This is the first "written" tutorial I ever did. There are 5 parts, this is Part 1. I know there are better ways I probably could have explained some of the steps but I will make additional tutorials in the future.
If you have questions, please, don't hesitate to ask.
All of the brushes here will be uploaded, but I have detailed how I created them so you can create your own.
This tutorial was done in part of a favor to a good friend (and mentor) to be used for a photoshop class. It was supposed to be a beginner coarse so the image itself is simple and hopefully easy to understand and replicate. I am a freak about custom brushes and textures -- I love them, you should too! Cheers.
Photoshop + Tablet and a few custom brushes.