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Silky Scale Brushes

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These are the scales brushes I used in the painting

I drew them first by hand and then played with the brush settings until it worked for me ^^

Just a few notes:

I put them on a new layer ontop of whatever I want to look scaly, and set the layer to 'Overlay'. Then I apply a layer style of "bevel and emboss" and fiddle around with the settlings until it looks good for my purpose. In the pic above, I set it to 'pillow emboss' with the shadow and highlights set to Overlay as well, and had a very high depth but low bevel size. Complex I know, but it's all just a matter of playing around and having fun.

Also, the scales change direction according to your brush stroke. Have a play before you start something to see how they work ^^;

Enjoy! And please I'd love it if you would show me what you do with these if you use them :) --- PLEASE NOTE: I probably won't be able to comment back to you anymore, I just haven't the time, but I still do drop by and check out the things you've done :) :) thanks everybody!

PS. These were created with Photoshop CS3. I don't know how well they work with Photoshop versions lower than CS.
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amazing thank you x

Cold-Tommy-Gin's avatar
Hi :wave:

I used your wonderful stock in my work here

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Mermaid Lure by Cold-Tommy-Gin


hope you like it, thank you very much :hug:
BleedingPixels98's avatar
Thank you, I used these gorgeous brushes here:
MerMay Day 1: Sodalite by BleedingPixels98  
Happy MerMay
SweetDA's avatar
Hello, I used your wonderful brushes here 

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Shipwreck by SweetDA
Dani-Owergoor's avatar
Used here:

Jungle Myth by Dani-Owergoor
Thank you!! 
Jeni-Sue's avatar
Hi! I used your amazing scales here:
Ivy Garden by Jeni-Sue
Thank you!
SweetDA's avatar
Dani-Owergoor's avatar
Used here:

The Guardian by Dani-Owergoor

Thank you!!
fantatlity's avatar
Thank you for the wonderful resource! Used it here :)

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The Siren Who Drowned by fantatlity
NidhiShetty's avatar
Used here:
Amara by NidhiShetty

Thank you so much!
kayelleallen's avatar
beautiful work! 
ManifestedSoul's avatar
Used here Den of Sirens by ManifestedSoul   Thank you! :heart:
ImaraOfNeona's avatar
Thank you for the brush!!
Arkannes's avatar
used this here, thank you =D  Citadel by Arkannes
Aramisdream's avatar
Hi! I have used your great resources here:

The oracle of the sea by Aramisdream

Thanks so much! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
Shirokibo's avatar
I have used your stock here:
A Mermaid's Revenge by Shirokibo
Thank you so much for sharing!
how can get the link to download?
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