Brushes

Easier Edge Control For Digital Painters (Part 2): Rotate Brushes In Photoshop With Custom Wacom Settings

In part one of this tutorial, I explained how to combine custom Brush Presets, Keyboard Shortcuts and Actions to quickly and easily rotate your Photoshop Brushes as you paint. That trick alone can make your brush technique smoother, more intuitive and more like traditional painting. However, there are two points of friction that can be relieved if […]

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Easier Edge Control For Digital Painters (Part 1): Rotate Brushes In Photoshop With Hotkeys

Interpretive edges are one of the most appealing and beautiful aspects of oil painting and watercolor techniques. Edge control isn’t easy in traditional painting but when it comes to digital painting in Photoshop, edge control has been almost mechanically impossible. The angle of a brush stroke is essential for sophisticated edges. Before I designed the […]

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Make A Beautiful Mess: 5 Inspiring Texture Brush Tutorials For Photoshop

Texture can infuse your art with a sense of humanity and increase the connection between your illustrated, visual stories and your audience. Traditional painting is almost always defined by texture. Gessoed canvas, watercolor paper, palette knife impasto, the irregularity of real brush strokes and what the painting-spirit-guide Bob Ross referred to as “happy accidents” all combine to create a finished […]

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FREE Photoshop Scatter Brushes

These new Scatter Brushes are spontaneous, stylized and sure to help you generate new and unexpected visual ideas as you paint. (This set was previously available exclusively to people who left voicemail on my ArtCast Listener Line.)

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Scatter Brush Tutorial: Digital Painting In Photoshop :: ArtCast #51

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The ‘Brush Tips’ Series: Short video tutorials that demonstrate digital painting tips and tricks that can save you time, increase your efficiency and support a smoother, more intuitive workflow. This episode addresses a frequently asked question: How do I make my cool stylized texture brushes in Photoshop? Creating your own brushes is a great way […]

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Free Photoshop Brushes! :: The Oatley Essentials

Subscribe to the ChrisOatley.com Newsletter and get access to LOTS of FREE PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES designed by Chris Oatley. I’ve decided to make my ‘Oatley Essentials’ set available for download. This set consists mostly of brushes that I made.  There are a few that came from other places (friends, free PS resource sites etc…). I Would Like To Highlight A […]

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Free Photoshop Splatter Brushes!

Subscribe to the ChrisOatley.com Digital Painting Tips Newsletter and get access to LOTS of FREE PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES designed by Chris Oatley. You can download the brushes by subscribing to my Digital Painting Tips Newsletter via the Green Box at the top of the right sidebar on this site. As some of you know, I’ve been working on an illustration of Wolverine Vs. […]

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