Texture Photoshop & GIMP Brushes
Photoshop 7, CS-CS6, CC
Photoshop Elements 2+
Description: These brushes are made for digital artists, painters, and graphic artists to paint with. Great for creating textured backgrounds. They create a texture as you paint strokes with them.
Download the image pack (for those without Photoshop & GIMP)
(Keep in mind that these base images won’t have any of the special styles that I’ve added to the brushes.)
While these brushes are already made with some built in special styles to them, you may want to edit them and play around with the various texture effects that you can create!
To do that, you’re going to want to check out your brushes palette window. It is located in the upper right section of your Photoshop window. You can open it by clicking on the “Brushes” tab or by hitting F5.
Some of the settings that you’ll want to play with (the section they’re under will be in bold):
- Brush Tip Shape: Spacing – this changes how often the “imprint” of the brush shape is made, spreading it out or compacting them more tightly together
- Shape Dynamics: Size Jitter – this changes the size of the brush each time that an imprint of the brush shape is made
- Shape Dynamics: Angle Jitter – this changes the angle of the brush each time that an imprint of the brush shape is made
- Shape Dynamics: Roundness Jitter -this changes, well, the roundness of the brush shape each time that an imprint is made – from flattened to a full circular shape
- Scattering: Scatter – as the name implies, this scatters the brush imprints around more or less
- Other Dynamics: Opacity – this changes the opacity of the brush each time that an imprint of the brush is made
This is only a start. If you want to learn more about these settings, check out my Tutorial on Advanced Brush Techniques in Photoshop.