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Kyle's Custom Photoshop Brushes for Sale!

kyletwebster:

Here they are, gang! Snap ‘em up! $1 off your purchase if you enter this code: kyleubpack

(first 50 lucky purchasers only!)

As promised several days ago, here are Kyle T. Webster’s new Photoshop brushes!

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kyletwebster:

Attention, digital artists - I will be selling a Photoshop 6 brush pack soon with paint and ink brushes that I have been using for my professional assignments over the past few years. The ‘Kyle’s Ultimate Soft Oil Brush’ was used for the sketch above. It’s a doozy! Stay tuned for details. Please tell your friends!

Y’all are gonna want these.

kyletwebster:

Attention, digital artists - I will be selling a Photoshop 6 brush pack soon with paint and ink brushes that I have been using for my professional assignments over the past few years. The ‘Kyle’s Ultimate Soft Oil Brush’ was used for the sketch above. It’s a doozy! Stay tuned for details. Please tell your friends!

Y’all are gonna want these.

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Adding Texture in Photoshop Without Affecting Colour.

tonycliff:

Since Zac Gorman asked,

1) Scan your paper or other piece of whatever you intend to use as “texture”.

2) Adjust levels etc. as necessary. Get it looking nice and even (assuming this is the effect you want).

3) Run the “High Pass” Photoshop Filter on that flattened image. Find it under FILTER > OTHER > HIGH PASS

3b) Tweak High Pass parameters as necessary. Get it just right and you win a stuffed Finn from Adventure Time.

4) Layer that High-Passed image above the layers you want to affect.

5) Set that layer’s Blend Mode to “Overlay”.

Voila. Hopefully the High Pass filter sucked out the essence of the texture you want to use. (If not, figure out another way.) Since the High Pass-ed image is mostly 50% grey, setting it to “Overlay” doesn’t mess with your image’s colour too much because I guess that’s how Overlay works. Shrug?

This Happy Little Clouds moment brought to you by Mr Tony Cliff. 

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ryan-a:

Here’s a little making-of my Yakuza illustration for the exhibition, Battles without Honor and Humanity, at Floating World Comics in Portland Oregon on September 15.

Thanks to Ryan Andrews for sharing his technique on his Tumblr blog. I like his quick method of getting a simple palette. *steals it*

(via edbrisson)

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frenden:

Photoshop doesn’t do well with light pressure recognition. Making thick-to-thin strokes requires a lot more fidelity than would even be necessary with a proper sable brush and ink in meatspace. It blows out pressure at the low end and makes soft lines blobby as hell.

You can combat this by turning off the lowest pressure settings of your tablet at the driver level, but you shouldn’t have to. I want a brush engine that senses those slight variances and accurately translates them.

It’s possible. Manga Studio, which I’ve used for inking since about 2006, does a stellar job at light pressure translation. Getting feathered strokes that look like they came from my Raphael 8404 #4 sable brush is no harder than inking in the real world. Painter does a pretty good job of this too. At the very least, both allow you to tweak how the brush engine interprets your strokes on a per-brush-setting basis instead of using a sledgehammer on a finishing nail by leaving you with an only recourse of neutering your full range of pressure sensitivity at the driver level.

Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash all exhibit this problem. I don’t know if it’s an interpolation/smoothing issue or something larger, but I do know that the result is shitty lines.

Since around the time of the Photoshop CS6 Beta, I’ve been attempting to create a brush that combats these shortcomings by dropping out some of the lowest pressure mark-making with a combination of flow and texture settings. The result is a brush that, while not 100% opaque at the lightest marks, provides a hell of a lot more fidelity and control.

This is a quick video of the brush in action. Below is a download link for the latest test version of the brush’s Tool Preset.

DOWNLOAD THE BRUSH TOOL PRESET

Illustrator Ray Frenden just made your life a lot easier with his Photoshop brush tool presets. Say thank you. 

(via frenden)

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Free FontShop Plugin for Photoshop & Illustrator

Two handy font plugins in one week??! What are the odds!

The free FontShop Plugin lets you preview any of our 150,000 fonts, in the context of your own artwork in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator (CS5, CS5.5 and CS6). This is a great new way to find the perfect typographic fit for your project.

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Make Photoshop Faster
Here’s a nifty, simple trick to speed up Photoshop: Go into your preferences and set cache levels to 1 and then set image previews to “Never Save”! Hat tip to Dan Rubin! makephotoshopfaster.com (via swissmiss)

I intend to adjust this setting TOOT SWEET. Thanks Tina!

Make Photoshop Faster

Here’s a nifty, simple trick to speed up Photoshop: Go into your preferences and set cache levels to 1 and then set image previews to “Never Save”! Hat tip to Dan Rubin! makephotoshopfaster.com (via swissmiss)

I intend to adjust this setting TOOT SWEET. Thanks Tina!

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dbox: Instagram Filters as Photoshop Actions

dbox:

I recently did a google search to see if anyone had “converted” instagram filters to photoshop actions. After not finding any results, I decided to see if I could do it myself. I didn’t get a 100% exact match, but it’s pretty close.

Im starting with “Nashville” then will add more soon. Let me…

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More from illustrator Jason Levesque, as he shares a time lapse colouring of one of his pieces in Photoshop. Here’s the finished version below: 

(Source: youtube.com)

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Chris Wahl Art Brushes - 60 free Photoshop brushes from Chris Wahl, who also offers up a timely tutorial for drawing the world’s creepiest Charlie Sheen.

Chris Wahl Art Brushes - 60 free Photoshop brushes from Chris Wahl, who also offers up a timely tutorial for drawing the world’s creepiest Charlie Sheen.

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strake:

A great tip from David Lanham (designer for Astronut). If you find that sharpening a layer in Photoshop is too harsh, convert the layer to a Smart Object and apply the sharpening as a Smart Filter, but bump the opacity down. The same idea can be applied to any filter where you’d like a more subtle result.

strake:

A great tip from David Lanham (designer for Astronut). If you find that sharpening a layer in Photoshop is too harsh, convert the layer to a Smart Object and apply the sharpening as a Smart Filter, but bump the opacity down. The same idea can be applied to any filter where you’d like a more subtle result.

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Photoshop Splash Screen Evolution
Those were the days.

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Advanced Photoshop Techniques for UI (by Edward Sanchez)

This video is teeming with handy tips for the Photoshop user. And while it may seem to cater towards those doing UI design, most if not all of the tips and tricks are valuable to anyone using the software.

Pay particular attention to the various ways in which to use layer and vector masks. I am always shocked to see artists who don’t take advantage of what I consider one of Photoshop’s most valuable core features.