Okay, this set is based off a request I got
. quite a while ago. I get some requests that I just dont know quite what to do with, at first. This was one of those. I started out collecting photographs to make it an image-based set. But since then, Ive decided I really dont LIKE image-based sets. And most people dont really use them. Why would you use a Photoshop brush for something that you could get a stock photo of, and add it already in color? I can think of very few exceptions that would make you do this. So, while I will still be doing image-based sets
theyre mostly going to be the kinds of things that you would add to something. Not the thing itself. (Like, the Distressed brushes - those are great! And image based. But the Sports brushes, which are all kinds of sports equipment and balls
not-so-great. Not many more of those kinds of things coming.)
Anyway, my point is that I wanted to still do the whole beach-themed thing, and wanted to try something new. So, Ive started a new section for sketches brushes. These will be, well, just what they sound like! Actual, hand-drawn sketches of various things. I AM an artist, I figured I may as well start using it!
So, to whoever requested the beach themed brushes (I believe a lighthouse and a message in a bottle were specifically named), my apologies for this taking so long! But here you go!
This set includes: a beach ball, a pail (bucket), an umbrella, bubbles, a conch and various other shells, a dolphin, a heron, a lighthouse, a lounge chair, a couple messages in a bottle, a palm tree, a pelican, a sand castle, a sand dollar, a sea turtle, 2 ships (one sailboat, one galleon), a starfish, a stylized sun, sunglasses, and waves. Theyre all high resolution, with the average brush size being about 1900 pixels.
Ive showed you in various other brushes tips how to get brushes to do things like scatter, change their angle, size, and color, etc. So, what happens if you want to SAVE a brush like that, once youve created it?
Well, first off, make sure that you have the set open that you want to save the brush to. Because it will be added to whichever set you have currently open.
Once you have the brush settings how youd like them, click on your Brushes tab (or hit F5). Up in the VERY upper right hand corner, there should be a small arrow (facing right). Click on that arrow. (Alternately, you can click on the small arrow next to your currently selected brushs thumbnail to open the brush preset picker, and then choose that small arrow on the top right.)
You should see a list of all your current brush sets, etc. Near the very beginning, there should be a New Brush Preset.. option. Thats the one you want! Choose that, name your brush, and it will be added to your current set.
How is this different from choosing Edit > Define Brush Preset from the top menu? Well, if you do it that way, all it will save is the brush shape, based on what is on your canvas. New Brush Preset.. will save the brush that youre currently using, including all the extra options youve added.
Hope this helps!
These brushes can
be used for prints. You don't need to note me and ask.
They are available for commercial or non-commercial usage.
make my brushes into GIMP brushes and redistribute them. But if you do so, it is required
that you provide a link back to my website (www.brushes.obsidiandawn.com
), so that they may know where the original brush set came from.
If you use one of my brushes/stock, please credit me somewhere. You may do so as www.brushes.obsidiandawn.com
, redheadstock, or Stephanie Shimerdla. Also, if possible, provide a link back here or to my website (www.brushes.obsidiandawn.com
). I do
understand that in some commercial applications, it is not always easy to do this. Just do whatever you can.
Please do not re-package any of the brushes contained in any of the sets and attempt to pass them off as your own!
That's it! Enjoy!** When sending me notes about having used something, do NOT leave the message on my front page! I won't get it!
Here are a few of my favorite deviations from the last week or so, where my brushes, patterns, etc. were used! If you don't send me a link to your stuff, you obviously can't be featured. So, make sure you send me links! (The main page is NOT the best place for that, btw... the easiest spot is in the comments of the brush set(s) you used or a note!)
Some of these will be stuff that a lot of people may have already seen, but I'm going to try to feature at least a few each time that are definitely underappreciated, in hopes of getting them a few more views! Here they are, in no particular order: