Capture an image, create a custom brush, and use it in your sketches, on the go, with Adobe Capture CC and Photoshop Sketch on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Then refine your artwork on the desktop with Photoshop CC.
If you want to re-create Alejandro Chavetta's brushes, open the Lucha collage Library. Click Save to Creative Cloud to create a copy of the library in your own account.
Once in your Creative Cloud Library, you can use these assets to create brushes with Capture CC. Then use your new custom brushes in Photoshop Sketch, Photoshop or Illustrator.
Note: You need to be signed into your Creative Cloud account to save the library. Get an Adobe ID if you don't have one.
Launch Capture CC, tap Brushes, then the + icon and point your camera at a drawing, texture or anything else that inspires you. Tap parts of the image, or use the slider to adjust the detail.
When you're done, tap the Capture button and adjust the crop to refine the capture. You can move the image around in the crop marks, or use two fingers to rotate it and tap Next.
Note: The screenshots in this tutorial show Adobe Capture CC on an iPhone. The user interface may vary between iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
Optional: If you want to re-create Alejandro's brush, tap the icon to the right of the green capture button. Tap the Creative Cloud option and choose the Library Assets drop down. Then select the Lucha collage library you copied in Step 1.
Choose Paint marks 2 and tap Open. Now, you can refine and crop the capture to create a new brush.
Note: If you have setup an Adobe Stock account, Adobe Stock will appear as an additional Capture From option.
In the Style section, you can choose from different preset styles to set the treatment you want for the brush. Scroll down this screen to see presets for Photoshop CC, Photoshop Sketch, or Illustrator CC. Tap the desired option and tap Next.
You can test the brush style by drawing a few strokes. Or, tap Edit Brush to refine the brush further.
In Edit mode, tap Presets. In the Default section, use the Size slider to adjust the point size of the brush and the Flow slider to control how much color is laid down with each stroke. Adjust Color settings to set the brush to black and white or RGB color tones. Use the other menu
options—Style, Crop, Refine—to finetune your brush and create a unique stroke.
Tap Done, then Next when you're finished.
Give your brush a name like AJ Paint Splatter, choose the appropriate Creative Cloud Library and tap Save Brush. The new brush is saved to the selected Creative Cloud Library.
Tap the Brushes tool at the top of the screen. Tap Change Library and select the Library where you stored your custom brushes from Capture CC.
Select the AJ Paint Splatter brush and trace a semi-circle around the Touch Slide.
You can select other brushes from your Library to add more brushstrokes to the image.
That's it! You're done. Please tell us what you think about this tutorial.
Alejandro is a San Francisco-based Designer and former Dwell Creative Director. He recently joined Shyp's brand team, and continues to work on his garage/studio on a daily basis. His career in publishing began at PlayStation magazine, where he was the Associate Art Director, and then moved on to become the Art Director of San Francisco magazine. Alejandro's collages have been exhibited in galleries in the US and Europe.