Hey all, I wanted to share my Photoshop brushes because I get a lot of questions about 'what Photoshop brushes do I use'? I did not create these brushes it's a collection I've assembled over the years so I'm giving them away for free. My approach to brushes is to keep your palette small so that you can learn to use the tool to the best of it's ability. Some people collect brushes and they have these giant palettes of tools they may have only used once or twice. My philosophy is the same rules of traditional painting apply to the digital world, half the battle of making good art is knowing your tools! The more you use a tool the more you realize what you can do with it. I have a limited set of brushes because if I haven't used a brush in six months I delete it. So this set has been culled from hundreds of brushes that you can find on the internet.
90% of my painting is done with the first two brushes in the set! The rest I use for effect and texture. I have some tutorials in my shop if you want a deeper dive on these brushes.
When I first started painting my teachers only gave me three colors to paint with. The reason for this is the more colors you add the more complex you make the problems. The same is true for brushes, limit yourself to three brushes for your first paintings or even as an exercise if you are more accustomed to working digitally. The point of the exercise is to really spend more time with a few specific tools. You could do this as a regular exercise, pick three brushes and create an image using JUST those three brushes. If you do this regularly you will learn how to use your tools and it will make you a better digital artist...guaranteed!
Check my shop to download my free brushes