I just happened across this Stumpy Pencil Photoshop Brush the other day. It uses a brush already packaged with Photoshop and applies different Brush Presets to help emulate the look and feel of a blunt pencil. The brush creator is a much better illustrator than I am, make sure to check out the sketches he was able to create using the brush!
If you’re having trouble installing the brush into photoshop, try out the following. The ‘brush’ is not actually a brush, but rather a set of Tool Presets (.tpl), which may cause some confusion when installing.
First, locate your Presets-Tools folder. The path should be similar to the image below. Upload the file to this folder.
Head over to Photoshop and open the Tools window.
And finally Load up the file, grab your brush, and start sketching!
It takes a while to get to grips with Photoshops’ many shortcuts, but there is no denying that once you have learned the major ones productivity increases massively. This allows you to spend more time on the design and less time hitting F1 or randomly looking through the tools pane for ‘that tool you know you used 10 minutes ago.’
No matter how long you have been using Photoshop it’s a safe bet that every now and again you need a command you don’t know the shortcut for. Print out these handy guides and put them close by so you can learn as you go along. I have elected to print out the shortcuts in function order and have them attached to the wall above my screen – it’s a little embarrassing how many I don’t actually know!
This is it. You’ve worked your fingers to the bone learning all the Photoshop shortcuts. Your eyes are burning from squinting at a humming screen for hours on end, carefully positioning elements and designing art. Your brain’s abuzz with the knowledge you’ve acquired through reading tutorials and your own experimentation. And all the blood and tears have finally paid off – YOU, the Photoshop Enthusiast, are now PRETTY SWELL at designing!
What do you do now with your new-found superpowers? Sure, you could save damsels in distress, stop bridges from falling, develop a broom to ride to the moon … or you could raise some money to pay for next month’s rent or that slick Segway you’ve been eying. In this exclusive mini series by the Minty Ferret, I’ll show YOU how to turn those hard-earned Photoshop skills into a form of income. That’s right, you can make money with Photoshop working at home! Outlined in this mini-series is a tutorial on how exactly to do just that. Some of these techniques are used by professionals, some are controversial, some make you money while you sleep!
Let’s start with that last one. Stretch, yawn, and head on after the break to learn how to make a passive income – and keep on checking back in the weeks to come or RSS me for more moolah methods!
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I just stumbled across this free Photoshop Cloud Brush Set from the PixlPusher.
Suffice to say, the quality of this set simply blew me away. These are hi-res brushes (some are over 2500pixels) and are simply breath-taking. Kudos to the maker, not only is this a beautiful set but useful as well!
Head on over and give em a download!
The folks at Filter Forge are giving away a series of high quality plugins based on their filter software of the same name.
I tried both of the two packs available and they are pretty decent. If you like metals or photo editing then they should be right up your street. Take a quick glance at their home page too – the comic and flaky paint filters look great.
If they had some examples of people with those filters applied I would be seriously tempted to check out the free trial.
I happened upon a free collection of paper texture brushes for Photoshop which seem pretty decent.
When you were a kid perhaps you did that project at school where you try and make an old looking document? I used an oven, vinegar and a lot of hope to get mine in on time!
For a while the idea of doing the same thing again has been circling around my head – but using Photoshop this time. At least this way the fire department will have a more peaceful day.
Valentine’s Day is coming soon – show Photoshop some love by installing a few Free Heart Brushes!
An extensive list of heart brushes has been collected
for your perusal and use. Ranging from grungy retro to thumping elegant, you should be able to find the perfect heart brush you need for your project. Perhaps it’s time to design a Valentine for your special someone?