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I know this sounds like a retarded query, but I am looking for a square brush for photoshop and the ones I made insofar suck. Anyone have suggestions, settings, actual brushes they can share?
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Are you looking for a square brush, or just something that simulates a flat brush?
I haven't found a great way to simulate a flat, because even at 1% spacing, you'll see gaps on any kind of change of direction. Since Photoshop brushes are just stamps of shapes repeated very close together, it's inevitable that some shapes don't lend themselves well to being brushes and getting what you expect out of them.
For short strokes that only go in one direction you can make a more rectangular shape and set it to 1% spacing. In Shape Dynamics, turn on Angle Jitter and set it to Direction. Any line that changes direction by too much though will end up with annoying gaps as the stamp tries to navigate the change. I like to round the edges of my rectangular shape to make the lines seem more smooth.
If you feather your edge a few pixels you can kill off the jagged edge and with a 1% spacing it will keep its 'hardness'.
I guess yes I am trying to find a way of simulating a flat oil brush without having to use painter. Because you know, I hate painter.
Anyway yes I do have a problem with the gaps that the brush leaves so I don't really know what to do with it.
I'll keep looking in the meantime.
And no I'm not spending monies on dvds I have a limited amount of money and much rather spend it on supplies.
Something like this maybe?
Yes that would work pretty damn well.
Better start saving then since I've used this software to make the brush strokes, Ps will always break the brush stroke when using flat brushes and since flat brushes are very import to me I pretty much block all my colors and shapes using that flat brush I showed, plust you have two types of blending options!
Problem with that is that I use mac not windows.
Not as fancy as that but here is just a straight up square brush minus the jaggeys
(scored to an IVAN MAXIMOV Classic animated short )
My work: [link]
Try to recreate those brush strokes in Painter, no way you'll manage to get them that smooth and with no flow brakes.
evildisco and anyone else interested, i made these meself, feel free to use them as you will guys.
first three are brushes, the last one is a blender brush to be used with Photoshops "smudge" tool.
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you can definetly make smooth brushes like that in painter Portus
That's quite smooth, is that a captured dab or did you just squeeze the brush?
A lot of the brushes do various things like color variations, respond to grain (the paper) etc.
One thing to do, is turn the the Opacity up to 100% You can also turn the Resat up to 100% too.
Method should be cover.
I usually use the Digital Watercolor myself. So I guess it depends what you want to do.
My work: [link]
These are all custom brushes and shapes I made for Painter, it is indeed an awesome program:
Change the Dab type, you may get closer to what you're looking for. Like Camelhair. Then you can change the brush profile and squeeze to something you like.
Camel Hair is too soft, the only solution I've found is to squeeze the brush to 20%, angle to 90º and using Flat Cover, the problem now is that if I want the brush to follow the angle of the brush stroke I have to set Angle Range to 360º which makes Painter have to recalculate everytime I resize unless I set Min Size to 100%. Again not perfect solution and not equal to SAI at all but good enough I guess... now if you capture a rectangule dab with 12x80px you get very close.
I'll point this thread to Jin in the Painter forums, can't hurt to see what she says.
I've read through this thread quickly, and it seems you and some others are using Photoshop, at least one is using another program, and some either don't like or don't understand Painter (or both).
Arshes Nei, Blue, and others have made some good suggestions.
Bottom line, try the suggestions you've been offered by Arshes Nei, Blue, and others who really offered help.
If anyone here has software that does what you want, then use it.
If you want to use Painter, then learn it. It takes time and if you don't want to spend the time, you won't learn Painter.
I don't think I can offer more than has already been offered by some of you, since evildisco is using Photoshop and wants help with Photoshop brushes.
My expertise is with Painter, not Photoshop though I use it now and then.
Thanks for asking me to help, but I don't think there's much I can do to help evildisco considering the circumstances.