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Silky Scale Brushes
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Published: June 24, 2008
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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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BleedingPixels98's avatar
BleedingPixels98|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I used these gorgeous brushes here:
MerMay Day 1: Sodalite by BleedingPixels98  
Happy MerMay
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SweetDA|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I used your wonderful brushes here 

Mature Content

Shipwreck by SweetDA
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Dani-Owergoor|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here:

Jungle Myth by Dani-Owergoor
Thank you!! 
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Jeni-Sue|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I used your amazing scales here:
Ivy Garden by Jeni-Sue
Thank you!
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SweetDA|Hobbyist Digital Artist
used here:  Gift From The Deep by SweetDA
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jiajenn|Professional Photographer
Mermaid Tail by jiajenn
Thanks
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Dani-Owergoor|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here:

The Guardian by Dani-Owergoor

Thank you!!
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fantatlity|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the wonderful resource! Used it here :)

Mature Content

The Siren Who Drowned by fantatlity
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NidhiShetty|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here:
Amara by NidhiShetty

Thank you so much!
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kayelleallen|Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work! 
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ManifestedSoul|Professional Digital Artist
Used here Den of Sirens by ManifestedSoul   Thank you! :heart:
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Thank you for the brush!!
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AWPhotography607|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!

Blue by AWPhotography607
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used this here, thank you =D  Citadel by Arkannes
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Aramisdream|Professional General Artist
Hi! I have used your great resources here:

The oracle of the sea by Aramisdream

Thanks so much! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
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ShirokiboEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have used your stock here:
A Mermaid's Revenge by Shirokibo
Thank you so much for sharing!
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KARK27's avatar
how can get the link to download?
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nny403|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing brush to use for doing Asari textures. Works great in CS6.
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Jeni-Sue|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi I used here
Mer thanks!
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Sphyrnax| Digital Artist
Thank you so much for these!! I will definitely be using them :) They look very natural and it's a very flexible brush ^^
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Thank you!
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VanessaPadua| Digital Artist
Mermaid by VanessaPadua   Thank you for stock :D
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AlmidaFae|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for these, I'm looking forward to working with them.
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