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Ipad Pro Brushes for iPad Apps Coming Soon(ish)

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Created on an iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil using GrutBrushes

I LOVE painting on the iPad — I don’t think there is any better digital painting experience
…but I was missing my GrutBrushes from Photoshop.

I’ve been hard at work reproducing (where possible) or creating exciting new brushes for the iPad using the iPad pro and Apple Pencil and I’ll be making them available to you soon(ish)
To be the first to know, put your name on the list below.

Send me iPad Brushes updates! Don’t forget to click the link in the confirmation email you get when you sign up!

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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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Free Photoshop Brush of the Week #82 – Fiti Wideside Natural Media Brush

Painted with the Fiti Wideside Photoshop brush
Painted with the Fiti Wideside Photoshop brush

This week’s free Photoshop brush is a wet grainy poster paint brush which gathers pigment at its opaque and blocky edges but has a more transparent dilute center all of which is rich with a wet and grainy texture. Up close, this brush can work well as a magic marker for graffiti tags. you can download it for free all week in the shop or on the free brush of the week page

Painting with the Photoshop Natural Media Brush 'Fiti Wideside' Photoshop tool preset (.tpl)
Painting with the Photoshop Natural Media Brush ‘Fiti Wideside’ Photoshop tool preset (.tpl)
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Free Brush of the Week #77 – “Slip Genie”

This week’s free Photoshop brush of the week is “Slip Genie” an ink brush with a tremendous width response range. Glide your stylus lightly across your work for a razor thin line or give it all you’ve got and it blooms out into a wide breadthed bristle brush. This was sketched without changing the brush size, the variations in stroke width were all achieved solely be varying the pressure of my brush stroke on the Wacom tablet.

The background paper texture and lighting overlay is from my upcoming art surfaces Photoshop templates

I am getting so much interest via email to get them out into the shop so I am going to step up my efforts and I will try to get the first of them out by November. Thank you all of you who wrote in to ask me to hurry up, I love that you love these surfaces as much as I do! You can sign up to get an email alert when they are ready here: http://grutbrushes.com/art%20surfaces/#signup

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Painting in Photoshop With Impasto Brushes “Stupor Hero”

Painted in Photoshop with the Impasto brushes
Painted in Photoshop with the Impasto brushes

I painted this mostly using the Photoshop Impasto brushes but used a smattering of others as well where details or grainier textures were needed.

Brushes used include: Cana Plata, Gypsum Slate, Granite Sack, Dusty Squid, Mush Agog

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Inky Leaks Tests – Photoshop Splatter brushes coming along

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Testing the Photoshop splatter brushes for the Inky leaks collection

I’m still working hard testing the splatter, spray and inky messes that will be included in the Inky Leaks Photoshop splatter and spray brushes and tools collection. Here’s one of the test blotters from the lab. If you look closely you can see the smears from a couple of mixer brushes in there as well as a finger print smudge tool. The collection is coming along well and I still expect to release it on August 30th but you can still pre-order it until it is released at considerable discount (The price climbs up a bit every week)

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Free Photoshop Brush of the Week #74

Painted with the Dust Ruffian Photoshop Gouache brush
Painted with the Dust Ruffian Photoshop Gouache brush
Photoshop Gouache Brush strokes painted with the 'Dust Ruffian' brush
Photoshop Gouache Brush strokes painted with the ‘Dust Ruffian’ brush

I really love painting with this week’s free GrutBrush. It’s sloppy, has a ton of personality, wild edges but very controllable opacity and is chock full of texture (even though the brush itself has no texture bitmap – it’s all in the brush tip) Get it for free all week on the free Photoshop brush of the week page

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Free Photoshop Brush of the Week #69

Drawn with the Humble Bee Photoshop crayon brush
Drawn with the Humble Bee Photoshop brush

Drawn with this week’s free GrutBrush, the “Humble Bee” natural media brush. It’s a thick saw-tooth edged opaque brush with a free flowing thick wet ink appearance, with a very slight width variation but when used with a lighter touch as I’ve done here it can have a bit of a crayonlike appearance. The background texture was created by scaling the brush to an absurdly large size. You can get the brush as always on the free brush of the week page

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Jesse VanWagner’s Beautiful Oil Impasto Piece From the GrutBrushes Gallery

"Penelope Isn't Possible: Painted by Jesse VanWagner using the Impasto Brushes
“Penelope Isn’t Possible” Painted by Jesse VanWagner using the Impasto Brushes

I’m thrilled to add this portrait by artist Jesse VanWagner to the GrutBrushes Gallery. Jesse used the Stump Trough oil impasto brush from the free Sampler set, among others, to paint this lovely digital painting in Photoshop. To see more of his work, head over to his blog where he frequently shares his work as well as his thoughts That’s where I found this piece and immediately asked Jesse if I could share it in the GrutBrushes Gallery. He also often posts interesting timelapse gifs that show the evolution of his paintings from sketches to finished paintings for those who like to see how it got there. More that just open and talented, he also comes across as a very nice, genuine person. Needless to say I subscribed to stay in touch with his art adventures.

Visit the GrutBrushes Gallery to enjoy the art or submit your own GrutBrushes assisted creation.

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