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Creating Heart Shaped Brushes
in Photoshop

It is possible in Photoshop to create a brush out of nearly anything you want. In this tutorial we will create a heart shaped brush using the custom shapes in Photoshop.

Create a new file. I made mine 100px X 100px. Next select the Custom Shape Tool.

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From the custom shapes drop down menu select a heart, or whichever shape you want to create into a brush. If you do not see a heart, or wish to see more shapes, click on the little arrow on the drop down menu and select "All".

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Drag your mouse across the canvas until you have the heart shape you like.

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Next you will need to select "merge visible" from the layers palette. This will merge our two layers into one.

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From the file menu choose Edit/Define Brush. Select a name for your brush and click OK. Now whenever the Brush Tool is selected, your new brush will be available from the brushes drop down menu.

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Try using different shapes or draw your own. The possibilities are endless. Have fun!!
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