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Free Photoshop Brush of the Week #47 – Rich Roast Photoshop Charcoal Brush

Photoshop charcoal drawing done with the Rich Roast Photoshop charcoal brush

This week’s free brush is “Rich Roast” a Photoshop Charcoal brush with a wide and fairly evenly ramping tonal range from light to almost fully opaque. Get it for free all week on the free brush of the week page or in the brush shop until Monday when as always, there will be a new brush.  grutbrushes.com/freebrush

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Free GrutBrush of the Week #38 – “Will Do” Photoshop Charcoal Brush

Drawn with the 'Will Do' Photoshop charcoal brush

This week’s free Photoshop brush is “Will Do” a cottony soft charcoal brush that can build to a full, more textured fill. This brush is a good soft shader when used with a light touch as it has a powdery softness and can be used to build up tones quite lightly.

A cat seemed a fitting subjects and I attempted a drawing of my old friend Charlie, who through my clumsy stylus work seems to have turned from a grey 18 year old (at the time of the reference photo I used) into a bit of a calico kitten, but no matter, I think his essence is still in there. You can download this week’s free Photoshop brush until next Monday when, as always, there will be a new one waiting for you at grutbrushes.com/freebrush

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“Kays Way” a Soft Chalky Photoshop Pastel brush

Drawn with the Kays Way Photoshop brush

This was sketched with ‘Kays Way’ the newest arrival in the brush shop today. It’s a fibrous natural media brush that is wiry and scratchy at the lowest pressure but gets soft and wooly at the highest stylus pressure. This highly textured pastel brush has low coverage making it a good impressionistic shader.
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Free GrutBrush of the Week #33 – “Rice patter” Photoshop Brush

Novembers-Hat-Painted-With-the-Rice-Patter-Photoshop-charcoal-brush

Sometimes a soft brush with no context, nothing to compare it to, can just appear as smudged, faded or even just out of focus. What I like about this week’s brush is that while it has a softness to it, it also has lots of sharp grainy ‘bits’ in it, which depending on the background, appear to be either paper flaws or flaky deposits of pigment. It’s digital after all so what they really are, is up to you.

You can download this week’s free Photoshop brush until next Monday when, as always, there will be a new brush.

 

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