A collection of all the brushes I find myself dabbling with when doing environment artwork. Typically a select few are used much more than the others but they all certainly have their uses. The image in the background is made entirely using the brushes found in this set, with every brush being used at least once. I normally don't use them so extensively or so exclusively when painting and I certainly don't encourage it, but in the very least it shows what they can achieve. Please remember folks that good art is not all about the brushes you use. They are as much a tool as photoshop itself and should be viewed as such when you're still learning.
Some of the brushes have been made by myself and the rest have been tweaked from others that are freely available on the internet.
They should all work in Photoshop CS3 and above but I cannot vouch for older versions, sorry
Hopefully some of you will find them as useful as I have over the years
NOTE: These brushes are free to use and may be used to produce commercial work, but please DO NOT redistribute the brush set itself for profit. They have always been and always should be free for everyone. If you should ever see a website selling this set for money please kindly re-direct people here.
This Basic Brush Set includes 76 different Brushes. There were 3 Aspects i had on my mind when i created the Bruhes: Concept Design, Simulating Real Paint Dynamics, Effect-Presets for a faster workflow. The Set is optimized for Graphic Tablets. Without a pressure sensitive device you will not get the full Effect! The Brush Tips used were made from scanned Strokes with different Pencils, Markers, Charcoal etc.
- made with CS2 - Basic Pencils, Sketching Brushes - Inking Brushes - Wet- and Dry Markers for Concept Design/Coloring - Effect-Brushes: Foliage, Clouds, Smoke, Grass, Fur, Fibers/Hair and much more - Smudge Brushes - A wide Range of Brushes for textures
If you use or like this work it would be nice if you let me know about. (Credits are are welcome but not obligatory)
The content is free to use commercial and non-commercial.
- Added Smudge Brushes (also avaible as standalone pack -> see link above) - Added Pencil Shader, 1 additional Details Brush - Small Adjustments - Additional Round Brushes - Renamed and Sorted
- Included Fiber Brushset - Added "Extended" Smudge Set - Deleted 3 Brushes of minor usage - Additional Brushfiles splitted into categories
All the brushes that I have on my panel at this time ^^ The first 3 brushes my main. Actually it's just a variation of one standard round brush. I often paint a picture using only this brush. 7 -13 multipoint brush, typically used to detail the skin, hair, and they are more easy to mix colors. Brush number 14 I like to use instead of the standard round, it has a special effect. other brushes I do not use often, only for some texture effects. Brush at number 17 is not mine, it's very old I do not know the author, but it's one of my favorite brushes, and it is very cool and fast to paint clouds. I'm insecure, that number 22 is my brush.... hmm ... if you know who the author tell me please. Brush number 32 was used in this picture [link] hmm I think I have nothing more to say about this
Click on the download to get the ABR file
Brushes for Photoshop CS3. Installation: right-click on the canvas -> Loade/Replace Brushes -> select the file.
After so many people requested it, I finally found the time to go through my gigantic pile of brushes and clean them from duplicates and presets I've never really used. The set is built on brushes found all over the internet. You may or not find in it brushes made by ~DanHowardArt, `DanLuVisiArt, *CoyoteMange, *algenpfleger and many many more. I picked and chose what I liked from them and that's how this big-ass set came to life.
The set contains 174 brushes that I use on an everyday basis. For your convenience it's divided into 9 categories:
Basic - brushes I use the most. Most of my paintings are made using those particular brushes and often I use only those alone. Brushes from the following categories are just an addition and are used depending on the subject and stylization I work in.
Clouds - a few dynamic brushes to paint skies, mist and smoke.
Rock - perfect for rocks, ground and other rough surfaces.
Water - splashes and brushes with wet edges - best if used with light paint on dark surfaces.
Hair & Feathers - Well, ain't I a douchebag. I completely forgot to check the release document for most of the fur and feather brushes and now had to remove them from the set. To download the brushes I use for painting fur, feathers and scales, please visit this brush set --> [link] made by *CoyoteMange
Plants - a very big set of dynamic brushes for painting foliage. Most of them are hand-painted giving pictures a very nice and unified look.
Details - all sorts of little things that add to the final image - seams, light effects, laces and trinkets.
Textures - yummy grunge and garbage that will make those flat surfaces look interesting. Scratches, wrinkles, rust, pores, stains - all you'll ever need.
Smudge - special brushes for blending. They give very interesting blur and displacement effects.
Why lazy? Because there are plenty of brushes that make your life easier.
The set works best with Photoshop CS5 and CS6. It should work with versions from 2 to 4 too but some of the brushes might not give the same effects.
Feel free to download and pick whatever you like. Have fun!
Enjoy kiddies ! These brushes are mostly good for decorative and texture application to imitate some traditional media and otherwise make your artwork prettier.
These brushes come with preset settings, but you may change settings according to your taste. Most brushes will work wither older PS versions, but some brush settings may be unavailable. Hit download to get the .zip pack.
Credit is appreciated
For those experiencing format trouble with CS3/CS4, try downloading this version sta.sh/02fyncx1crds
By popular demand, here are five brushes I've been using recently. None of these are meant for any specific purpose, so I use any of these brushes to do any part of any painting. By mixing them throughout a project, I get a less smooth, less digital and more cohesive look.
Here's a dropbox link to the file, since some have reported having problems with the dA download [link]
These are meant to be used with a pressure sensitive tablet. They're created in PS CS6, but I think they're compatible with earlier versions!
Since I know I won't have time to paint you a pretty Christmas pic this year (like the other years before), I would at least share with what I create my pictures. This is one small bunch of my selfmade custom brushes for Photoshop.
Some brushes can be a pain in the bum to use especially because their texture and style is so distinctive that changing brushes whilst painting can turn into a negative part of creating an image for the starters among the digital artists.
So I tried to create brushes that are simple to use for shading, detailing, etc.
I hope you enjoy, my dears.
How to load brushes into your program:
- Select the brush tool or hit the key "B" to select the tool.
- Click next to the arrow of the shown brush on the upper tool bar to open the "Brush Preset Picker".
- click the small arrow on the right side next to where you see the pixel size.
- then select "Load Brushes" and choose the files.
- there you go! The brushes will be loaded underneath all your other brushes.
P.S:: You don't need to but it would be lovely (and also because I'm so curious) if you could link me your works for which you used these brushes. :]
Please do not redistribute or sell these brushes. Thank you!
Here is another brush set ! (I'm sure they are supposed to work fine for PS CS3+) Happy New Year 2013 !
I actually organized these brush set today that I have made them all since a few months ago ( I think I kept adjusting them about the time I made the chalk one) Honestly, I wanted to share these before, but...... my tablet disliked me so he committed suicide and left me alone with pencil and paper lol. Anyway I decided to share them to you now. ^^ I hope you like them too.
Also I have done all traditional commissions and I will post them soon as well!!!
Happy Holiday to you ! I hope you enjoy celebration ! ^_^ Have fun and eat alots <3
PS. Please tell me if you have tried the brushes, let me know if you like them ( ^____________^) ( Especially, "Real Pencil"/ "Lovely Bristle"/ " Paint II"/ "Water Colour"/"Brush easy blend" )
Updated information [ How to use ? / For Paint tool Sai ?]
1. How to use (save your current brushes first) : At the top right of [Brush Present] window >> Present Manager >> Load or append brushes (.abr) file
2. Can use only for Adobe Photoshop I plan to make Sai brushes like these in the future when I have time. Please look forward to it
= Featuring 50+ different foliage brushes = **This brush pack is recommended for tablet users**
Made in Photoshop CS3, but can also work in CS, CS2, CS4 (please let me know if you can get it to work in others )
Taking point donations for the use of this brush! See my DA homepage under DA ID. Thanks!
THIS BRUSH PACK FILE SHOULD NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE BE COMBINED WITH OTHER BRUSH PACKS FOR REDISTRIBUTION ONLINE ( sorry for the big warning, apparently people like going around and stealing brushes from artists who made them and making their own packs out of other peoples work. If you see this happening please report immediately. Original artists should get credit for their work. )This brush pack is intended for Educational purposes only.
Personal Comments Its been awhile since I've uploaded any of my brushes... so.. I figured it was due time that I released my leaves and vegetation brushes.
Just like my grass brushes these are free to use for what ever you want. All I ask is that you link back here if you do use them. For 2 reasons I ask this... so that others can find and download them and so I can see how you used them. I find it so interesting what people come up with. ^_^ Also please fav if you use, that way more people can find them. I'm all about sharing the love.
| Post a link in the comment box and I'll add you here! * note there is a two image minimum, and must be an image posted from your DA gallery, not external site links! Thanks! |
Other Favorite Brushes to check out 15 African Tree Brushes: [link] 15 African Tree Brushes 2: [link] The Ultimate Grass Brush set [link] 100+ Painter Brushes [link]
::12/16/09 Update:: NEW!!! File has been updated with both high purity level brushes and normal brush saturation brushes. I recommend downloading the new file to update your resources. XD Enjoy!
::11/25/09 Update:: Some of you have asked why the purity level is high on some of the brushes. Well I was working on an illustration that needed it and it got set on it on some of them. The problem is if you have a gray color and you start painting it comes out really saturated.
The fix is going to the brush dialogue box and changing the purity level. Do this by hitting F5 or selecting Windows from the tool bar at the top > Brushes.
[link] <--- if the purity level is set high, change it to 0.
I plan on fixing the file, I just haven't had time. My apologies if this inconveniences anyone.
Download Instructions for Windows
Click download and save the file to your desktop.
Open your adobe brush folder by clicking on: My Computer -> C: -> Program Files (x86) -> Adobe -> Photoshop -> Presets -> Brushes
Click and drag the .abr file from the desktop into the brushes folder.
Run Photoshop and create! (make sure you restart photoshop if you already have it open )
Notes: This is for the basic install for photoshop running on Vista 64bit. Depending on where you installed photoshop on your computer, install steps may change. Leave a comment if you are having install difficulties. Safe for use on the Mac.