This is a blog post I wrote back in 2012, and decided to share it with you.
Creating Photoshop Brushes using Adobe Illustrator Objects
Creating Photoshop Brushes with Illustrator Shapes. Easy. Seamless workflow. Great results!
In this sample I am using stars, circles and lines.
You can use any shape desired to achieve the look you want to get.
1. With the Ellipse tool selected, create a perfect circle (best to draw from center: hold down the option/alt and shift key). From the view menu bar: guides: make guides. Lock the guide.
|Guide from an object (you can make a guide from any object in Illustrator)|
2. With the Star tool selected, create a star, and snap it to the guide (View: Snap to Guide)
on the center of the guide. 36° and click copy. Make sure your preview is on!
|Stars around the guide|
|Circle of stars|
|Lines rotated in 36°|
With the Circle selected, choose the Scale tool from the tool box to scale the group of the small
circles to the center of the guide, and use the Transform again command to scale the group of the small circle to the center of the guide 80% each time.
6. Go to the View menu: Guides: hide or clear guides.
8. In Photoshop: Create a new document 72 DPI. White Background. Edit menu bar: Paste (command/Control V) Select the Path in the dialog box.
9. the path is loaded to the selected Background. In the path Panel save the path.
(give it a name in case you want to bring another path to the same file -only one work path per file)
|Path from Illustrator|
Make sure that the path is loaded to the new layer. With the brush tool selected choose a brush
stroke the path. (Best to choose first the brush and than go to the stroke path command) .
stroke the path. (Best to choose first the brush and than go to the stroke path command)
Make sure the foreground color is black: Select the Path with the path selection tool.
|Brush size, stroke path command|
stroke it with a smaller brush size.
|Path is stroked with 2 or 3 different sizes of brush|
the layer thumbnail to load the selection. Edit: Define Brush Preset and give it name.
|Saving the brush|
13. Now the fun begins! Create a new layer and start testing the brush you created!
|Drawing with the new brush|
14. Working on the brush variations. Changing the size on the spacing in the main brush dialog
box, finding the space and size needed for the design.