Using brushes in Adobe Photoshop Ep12/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In Photoshop, one of the most creative tools is the brush tool. As you create in Photoshop you will find the brush tool being used in all sorts of creative scenarios such as drawing, painting, erasing, refining, creating textures and masks.

In this tutorial, I will be introducing you to the brush tool, demonstrating how it works and giving you some tips on what to look out for when using it.


In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Create A Custom Brush In Adobe Photoshop:

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:02:30 Brush panels
00:07:37 Using the brush
00:16:00 Customise a brush
00:18:30 Save custom brush

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

B – Brush tool
I – Eyedropper tool
V – Move tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + Z – Undo

cmd (Ctrl PC) + Shift + N – New layer

Press & hold shift + click – Draw straight line (with brush tool active)


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This video is part of a 33 part course:


The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop


GD Studio

“I’m Gareth David, a freelance creative specialising in design for logo identity & branding. I am currently based in London UK with over 12 years experience in the design industry with a passion for sharing knowledge and teaching.

I have created this channel to share my experience and give some advice to aspiring designers at any level who wish to find out more about Graphic Design and the industry.

So have fun guys and be creative!”

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