Coolorus - ColorPicker Photoshop brushes of the pros for free, skills still required Editor’s Note (2/18/13): It’s been nearly two years since this article was published, so please be sure to check out Photoshop brushes from more amazing artists. Also if there are any broken links, please do let me know. Ah, Photoshop brushes, the enchanted tool that many young artists seek to level-up their talent. I’ve accumulated here a list of brushes used by some of the best concept artists in the industry. Some of these Photoshop brushes are provided by recognizable names such as Dan Luvisi (adonihs), Thierry Doizon (BARONTiERi), leventep, Goro Fujita, and the like — people who have worked with companies the like of Ubisoft, Eidos, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Wizards of the Coast, Marvel Comics, you get the idea. Whether you’re a seasoned digital art knight or a mere squire, hopefully you’ll find something here that may help you out in your adventure as an artist. Perhaps within this list you will find that one elusive brush that will sweep away all your problems. zhuzhu brushes
Making of Portrait of Nathan in Photoshop These are the steps I took while painting “Portrait of Nathan”. The sketch was drawn with a ball point pen in a toned sketchbook. I used Photoshop CS and a Wacom Cintiq for the painting. The size of the painting is 8.6” w x 10” h, at 300 resolution. Step 1. After scanning my sketch of Nathan, I choose Select All, copy that layer and paste another copy of the Nathan sketch above the background layer, one above the other. I do this to soften and lighten my sketch lines, this adds a nice mid tone color and value. Step 2. What I typically do in this stage is use my eye drop tool to select the color I’ve created for the background and then use that color to begin my block in.
Photoshop CS5 Mixer Brush Tips and Tricks (This is the first of two articles on the Mixer Brush that I've written. The second can be found here.) Having wrestled with Photoshop's new Mixer Brush in CS5 for the past few months, I've come to the conclusion that the new tool is indeed a great addition, however with many caveats. Here are the biggest hurdles I've come across while working with the new Mixer Brush, and how I've overcome them for the time being. 1.) This one stumped me for a long time. As can be seen in the pic below, the Mixer Brush never manages to build up to the actual color you have selected when painting in 8-bits/channel, no matter how many strokes you lay down. When painting in 16-bits/channel, the Mixer Brush works just fine. So the solution is easy - paint in 16-bits/channel! The only problem with this solution is that not all filters are available when working with 16-bit images, so expect to change the mode occasionally if you like using filters. 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) Conclusion: Thanks for reading!
Brushing Up On Photoshop's Brush Tool Advertisement When laid by a learned hand, brush strokes can convey a sense of energy, tactility and humanness. These qualities speak to your audience’s subconscious, whispering ideas that words alone can’t convey. Mastering the digital brush is by no means easy. Basic Settings Along the brush’s options bar are some simple yet powerful settings that determine the strength and shape of your brush. The brush’s most essential settings are found in the options bar. Brush The brush menu, which is accessible by clicking the drop-down menu next to the brush preview or by right-clicking within the canvas, presents three options to control the shape of your brush: “Master Diameter,” “Hardness” and “Brush Shape.” The Master Diameter setting sets the overall width and height of your brush in pixels. The brush menu is easily accessible by right-clicking on the canvas. The hardness setting is available only for Photoshop’s round brushes. Mode Opacity, Flow and Airbrush Advanced Settings Brush Presets Off Fade
Digital Painting Steps - Adobe Photoshop Tutorial Let's take a walkthrough of one of my digital paintings done in adobe photoshop. The brushes and exact methods used throughout were not recorded but I will make general comments on each step if applicable. The original reference for this painting was a photo taken by Epoxy5. This tutorial assumes a comfortable level of proficiency with adobe photoshop and the brush settings, and a minimum Photoshop version of 7 or higher. I will try to include the keyboard shortcuts whenever possible but, GraphicJunkies has a great free download for all the common photoshop keyboard shortcuts. 1. Adobe Photoshop is a wonderful program with great advances in its brush engine. Open the Brushes Palette (F5) Opacity jitter should be set to pressure (only effective if you have a pressure sensitive tablet). 2. Using your reference photo, sketch the outline and important areas of your image with a small sized brush (B). 3. I like to block in color areas, getting a rough idea of the hues I want to use. 4. 5. 6.
Making of “Morning in Garden” In this making of I will show you the way I work and learn from experience from other artists, as well as the brushes that I collected from them. Especially artists Marta Dalhig, my favorite artists through my work Morning in the Garden. I started finding reference for my concept. First ,I want to talk about the color tone, I think a pretty picture is a picture of beauty color , no need to know the technical or details . With the tone i found, I started to quickly layout and ideas with a rough outline, and identify the source of light. Mixing various colors will make your tone become less poor and less monotonous brilliant color. Began to push deeper details I began to divide the range of light and shadow clearly, and more details With a variety of brush support, they will make the process faster and be many materials To make your block more clarity, strengthening the reflected light will create beautiful effects and brilliant. Final,focus on detail Download brushes
50 Time Saving Photoshop Actions to Boost Your Images You’re a creative talent. The last thing you probably want is to be stuck performing the same task a hundred times on different images. Adobe programmers understand this. It’s why they created Photoshop Actions. With Photoshop Actions, a set of otherwise repetitive tasks can be applied automatically, freeing you up for the real work: being creative. Just in case your not sure how to use Photoshop Actions, you might like to check this tutorial: Using Actions to Automate Tasks in Photoshop. Sa-Cool Action Download Page → Red Action Download Page → Old Color Tones Actions Download Page → Action Photoshop Download Page → Photoshop Actions (4) Download Page → Ladybug Actions Download Page → Melon Actions Download Page → Sky Effects Download Page → Forest Action Download Page → Wedding Theme Action Download Page → Photoshop Action (15) Download Page → Vintage Dream Download Page → Fearless Action Download Page → Color Actions Download Page → Photoshop Action (04) Download Page → Download Page → Action 4 Download Page →
The Last Job by Michal Dziekan Hi, My name is Michal Dziekan, I'm polish based illustrator and character designer. You can check my website (michaldziekan.com) and blog (michaldziekan.blogspot.com) for more of my works. I'm going to show you how I create my illustration, the whole process from the scratch. For me the most important part of the illustration is the idea, however in this particular illustration idea is very simple - thief forced to do his last assignment, that seemed to be so easy but came out as a set up. So if the idea is simple I'm focusing on the storytelling, mood and framing. Everything starts with a sketch. Then I'm starting to do all the line work. Tutorials „Speedpainting“ - tips and tricks Click here to read my notes about speed painting. „Maintenance“ - progress video This video shows my approach on the 30min spitpaintings using photoshop. This one took me 24min 33sec. completion: November 2013main software: Photoshoprunning time: 2:53 min „Port“ - progress video This video shows my approach on speedpainting using photoshop. completion: August 2005main software: Photoshoprunning time: 16:27 min „iPad/iPhone Brushes“ - progress videos These are progress videos of some of my iPad/iPhone finger paintings with the Brushes App. completion: 2010main software:Brushes App „The Hunt“ - making of article I wrote this Making Of article for the CGSociety. completion: October 2005main software: Photoshop