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    Where on earth do you guys get your brushes?

    Bought my new laptop topday after having my old one stolen, Ive spent almost 6 months without a computer and I have NO idea where to find any decent brushes(apart from the ones that are animal shapes and all that stuff which is useless to the concept art topic). I remember having a bunch of them, but the website I used to get them from no longer exists...apparently.....and I can't seem to find any brushes.

    So yea, any tips on where to find good brushes?
    Or how to MAKE good brushes?......because ive tried over and over....and I suck like crazy at makin 'em...


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    As in digital brushes, yeah?

    If so, this place has a bunch of them..
    http://www.pandemoniumart.net/brushes/

    If you meant real brushes I have a good supplier in London but the postage is going to suck..

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    Hahahahaha thanks man, those 2 are good sites, and yes, I meant digital brushes. As for real brushes.....i'll make a thread about that one when I start college and we head on to the painting classes ;P

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    i chop off my armpit hair, straighten it with iron, glue it onto a twig. voila
    i can make a new brush every month or so

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    I had about 300 brushes downloaded from different artists, I would spend about half a minute deciding which brush to use next and forget the places of each one. It was a huge distraction for the first month I tried painting on ps and I pretty much wanted to kill myself

    Now I only use 3-4 of them for texturing purposes, made a few of my own + default round/chalk for most of the painting. Brushes really don't matter, I was painting once with one of those "copyright watermark" brushes that go along with someone's set lol

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    ^
    That is the exact digital equivalent of noob oil painters searching for "magical rembrandt old master medium"..they get so caught up in the technicalities they forget to actually paint anything..

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    1. Make them yourself .......
    ..... A. paint out the shape capture brush
    ......B. Google images. Capture brush

    2. Google brush packs...... there's thousands

    3. Buy the downloads up top.... most will come with brushes..
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    The brushes that PS comes with I use 90% of the time. Look at the faux texture brushes and mess with the settings some. Don't waste a lot of time using a brush that someone else made when you can do it yourself and learn.
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    Thanks for the feedback to everyone!

    Well one of the last comments I recieved was to try getting my stuff to look less ¨plastic¨, an issue i can clearly see in my painting style. I don't know what else to attribute that to other than me just using the round brush 100% of the time, but ill mess around more with the PS brushes!

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    Every time I have pizza I take a picture of the baking paper. Spechally the part where the chese burns to the paper. Some times it makes makes for pretty brushes other times they are just interesting texture

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyMan View Post
    Thanks for the feedback to everyone!

    Well one of the last comments I recieved was to try getting my stuff to look less ¨plastic¨, an issue i can clearly see in my painting style. I don't know what else to attribute that to other than me just using the round brush 100% of the time, but ill mess around more with the PS brushes!
    Never blame the tools for your artistic problems.

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    You can really do a huge amount with the brush engine that exists in photoshop and the default brushes that it's comes with. Every single one of those brushes you'd download were made individually by an artist, so why not try and make your own? Surely you'll learn a lot. Make one brush every day and before you know it you'll have amassed quite a powerful library of tools!

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