I'm wondering how to recreate a paint brush or any drawing tool in Photoshop. I tried making a brush similar to a paint brush but it didn't turn out right and the stroke doesn't look like a fluid stroke (I already changed the spacing). I tried recreating a pencil, but it doesn't look like a pencil stroke. I saw brushes online that recreate paint brushes and pencils and the strokes made with those brushes look like how it would in real life. I tried playing around with the settings and the brush still doesn't look right. How does one recreate a brush/drawing tool so that it looks accurate?
Many custom brushes you may find are created by using the natural medium (pencil, paintbrush, etc)....
- Make a mark on a sheet of paper
- Scan the sheet and open the scan in Photoshop
- Convert to
Greyscaleand adjust as desired
- Create a marquee selection
Edit > Define Brushfrom the menu
This creates a brush tip shape the same as the scanned artwork.
You can use any greyscale image to create a brush shape.
It can be very difficult to merely adjust brush settings within Photoshop and achieve some more natural appearances.