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Kyle’s Guide to Custom Brushes

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In this latest installment from Kyle Runciman, he delivers an in-depth walkthrough that shows you how to customize brushes in SketchBook Pro for Mac and Windows.

“The brushes that ship with SketchBook Pro are great. You can do almost anything with them. However, you can create an immense library of custom brushes for different purposes. The only standard brushes I regularly use in my workflow are the Erasers, Flood Fill, Solid Paint Brush and the Airbrush. All of the Pencils and Pens I use are tweaked to my style.”

This tutorial was created using SketchBook Pro 6 on Windows, but is equally applicable for Mac and the Mac App Store edition. Want to have a guide handy for the future? Download Kyle’s Custom Brush PDF Tutorial.

Kyle's Custom Brushes-standard set

You can also download Kyle’s Personal Brush Set the ZIP file (147KB). Simply import it directly into your Brush Library.

Installing the brush sets

Being able to share and install these weekly free brush sets in the desktop app is one of the features for SketchBook subscribers. If you’re using the latest desktop version of SketchBook, simply double click on the .skbrushes file, and it will automatically install. Check out this article for all the details about brushes and legacy versions. If you haven’t tried the subscription, you can download a free trial and unlock Pro membership for 15 days (no credit card required).