Apr 26, 2016

How to Create a Kiss Brush in Photoshop (Free Download)

How to Create a Kiss Brush in Photoshop

Creating a Kiss Brush in Photoshop is easy and fun, all you need is a piece of paper, lipstick, and this tutorial!

Capture that Kiss!

The first step in creating a kiss brush in Photoshop is to get a picture of a kiss. Just put some lipstick on and kiss a piece of paper a couple of times until you get a kiss you like. Next, it’s time to get that kiss digitized. Either scan it into your computer or take a photo and load it into Photoshop. Once you have your kiss in Photoshop, creating the brush is easy!

Creating the Kiss Brush

To make a custom brush in Photoshop, all you need is a black and white image. Brushes work best when the brush shape is black on a pure white background. In this case, we convert the kiss shape to black and place it on a white background.

Next, go to ‘edit-define brush preset’ to make the kiss shape into a brush.

Don’t feel like creating a brush? No problem, simply download the kiss brush from this episode below.

Download the Phlearn Kiss Brush


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  • user image

    Nothing personal, I just hope that these are not your lips. Keep up the great tutorials and thanks for all of the free material.

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    Linda Maye

    You have no idea how much you have helped me learn not only Photoshop, but to be a better employee for the Museum of Aviation… you make a difference! We are unable to upgrade our CS2, but I still apply all the bits and pieces that I can from your gracious tutorials. Thanks for sharing your skills, talents and knowledge with so many. Linda Gail Maye, from the great state of Georgia!!

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    This is awesome, i’ll use the same technique in making splatter brushes so I don’t just download them from the internet. I have one question, in some older videos you used a 500 x 500 canvas when making a brush, so the canvas had the width equal to the height. Here, as far as I can tell, the width and height are a bit different. Does this matter in any way when making a brush?

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    Brilliant idea Aaron – could have possibilities…. Thanks for sharing with us

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    Recently found Phlearn on YouTube and WOW! Tutorials that are fun and ezy to follow for CS not CC too, too kewl. Lately everything is CC I get it, just don’t want it. Ima start from the beginning and work my way thru. Thanx AAron!

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    Bill F.

    Hey Arron, thanks so much for the kiss brush, works like a charm. I’ll use it sometime for sure. And thank you for all you wonderful tutorials, they have been very helpful to my creations. Bill

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    You do awesome work! Your videos are also crystal clear. May I ask what your camera setup is and the settings of the videos being published to YouTube?


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    Alejandro Sanchez

    Hi Aaron, i’m Alejandro from Argentina. Love your tutorials, i’m watching all of them!
    I ask you if you could do a tutorial of how to make a “Top Secret” stamp effect.

  • bryteeyes3

    thanks a lot for sharing and thank you Phlearn for being my best friend.

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    Aaron, how come these are not your lips? I half expected you to put on the lipstick! :p

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    Aaron, I LOVE watching your videos! I have learned so many tips and tricks in Photoshop! 🙂

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    Dave Tinsley

    Although you didn’t do it in this tutorial, I would REALLY like to know you rotate a brush on the fly as you did in the bunny cloud tutorial. A google search show many posts on this subject with no answers so there are a lot of people that would like to know how to do this. I found one thread going back 4 years that is still active! Would you please consider doing a quick lesson on how to do this.

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    Hi Aaron
    When I first started making my original brushes I used to use a white backround. I found that sometimes the white backround would leave corners where I applied the brush. I now convert the image to a png file where the backround is totally invisible and get a much better result when using the brush. Why not just eliminate the backround totally? ( I’m not sure how to accomplish separating the image from the white backround in photoshop so i use another program )
    Here’s an example (kiss1.png) Thanks Joey

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    Ralf Wirth

    Hi Arron – love your tutorials – They are always fun and very helpful. Enjoy your day – Ralf

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    Thank you! Your friendly, happy manner combined with wonderful details makes learning so much easier!!

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    This is too cute. Thanks for creating and sharing the video Aaron. Looking forward to getting brave in PS and creating my own brushes with this technique.

  • user image

    As i am new to photoshop these videos helps me a lots.
    Thanks !! 🙂

  • ejresearch

    I appreciate the detailed written descriptions you add on your video pages. Thank you.