How much do you know about the Brush Tool in Photoshop? Have you tried to use it for drawing? Today, we will use the Brush Tool and Custom Shape Tool in Photoshop to draw a beautiful picture.
We don’t use any materials; we only use the tools in Photoshop to complete it. In the face of snow in the sky, do you find it difficult to start? Do you want to copy and paste piece by piece or just stay away? Don’t worry, it is not that complicated. The Brush Tool can be a good helper for you!
The Brush Tool is mainly suitable for making a large number of different colors and different shapes from the sample size with one sample, instead of copying and pasting one by one. All you need to do is to draw a sample shape and then to change the brush setting. You can get sample graphics of any size and color.
In addition, you can also draw graphics with different textures with a brush. For example, you know that the surface textures of sand and stone are different, and you can easily do this with the Brush Tool. Today, we mainly study the first function of the brush.
Now, follow me, you will quickly discover how easy it is to complete it!
- Create a New Document
1. Create a new document and be named after Tree and Snowflake. Set the height to 800 pixels, width to 800 pixels, resolution to 72 pixels/inch, color mode to RGB color, and background contents to transparent.
- Make the brush
2. Create a new layer. Then click the Custom Shape Tool in the left toolbar. In the upper status bar, click the drop-down arrow of the shape, and select snowflake 1.
3. Change the fill to black in the upper status bar. Hold down the shift key in the canvas and drag the mouse at the same time to draw a black snowflake.
4. Click the Elliptical Marquee Tool in the left toolbar, and drag the mouse on the canvas to select the snowflake. Note that if the color of your snowflake is not black, the brush will be translucent.
5. Click Edit in the menu bar and select Define Brush Preset, and name the brush as Snowflake 1. Click the short-cut key—”CTRL+D” to cancel the selection.
6. Make the Snowflake 2 brush, Snowflake 3 brush, Grass 1 brush, Grass 2 brush, and butterfly brush in the same way. And name them separately. Click the drop-down arrow of brush. Then you can see the brushes you just created.
- Fill Background
7. Delete all the shape layers just created in the layer panel, leaving only two blank layers. Click the layer 1 with the mouse. Then click the fourth symbol in the lower right corner and select the gradient. Fill layer 1 with a blue and white gradient, and set the opacity value of the gradient to 100. Click OK.
Among them, there are four sliders on the four corners of the gradient bar. And the two below can be used to set the color and adjust the color position. The upper two can be used to adjust the opacity.
8. Click on layer 2 with the mouse. Select the Rectangular Marquee Tool in the toolbar on the left to select a small area below the canvas. Set the background color to light green, and click the short-cut key—”CTRL Delete” to fill the selected area with light green. Then cancel the selection.
- Draw A Tree
9. Click the Custom Shape Tool in the left toolbar. Click the drop-down arrow in the upper-status bar, and select the tree. Hold down shift while dragging the mouse to draw a tree on the canvas.
Select the fill as the gradient and set its gradient color. The parameters of the five colors are: 6c2100-ff5d04-febf52-f7ec39-ffffff.
- Draw the Grass
10. Move shape 1 to below layer 2 in the layer panel. Create a new layer. Select the Brush Tool. Click the drop-down arrow of the brush preset, and select grass 1.
Click Brush Settings. In the Brush Tip Shape column, set the spacing to 152% and the size to 134 pixels. Click the Shape Dynamics, set the size jitter to 60% and the minimum diameter to 20%. Check the Flip X Jitter.
Change the foreground color to the same light green as the background color. Drag the mouse on the green edge of the canvas to draw the grass.
11. Click on the brush preset and select Grass 2. Set the brush and draw the grass in the same way.
- Draw the Snowflakes
12. Create a new layer. Select the Brush Tool. Click the drop-down arrow of the brush preset, and select snowflake 1.
Click Brush Settings. In the Brush Tip Shape column, set the spacing to 1000% and the size to 45 pixels. Click the Shape Dynamics, set the size jitter to 60% and the angle jitter to 100%. Click the Scattering to set the scatter to 1000%.
Change the foreground color to white. Drag the mouse on the canvas to draw snowflakes.
13. Click on the brush preset and select Snowflake 2 and Snowflake 3 respectively. Use the same method for brush settings and snowflake drawing. The Tree and Snowflakes are finished!
In this article, we use the Custom Shape Tool to make samples. Of course, if you have good drawing skills and can create your own materials, you can also draw the sample brushes by yourself.
There are many other brush tools of various styles in Photoshop. After learning by yourself, you can choose different types to make corresponding settings according to the specific situation to make your drawing more convenient and faster.
If you are interested in another function of the Brush Tool, you can learn it by yourself, or you can search for related content on the Internet for a professional study. I believe that after you study, it can bring inspiration and convenience to your painting.