10 Free Photoshop Brushes and Tools for Digital Artists
Download to use in the GrutBrushes toolset panel (Photoshop CC 2014/15) or use them on their own in Photoshop’s Tool Preset panel (CS 6+)
‘Mud Slice’ Photoshop Pencil
Actual brush stroke of the Mud Slice Photoshop pencil
A standard soft Artist’s pencil for Photoshop. Equivalent to a 3B graphite pencil. Versatile enough for light sketch lines with a light touch but it gives way to a dark rich line with not too much extra pressure on the Stylus.
‘Lana’s Mark’ Photoshop Gouache Brush
Brush stroke painted with Lana’s Mark Photoshop Gouache Brush
A semi-dry yet creamy finished gouache brush with a very even opacity distribution, ramping up smoothly from transparent to opaque, this natural medium fibered brush has an easily controllable flow and even tapering making it versatile as both a fill and a drawing brush.
Also includes these special use Tool Presets
‘Stump Trough’ Photoshop Impasto Oil Brush
“Stump Trough” Photoshop Impasto Oil Brush stroke
A textured oil impasto Photoshop brush from the GrutBrushes Oil Impasto Photoshop brush Series, unique in that it has a natural depth to it without needing any layer styles or effects. This type of oil impasto Photoshop brush originated on GrutBrushes.com
‘Short Notice’ Photoshop Charcoal Brush
brush stroke of the Short Notice Photoshop Charcoal Brush
A crispy Photoshop charcoal brush with variable sized grain. This brush has a fairly wide range from fine powder to medium sized chunks of carbon.
‘Cherry Pectin’ Photoshop Watercolour Brush
brush stroke of the Cherry Pectin Photoshop Watercolor Brush
A textured oil impasto Photoshop brush from the Waters 01 and 02 Series that has a natural 3d depth to it without using any layer styles or effects. This type of impasto brush is a GrutBrushes original creation.
‘Hatch Cranny’ Photoshop Cross Hatching Brush
Hatch Cranny Photoshop Cross Hatching brush strokes
A delicate cross hatching brush with a variable opacity as well as size.
Also includes these three special use Tool Presets
‘Platt Nudge’ Photoshop Mixer Brush
Blending with the Platt Nudge mixer brush
A chunky, organic Photoshop mixer brush that blends and shifts pigment with a slight chip and chisel like splattering.
‘Sharp Eraser’ Photoshop Eraser Tool
Comparison between Photoshop and GrutBrushes Eraser Tools
Photoshop’s default eraser, has a soft edge, even with the hardness set at 100%. GrutBrushes Sharp Eraser is an eraser tool for Photoshop that gives you a sharp, but still ever so slightly anti-aliased edge that is crisper than Photoshop’s much softer default eraser.
‘Graph Paper’ Photoshop Fill Tool
Turn any paper texture into graph paper
This graph paper tool preset will quickly fill a blank layer with a graph texture grid. Apply it to an empty layer and any paper (or other) texture below it will be instantly turned into graph paper. Not simply a flat grid of blue lines, this grid texture has an organic, print-like texture for a more integrated appearance.
‘Square Crop’ Photoshop Crop Tool Preset
This preset quickly sets the crop tool with a Square 1:1 ratio
If you frequently need to crop a lot of images to a square 1:1 ratio format, (for instagram for example) add this preset to your GrutBrushes Tool Panel for quick access. This simply selects the Crop tool and restricts it to a perfect square (width to height ratio of 1 to 1) to quickly trim the edges off your rectangular pictures.
GrutBrushes Photoshop panel Plugin
These tools all go very well with the GrutBrushes Digital Artists’ Photoshop plugin panel for Photoshop CC (2014/15) so if you don’t have it already, be sure to download it here or click ‘yes’ to add it to your cart.
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(Photoshop CC 2014/15 only)
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