What if you could apply complex textures as easily as you can paint with brushes? Adding elements (especially textures like smoke or dust) involves using a premade textures and applying it onto the image. This is not a difficult process, but it takes time.
This is why we make the magic brushes package. Yea, I know, we call it a brushes package, but the truth of it is that we were trying to improve our own photo editing workflow and we came by this method that is both a time saver and gives a lot of control over applying textures. So we use it ourselves and want to share the goodness.
We know that a brushes has somewhat of a bad name,. and not many use them for creating stuff. Sure, they are great for embedding a watermark ,or a logo, or even a vignette on a finished photo. But if you plan them right, Brushes can be quite a powerful tool and do much, much more. A brush set with the right properties for continuous painting can work wonders. (and our brushes do work wonders)! Especially if you are working with a graphic tablet.
This package contains 60 brushes. But they are not just plain stamps, each brush is packed with pressure sensitive settings for graphic tablets. The pressure The pressure applied controls the shape, scattering, transparency, color and direction of of the brush.
Pressure sensitivity is pure genius. It give you a lot of control and you can, for example, create many different looks without searching for stock photos.
- You can create a whirling column of dust around your model
- Or you can raise a storm of rain, hail and snow in a move of wacom pen.
- Or you can create a stunning Bokeh just by waving a bokeh brush around.
_COL = color brush
Some brushes are controlled via the foreground color. Since those brushes contain color characteristics we identified them with an _COL in the name. So, for example, selecting a blue foreground color, with the RAWex_bokeh_b_COL creates an harmonious blend of blue & green tones (check out the gif above). Other brushes produce colorful smoke or even confetti!
_DIR = direction brush:
Some of the brushes contain directional info, so the direction in which you draw will have an impact on the direction of the brush. We marked those with an _dir in the name. A good example for this one would be our rain brush where the way you move the brush controls how the rain will fall.
These sets of brushes really create a whole new set of creative options. We were already in a brush creating mood, so we wrapped up with three brushes just for fun. I mean, is there anything more fun in the world than creating a whole line of star troopers in a single brush stroke?
Here is the list of brushes:
Photoshop CC2014 or higher