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AlanTheRobot's Brushes (ALL Versions - Tested) by AlanTheRobot AlanTheRobot's Brushes (ALL Versions - Tested) by AlanTheRobot
I made a video to go with these here where I explain what I use each for, how I made them, etc, so I'm not going to explain that all over. Here's the video:

Brush Presets Panel and My Brushes - Photoshop for Digital Painters

As I explained in the video I made all of these myself or they're variations of Photoshop's basic brushes. The soft brushes are in white because I use those to erase. If the brushes have a light blue box around them that means those are different strokes made by the same brush. The rest is pretty self explanatory.

* These brushes only work and are only included for CS6 users. If you have CS5 and below or Elements install the corresponding brush pack which I have fixed and tested in CS2 with other people confirming they work with other CS versions AND Elements (all the way down to 5.0 is confirmed). I used abrMate, for anyone else who was as mystified by compatibility issues as I was.

I licensed them under CC, non-commercial, share-alike. CC licenses always require crediting/attribution, but I’m adding an exception:

You don’t need to credit me if you’re using them in a painting, whether you sell it or not (the non-commercial refers to repackaging them and selling them). You only need to credit me if you share the brushes, you modify the brushes and create your own pack, or you include them in a pack of your own. I’m talking about the complex brushes I made, the ones where the image tips was mine, you obviously don’t have to credit me for modifying the basic brushes or any made from stuff included with photoshop. I think it’s obvious which are which.


- Will be re-uploading or uploading another without a set size to the brushes which is what I now prefer. Also I have made the watercolor brushes faster. If you want to do it real quickly yourself. Just fiddle with the size and spacing of the dual brush. You'll get rougher edges but almost 2-4 times the speed depending on how far you go.

And now I think I deserve some shameless self-promotion for this...

This was done mostly with basic brushes actually, just to show you, they're not that important. The music notes were a temporary brush and I textured the background, but otherwise all pretty basic:

Sherlock at the Window by AlanTheRobot

1st Below, Sherlock: I used the Real Media Wet to Dry and quite a few others as I wanted a rougher feel. If you saw the video you can see me use quite a variety especially for the floor. 2nd, Kidneys: Round brush for the face with a touch of the wet paintbrush. Some textures for the coat, toothpaste for the hair (not very satisfied with it though on this one). 3rd, Dr.Horrible: Wet to Dry for the face, toothpaste for the hair (seems to work better for hair like this), and all sorts to give some live to the background.

Blood on the Concrete - Part 1 by AlanTheRobot Kidneys by AlanTheRobot Dr. Horrible by AlanTheRobot

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azulmimi99 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you,these are great! :D
DeLeonXXX Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for these, they work great even with my ancient copy of Photoshop!
GalenSparkcykel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Slappy-Snifferdoo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the brushes! Those Sherlock pictures are amazing! :w00t:
crimsonMELOS Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
thank you!
Andprog Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) very helpful
NaraimeAndo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are the most generous people in the art world who doesn't ask for credit
ToT thank you for shared this awesome brushes
Ljoewing Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing ! it is great!
Ofidian Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
I have a question about the soft erodable pencil. It's a really cool concept, but how do I "sharpen" or reset the pencil to its pointed initial state after it's entirely eroded? Is there a quick way to do it, or do I have to reselect the brush from your brush list to resharpen the pencil?
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