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Free Photoshop Brush of the Week #50 “Thicken Think” Natural Media Brush

Painted with the Thicken Think Photoshop brush (on a textured paper PSD)

 

50 straight weeks of free Photoshop brushes with no repeats, in two weeks it will be one full year of giving away brushes!

This week I’m giving away ‘Thicken Think’ a natural media Photoshop brush that acts a bit like a pastel airbrush if such a thing were possible. You can download it all week from the free brush of the week page or in the shop.

Free Photoshop Brush of the Week 50 - Thicken Think Natural Media Brush

Free Photoshop Brush of the Week 50 – Drawing with the Thicken Think Natural Media Photoshop Brush

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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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Impasto Painting in Photoshop – Quick Tips 01

 

Here are a few quick tips to get you going with the Photoshop Impasto brushes

I will be doing a series of tutorials on how to use the GrutBrushes Photoshop Impasto brushes but this short video above shows a few brief tips.

To summarise:
– Vary your stylus pressure and use short strokes for a more organic look
– Use a flatter Photoshop brush to block in large areas
– Press softly on your stylus to blend or soften texture
– Push harder when you want more texture
– Use alt/option to pick colours from your painting

Brush Strokes and animated previews

Photoshop Impasto painting with GrutBrushes

Photoshop Impasto painting with GrutBrushes

Impasto Brushes from Impastos 01

(Mouseover or tap the icons below to watch the Photoshop brushes drawing ‘live’!)


‘Gravel Plough’ Photoshop Impasto brush

‘Granite Sack’ Photoshop Impasto brush

‘Horse Main’ Photoshop Impasto brush

‘Imp Giganto’ Photoshop Impasto brush

‘Gypsum Slate’ Photoshop Impasto brush

‘Venal Weasel’ Photoshop Impasto oil brush

‘Venal Weasel’ Photoshop Impasto oil brush

‘Cliff Quarry’ Photoshop Impasto oil brush

”Tenor Wake’ Photoshop Impasto oil brush

‘Jee Beach’ Photoshop Impasto oil brush
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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.
grutbrushes.com/shop/

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Free GrutBrush of the Week #31 – Gritty Bits Pastel Brush

Giraffe Painted with the Gritty Bits Photoshop Brush

Giraffe Painted with the Gritty Bits Photoshop Brush

I painted this Giraffe with this week’s free Photoshop brush “Gritty Bits” a natural media pastel brush, available to download for free through Sunday in the brush shop or on the free brush page:
grutbrushes.com/freebrush

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