Dual Brush

Dual Brush

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial


How to Create a Custom Dual Brush in Photoshop



Dual Brushes are unique in that they are created using two different round or custom brush shapes.


Step One

Open a new 1,024 pixel x 1,024 pixel document with a white background in Photoshop (File > New).

Step Two

Click the Brush tool (b key), set a Foreground Color and open the Brush panel (Window > Brush).

Step Three

Open the Brush Presets panel and reset the brushes by choosing Reset Brushes from the panel pull-down menu.

Step Four

Choose a starting brush from the panel. For this example, we chose Grass.

Step Five

Paint a line across the top of the document with your new brush.

Step Six

In the Brush panel (Window > Brush) click Dual Brush. This is where we will choose the second brush shape.

Step Seven

Click another brush shape. Adjust the Size and Spacing sliders in the bottom of the panel to create your new brush. Watch the brush preview as you fine tune the brush.

Step Eight

You can select a Blending Mode from the pull-down menu at the top of the panel.

Step Nine

Paint with your new dual brush in the document.

Step Ten

To save and name your new brush, click the Create New Brush icon at the bottom of the panel.

Brushes and Mixer Brushes

Dual Brushes only work with the Brush tool (not the Mixer Brush tool).