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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.

How to understand the Calligraphy brush names

Calligraphy brush names key explained

GrutBrushes Calligraphy brushes in the Photoshop panel plugin

GrutBrushes Calligraphy brushes in the Photoshop panel plugin

Get the Free Calligraphy Brushes hereCalligraphy Brushes

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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.

Free Photoshop brush of the week:

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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 These are scrawlings from a number of different unpublished Photoshop brushes that I am working on.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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