35 Tutorials for Mastering Photoshop Brushes
For Photoshop users, downloading free brushes and creating your own custom brushes can quickly help you to achieve more effective results and improve productivity and efficiency at the same time. There are essentially unlimited options when working with brushes, so it’s a skill that can always be further developed.
Regardless of your skill level in working with brushes you should find some tutorials here for you. Some cover the basic uses and functionality of brushes, some will teach you various ways to create your own custom brushes, and some will help you to develop your skills by using them as an integral part of a design.
You may also be interested in the following collections of Photoshop tutorials:
- 35 Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Your Own Posters
- 45 Photoshop Tutorials for Better Navigation
- 35 Photoshop Tutorials Inspired by Apple
A simple way to rotate any brush to fit your needs.
Once you’ve downloaded and created a number of brushes, managing and organizing them will become more important.
This tutorial looks at the basics of working with brushes and how size control can impact your results.
A simple tutorial for getting started with creating and working with brushes.
A quick tutorial to help you create your first brushes in minutes.
Create a layout using several different brushes for the header.
Knowing how to install brushes is a basic, but necessary, skill.
A nice tutorial for creating useful brushes from public domain images.
Using brushes can be a quick way to create excellent fire effects.
This tutorial will show you how to get the most out of simple brushes.
Use real coffee stains and a scanner to create effective brushes.
Learn more about various aspects of working with brushes.
Learn how to create awesome brushes straight from a photograph.
An easy way to create a grungy, dirt brush.
A fun way to work with brushes and Lego shapes.
Get a trendy grunge look by making your own brushes.
A real-world example of brushes in action while creating a layout.
Veerle shows us some simple techniques to create impressive results.
This tutorial shows how to create a brush from a texture image.
See several different possible effects that can be created with brushes.
Go beyond the basics with some of these techniques.
Learn how to quickly create stunning light effects.
Bittbox’s tutorial for creating brushes.
This tutorial from SitePoint shows a few different styles that can be created by using brushes.
A simple way to add some life to text, with plenty of possibilities.
This Bittbox tutorial uses brushes for creating the grungy paper.
Creating Grunge-style text is easy with the help of brushes.
This tutorial from Digital Arts makes heavy use of brushes.
Use a sparkly brush to enhance a photo.
Fabio shows that brushes can even be used for creating an eclipse.
Several different brushes are used here to create the watercolor effect.
Brushes can be used to create sparkling light effects.
Brushes are used here to create the debris in the explosion.
Brushes are used for creating the lighting effects on this header.
Using brushes to create this abstract effect.
For more even more Photoshop tutorials, please see:
- 45 Photo Editing Tutorials for Photoshop
- 40 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials for Textures and Patterns
- 50 Essential Photoshop Text Tutorials
- 60 Photoshop Tutorials for Photo Touch-Ups
Published September 17th, 2008 by Steven Snell