I`ve put myself onto the challenge to create one tool preset for Photoshop every week. If you have any suggestions or challenges drop 'em in the comments. In the meantime enjoy the ones created so far.
This weeks brush is the SKN MXR. It's a soft mixer brush wich produces a smooth pore texture at low pressures but is also able to blend smoothly at higher pressures. It is ideal for adding soft gradations to objects.
Yea, no posts for a long time. There were other things to cope with. But now back to brushes - I've created some really cool Inkers and a liquifying brush slash smudge brush. Get this Duo to make awesome wet ink illustrations.
This one is another approach on texturing strokes. The PENCIL-WITH-A-PENCIL is not really exactly brush - its a versatile texture stamp. I've created a just tiny repeating pattern (lead on paper/scanning/post processing/create seamless) hence we use it as a stroke. The upside is that the outcome looks exactly like the desired texture with the applied brush dynamics. The downside is that -because you basically apply a texture- you are bound to the color of the texture. In this case it makes sense but I won't work with all media styles. Well, just try it out.
This one is the 20 PX NYCE PENZIL. It works really well for drafting and sketching. Try working with a dark grey to get the real lead feeling. I usually work at 600 dpi so the brush seems a quite big for a pencil when working at 300 dpi. But it'll work out fine. You'll see.
I was wondering if this was possible – and yes, it is! I reversed the pressure input of these brushes to create a brush for one line drawings or one-liners or for a different approach on casual sketching wich will lead to more dynamic drawings. Check out the REVERSED_INK brushes (M & S).