common object example

Summary:

Vine and Swirl Brushes in Photoshop

    ● Download and install these brushes to spice up your work.


Learn About:

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  •   This tutorial is part of the Photoshop Portrait Project.

Other People's Work:

Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.

Step #1: Open Your Project in Photoshop ~

 

 

    ●   If you are working on the
Banner
open that

in Photoshop

 

 

 

 

 

● OR, if you are working on the

Photoshop Portrait Project

open that ...

… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …


Step #2: Make a New Layer ~

Go to: Layer > New > Layer

… or hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd (⌘)+ Shift (⇧) +N

cmd key + shift key + n kye

… and hit OK.


Step #3: Drag the Layer Below ~

Drag the new layer below your existing layers:


Step #4: Download These PhotoShop Brushes ~

Right-Click this => Vines-and-Swirl-Brushes and hit "Save Link as …"

… and save the file to your Destop.


Step #5: Expand ~

Go to your Desktop expand the file it by Double-Clicking it (the file is "zipped").

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Step #6: Brushes ~

Now, click the Brush Tool or hit the keybord shortcut letter (B) …

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…click the Brush Preset Picker in the Menu Bar …

… click on the little image in the upper right and click on Load Brushes.


Find the EXPANDED file and install it …


Step #7: Scroll Lower Brushes ~

Scroll to bottom of the brushes and pick one:


Step #8: Adjust the Brush ~

You may need to raise or lower the Brush Size (if necessary) …

… change the color (if necessary) …

… and paint.


Step #9: Make ANOTHER New Layer ~

Create another New Layer by hitting Cmd(⌘)+Shift+N

… paint another shape with the brush, then hit: Cmd (⌘)+T and rotate.


Step #10: Blending Mode ~

Scroll through the Blending Modes and find one you like …

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try Multiply, Screen or Overlay or whatever you like best …

 

If you see other blending modes you like as you're scrolling down, don't be afraid to experiment.

 

Blending Modes are awesome!


Last Step: Save and Attach ~

Save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.ai]

Attach it!

  •   ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME

  •   DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.

  •   NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.