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