After I cut out my expanded square with an exacto knife, I mounted all the pieces onto white cardstock. Then I scanned it.
So here’s how you can turn your scan into a Photoshop brush in 3 easy steps:
1. In the layers palette, double click on the background layer and rename it to layer 0.
2. Use the Magic Wand Tool to select the white background and delete it. Don’t forget about any white parts that are inside the square.
3. Go to Edit —> Define brush
That’s it! Give it a name and start playing with it. Try painting with it too…you never know. I suggest saving your file in a folder outside of Photoshop as well. When you do upgrades, you don’t want to lose all the brushes that you’ve created!
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