Hey guys, recompiled a new version of my default brush set. Click the link above or wherever to download them from DeviantART. Here’s some copy/pasted info:
Version 3! What’s New?
- This is now an extended version of the older V2 set, (from 1.8MB now to 32MB,) containing the brushes I use often in my day to day Photoshop drawing and painting.
- Things to note: a few brushes have been removed because I never used them due to their rather uselessness. The “Knife” brushes in particular have been removed, and replaced by “Broad Tip 1 & 2” under the Flats Set.
- A fantastic painting set “Triangle Brushes” by Joshua Jones has been added to the Painting section, and I’ve been using these on almost everything since I found them.
- Also new are a bunch of sponge / spatter brushes I’ve been using often as texture bases to painting. Useful!
- The Chalk brushes are also a pretty essential part of Photoshop in general, so I’ve added a section just for them.
Aside from HINABN this is one of my favourite tutorials because she talks about Nearest Neighbour interpolation which is a huge lifesaver for anybody who uses the pencil tool.
Click the source link to see it at a readable size.
One thing that photoshop really miss is a good blender, like the one you can use in Corel painter or Sai. I just discovered that you can create a blender using the smudge tool - the result is not 100% like the blenders in Painter and Sai, but it’s good enough.
First thing you’ve gotta do is to make a brush for the smudge tool.
The most important thing here is to TURN ON “Scattering”
And second most important is to TURN OFF “Shape dynamics”.
This is really the key to make the blending work.
The “strength” option can vary, depending on how much you wanna blend. I think 10-30 is a pretty good area to switch around with.
AND NOW SOME EXAMPLES:
As you can see, the one to the left looks horrible. That’s the default settings on the smudge tool. But on the other two, the smudging is now looking more like it’s blending the white and red colors. If you want a more watercolor-ish effect, I recommend using a brush with some texture and jagged edges. For mor smooth blending, use hard round brush - but remember to turn on scattering.
Nobody really needs to sleep anyway. Have a Tom and Loki.