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Dragon Scales Brush by MaryTrunova Dragon Scales Brush :iconmarytrunova:MaryTrunova 5 0 Simple Roses brush! free by SierraStar221 Simple Roses brush! free :iconsierrastar221:SierraStar221 4 2 Laces 2 - Clip Studio Brushes by screentones Laces 2 - Clip Studio Brushes :iconscreentones:screentones 70 2 Laces 1 - Clip Studio Brushes by screentones Laces 1 - Clip Studio Brushes :iconscreentones:screentones 162 3 Manga Lace Brushes by Cospigeon Manga Lace Brushes :iconcospigeon:Cospigeon 193 4
[Tutorial] Convert Photoshop Brush to Clip Studio
You will need:
A Windows PC (XP,7,8,10)
Adobe Photoshop (Optional)
Photoshop brush file (.abr)
Clip Studio (Manga Studio 5)
Step 1
Download and install AbrMate (Free)
Step 2
Launch AbrMate.
Click "Open Brush Set" and select the PS brush you want to convert.
Step 3
Wait for the brushes to load into the program.
Click the "Export All Open Brushes to .pngs" and save them in a new folder.

Step 4

Open Clip Studio.
File > Open > Select one of the .pngs you just created.
Step 5
Open the Layers Window. (If you don't see it open it via Window > Layers)
In the upper left corner of the Layers Window, click the arrow icon with 3 little lines beside it.

Select "Convert Layer(H)..."
A "Convert Layer" box should pop up.
Change the "Expression color:" from Color to Gray. Click OK.

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Manga Studio/Clip Studio: Vine Brush by bekkomi Manga Studio/Clip Studio: Vine Brush :iconbekkomi:bekkomi 706 52 Custom Manga/Clip Studio Brush Pack: Feathers by MischiArt Custom Manga/Clip Studio Brush Pack: Feathers :iconmischiart:MischiArt 24 4 Foliage and Grass 60 PS brushes. SALE! by EldarZakirov Foliage and Grass 60 PS brushes. SALE! :iconeldarzakirov:EldarZakirov 104 9 The Good Weight. by PascalCampion The Good Weight. :iconpascalcampion:PascalCampion 1,433 81 Deer Hind Leg Study by Deertush Deer Hind Leg Study :icondeertush:Deertush 1,504 23 Norway Stock 193 by Malleni-Stock Norway Stock 193 :iconmalleni-stock:Malleni-Stock 157 6 ancient chinese city 1.1 by meihua-stock ancient chinese city 1.1 :iconmeihua-stock:meihua-stock 173 11 Stock Daniil by vishstudio Stock Daniil :iconvishstudio:vishstudio 269 4 Photobashing practice by Roiuky Photobashing practice :iconroiuky:Roiuky 893 97
Commissions (CLOSED: Click for Juicy Details)
OBSERVE: Commissions will be closed for about a month or two, but it'll only be temporary, I assure you.
In case the word didn't get out far enough, late July I'm going to be saying goodbye to the Yuma Foothills, a community that I've been a part of for a good half of my life, and I will be settling either in the city or in big beautiful Texas, depending on job opportunities. As you might imagine, I have a lot to sort through in this well lived-in house. Lots of packing, taking trips to the dump, looking for apartments, jobs, and getting everything uprooted and ready to go.

What this means for my current clients is that I'll be working overtime between now and mid July in order to finish off everyone's commissions in a timely fashion. The reservation list is pretty long, so I'll be taking on 6 jobs at a time, rather than 4. The content in my progress reports might be a little more sparse than normal, but I still aim to
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Nicole K
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I've been drawing since I was 5 yr old (maybe younger if you count the scribbles in my parents books) and started drawing digitally around 18 yrs old. I use a Wacom Bamboo Create and Manga Studio 5 for my inks. Sometimes I use Paint Tool SAI for coloring and occasionally Photoshop CS4.

I'm married (since 2003) to Aremke and own some adorable cats.

My hobbies are drawing, wasting time online, reading books, watching comic book movies, and occasionally bicycling (when weather permits). I've been with dA since practically the beginning but you'd never know it by my page views (heeh).

Happily Married by MissLittlewood From Far Away Stamp - 01 by AngelicPara Favs stamp by ankewehner

Beloved Journal Entries About Cheap Wacom Tablet Alternatives:
[Cheap] Alternatives to Wacom Intuos ProThis is a companion journal to go along with me "Cintiq Alternatives" entry. While Cintiq's are amazingly cool, and so are their alternatives, they are still $300 or more. A lot of people just DON'T have that money. So this journal focuses on drawing tablets that compare to Wacom's Intuos Pro line.
Note: This is a US based perspective, so most links will be referring to North American customers. However, many of these brands are available internationally!
There are several brands that offer up alternatives to Wacom tablets. They are Huion/Turcom, Monoprice, and Ugee.
Things to keep in mind with ALL of these tablets. They all come with battery powered pens. Either rechargeable or ones you need to manually replace (usually AAA batteries). I've never heard of the weight (from the battery) bothering anyone. The
Cintiq Alternatives - Many and Varied!Updated: 5/3/15
I'm sure we all remember the first time we read about the Wacom Cintiq. A monitor you can draw on... a dream come true. Then you look at the price tag and your heart breaks a bit and your wallet wheezes. The smallest costs $800 and is 13" (as of this writing) and everything else is $999 and up. No mattter how fantastic a piece of hardware may be, it's really hard to justify that price tag. (Especially considering how old most the tech is that Wacom is using.)
Of course there are alternatives. It's possible to build something like a Cintiq all on your own. Of course, the risk to doing these kinds of things is that you could screw it up and end up with a broken monitor AND tablet.
So what to do? Give up?
NO says I! Just find ano

Review and FAQ:
Monoprice 12 x 9 Graphic Tablet ReviewWelcome to my review of
Monoprice 12 x 9 Graphic Tablet

and lots o' text too!
Problems with your Monoprice Tablet? Read my FAQ!
Check out some alternatives to Cintiqs!
Update: While Monoprice are still good tablets, unless you absolutely need a 12x9 tablet, I recommend getting a HUION or a UGEE tablet from places like Huion and Ugee update their drivers and tend to be more compatible, plus they're pretty good at responding to questions. :)
I ordered directly from Monoprice's website, and received my item in 4 days using UPS ground. They accept Paypal and Google Checkout, so no credit card required! :)
Alternative Tablet FAQ for Windows 7If you are looking for a specific problem but don't want to read through the whole FAQ, press "Ctrl + f" in your browser. This will allow you to search for specific words (like "jitter" or "Paint Tool SAI") in the FAQ.
Got Windows 8? Head over to Jeremy's FAQ for Windows 8! (Note: A fix for Windows 8.1 is now available!) (Note 2: He's not currently troubleshooting. You can read his journal and read comments to see if he's already answered your questions though.)
Got a Tumblr account? Consider asking Morg for help at The Monoprice Messiah!
Searching for: Someone who knows Apple systems and can help Monoprice users on Mac systems!
This FAQ was originally written with Monoprice tablets in mind. Huion, Yiynov

Other Fun Journal Entries you Might be interested in:
Be a Digital Artist, without Pirating or Starving!Journal Updated: May 2015

It use to be, in ye olden times, it was difficult to break into the digital art field without some serious cash. Everyone insisted you needed Intuo (but you settled for a 4 x5 Graphire) and Photoshop or Painter was the way to go (which you pirated because you didn't have $500+ lying around). Having a computer that could run a resource heavy program like Photoshop was often difficult too (you dealt with it).
That was then, this is now. Breaking into the Digital Art field is a whole lot easier AND cheaper.
Method 1: "The Work With What You Have" Method
I know people are telling you to get a tablet and that you absolutely MUST use Photoshop. But did you know that just having access to a mouse and a scanner you can make digital art? (Heck, you don't even need the scanner if it comes down to it.) This is called VECTOR ART. Vector programs allow you "draw" lines and then manipulate them after
How to Make Authentic Tasting Japanese CurryI lived in Japan for 4 years. I've tasted various kinds of Japanese curry and then attempted to mimic them at home. After many many MANY failures, I finally found the "sweet spot". I now share it with you, so that you TOO may enjoy a bit of genuine Japanese cuisine at home. ;)
First, you need the right kind of curry mix. The most common curry found in the US stores is Golden Curry. It tastes OK but is salty and sort of heavy on the palate. Vermont Curry is my preferred choice. It's got a milder more balanced flavor. The problem is I can't find it in stores! I buy it from in packs of 10. (And, no, Indian Curry is not even remotely the same as Japanese curry. You must get actual Japanese curry for this recipe.)
Here's your ingredients: 
4.4 Ounce Vermont Curry - 2
Potatoes, Med - 4 to 6
Carrots, Med - 1 to 2
Onions, Med - 1
Beef steak* - 1 pound or so
5 Cup

Follow me on Tumblr! It's filled the the brim with good art, adorable animals, and horrible jokes! (Completely politics and porn free too!)

After a long leave of absence, I have returned! 

It turns out that dA is still the best place on the internet for posting art. I tried Tumblr for a while, but it turns out that place is only good for memes and mocking most of it's userbase (no, seriously, they're a special kind of stupid over there).

I got a new pen for my Yiynova Monitor Tablet. I've had this tablet since 2015 I think and it's been going strong! My only complaint is the original pen it came with required quite a bit of pressure to activate, so my hand got tired really fast. The new one I go barely needs to be pressed to be activated, so it's much easier to use. Thus, I draw!

Actually, Clip Studio Paint is the bomb and makes it easy for me to draw. I use SO many cheats on that program. For instance, I use their 3D model to create a body-type for any character I'm gonna draw more than once. That way I've got a consistent base to work from! The other thing is their Asset store (which has free or paid content) has SO SO many things you can use to "cheat" through a picture. Brushes, affects, you name it, they've got it. I use a lot of those too.

I've also learned the fine art of Wand Select and Fill, so I can do flat colors really really fast now. Basically, I just gotta use thicker lines when I draw and make sure anything I want to color doesn't have open lines.

Even though I'm drawing, I'm not doing it as much as I use to. Though I've been pumping out pictures at a remarkable speed today (or yesterday, technically). That won't be regular... at least I don't think... I mostly write now. I write and then I draw my characters. So if I'm not writing, I'm not drawing. A vicious cycle. :O


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MemorialComics Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy birth day form Memorial comics 
you mean alot to us 

Happy Birth day by MemorialComics
GorillaSketch Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav
BrandonHill Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry about the late reply, but thanks for the :+devwatch:!
MemorialComics Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy b day for Team mythic knight .. we hope u have a great b day 
draw2much Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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