Lee's brush building class: Can't get the brush made to show up in Brush settings panel



  • I just finished watching Lee White's build photoshop brushes class, and have been practicing building brushes as I go. In the bonus section, he makes a brush, then saves it as a preset, and then makes another brush and uses the first brush as a dual brush. Here's my issue, I can not get my brushes to show up in the panel to select then as a dual bush. None of the ones I made show up there, and I can't figure out how to add them in there. I've tried everything I can think of, but they don't show up there automatically, like in the video. I tried saving both as brush and tool preset. None of the brushes and tool presets I made during the class show up in the dual brush selection panel.

    Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction to get brushes to show up there?



  • I haven’t tried it myself, but I remember Lee mentioning that sometimes the brushes don’t load in order and The new ones you create may be hidden somewhere in the middle. Have you carefully scanned all the brushes that load up in the dual brush? It’s also difficult to identify with the thumbnail so I think he uses the size to get a lead.



  • Hi Mirkah! Are you able to point to a portion of the class? Maybe you can give us the time in the video so we can get a better understanding of what you're having trouble with?



  • @aprilshin The bonus 20 min video. Right at 12 min mark. He saves the brush. But I can't find it in the brush menu anymore. Maybe Im just missing it, as I try to scroll through. I'll try it again, and make the number something that will stand out easier, like 333 or something.



  • Hi Mirkah!

    Okay, so I tried following Lee's process, and when I save a brush as a "new brush preset" from my brushes panel, the brush shows up right beneath the brush I was using/modifying. In this case, I modified the "Hard Round" to "Pascal Campion" (inspired by this week's Jump into the Studio Session).

    Screen Shot 2020-06-06 at 6.04.58 PM.png

    When I go to Edit>Define Brush Preset, however, my brush ends up at the very bottom of my "Brushes" list, which in this case is "Splatter".

    Screen Shot 2020-06-06 at 6.07.22 PM.png

    Now, when I go back to my Pascal Campion brush and click "dual brush" so I can combine it with my "splatter" brush, it's really like finding a needle in a haystack. I noted my "splatter" brush size, like Lee suggested, which is 493, and it was in the middle of I don't even know how many brushes I have (way too many). If you double click on the icon, it'll show you the name of that brush (in my case, "splatter") and you can change the name from there too if you want. But that's a way you can double-check to make sure you have the right brush.

    Screen Shot 2020-06-06 at 6.08.56 PM.png

    I'm not sure if this was even helpful, hahaha. But let me know if you're still having trouble and I'll see if I can help! By the way, if you loved this class, Lee also has a great YT video on textures! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7DedDc7aU0


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