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3 Pencil Brushes for Photoshop by pixelstains 3 Pencil Brushes for Photoshop by pixelstains

Today’s Photoshop Brushes are for achieving the traditional pencil look.

For brush requests, ideas for future brush sets, or related questions you can email me at brushtip@pixelstains.net

The set contains three different brushes:

  • The first one is a 2B pencil. This is the goldilocks pencil for traditional sketching as it’s neither too hard, nor too soft. You can achieve a large range of values with it depending on how hard you push against the surface.
  • The second brush is a 4B pencil. This is my personal favorite as I prefer to use a light touch. The only downside in traditional medium is that you have to sharpen it every 3 minutes, but in Photoshop you won’t have to worry about that.
  • The third one is a mechanical pencil.

Tips:

Set a paper texture in the background and paint over it for a pleasant traditional effect.

Set your foreground color to black to be able to work within the full range of values.

NOTE:
All my brushes are FREE to use both in commercial and personal art.
I do not request credit or back linking, but if you do I'll take it as a kind gesture.
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:iconivannamatilla:
IvannaMatilla Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I was looking for this. Thank you!
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:icondasneezequeen:
Dasneezequeen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
Thank you I can't wait to try these out!
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:icondevarynn:
Devarynn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019
Thank you for these awesome brushes!
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:iconsuperkakkoii:
SuperKakkoii Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks

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:iconlauraypablo:
lauraypablo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!:hug:
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:iconituts:
ituts Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018
how to download for free?
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:iconchecom83:
ChecoM83 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconeldacingolani:
eldacingolani Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thanks for sharing!
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:icondylanebennetda:
DylanebennetDA Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Thank you for sharing ^^
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:iconbardocosmico:
bardocosmico Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks.
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:iconcassie-draws:
Cassie-Draws Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for these! <3
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:iconcaoscreativo:
Caoscreativo Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for this set! :-)
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:iconmoistfrog:
moistfrog Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks for this brush kit! It's really awesome!
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:icondimchegart:
dimchegart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
Thanks! I really like it :)
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:iconcinalilli:
cinalilli Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
dl'd!
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:iconroonythefox19:
Roonythefox19 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hey these are really neat! do they work on photoshop elements by any chance?
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:iconsollustrious:
Sollustrious Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
how do i install them?
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:iconwildartguy:
wildartguy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
Click where it says 'download' over near the top right of this page, then go to your 'downloads' folder & double-click the .zip file. Open the resulting folder & go to the 'Brushes folder. Find the .abr file. Double clicking can do the job, but to do it properly: Open photoshop, open the 'brushes' panel, click the tiny 4 line icon at top right, click 'import', then find your .abr file & double click. Done. The brushes should now appear in 'brushes'.

Great stuff Katy, thanks!
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:iconstreloklex:
Streloklex Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, good brushes
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:iconkorsika-hiro:
Korsika-Hiro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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:icondarthvader84br:
DarthVader84BR Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Excellent brushes, simply fantastic the result in a textured paper, extremely realistic. Thanks for sharing!

We'll Suck Out Your Brains...WITH BENDY STRAWS!  
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:iconmanart-06:
Manart-06 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017   General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconbaneofspooks:
BaneOfSpooks Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017
Can't download. dA says the page don't exist
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:iconmerbabe1992:
Merbabe1992 Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist
thanks! Heart 
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:iconstretchnsniff:
Stretchnsniff Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
aweh! This is really neat! Thanks!
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:icongrandmasterzer0:
GrandMasterZer0 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
ayo sick B
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nightfuryza Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Thanks. Much appreciated.
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:iconyassuo-igai:
Yassuo-Igai Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!!!
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:iconilenec:
IleneC Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
Thanks :)
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:iconthatoctobercat:
ThatOctoberCat Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Student
These are very nice! Thank you!

My friend doesn't have photoshop, but does have Krita, do these work with Krita as well?
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:iconey622375:
ey622375 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Thank you!

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:iconyangmem:
Yangmem Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
thanks a lot!
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:iconanahigrenikmer:
Anahigrenikmer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconmistikalni:
Mistikalni Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
THank you very very very Muuuuuuuuchh...
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:iconwayner8088:
wayner8088 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are awesome brushes! It makes sketching and refined lines a whole lot faster! Thanks for making these available! :hug:
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:iconpaleona:
Paleona Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016   Digital Artist
Just started sketching with these a bit- they're fantastic! Now I just have to train myself to not press so hard all the time, haha. Thank you for making these available! 
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:iconede1986:
Ede1986 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD. THIS BRUSHES SET IS HEAVEN.
Seriously, I just found it by recommendation and downloaded them and tried them and I'm in love.
Hands down, the best pencil brushes I've ever seen.
Thank you so so very much for this!! :love:
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:iconjavadoodle:
Javadoodle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for making these brushes available. I just started playing with them recently, and I'm absolutely in love with how well they handle. They're truly fantastic!
Drinks in Herald's Rest by Javadoodle
There will be plenty more to come using these, I'm certain. Thanks again!
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ElliPuukangas Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
These are -perfect-. The best pencil brushes I've come across. :heart: I've done so much with them already and I have to say I love them. Here's Fuji! ^o^ Thank you so much for sharing!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
cheers! Glad to hear you like them! :D
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:iconr4dio-hazard:
R4DIO-HAZARD Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist
I want to have a perfect traditional effect but It looks horrible. :no: I tried with many Photoshop brushes for get a traditional effect. Why in the preview it looks god but in my Photoshop it looks ugly? I don't get it.
 Photoshop Xd Lol Xd by HaruhiArtist123
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
hmm I wonder why it is doing that. Did you try using the brush presets? :)
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:iconr4dio-hazard:
R4DIO-HAZARD Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist
What are brush presets? 
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
I'm sorry I meant tool presets :)
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:icondore-o:
Dore-o Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I looking find like this for a long time.
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
my pleasure - I hope you'll like them :)
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:iconbaalto:
Baalto Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
They looks great! Cannot wait to try them out ^_^ Thank you for uploading
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
cheers! I hope you'll find them useful :)
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:iconfallowdoe:
FallowDoe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exactly what I need~
Thank you, you great person! ( U uU)
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you found it useful :D
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