Creating Photoshop Aurora Northern Lights Brush

Creating Photoshop Aurora Northern Lights Brush
In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to create custom photoshop aurora brush which is good for painting Northern polar lights.

Brush Tip

Creating Photoshop Aurora Northern Lights Brush
Paint a soft edge vertical brush tip shape like the image. The top part of the brush tip should be less opacity and the edge of the brush should be soft. You can use Gaussian blur filter to achieve this too.

Define Brush Preset

Creating Photoshop Aurora Northern Lights Brush
Convert the image into brush by using, "Edit > Define Brush Preset".

Brush Settings

Creating Photoshop Aurora Northern Lights Brush Creating Photoshop Aurora Northern Lights Brush
Select the new brush we just created. The brush currently is without any settings, so enable "Shape Dynamics", "Scattering", "Other Dynamics" and "Color Dynamics".

Shape Dyamics

  • Size Jitter - Randomise brush tip size.
  • Control - Choose "Pen Pressure"
  • Minimum Diameter - Minimum brush tip size.
  • Roundness Jitter - Randomise brush tip shape roundness. It will squeeze the tip shape vertically.
  • Minimum Roundness - Minimum brush shape roundness.
  • Flip X Jitter - Randomly flip brush tip in X Axis.

Scattering

  • Scatter - Use a low value.
  • Control - Choose "Off".

Color Dyamics

  • Control - Choose "Pen Pressure".

Other Dyamics

  • Opacity Jitter - Use a big value. Control "Pen Pressure".
  • Flow Jitter - Use a big value. Control "Pen Pressure".




Artwork




Timelapse painting video using this custom aurora brush.



Reference

Youtube Creating Photoshop Aurora Brush
Youtube Aurora Northern Lights Painting

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