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Making a Patterned Brush

Last update:  12-31-1969

Submitted by Jakaleena

This is just kind of a neat little trick. I have a brush that will stamp my name and email address along the edge of my prints. I also use this to put the little name & year down in the corner of Senior Portraits.

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This is just kind of a neat little trick. I have a brush that will stamp my name and email address along the edge of my prints. I also use this to put the little name & year down in the corner of Senior Portraits.

1. Make a new file. 300x300 pixels @ 300 dpi. Put whatever you want in the box. Try to fill it edge to edge. If you find out later that this is too big, make a smaller one! :)

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2. Crop in to your design very tightly.

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3. Hit Ctrl+A to select all of the image. On the brushes pallette, click on the small arrow in the upper right hand corner and select Define Brush. A new brush will appear in the end spot of your brushes palette. (If you are using a lettering stamp brush, you can "brand" it onto a new layer and the size will be adjustable using the Transform Selection function).

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4. I often experiment with all kinds of different invented brush patterns...

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