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Mon Jul 25, 2011, 3:25 AM


This is somehow a continuation of the previous journal with a listing of tutorials I use.
People ask me about what brushes do I use even more often than about me making tutorials. Unfortunately here I might help only Photoshop users as I've never used SAI or GIMP and my Corel Painter worked so unbelievably slow on my machine that recently I've simply uninstalled it.

To be honest, the brush I use most often is a simple round brush with tablet pressure controlling the opacity.


With that baby I paint almost everything starting from under-painting and ending on medium details. Yet, there are all sorts of different brushes I use for other things - hair, texturing, backgrounds, foliage and so on. Here are a few sets I have installed. I do not use every single brush from them and I've deleted most of them right after installation... sometimes leaving as much as 1-5 brushes from a set of 30. You can get rid of unwanted brushes by either using the preset manager in the brush menu panel or by clicking a brush while holding ALT key.  It's not good to have too many brushes on your list. Not only will it confuse you but also it might cause slower brush-list loading on older machines.
After downloading and installing a brush set always test every single brush - play with it on a clear canvas, test it in different colours and using different strokes. Pick only those which you like and know how to use, delete the others or at least move them to the bottom of the list, leaving the most often used at the top.

Hair brush set by para-vineTexture Brushes by AlectorFencerPENCIL BOX by mawgalleryCloud Brushes by para-vineMateu7's Ink Brushes by mateusevenManga Brushes Teaser Final by jekylnhydeHawk4 Brushes II by Hawk423 Brushes for Photoshop by katiedesousaMy Brush Pack by DanLuVisiArtTora's Big Ass Brushset by DanHowardArtWatercolor - Photoshop Brushes by nosKILL1343High-Res Paint Strokes: Set I by RaekreThe Ultimate Grass Brush Set by charfadeFLUIDs and FX pack by Wen-JRChainmail Brushset by nathies-stockFur Brush Pack by CoyoteMangeMy Brush Set + Pore Brushes by RahllHannes' Brushes by algenpfleger


If you have any questions related to using brushes, then go ahead and ask. I'll try to answer all your questions and use my awesome engrish skills to explain as much as possible.

PS. A friend of mine recently opened a role-playing forum. Want to play?


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Blubble-The-Blubs Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Would mind telling me what you have for the settings for your airbrush here, or where you downloaded it if you did so? On Photoshop Elements I downloaded a pack that had one similar, but I started using CS5 and don't have the pack anymore and I'm not sure which it was. I was trying to play with the default hard round opacity brush, but I can't seem to make it work.

Thanks! :la:
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vesner Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you're using CS5 then the brush I'm using most often is one of the round brushes from the standard set. One is called Round hart 60 3 and the other one Hard Round Pressure Opacity. I don't change any settings for those two.
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Blubble-The-Blubs Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thanks!
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Prosiac Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uhm, i just got a tablet this other day, but i really don't know how to set up the pressure reacting thing :(
Can anyone help me?
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LicianDragon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only recently started using more than the basic hard round brush and adjusting it's hardness. I've avoided some brushed because they seem like cheating to me, like fur brushed for example, but I'll have to take a look at some brushed for texture :)
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christi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very awesome. thanks for sharing.
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LupusShetani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
YaY brush'e :D :la:
i tak nie skorzystam ale ściągnę xDDD

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letsho Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Mood: miserable?:(
doin' okay?:(
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mistywren Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shes got a headache poor thing XD
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letsho Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
awwwwwwwww:3 i hope she gets better soon! and can hopefully livestream;)
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YawningWolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank's for sharing this with us, some of them are very usefull for me :)


I remember that !Kikariz (deaktivated account) posted a long time ago some very very amazing Photoshop brushes. Sadly I don't have them on the pc anymore (I had to delete anything), but does anyone have them maybe?
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vesner Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You mean those? [link]
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YawningWolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah yes! Thank you for the help :D
Somehow I couldn't find them anymore ^^;
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TheFinalBlow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
hey i'd love to do this rp, but do i need to be experienced/advanced in it to join?
(sorry for asking it to you but couldn't really figure it out by myself on the the cite ^^; )
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mistywren Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes we are an advanced site but there really isn't a word limit so it evens itself out. I'll be on it as much as I can to answer as many questions as I can but otherwise ask WITH when shes on. Shes our admin.

-Shadow.
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BDT466 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing collection, thanks for sharing :)
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gyomura19 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
You are very kind for sharing this . Thank you so much
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CharmyHalliwell Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
this is fab!
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