The Cartoonist Brushes - Version 1.4
By: Alex Dukal
This pack was created with the idea of emulating styles used primarily in black and white comic strips, using black ink and washes, but I’ve added some brushes that complement this style very well.
More than two hundred professional brushes & tools for graphic artists, cartoonists, animators and everyone that loves to draw with black inks, watercolor and experimental materials.
The cartoonist brushes set includes everything from classic clear lines to the emulation of vintage line styles (Searle, Provensen, Pratt, DePatie, Breccia, etc.), from the dirtiness of the Dry Point technique to the amazing and never more realistic “ink washing” effect! and more… crosshatching, fountain pens, sumi-e, splatters, texturing, etc.
You’ll find yourself enjoying and making your job more effective with these proven tools.
With the purchase of this pack you will receive all future updates to this set for free.
This set of brushes was created with the idea of emulating some styles used primarily in black and white comic strips, using black ink and washes. As an extra, I’ve added a bunch of brushes that complement very well to this set: The Splatter Brushes and The Cross Hatching Brushes which are two full extra sets provided with The Cartoonist Brushes.
UPDATED TO V1.4 – December, 2016
This is the last update of the year and, again, there are changes to the main file:
Three brushes from the ‘Comics’ section have been moved to the new ‘Fountain Pens’, so keep in mind that the numbering of some brushes have changed.
These new brushes (a total of 22) were specially created by a request from a user who was looking to emulate some traditional fountain pens: liquid black ink but including some subtle wash effect.
I’ve also added some more Ink Washings, a nice blender for washings and a new wash eraser.
Included in this set:
• AD_Cartoonist-Brushes_v1.4.tpl – This is the main file with 117 Tool Presets.
• AD_Fountain-Pens.tpl – The new set with 22 Tool Presets.
• 02_AD-Ninetize-Wash_20px.tpl – This brush only works in newer Photoshop versions.
• AD_Cross-Hatching.tpl – The 40 Cross Hatching brushes.
• AD_Splatters.tpl – The 38 Splatters.
• All the Reference Sheets (PDFs)
All the new brushes were added to the Reference Sheet and there’s a new video to preview these brushes:
To keep things organized the new set is provided separated from the main file, of course if you are interested to keep all the brushes in one file you could load the main set, then the fountain pen brushes and finally save it all together. This video tutorial should help:
Software compatibility: Most of this brushes & presets were created in Photoshop CC 2015 using a Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet.
Tested also in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom Graphire 4 and a Cintiq Companion Hybrid.
Recommended Setup: Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC to CC 2017 or higher) plus a Wacom tablet.
Minimum Requirements: Photoshop CS5.5 + Wacom tablet, but… with this setup do not expect to use the brushes in the exactly same way I created them. Photoshop CS6 is fine for these brushes.
Take note that the Wacom Graphire and Bamboo models have less pressure levels and the absence of some options (there’s no TILT option for brushes).
This product was originally featured in The Beautifully Artistic Designer’s Kit (1000s of Creative Resources)
The Cartoonist Brushes - Version 1.4 $16
- All the Reference Sheets (PDFs)
- Software compatibility: Photoshop CS5.5 to Photoshop CC, Wacom Tablet recommended
- This resource includes our extended product license. Please see full license details here.
- File size is approx 154.9MB (201.2MB unzipped), offered as a single download.
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