Wouldn’t it be fun to make your own emojis? We thought so, too. We have a lot of feelings, and sometimes the default emoji choices just don’t express everything inside. That’s why we’ve made a collection of brush stamps for you to customize your emotions. There’s three brush sets in total. Here’s what you get in these packs:
- Eye Stamps: Jeepers, creepers! We’ve got a range of emotions to express with your ocular orbits. Use the symmetry tool if you want the same eyes on each side of the face.
- Mouth Stamps: These are full of frowns, grins, and even a kissy face. Pucker up!
- Emoji Extras: We created some simple elements to accentuate emotions: a teardrop, hearts, demon horns, and even an anime-styled vein pop to show off how seriously mad you are.
We’ve included an emoji “base face” so you can get started creating your own custom emojis. Download the base face and check out this quick tutorial on how to use it.
How To Use Stamps & Emoji Base Face
First, check out our layer stack. We’ve included a guide layer that cuts the emoji bubble in half. This is to help you place eyes and mouths in the center of the face. You’ll want to click the “eye” icon to hide this guide layer when you’re finished creating your emoji.
Secondly, symmetry is your friend. Turn on the symmetry tool in vertical mode only. If the line of symmetry doesn’t show up in the middle of the emoji base, don’t worry! Grab the little bubble to move the line to the middle of your base face. Our guide layer we included can help you do this.
Once the symmetry tool is in the middle, make a new layer to put your emoji elements on. Then place your items you want to mirror on each side of the emoji such as eyes, demon horns, tear streams, or whatever else you feel like drawing at the time.
Once you’ve placed your stamps, make a new layer underneath that one to color your emotions. We hope you have fun expressing yourself, and if you make an emoji you’re proud of, please tag it #autodesksketchbook so we can find and celebrate it.
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).