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. )
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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
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.
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.
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 script2 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
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
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough2 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
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/)
Magical Photoshop Blender BrushSelect the Smudge Tool. Click on Windows>Brushes (F5). Select a soft brush.Magical Photoshop Blender Brush3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on Shape Dynamics (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Size Jitter drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on Scattering (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Scatter to 50% and the drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
>Set the Count to 8.
>Set the Count Jitter to 80% and the drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on Other Dynamics (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Strength Jitter drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on the top right corner pull-down menu on the brushes window. Click on "New Brush Preset." Name your brush. Doing this saves your brush.
NOTE: The scattering is where this brush is most effective. If you want softer blending, decrease the scatter. If you want rougher blending, increase it. Feel free to use these settings on different brush shapes as well for different effects (such as watercolor, oil, etc. Try all those different textured brush shapes provided by Photoshop and di
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
Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 9 Ive been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artists works that I have come across. It started off as stock I cant provide myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 93 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, Check them out, Im sure youll agree, just click on their deviation.
Texture9 by anettfrozen
Yellow House Path 2 by Avahlon-Stock background stock17 by Sophie-Y :thumb260759332: Victorian Mansion 2 by DamselStock BG Versailles by Eirian-stock Beech grove - Buchenwald 3 by Nexu4 Stone Window side by GRANNYSATTICSTOCK Austria Stock 67 by Malleni-Stock Weird rocks 3 by CAStock Sampan by aremerose Into the Labyrinth STOCK 5 by MirandaRose-Stock Into the Labyrinth STOCK 2 by MirandaRose-Stock Stock.06 by favouritevampire :thumb262265336: Mont Saint-Michel V - Exclusive HDR by somadjinn :thumb26219117
Want to learn anatomy?If anatomy's been one of those areas you've known you need to work on but it's just too much of a pain to work through all those tedious textbooks, I would recommend checking out this resource: http://www.memrise.com/course/87415/artistic-anatomy/Want to learn anatomy?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't gone all the way through it so I can't vouch for it in its entirety, but it looks like a good, user-friendly way to take bite-sized chunks of learning anatomy! Now, knowing the bones and muscles isn't all that's required to draw great figures, but knowing what pieces exist and being able to name them helps you remember that they're there and you can be more specific when you draw and study.
If you enjoy this and want to dig in to anatomy and figure construction even deeper, I'd recommend checking out this book list: http://www.marshallart.com/reviews/anatomyHuman/
Scholarly Resources for Historical Asian FashionHere’s a list of Scholarly Resources focusing on Historical Asian Fashions that is also available to English readers. Web sources are denoted as (WEB), public domain books available online as (ONLINE BOOK) , while the rest are printed books. Those with previews available on Google books are (PREVIEW ON GOOGLE BOOKS).Scholarly Resources for Historical Asian Fashion11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have read most of these books/sources or have had them recommended to me. Some of these books may be out of print, but you may be able to find them at your local library (try Interloan).
More sources will be added as time goes by. Please let me know if you have a recommended source!
ASIA / WORLD
Hair: Its Power and Meaning in Asian Cultures edited by Alf Hiltebeitel, Barbara D. Miller (PREVIEW ON GOOGLE BOOKS)
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.
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)
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 Trap5 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
Arts for Animal Rights Contest 2013!Hello! I´m officially starting right now the Second International Arts for Animal Rights Contest (IARC)! The first one was in the first half of 2012 ( http://mauriciokanno.deviantart.com/journal/Results-of-the-contest-Arts-for-Animal-Rights-293635351 ); there was also a contest for human rights, in the second half of 2012 ( http://mauriciokanno.deviantart.com/journal/?offset=1#/d5fvbp3 ).Arts for Animal Rights Contest 2013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your challenge is to create (or offer, if made since 2010) a nice piece of art supporting animal rights, doing your best to show to the world the importance of respecting ALL the animals (you´ll likely focus on just one or some of them, but I mean, please choose an animal that people usually are not respecting). You just can´t offer again the same piece already offered in the last edition of this contest, in 2012.
As last year, every kind of art will be accepted, if it fits on this demand. As I´m in deviantArt, I expect to receive mainly traditional or digital art, but I will gladly accept photography
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
Frequently Asked QuestionsHello and welcome all to the FrozenPyro FAQ spectacular!Frequently Asked Questions8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Most of these questions have been pulled from comments in my gallery and the various PMs I’ve been sent. Quite a few of them are very similar so this is my attempt to answer as many as possible.
Without further ado let’s get this show on the road.
Q. Do you take commissions?
A. If the giant ‘Commissions Closed’ sign is still on my front page then no.
I don’t take commissions at the moment. If and when I do I’ll post a journal announcing it. It will be first come, first served with maybe 3-5 simultaneous slots.
I make ponies for fun; it’s a hobby and a way I relax. Doing it for money is not really my thing.
Q. Can you sculpt [insert pony name/my OC here] for me?
A. Same as above.
Q. How much would a commission cost?
Wing Tutorial & StreamingSo what do you guys think about me making a tutorial for drawing and colouring wings?Wing Tutorial & Streaming3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It might take me a while to make, so I want to be sure that people would find it useful before I actually start making it, lmfaoooo.
SO YEAH. THOUGHTS BELOW?
Also thanks to all of you who came to my stream yesterday. You were all great company! Thankfully no one was rude like the last few times I've done it publicly, so maybe I'll try streaming more often for you guys.
However if I get more people being pricks, it'll stop altogether 8) Just a warning.
Photoshop ver 07 // brushes found  Page7 Photoshop ver 07+ // Page7Photoshop ver 07 // brushes found  Page78 years ago in Personal More Like This
+ :iconSCULLY7491: // brushes found :
http://www.deviantart.com/view/19696659/ Antique Lace Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/20631147/ Pop Art Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/20634082/ Blood Brushes III
http://www.deviantart.com/view/20844094/ Hair Brushes III
http://www.deviantart.com/view/20915476/ Lighting Effects Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/19352674/ Guns and Bullets Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/16739875/ Border Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/16640536/ Spots and Stripes Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/16524227/ Random Grunge
http://www.deviantart.com/view/14879647/ Valentine Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/14754346/ Starlight Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/14683682/ Fractal Swirls Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/14616265/ Alchemy Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/14551034/ Puzzle Brushes
Through The Lens #3 ~ The Validity of Abstraction“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”Through The Lens #3 ~ The Validity of Abstraction1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
- Ansel Adams
When photography was first created it was used primarily for portraits. It was not yet mobile and therefore could not yet be used in genres like landscape or journalism. Portrait painters at the time felt that photography was not legitimately artistic, and this spurred the "Pictorialist" photographic movement. In defense of their art, Pictorialists depicted subjects with soft visual effects and artistic poses. At the beginning of the twentieth century a man named Paul Strand countered the "Pictorialist" movement stating that it was too apologetic, and did not take advantage of the new medium.
Paul Strand was an American Modernist photographer leading the drive to establish photography as a valid form of fine art. However, he did not believe that all forms of photography held artistic value. His argument was based on the idea - central to modernist art, of 'trut
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