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Tapping Into The Power of Custom Brushes | Tuesdays With Lauri

By Lauri L. on April 30th 2013

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



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Lauri Laukkanen is one of the youngest established advertising photographers in Finland. At the ripe age of 21 he has already been working with some of the biggest commercial clients and his photos have been featured in the media, all around the world. Check out his portfolio here.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joseph Prusa


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  2. Basit Zargar


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  3. Ruth

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

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  4. Egon

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

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