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Free Photoshop Brush of the Week #108!

Download this Photoshop brush for free all week! I painted this on a GrutBrushes Art Surface which is applying some lighting and shadow effects, but it’s mostly all the brush itself.
The very first stroke is painted with the Pensive Linney ink brush.

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Free Photoshop Brush of the Week #86

This Photoshop watercolour brush “Crispy Blot” is the free brush of the week, you can download it on the free brush page until November 14th after which it will alwys be available in the Shop or as part of the ArtBrushes collection.

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Getting The Most out of Your Photoshop Brushes – Exploring The Low Pressure Range

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Sometimes people ask me which brush I used to do the shading in this painting and when I tell them it’s the ‘Ocean Liner‘ brush they usually don’t believe me and I really don’t blame them because this is the stroke most people get when they use the ocean liner brush:

Brush stroke with average pressure applied
Photoshop Brush stroke with average pressure applied

The fact is that most Photoshop brushes have a wide range of looks that you can get simply by varying the pressure of your stylus and sometimes you can find some of the most interesting effects at the very low end of the pressure scale.

By charging the brush size slightly from 20 to 45 pixels and stroking ever so lightly, and lifting my stylus between strokes (this part is important!) I can begin to build up this nice texture.

  • Before-Before and After Shading
    After-Before and After Shading
    BeforeBefore and After ShadingAfter

Now I probably wouldn’t set out to create this with this brush but the point is to not accept your brushes at face value. Experiment and investigate how they behave at the very lowest stylus pressure ranges and you may discover that they, like you, have hidden talents.

 

 

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Free Photoshop Brush of the Week – ‘Faint Smatter’ Watercolour brush

Photoshop Watercolor painting done using the 'Faint Smatter' brush

This week’s free Photoshop brush is a soft but grainy watercolor brush you can download it on the free brush of the week page until Monday when there will be a new one.

grutbrushes.com/freebrush 

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Drawing and Painting in Photoshop With GrutBrushes

Drawing and painting with an assortment of GrutBrushes. Special thanks to the eraser, the unsung hero who saves this one in the end.

Brushes used include: Gull Plunder, Gentle Pedicel, Drip Drench, Wax Factor and Timpani Dee.

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Free GrutBrush of the Week #35 – “Bran Chatter” Photoshop Watercolour Brush

painted with the 'Bran Chatter' watercolour Photoshop brush

This week’s free Photoshop brush is a very fibrous textured watercolour brush called Bran Chatter. You can download it in the shop ( grutbrushes.com/shop ) or on the free Photoshop brush page ( grutbrushes.com/freebrush )  If you want to download the paper texture (PSD file) just click the download button below

You can download this week’s free Photoshop brush until next Monday when, as always, there will be a new brush.

You can watch a video of me painting this here

 

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Painting a Fish with Photoshop Watercolour Brush ‘Creamsicle’

Painting a fish with the watercolor Photoshop brush 'Creamsicle'

Painting a fish with my Photoshop watercolour brush ‘Creamsicle’ You can watch a 15 second video of me painting this below. Unfortunately I paused the recording towards the end so I sadly missed the last 5 minutes of painting which were in a sense my breakthrough moments on this one. I changed the uppermost layer to Normal from multiply which has the effect of muddying the watercolour effect giving me a look I was happy to end the painting on.

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New Photoshop Watercolour Brush – “Sparrow Tone”

Painted with the 'Sparrow Tone' Photoshop watercolor brush
Painted with the ‘Sparrow Tone’ Photoshop watercolor brush

It’s been a little while, so I added a new watercolour Photoshop brush to the brush shop. This is the 20th watercolor brush so that means it’s time for a new set of 10 watercolor brush tools. Get ready for Waters 02 – coming soon!  If you can’t wait, this one’s available for $1 now

Sparrow Tone watercolour Brush:

grutbrushes.com/shop/photoshop-brushes/sparrow-tone-photoshop-watercolor-brush/

Waters 01 Collection:

grutbrushes.com/shop/photoshop-brush-collection/waters01-photoshop-watercolor-brushes/

 

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Free GrutBrush of the Week #15 “Lint Filter” Watercolor Brush

Brush strokes of a watercolor painting done using the Watercolor Brush toolset 'Lint Filter' for digital artists
Watercolor painting with the Watercolor Brush toolset ‘Lint Filter’ for digital artists

This week’s free brush is a grainy watercolor brush that has a lot of splattery texture when applied with repeated short strokes. Lift your stylus between each stroke to maintain maximum speckling or maintain contact to clean up the stray ink spots a little.

As always, you can download it from the free Photoshop brush page until the end of this week (June 28) when there will be a new free brush.

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