Building Custom Brush Presets

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Exposure’s brush tool enables you to brush an effect on your photo selectively. Brush presets give quick access to effects like dodge and burn, clarity, and skin smoothing. Exposure ships with lots of useful brush presets, but you can create your own for specific editing needs. Building custom brush presets simplifies your editing workflow and makes you more efficient.

Watch our latest quick tip video and learn how to make a preset for painting texture on a plain backdrop, how to customize the effect to taste, and how to save brush presets for use in the future.

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About the Author:

Jimmy is on the marketing team at Alien Skin. He builds our training videos, writes for the blog, governs our social channels, and he is the self-proclaimed king of swag. He's also a professional photographer and a complete fitness nut.


  1. Mike Steck June 13, 2018 at 2:25 am - Reply

    Jimmy, I have been a Lightroom/Photoshop person forever…and purchased Exposure X3 recently. It has changed EVERYTHING…speed of custom retouch and custom creations is amazingly fast. Also, as a professional trainer by day, i want to say your tutorials are the best ever, you have such a great, relaxed and extremely informative style!

    • Jimmy Beech June 13, 2018 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Thanks, Mike! I’m delighted to hear that you’re happy with Exposure. And thanks so much for the kind words about the tutorials. Our videos are a team effort, so I have Finley, Ben, and everyone else in the Alien Skin clan to thank for their help in making them happen.

  2. Kristin B. Bruun June 14, 2018 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Hi, thanks to all of the team members for great tutorials and tips!
    I downloaded Exposure two days ago, and am amazed.
    I’m starting up as portrait photographer after many years as illustrator (charicatures, actually) and outdoors photographing. Stumbled across Exposure when looking for software to save time retouching.
    I like the presets, and as you show here, the paintbrushes for detailed retouch. 🙂

    • Jimmy Beech June 14, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

      Thanks for the comments, Kristin. It’s great to hear that you’re enjoying your experience with Exposure so far.

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