Creating custom brushes in MS Paint

Date: November 8th, 2010
Author: Mark Kolin

This tutorial is about how to create custom brushes in MS Paint.
Although MS Paint is often called bad names and is often neglected, it is actually a pretty good image editor. Here we will show you a quick trick you can use to create your own brush in MS Paint.
First draw a little picture like so:

Creating custom brushes in MS Paint

Next select it and open the Select drop-down list and select Transparent Selection:

Creating custom brushes in MS Paint

Now drag your image while holding down Shift. The result should be something like this:

Creating custom brushes in MS Paint

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