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Free Calligraphy Brushes Download added to the Brush Shop

Here are Some Photoshop calligraphy brushes to download for free this week.

Drawing with Soft and Hard Photoshop Calligraphy brushes
Drawing with Soft and Hard Photoshop Calligraphy brushes

They are standard Calligraphy brushes (30° and 45°) in 3 hardnesses (S,M,H) and 3 sizes. Engineered to give you a crisp edge, sharper than the default Photoshop round brushes at 100% hardness. includes icons for the GrutBrushes plugin.

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How to understand the Calligraphy brush names
Calligraphy brush names key explained
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GrutBrushes Calligraphy brushes in the Photoshop panel plugin
GrutBrushes Calligraphy brushes in the Photoshop panel plugin
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Get the Free Calligraphy Brushes hereCalligraphy Brushes

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Free Photoshop brush of the week #43 – ‘Grace Bubbles’ ink brush

Drawn with the Grace Bubbles Photoshop brush
Drawn with the Grace Bubbles Photoshop ink brush

This week’s free Photoshop brush is this dry ink brush. get it now on the free Photoshop brush of the week page or in the brush shop until Monday January 18th when there will be a new free brush.

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Install the Free Photoshop Brush of the Week without Leaving Photoshop

If you are a Photoshop CC 2014 or 2015 user you can use the GrutBrushes plugin to install the free Photoshop brush of the week directly into your tool preset panel and GrutBrushes panel without ever leaving Photoshop!

installing free photoshop brush of the week using the grutbrushes artist toolset brush plugin

Instead of clicking on the “Add” brush button to add brushes from your local computer, click on the “New” brush button to add brushes from the web.  In the window that opens, navigate to the Free Photoshop brush of the week page and as long as you are logged in (signing up is free) you will see the orange download button, click on it and watch as this week’s free GrutBrush magically downloads, installs, and appears right in your GrutBrushes plugin panel.

Members get to do this with every brush in the shop via the brush portal page so, join as a member or feel free to just keep downloading the free brushes.

plugin:
grutbrushes.com/plugin
Free Photoshop brush of the week:
grutbrushes.com/freebrush

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Brush Stroke Scratch Pad Nov ’15 – New Photoshop Brushes in the Workshop

Here’s the scratch pad from yesterday’s brush experiments in the workshop. These are scrawlings from a number of different unpublished Photoshop brushes that I am working on. About half of them are oil impasto brushes, the rest are natural media or gouache brushes.  (Visit the blog post to zoom in and explore the detail of the brush strokes by holding/tapping to magnify)

Perhaps more interesting though, the background is a paper texture (a seamless tile) that is also part of an upcoming series of papers and art surfaces that I am creating. They are PSD files that include several layers and settings to enhance the effect of the paper. The idea is to affect the appearance of the digital ink or paint, simulating real world phenomena such as surface depth, absorption and media pooling and not merely a background over which colour is applied. I plan to release the first ones for free on the site, starting soon (next week?) I will make a special page in the resources where freebies such as these will be available to download. Stay tuned to the blog for updates

 

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GrutBrushes Brush Stroke Guides Updated With 30 New Photoshop Brushes

Download cheat sheet for all GrutBrushes Photoshop brushes

The November update to the GrutBrushes cheat sheets & brush stroke guide is here with about 30 new brushes added since the last update.
You can see it online and hover/tap to magnify the brush strokes (the prettiest way to preview) or download one giant Jpeg or PDF

While this is a great way to get a good overview of what all your brushes look like in one go, don’t forget the all important animated brush stroke preview that you get when you click on the red ‘play’ button on every single brush in the brush shop

You can access and see all of these on the brush guides resources page

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Free GrutBrush of the week #14 – “Razor Strap” Photoshop oil Paint Brush

Free grutbrush of the week #14 - Free Photoshop oil paint brush
Free grutbrush of the week #14 – Free Photoshop oil paint brush
Painting done with the Razor Strap Photoshop Oil Brush. A realistic, responsive, Oil Paint Brush for digital artists.
Painting with the Razor Strap Photoshop Oil Brush.

This week’s free brush is a contoured oil brush with thick if broken up coverage at full pressure it has a lighter wetter coverage at low pressure with traces of pigment deposits amongst the medium toned turpentine like wash.

As always, you can download it from the shop or the member’s free Photoshop brush page for free until the end of this week (June 22) when there will be a new free brush.

Update (June 21) Anyone who downloaded after Thursday and got a corrupted zip file (so sorry!) please try re-downloading it here. I will keep this brush free here through Tuesday the 23rd:

 

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Announcing ‘Free Brush of the Week (or so)’ Page

 

'Crumb Runner' Photoshop Watercolor Brush for digital artists
First Free Photoshop Brush of the Week – ‘Crumb Runner’

As a member (signup/login for free) you can now download a new free brush every week on the free brush of the week page as well as on the home page. I will confess now that I don’t know if I can always meet that schedule, sometimes a good brush takes a little longer, that’s why I’m referring to it as the free brush of the week ‘(or so)

If you miss it for free each brush will move to the store where you can always purchase it and a new free brush will take it’s place.

Without further ado, here is the first free brush! Continue reading Announcing ‘Free Brush of the Week (or so)’ Page

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Watercolor Paper Background

I get quite a few requests to share the backgrounds in my demos. I do plan to release a set of seamless papers, canvases, cards and other backdrops for digital artists. It’s in the works I promise, but in the meantime, here’s the watercolour paper used in many of my digital painting brush demo videos. Continue reading Watercolor Paper Background

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