Graffiti stamp art in Photoshop

Photoshop's Brush tool doesn't necessarily have to be used for painting. It can be a useful stamp for creating instances of stencil or stamp art as well. Instead of painting a stroke, you can use a single mouse-click to create an impression of your brush tip on the canvas. Granted, it doesn't sound too impressive until you imagine using compelling artwork as a brush tip instead of a hard- or soft-edged ellipse. Arguably the most important thing to consider, in addition to the technique of stamping instead of painting, is that you need to get your artwork on the tip of that brush.

Defining a brush tip from your own art is an essential part of the process, but chances are you'll have many different stamps you'll want to use at different times. So rather than defining custom brushes each time you wish to use them, you should acquaint yourself with the different preset options available in Photoshop. When you define a piece of artwork as a custom brush, it will be added to the list of available presets in the Brush Preset Picker and the Brushes palette.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.