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:::Turning a .png file into a brush using PSE/PS:::
Watch the VIDEO version of this tutorial right here: Video Tutorial: Turning a png file into a brush using PSE/PS

Learn how to load and use a brush right here: Tutorial: Loading and using a brush
Step 1 Defining a brush  

Open a .png file (.png files have a transparent background as indicated by the checkerboard pattern).

{figure 1a} Click Edit>Define Brush (Photoshop users click Edit> Define Brush Preset.)

{figure 1b} Name the brush; click OK. (I prefer to keep the original name if I turn a .png file into a brush- so I remember who to give credit to.)

Step 2 Saving a brush

{figure 2a} Click Edit>Preset Manager. You will see the brush library that you were using last- quite often the default brush library.

{figure 2b} Scroll down to the bottom. The brush you just defined will be the last one there. Click on the thumbnail of that brush; click Save Set

{figure 2c} Navigate to where you want to save your brush. (I save most of my brushes outside of the Photoshop brush folder- so it won't affect the loading time when Photoshop first opens.)

Name the brush set (library); click Save. At this time we only have one brush in that set, but more may be added later.

{figure 2d} While brush is still selected, delete it from the brush library that is currently open- because now it is saved in a different brush library.

To learn how to find this brush back to load it and use it, click here: Tutorial: Loading and using a brush

:::Copyright Shabby Princess Designs 2006:::
{Tutorial written by Laurie Garza}
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