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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
Waters 01 Collection:
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.