Free Photoshop Brushes!Free Photoshop Brushes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a free brush set that contains basic rendering brushes, as well as custom brushes I've made. You may use them in any of your personal and professional work, and of course I highly encourage you to make your own as well
Made in Photoshop CS3, they should work in previous versions and of course will work in CS5 & CS6.
Thanks and enjoy!
******GET THEM HERE!: http://gum.co/AtzY ********
PS...Just enter '$0' where it says 'Give', you don't have to donate nothin'!
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD.
Basic Brushes in Photoshop
It's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush.
Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. )
| Click for quicker editing options|
Guide on How To Receive Feedback & Critique:iconprojectcomment:Guide on How To Receive Feedback & Critique4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is an editorial written and submitted by namenotrequired on behalf of ProjectComment, a group founded by 3wyl that aims to encourage deviants to seek and provide constructive feedback that can help you to better yourself at your art.
What's in this article
1. Encouraging people to comment
2. Getting comments through ProjectComment
3. Other places to get comments:
4. More related guides
Encouraging people to comment
Make clear in your artist's or author's comments that you're looking for feedback. You can also ask specific questions to potential commenters about it (Does this character come across as realistic?, Please tell me what you think of the composition/colours/... etc.).
More about using your Artist's/Author's comments effectively can be found in our article
New brushset with charcoal brushescan be downloaded here:New brushset with charcoal brushes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the charcoal ones are last in the list
Smaller dA thumbnail scriptWant to get rid of the absolutely horrendous recent dA update of ugly, massive, unorganized, unprofessional thumbnails that I turned off beta to escape from but IT SOMEHOW STILL FOUND ME???Smaller dA thumbnail script3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just install this amazing new browser script written by rotane, which not only shrinks the thumbnails back to a reasonable size, but also gets rid of the awkward light-background problem for wide deviations.
THANKS rotane!!!! Please +fave and spread it around if you like it!
http://sta.sh/01su5fzrjpba LOOK HOW EVEN WORSE DEVIANTART.COM MAIN PAGE LOOKS ON A NON-PREMIUM
Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!Hello, everyone!Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Surprise, surprise! I'm PizzaPotatoNBacon, and I'm using this tasty article labeled as "Small Surprise #2" to cover an equally surprising topic. A topic so surprising yet so indulging, you'll have no idea why they let an insane person like me write it. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to "Feedback Taboos"!
"What are these so called 'Feedback Taboos?" you are asking.
Giving Feedback on amazing artworks that don't need improvement
Giving Feedback on an art form you're not familiar with
Giving Feedback on Articles And Tutorials
Why are they considered taboos? Because they may seem 1. too hard to do, 2. too far-fetched, or 3. just outright pointless. Sure, not doing these taboos does not seem like a big deal, but it is. They are all helpful in a whole, yet rarely done, if not done at all. Feedback, as long as it's constructive and helpful, is good, regardless of the submission it was made on.
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
2014 Brushes + TumblrHey everyone!2014 Brushes + Tumblr1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, many times people ask me about what brushes I use and what not... I have a link for my brushes on my profile but I don't use that set anymore, so I just wanted to share the brush-set I've been using lately with you
You can download it here:
BRUSHES, FUCK YEAH!
The last 5 brushes or so are the ones I use the most ( like 95% of the time ).
It is much simpler than my previous set as I'm trying to "free" my "workspace" as much as possible. It still has some brushes that are universally in everyone's brush-set nowadays, so honestly I'm not sure who to credit anymore since they've been around for so long, but they probably come from Jaime Jones, Leventep, Kekai, M@ etc...
Just remember that brushes are just another tool and won't make your work better or worse automatically. Just use the ones you like the most and stick with that
I have also recently made a tumblr account in which I sh
Nvidia card users importanthdmi usersNvidia card users important2 years ago in Personal More Like This
People i just discovered why i couldnt get true blacks on my cintiqs, or other monitors, blaming led technology. But envidia was the problem at fault.
Color value are from 0 to 255, i mean from black to white, thats good for photoedition, but real bad for games.
Nvidia cards were built for been in video games, so they dont use those values, they use from 16- 235, so you are skipping the most crucial colors for coloring, but for editing it will SUCK.
So i had found a great web page, with a little software for pc users, that you run it and restart and you get solid blacks, this had made my callibration so easy, it was the graphic card the problem.
Just download the program, unzip it, execute it, and choose from 1 to 255 values, restart and its done.
If you dont like it you can revert it by clicking again the other option.
Corel painter works incredible with those values. You notice this more if you have your monitor connected in hdmi mode.
help corner: EmoticonsWelcome to the help corner:Emoticons. If you have any questions about anything Emoticon related go ahead and send me a note. Not all questions have to be serious, I am looking forward to all kind of questions ;D The questions will be answered in the next edition of the help corner.help corner: Emoticons4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I had the idea for this News article when I recently went through the Tutorial list of Emotication. I normally send deviants to Emotication when they need help to create Emoticons. Now that I went through the list I noticed that many tutorials aren't helpful at all. It is "just" a list with very good but also very bad tutorials.
In the first edition of the help corner I want to share tutorials with you that I find helpful. These don't necessarily reflect my preferences in the emoticon creation process
Let me first tell you something about different shadings. Every Emoticonist has different preferenc
PE: Introduction to the Digital Art categoriesHi! Welcome to the Digital Art categories central! The following article is intended to be a quick guide on the Digital Art categories to get you started, most of the descriptions included here came from past Project Educate articles (so thanks for all the current and past CVs for their indirect help :P) and will include links to more articles if you want a more deep insight of said category, as well as a list of CVs you can send your DD suggestions to. (As of December 2012, for the updated list of current volunteers you can always check this blog)PE: Introduction to the Digital Art categories2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But first, what is considered DIGITAL Art?
Digital Art includes every artwork created with the use and/or help of digital software and tools. Said in simple words: art you create with a computer (or other devic
How I made my way out of the Loser TrapHey guys, I feel the topic of productivity, balance of work and life and other such things vibrates these days, as quite a few people whom I follow wrote something about it, so I thought I'd bring to your attention the quotes I found most resonant for me (and some personal thoughts, too, that I'll share below):How I made my way out of the Loser Trap9 months ago in Personal More Like This
From Hannes' tumblr post about the recent changes in his attitude towards art (very much worth a read by itself):
I know how this sounds from the guy who used to be all about drawing all day, every day, but I’ve started doing other things. First of all at some point your health will politely ask you to start working out, taking away about 8 hours of your week. You’ll start eating better, cooking more fresh stuff, costing you maybe another 5 hours. I also play both handball and volleyball, both adding up
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics WeekLiterary Terminology Guide10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
CONTEST! With 2400 Points For 1st~ -UPDATED-Five days remaining!CONTEST! With 2400 Points For 1st~ -UPDATED-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are in the middle of working on it but need a couple days after the deadline to finish it up, you may send me a WIP and I will still accept it.
OKAY, so here's the info for my first contest~!
The overall contest theme will be several (not all) of my OCs. Before I get started with the info pertaining to that, I'd like to lay down the prizes and the rules for the contest:
Please note: If you would like to help contribute with prizes I would be extremely grateful. If you're interested in helping, please note me what you're willing to do, whether it's points, art, or even just a feature. You may still participate in the contest if you are offering prizes.
A 1 year premium membership OR 2400 points.
A fullbody piece of your choice drawn by me.
A month's feature on my front page.
An art feature from Ren-Yangze (She will feature five of the winner's pieces from their gallery)
BRUSHESI was asked a couple of time what kind of brushes I use…BRUSHES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well - basically I have a lot, but just a few that I really use for everything.
So here we go with my so called "main_brush_set".
Those brushes are my all time favorites and used pretty much on a daly base.
A few brushes are from the web and some a selfmade or self tweaked.
Hope you have the same fun as I have using those brushes.
The brushes could be found on my Blog (http://malosart.blogspot.de/)
Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?This happens to me all the time.Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm starting out an image, and for the life of me, I just cannot determine what color I should use for the skintone. I wish I had a crystal ball that would show me thirty minutes into the future so I can see just how a character will look after applying all the necessary shading, anatomical detailing, and highlights based upon the base color I use. A lot of times, it'll appear too faint, too desaturated, or on the flip side, way too bold and gleaming like a bronzed deity caked in a thick lathering of walrus grease.
Which is delicious, by the way.
FORTUNATELY! The folks at The Humanae Tumblr seemed to have a crystal ball of their own. Not so much one that shows the final product of my work, but one that certainly told them of my many incredibly frustrating endeavors into spending a good chunk of time shading a character's skin only to realize the base tone was absolute g
Adoptables, Customs What is a Custom Adoptable?Adoptables, Customs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's an adoptable commission that is created using a pre-set lineart or base and the colours/patterns of the adopter's choice.
How do I start making Customs?
Starting is easy enough, you just have to decide that you have the time to do them and be willing to work with another person to produce something together. A custom is not unlike a collaboration after all, you'll just be doing all the "arm-work".
How do I make it easy for myself?
First: Be prepared!
(Only works with programs that support layers)
The fastest way to "make it easy" is to prepare beforehand. This means having some kind of layered base ready to be coloured. It doesn't matter if it's your own lineart or someone elses, but having to do all the colour outlines *every single time* is just boring and time consuming. And if you want to offer lower prices, you can't spend hours on the outlines.
BrushesSince the last site was taken down, here is a new link to my brush set!Brushes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Official FB || https://www.facebook.com/pages/U2644-Art/223194584426893
Official CGHub || http://u2644.cghub.com/
Official Site || http://www.u2644.com/
Official Livestream || http://www.livestream.com/u2644
CarapaceIf you're struggling with perspective in your drawings or comic book panels, make sure to check out Carapace, free art tool released by Epic Games.Carapace2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's a simple program (win only) that allows you to place vanishing points around an image placeholder to flesh out the shell of your drawing.
You can also determine the perspective of existing images (handy!):
Looks yummy huh?
For more info see: Free Art Tool Released Thanks to Epic Friday
From Stock to Art: A Feature and DiscussionAs a stock provider, nothing pleases me more than to see a notification that an artist has used my stock in their art. It’s a gift, not only in the art itself, but to know that my stock inspired an artist to create. I am constantly dazzled by the artists who take a simple photo and turn it into an entire fantasy world. Artists take the ordinary photo and turn it into something extraordinary. This is one of the reasons my fellow stock providers and I create stock. We share a common bond of dreamers and possibilities.From Stock to Art: A Feature and Discussion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
”All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.”
– Edgar Allen Poe
A single stock photo can be interpreted in a thousand different ways, by a thousand different artists. Each artist is inspired by their own unique views and tastes. Where one artist sees a stock photo
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
How To Make Pattern Brush TextureLike photoshops bucket tool pattern or just want a pattern brush. Use this method to get that effect. I'm going to use a screentone texture that is inverted.How To Make Pattern Brush Texture3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Go to your paint tool sai Folder
Open Brushtex folder
Open a bmp image in photoshop or sai
decorate it in greyscale. You can see my texture above, it's was done in photoshop as render difference clouds. Rename the file to something you will remember. I called mine Lightening because when it's used it looks a bit like lightening or coffee stains.open the CONF file called Brushtex. Open it in Notepad. It will look something like this>>
write this: 1,brushtex\[the name of your bmp file].bmp Make sure on the end up the image file name. Exactly like in the image above. Mine was lightening so I wrong it: 1,brushtex\lightening.bmp and after you write this, close and save,
What is an Art Thief? My definitions:In a particular art-theft report fiasco that my friend lavitaacolori had to experience, I decided to make a protest against accusing established artists of being art thieves.What is an Art Thief? My definitions:4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I don't know the whole story. Even hearing both sides of the story, I still do not feel I understand everything about the events that took place, so I instead am going to state my own personal opinion about what it means to be an art thief.
At thieves come in different forms and motivations.
An art thief is someone who posts another artist's work and gives PROBABLE CAUSE for others to potentially ASSUME that they were the -original creator- of the artwork.
There are four types of thieves that fall into this definition. Let's call them Type A ("Photobucket/Google Image") thieves, Type B ("Altering") thieves, Type C ("Trace/Copy") thieves, and the most malicious kind, Type D ("Identity Theft") thieves.
A Type A
Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.Hey everyone, I just put up a new video on how to create physically accurate perspective grids in 2 minutes or less. A lot of people, including myself, tend to just eyeball it or make a best guess, but with these methods you can make them accurate to camera with very little effort. Enjoy!Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.1 year ago in Personal More Like This