Tapping Into The Power of Custom Brushes | Tuesdays With Lauri

Photoshop April 30th 2013 10:24 AM 2 Comments

As the title of this article states, in this week’s instalment of Tuesdays With Lauri we are going to be talking about custom brushes! In the video I will guide you through the process of creating a new brush, and will discuss about all the different brush options/settings that we can tweak when creating brushes. And as an added bonus, I’ve included a great free fog/smoke-brush that can be downloaded in the end of this article. Enjoy!

Technical details

Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
ISO: 1000
Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter: 1/100

Tools used in the tutorial video:
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Wacom Intuos5 Touch Medium Pen Tablet Apple MacBook Pro 13″ Canon EOS 5D MkII,
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens

Free Fog/Smoke-brush

Download your free brush HERE.


Photo: Lauri Laukkanen
Concept creator & model: Jen Brook
Hair & makeup: Donna Graham Mua
Photography assistant: Richard Powazynski Photography





Lauri Laukkanen, is an editorial and commercial photographer, specializing in creative portraiture, fashion and sports photography. People usually describe his style as cinematic, creative and sometimes a tiny bit crazy. He was recently awarded with the WDP 2012: Photographer of the Year -award, and his work has been featured all around the internet, including 1x.com, Vogue etc. View his portfolio here: www.laurilaukkanen.com


  1. Egon

    This brush is not compatible to PS CS 5.1. Sad!

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  2. Ruth

    Really enjoyed the tutorial, as I do all of your videos, but sad that the brush is not compatible with CS5.1

    Reply 0

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