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brushes for practise sketching

:iconcenaris:
Cenaris Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I often struggle when trying to make rough sketches on photoshop because I can't find a brush which works for me. Does anyone have any suggestions? Can be any default brushes or 3rd party ones. Appreciated.
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:iconmercury-crowe:
Mercury-Crowe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Personally, I like the airbrush at a small size. It makes soft lines when you push down hard and hard lines when you do it lightly.
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:iconmattcombsart:
MattCombsArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
check these out...


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:iconcenaris:
Cenaris Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll give those a try :)
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:iconmattcombsart:
MattCombsArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
ya mess with them if they dont work, just google search for photoshop brushes that mimic pencils or whatever your looking for.
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:iconcosmic-doodle:
Cosmic-doodle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which version of photoshop do you have? If you have CS5 and up you can get a free extention NKS5. It has many tools that are much like tradition tools. It has nice pencil brushes to choose from.
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:iconcenaris:
Cenaris Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CS5.5.
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:iconcosmic-doodle:
Cosmic-doodle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you might be interested in installing this extension for it.
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Its worth checking out.

Hope this helps~ :eager:
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:iconcenaris:
Cenaris Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One thing I'm iffy about is whether you can turn it on or off as you want. If I can I'll pick it up.
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Cosmic-doodle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't replace anything, if thats a worry. You can open and close its tab group as you can with layers, navigator and such tabs.(If that made sense) You can always uninstall it if you don't like it. Its a free extension, so you really have nothing to lose. :nod:
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:iconcenaris:
Cenaris Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As good as downloaded then. I'll try it later :)
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:iconcosmic-doodle:
Cosmic-doodle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remember that once you install it, before you can use it do the following:
In photoshop, click File>scripts>NKS5_INSTALL. Then it'll work. Otherwise it just wont actually select its tools if you click them. I don't understand why, but thats what I had to do when I got it. :#1:
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:iconcenaris:
Cenaris Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Right. Duly noted.
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Mamal2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont know any specific brushes, but I kinda have this problem too. What you can do is, find a brush that is close to the look/feel you want, and just lower the opacity if its too strong. You may be able to adjust the hardness of the brush as well that was you can match it up with the sensitivity you prefer.
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:iconcenaris:
Cenaris Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno. I've tried a good number of photoshop's own brushes and none of them feel very friendly for sketching regardless. They all feel too stiff or rigid for my liking. I did try SAI a while back and it felt more fluid for doodling. Catch is I use Mac. Apparently Japan can't be bothered to try macosx
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