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Essential Illustration Brushes V3 Extended

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This brush pack is designed as a total replacement for your current set.
Or at the very least, designed to be inserted at the top of your list of brushes as an essential starting collection.

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Version 3! What's New?
- This is now an extended version of the older V2 set, (from 1.8MB now to 32MB,) containing the brushes I use often in my day to day Photoshop drawing and painting.
- Things to note: a few brushes have been removed because I never used them due to their rather uselessness. The "Knife" brushes in particular have been removed, and replaced by "Broad Tip 1 & 2" under the Flats Set.
- A fantastic painting set "Triangle Brushes" by Joshua James has been added to the Painting section, and I've been using these on almost everything since I found them.
- Also new are a bunch of sponge / spatter brushes I've been using often as texture bases to painting. Useful!
- The Chalk brushes are also a pretty essential part of Photoshop in general, so I've added a section just for them.

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About This Set
I borrowed an organizational method here that I saw Feng Zhu use in his videos. Create numbered brushes that go at the start of each row. (Note these number brushes are not supposed to be used.) They divide the brushes into the sections seen above in the preview, that way you quickly know which section you're in while browsing in icon view. The trick, however, is that you have to resize your brush window to the correct width to place all the numbers on the left-most column.
The blank 1px brushes are merely spacers. They contain no brush data. These can always be swapped out for your own brushes you'd like to add to those sections, if you like, or duplicate them to make full rows just in case things aren't lining up evenly.

Many of the brushes in this set have been made by me, but a good number of them have also been downloaded or shared to me by friends. I don't have all of the credit information for them. I've labelled brushes in the set with proper credits to their creators as I know of them, but if you see a brush of yours in here and it isn't credited to you, let me know!

Enjoy this new set, it improves greatly on the old set while remaining easy to navigate thanks to organizing it all.

"What are the Sponge and Foliage brush sets? Those seem pretty specific-purpose for a general tool-kit."
The entire foliage set was a set I created myself as I often found the need to quickly block-out tree/bush-shaped objects. These brushes have uses outside of just creating foliage, however. They can be very useful for creating alpha masks for trees and plants in matte compositing and other applications where broken-up edges are needed for visual expression. The sponge set is a few borrowed sets I assembled that are great for adding speckle, spatter, and quick grunge effects for illustration, graphic design, alpha masks or matte as well.

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LEGACY VERSION 2 DOWNLOAD
Still looking for the lighter weight old version? Download it at the link below!
Essental Illustration Brushes V2: [Preview] [Download]

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A NOTE ABOUT USAGE RIGHTS AND CREDITATION:
Let's be real for a minute here. Just don't worry about it.
These brushes are just tools. They are not copyrighted or infringe-able. What you create with them becomes copyrighted only to yourself. This is wholly free. You do not need to credit me. You can feel free to link people to these brushes if you want, but don't feel obligated to credit me as the provider to make your work possible. I was not responsible, you and your skill are responsible.
Think of it this way: would you write a note to Utrect, Steadtler, Faber-Castell etc to ask if it's OK to use their line of pencils, pens, and markers to make your art? No, you wouldn't, and this brush set is no different. Have fun, and create!
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I'll make good use of these brushes.. Thank you..

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I've been using this brush set since I started doing digital art years ago and it never let me down. I tried other brushes since then, but I always come back to these. This is the only set that has everything and is not overcomplicated. So, thank you!

really really

thank you

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Thank you so much!

Thanks so much!!

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Thank you very much!

Thanx a lot..:)

It looks very good!Thank you for sharing!

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Just what i needed! Thank you!!!
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I have added your great brushes to my collection of Sketch Brushes:
www.psd-dude.com/tutorials/res…
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Thanks for sharing^^
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i dont know if im just blind but seriously i only see a link to version 2 -_- send help

click the "download" button below the image.

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 This is such an awesome find.. I've been trying to mess about making a decent inking brush for going over sketches, but I just haven't been able to quite get the settings right so they feel intuitive..  Your brush set very much helped me in that regard. Thank you so very much for putting it out there to help fellow artists!  <3
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