushes, and teaches you how to turn them into a brush set in Photoshop. ( Featured by bleedsopretty )
:iconcollectivetelos:
CollectiveTelos Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will definitely come in handy.
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:iconronaldem:
RonaldEM Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Thank u!
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:iconschmearer:
Schmearer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thank you! lots of information I was interested in. I thought brushes were more mysterious than this...great job explaining in short amount of time.
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so great and helpful, thank you so much for making it! Congrats on the DD as well, it's very well deserved! Your tutorial is featured in this #projecteducate article! :)
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:iconwilliambethea:
WilliamBethea Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
A guide to make your own is much better than downloading pre-fabs! Thanks!
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:iconimrtsanx:
IMRTsanX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
This is supremely wonderful! Thank you so much for this valuable information.
It certainly bolsters your creativity when you are able to design your own brushes
to achieve the effects you want in your digital illustration.
Bravo to you for your intelligence and for sharing!
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GhostWinchester Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome thank you... maybe IŽll make my own brushes*-*
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PiNkDuRoQa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
arigato gozaimasu..!!!
you really helped me..!!
thanks..!!!
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:iconjnetlakni:
jnetlakni Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial....
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:iconblkflamez:
BlkFlamez Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!!!:D
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:iconaggelosyian:
aggelosyian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Just a tip.
After scanning, you can Simple Trace the Image and Expand it (Illustrator Work)

Nice Tutorial though :)
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:iconrhyssafireheart:
RhyssaFireheart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Awesome tutorial and congrats on the DD!
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:iconwezza-t:
Wezza-T Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
This is a very useful tutorial! I have created a few brushes before, but I hadn't thought of doing a natural media brush. Maybe that should be my next project!
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:iconjenee-xxx:
jenee-xxx Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Does this also work for GIMP? :O
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
No idea, sorry. I haven't used GIMP enough to know.
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:iconsillentassault:
sillentassault Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is going to come in handy :)
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
cool :)
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:iconjade-kitten:
Jade-Kitten Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome! Will be having some fun with this ;p thanks x
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Enjoy! :D thanks
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:iconmaxspider:
maxspider Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
very helpful tutorial ... thanks a lot :)
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:icontanzer98:
tanzer98 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh...nevermind.. i already know what the prob was.. :ashamed:
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tanzer98 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
uh oh... can you help me please?!
cause when i cleaned everything around the textures and deleted all my brushes, then i can't click on define brush preset..:shakefish:
please help help?? :worry:
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tanzer98 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks this helped me al lot!!! :w00t:
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:iconmarvsamune:
Marvsamune Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS!!!!!! I LUV U!!!!!!!
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
haha :D Thanks.
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:iconmarvsamune:
Marvsamune Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, thank u, you help me a lot
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blueskysparrow Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
I love you! :tighthug:
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DracoFlameus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this is sooo helpful! I already made some brushes by following your tutorial. =D Thank you for sharing your knowledge. :thumbsup:
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:iconunmerwe:
unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful tutorial! Thanks a lot!
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconunmerwe:
unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)
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x--Dimaz--x Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Awesome Tutorial!!! Thanks Man!!! :D
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:iconvoloxi:
VoLoXi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for making this tutorial out of all the brush making tutorials the is the only one i understood. :)
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:iconvoloxi:
VoLoXi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for making this tutorial out of all the brush making tutorials the is the only one i understood. :)
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Thank you! That's a great compliment. very grateful :nod:
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:iconvoloxi:
VoLoXi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :) it really was great
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:icondelaronde:
delaronde Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is a cool tutorial man. Thanks for posting this.
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
No problem. Thanks for commenting.
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:iconthe-golden-princess:
The-Golden-Princess Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :handshake:
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
No problem :)
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:iconniuky:
NiuKy Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Thank you very much! I searched everywhere a tutorial for making brushes X3
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
No problem :)
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animegirlfroggy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really great step-by step tutorial. I have recently learned to use brushes, and was kind of sad to find that there are some brushes that I need that I can't find, and many people just grab images off the internet to make brushes. I started working on some drawings for brushes and realized I have no idea how to make a brush set. Now I know.

Look foreword to brushes from me!
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murky-pasta Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010

WOW!
It's sososo helpful!
Thanks. I luv ya.
:+favlove::D
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:iconunmerwe:
unmerwe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for your time! Great tutorial! And congrats on the DD!
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Thank you! I just made another tutorial, I'm going to submit it soon.
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:iconunmerwe:
unmerwe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure and wonderful!
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:iconkaffblock:
kaffblock Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010   Writer
I LOVE YOU.

I spazzed out and made some brushes that have nothing to do with the left half of this tutorial.
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
U MAED SUM BRUSHIZ!!
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:iconkaffblock:
kaffblock Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010   Writer
I NO I DID THANK U 4 NOTIECING!!!!

Thanks so much for making this. xD
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