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.

  • tora

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

  • Naiyah

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

  • Ludesigns

    Otimo obrigada.

  • http://N/A Dora

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

  • Melanie

    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?

  • Stephanie

    @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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  • Skinny Mens Jeans

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

    • Maria

      Ew, skinny jeans look awful on guys…c’mooon! :D

  • probin

    its very useful tool.. thax a lot..

  • http://arwaahmedezz arwa

    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

      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.

  • Micu

    Nice job!
    I love your brushers.

  • Maria

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

  • Klaus

    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.

  • ste

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

    • Stephanie

      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.

  • NiceGuyFinishLast

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

  • Jared Watkins

    how can i get these to work for cs3 extended

    • Stephanie

      The same way you of with all versions – they’ve never really changed it. Click on the “How to Install?” Button right by the download button, and that’ll walk you through it :)