CHAIN BRUSH ASSEMBLY TUTORIAL
CHAINS CAN BE A PAIN TO DRAW. Here’s how I make it easy AF. Follow the directions below using your own art to develop your own brush.
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Download includes ZIP file with one 200px Chain Brush with Presets for Photoshop.
DRAW A ROCKET. It’s two chain links. I put a gap in the bottom because that is where the pieces will link.
Rotate it to go left to right. From the Edit menu, Define Brush Preset.
Open the Brush Panel and select the new brush (It’s probably at the end). Go to Shape Dynamics and set the Angle Jitter to Direction
Set the Size Jitter to Off.
Go back to the Brush Tip Shape panel and adjust the spacing until it looks right. In my case, 216% is what worked for me.
USE YER BRUSH
You can use it as is, or add Blending Layers to add ‘Lineart’ for a toonier look.
Shown: Chains on separate layer with Blending Layers – Color Overlay set to White, 100% opacity, and Stroke added.