Ripped Jeans Photoshop & GIMP Brushes & Tutorial

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Ripped Jeans Brushes

Brushes: 25

Photoshop 7, CS-CS6, CC
Photoshop Elements 2+
GIMP 2.2.6+

Description: Various holes, tears, rips, frayed ends, etc. in jeans. See the tutorial below to make the most of this rather unique brush set.

Ripped Jeans Brushes
How to Install?
Terms of Use

Download the image pack (for those without Photoshop & GIMP)

Tips on using these brushes:

1. Have the jeans texture on its own layer. Here’s a denim texture you can use to play around with it and follow along with this tutorial: denim texture.

2. Make a new layer. (You can do this by clicking on the jean texture layer and then clicking on the “create a new layer” button on the lower right of the layers palette.) Name it “fraying” (right click on the layer, select layer properties, and rename it there).

3. On that layer, using white or off white as a color, use whichever of the ripped jeans brushes you like.

4. Make a new layer BETWEEN the jeans texture layer and the “fraying” layer. (Again, do this by clicking on the jean texture layer and then clicking on the “create a new layer” button on the lower right of the layers palette.) Call it “holes” (again, right click on that layer and select layer properties to rename it).

5. Using a regular round brush and black as your selected color, paint in a “hole” beneath where you used the ripped jean brush, wherever you think it looks like it needs it. Check out the image below for samples of the various brushes and what the holes beneath them look like, if you like.

6. Click on the “fraying” layer to select it. On the bottom left of the layers palette, click on the “layer properties” button and select bevel & emboss. Add an inner bevel with only a few pixels in size. I added a few pixels worth of softening, too, so that the shadows weren’t so hard edged. Here’s my settings:

7. That’s it! Your brush should look something like those below. Here’s some samples for you.

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21 Responses to Ripped Jeans Photoshop & GIMP Brushes & Tutorial

  1. tora says:

    wow these are so cool thank you for both the brushes and the tutorial.

  2. Naiyah says:

    These brushes are so cool and have opened up a whole world of possibilities. Thank you!

  3. Dora says:

    I love all your cool brushes….everything!!! Thank you so much for sharing it!! : )

  4. Melanie says:

    when i clicked on the fraying layer, and u sed to click on the layers properities i didnt see that no where. So where can i find that?

  5. Stephanie says:

    @Melanie: Do you have Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements? Because Elements does layer styles differently… I’m not sure where that is, sorry. You could find it out by doing a search, though, I’m sure – look for “layer style photoshop elements” or somesuch.

    Good luck!

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  8. Wow, interesting post. I just now stumbled on your website and I’m already a fan. :P

  9. probin says:

    its very useful tool.. thax a lot..

  10. arwa says:

    please i was trying to download it but it made the wizard and i dont know how to make it my works on photoshop cs3

    • Stephanie says:

      I have links in my sidebar that explain how to install them and use them. Check out “Unzipping the File” if you’re not sure about that, or “Installing Brushes” for how to install and use them.

  11. Micu says:

    Nice job!
    I love your brushers.

  12. Maria says:

    Thank you so much! Love your brushes! These are awesome!

  13. Klaus says:

    Just thought I’d share this tip- if you have a layer painted a solid color, add lotsa noise, and then go into artistic>colored pencil under filters, the effect is very denim-
    like. Just pick 2 bluish colors. This can work out better that a texture in some instances.

  14. ste says:

    ive downloaded the brushes and moved the file but how do i find them n the programme to use ,i use ps cs8

    • Stephanie says:

      If you restart Photoshop (assuming it was open when you installed them), they should just show up along with your other brushes.

      Alternately, you can choose “Load Brushes” or “Replace Brushes” from the menu, navigate to the file, and load them that way.

  15. NiceGuyFinishLast says:

    I love All Your Brush, I really Do appreciate you…

  16. Jared Watkins says:

    how can i get these to work for cs3 extended

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