Today’s tutorial is all about how to make your own custom brushes. Custom brushes can be made from all kinds of pictures, pictures that you wouldn’t consider worthy of a brush, like rust spots on the side of a dumpster! You can use these brushes that you create for all kinds of creative post processing. In my example I use my new custom brush to make a grungy border and some creative chemical texturing. I challenge you to think outside the HDR tool box that you currently own. Find yourself an interesting design next time you are out, a design in an odd place. It could really be anything, clouds, cracks in concrete, bark on a tree, or spit on the sidewalk! Find something cool, shoot it and turn it into a brush! You will be expanding your current HDR tool box in no time.
Here is the before and after. Check the tutorial out if you are interested, I don’t think you will be let down!