How to create Vector Photoshop Brush

posted by Audee | Sunday, May 11, 2008

Today I'm going to show you how to create vector photoshop brush. You have probably know, that you can define anykind of graphic image as photoshop brush. If you want to create a specific graphic object with your own creativity... Why don't you start it by creating a vector graphic using Adobe Illustrator? My photoshop brush set collections set are done primarilly by Illustrator. Why? It is simply because Illustrator has a lot better tools to draw a graphic object from scratch than Photoshop. This kind of graphic that is made in Illustrator, will be known as vector graphic. Lets begin the tutorial now!

Step 1 - Draw an image vector using Illustrator
Use black foreground and white background when you start. This is important to have sharp contrast when you are going to define your brush set in Photoshop.
Resize the vector graphic using Scale Tool (s) if you want to set the brush set in certain resolution.

How to create Vector Photoshop Brush


Step 2 - Saving the file as EPS format
After you are finished editing your vector graphic in Illustrator, save the file as EPS format, then open it in Photoshop.
As you can see, by default there your EPS file will show no background because Photoshop only capture the black shiluette of your graphcis and the white background will be converted as transparent.

How to create Vector Photoshop Brush


Step 3 - Defining Brush Preset
In the Photoshop menu, go to the menu Edit > Define Brush Preset, and name your brush as your wish. Below the thumbnail view of your brush, you can see its resolution.

How to create Vector Photoshop Brush


If you want to be sure that your Photoshop brush has already listed in the set picker, just find to the Photoshop brush option and click the little arrow shown below:

How to create Vector Photoshop Brush


Step 4 - Saving the Brush Set
In the Photoshop menu, go to the menu Edit > Preset Manager. On the Preset Manager dialogue box, select "Brushes" Preset Type and choose the brush you want to save. If you want to select multiple brushes, just hold shift key and click the brush thumbnail inside the preset box one by one. Push the "Save Set" button, and you will have the brush set saved as .ABR file.

How to create Vector Photoshop Brush


VoilĂ ! there you go! you are now having a vector photoshop brush now and it is ready to use :D

How to create Vector Photoshop Brush


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9 Comments:

  • Nice and clear process of creating a vector Photoshop brush!

    By Blogger Psiplex, At May 14, 2008 at 8:48 PM  

  • Thank you for the comment... You know, I finish it fast Psiplex, I was worry with the result at first.
    Feeling glad, when it looks like the tutorial works for you :D
    Have a nice day!

    By Blogger Graphic Identity, At May 16, 2008 at 3:07 AM  

  • Where are the brushes you make saved to?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At May 25, 2008 at 10:21 AM  

  • Sorry, I forget to add that step..
    Ok, you can actually save a brush or more than one brush set in a file. Go to menu Edit > Preset Manager. On the Preset Manager dialogue box, select "Brushes" Preset Type and choose the brush you want to save. If you want to select multiple brushes, just hold shift key and click the brush thumbnail inside the preset box one by one. Push the "Save Set" button, and you will have the brush set saved as .ABR file.
    Thanks for the comment!

    By Blogger Graphic Identity, At May 25, 2008 at 1:37 PM  

  • :'D
    Thank you.
    This is so not a good thing, I have so many brush presets saved onto my computer that they go off the screen and I can't get to half of them via shortcut.
    >.<

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At May 25, 2008 at 9:11 PM  

  • Blogger mate,
    I don't really understand what you were trying to say. Please send a screen capture that will help me to figure out your problem. Or just be more specific :)

    By Blogger Graphic Identity, At May 25, 2008 at 11:56 PM  

  • http://i27.tinypic.com/14nebo0.jpg
    I can open the rest of 'em, I just have to go sifting through all my folders.
    :]

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At May 26, 2008 at 12:06 AM  

  • Hi,
    Here is another solution that maybe can help you out ;). Kindly read:Tidying up Your Photoshop Brush Set in Menus Customization

    By Blogger Graphic Identity, At June 5, 2008 at 11:56 AM  

  • I have been a Corel User for years and am only reciently converting to PS. But I don't have Illustrator yet. Can I uses Corel DRAW? I tried and made a vector image with CD and saved it as an .esp file but when opening in PS it wants to convert it to a raster image. Won't it accept a generic vector image?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 8, 2008 at 2:00 AM  

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