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What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll learn an easy technique to create your own custom sun ray brushes. To do that you’ll use different filters and color adjustments. These brushes are great if you want to enhance the existing light on your photos or add special effects to your photo manipulations or paintings. I’ll show you how you can create two basic brushes in this tutorial. After that you can play with different settings to create many more. Let’s get started! 1. Prepare the Base for the Sun Rays Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop. Set its Width and Height to
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how you can easily create your own mist brushes using different filters and transformations.
What You’ll Be Creating Rust. That beautifully terrible oxidation of iron elements. It’s a fact of life in our world filled with metal and machines. Time and moisture take their toll, and even our most magnificent machines deteriorate. For digital artists who focus on photo manipulations, rust is a reliable way of adding realistic grunge, texture and realism to a piece. In this Quick Tip we will explore a method of rusting metal without having to wait for nature to do it for us! 1. The Practical Effect There are several different methods to create rust, but this one is quick, easy and safe. It does still use chemicals, however, so be sure to take safety precautions! Step 1 Begin by gathering materials. You will need: A sheet of iron-based metal like steel. This can be found at most hardware stores fairly…
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Create Your Own Rust Brushes From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop
This week’s premium design resource for Access All Areas members is courtesy of designer and letterer David Larusso . It’s a collection of 30 subtle halftone Photoshop brushes to give your work a used, retro or distressed look. Apply the brushes to create a subtly textured background for your designs, or with the use of a Layer Mask to erode your artwork to achieve the popular aged style. David Larusso is a designer and letterer from Germany who specialises in art direction, print design and custom lettering, David also provides a range of design resources on his Creative Market shop that allow designers to produce popular retro and vintage effects with subtle grunge textures available in vector and brush format. Find out more about David Larusso Subtle Halftone Brushes for Members Access All Areas members can now download this collection of
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30 Subtle Halftone Brushes for Premium Members
In this tutorial I will show you how to turn your doodles and sketches into vectors! This tutorial uses custom brushes, the Paintbrush tool, Pen tool, and the Live Paint Bucket tool. Even if your not a huge fan of the cuteness, you can use these techniques for other illustrations, logos, and vector elements.
Access All Areas members can now download a brand new resource as part of their membership. Jeremy Child from The Artifex Forge has kindly donated his set of 30 hand rolled ink brushes for Illustrator. They add messy realism to your designs and are ideal for line art, text, borders, backgrounds and for texturing designs and illustrations. Being Illustrator Brushes means they’re 100% vector too, so you can use them in all your projects no matter how large! The Artifex Forge AKA Jeremy Child has ten years design experience. He is now a full-time freelance designer, currently specialising in creating original and useful add-ons for Photoshop and Illustrator. If you need to create a realistic illustrated effect, you can be sure you’ll find the perfect resource in Jeremy’s store . He has brushes to cater for
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30 Hand Rolled Ink Brushes for Premium Members
What You’ll Be Creating The Brush Tool is the most important tool for a digital artist, but it’s also one of the trickiest ones. When you’re just starting, you get this feeling that you need a separate brush for every effect you want. The default brushes in Photoshop don’t seem too useful for this purpose, but professional artists often share their palettes, so you can always download something more powerful. The problem is that the more complicated the brush, the harder it is to use it properly. And if you observed these professionals at work, you’d see they use a simple round or slightly textured brush most of the time. You could give them this default brush set and they’d still paint a beautiful artwork with it. Why can’t you? Using Photoshop is not really about “pressing buttons” and waiting for the program to do something for us .
I have a brand new resource for my Access All Areas members this week, courtesy of Sivioco . Brush Lab is a collection of over 90 Brushes and 5 Actions, but these aren’t your average Photoshop brushes! The problem with a typical texture brush is it doesn’t really behave much like a brush at all. Rather than being able to paint with them, you usually have to click repeatedly across your canvas, building up areas of texture click by click. With Brush Lab, Sivioco has created a unique set of Photoshop brushes that solves this problem, giving you the ability to effectively “paint” texture onto your canvas for a quicker, smoother, more natural experience. Sam Jones of Sivioco creates simple tools and resources to help designers work better, faster, and smarter. His popular Creative Market store contains some exceptional resources for Photoshop and Illustrator…
Advertise here with BSA Here are a nice set of PhotoShop Brushes from BittBox. I’m constantly going back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop in my projects, and I’m starting to pretty much make everything from scratch. I often have trouble finding brushes that are big enough for what I’m doing, so I just made my own. The smallest Brush in this set is 1989px! I was limited by CS2 to 2500 pixels, so that is as big as they get. The set contains 18 brushes. Download below: I write mostly about Illustrator in this blog, but the truth is, Illustrator is only the beggining. I usually start off in vector and almost every time end up in Photoshop when it’s all said and done. Combining the vector shapes I create with…
Free Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes
Are you new to digital painting? Today we’re going to go over basic features in Adobe Photoshop’s Brush panel to introduce you to this incredible medium. Learn the essentials before becoming a master, or use these tips to refresh your memory. Meet… Your Brush Panel Let’s name it, “Jack”.