We have today a huge collection of 1,164 flat ornamental Photoshop brushes. These are flat brushes which you can modify or customize. Now how do you modify a Photoshop brush shape? Here’s a simple tutorial.
Modifying a Photoshop Brush Shape
Modifying brush shapes is easy, most of the interface are self-explanatory. Select Window > Brushes or press F5 to display the brush palette. On the brush palette, click the item named Brush Tips Shape to display the options shown below. The top-right portion of the palette displays thumbnails of the predefiend brushes. You may select a brush you want tweak and modify.
Photoshop Brush Tips Shape Options
Diameter: This option says exactly what it is, it determines the diameter or the width of the brush (Brush Size). You can enter diameter values from 1 to 2,500 pixels in text box or use slider to set brush size.
Flip X and Flip Y: Select the Flip X check box to flip an asymmetrical brush shape into a mirror image of itself horizontally, and the Flip Y check box to flip the brush shape vertically.
Angle: This option rotates the brush shape on its axes. Unless the brush is complete round shape, though, you won’t see a difference. You may enter how many degrees you want your angle or you can just click anywhere in the white box to rotate the arrow head.
Roundness: A roundness value of 100 percent means your brush shape is a circle. Entering a roundness value of less than 100 percent means you have an elliptical brush shape. The value modifies the height of the brush as a percentage of the Diameter value. You can also drag the handles on either side of the black circle to make the brush shape elliptical.
Hardness: Hardness option controls how hard or soft your brush will be. The hardest setting is at 100 percent and the softest setting at 0 percent. Again, you can enter numerical values or simply drag the slider bar to control this setting.
Spacing: The Spacing option controls how each impression are spaced apart of how frequently they are emitted, measured as a percentage of the brush shape. For example, if the Diameter of your brush is 100 pixels and your Spacing is 25 percent, then every 25 pixels you drag with the Brush tool, Photoshop will draw a 100 pixel spot. A Spacing of 1 percent provides maximum coverage but also slows down the application of the brush tool. But if you deselect the Spacing check box, the effect will be dependent on the speed at which you drag your brush.
Now that you know how to modify Photoshop brushes. Check out this massive collection of nice ornamental Photoshop brushes. Modify them or use them as is. They are definitely worthy additions to your Photoshop brush library.
Free Photoshop Brushes: 1164 Ornamental Brushes – 27.91MB