Brush Installation Guide
With this quick guide you'll be able to learn the basics of installing and using Photoshop Brushes
1. Firstly you need to open photoshop desktop. Once open you need to make sure you have one of your wonderful images ready to edit.
2. Now you have imported your background image it’s time to create a new layer, to do this simply click the little plus on the bottom right of your screen (as shown in the video). By adding a new layer this gives you more control later when adjusting your applied brush.
3. Next to import your brushes click on the brush tool, then click the brush module at the top of the screen to open it further. You then need to click on the settings icon and then click 'import brushes'. And find the brush you downloaded earlier. Lastly click 'import'.
4. Now your brushes have been imported it's time to select a color for your brush, in the video tutorial we have chosen white due to the brushes being waterfalls.
5. Pick a brush from the selection and then adjust the size. The size is totally up to you but you can adjust this later.
6. Now click where you want to apply the brush into your edit.
7. Because we made a new layer earlier you can now resize or adjust the new brush you applied in whatever way you see fit. In the tutorial video you can see we are adjusting the angle and size to better suit the ledge but of course this will depend on your image.
Beginner Editing Tips
Now your brushes have been imported (installed) into photoshop and you are familiar with this process it's time for some basic editing and tidying up of your first edit!
- As shown in the short video above you can adapt the applied brush to suit your chosen photo, the most simple way of doing this is by using the eraser tool. The eraser tool is just that a digital eraser, use this to tidy up any noticeable outlines around your applied brush or to remove any parts of the brush you don't want in your final edit i.e it covers a person or element to your photo you wish to be visible.
- If you wish for your brushes to have an bigger impact on your original photo for example you are applying rain brushes and want depth added then a simple way to do this is by duplicating the brush layer or by clicking twice when first applying the brush.
- To switch the brush horizontal simply click on the brush layer and then click 'edit' on the top menu bar and then down to 'rotate' and then then 'horizontal'
- Changing the colour of a brush is simple to do, all you need to do is change the color when first applying your brush to your image. To do this go to the top right of your screen where the color panel is and click to choose a different color.
We know that editing can be take a while to get used to so if you do get stuck or have any questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch!