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Mike Derk
Pencil Brush preset
on Dec 14, 2007 at 6:53:54 pm

Hey,

I've been doing some animating lately, but I make most of my initial images in PS. Well, sort of. If I want something that genuinely looks like it was drawn with a pencil, I find that PS falls way short and I have to draw and scan to get the image I want.

Does anybody have any recommendations for brush presets that match the look of a pencil? (Ideally, I'd want to have several, so I could have 2B, 4B, ... etc.)

What I don't want to do is draw something, and then apply filters to it to make it look like it was drawn with a pencil. I want the brush itself to look like a pencil.

Thanks in advance,

Mike

PS. I have CS3, but I haven't tried anything new in it that I didn't try in CS2. Not that I found every good technique in CS2...



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Vincent Rosati
Re: Pencil Brush preset
on Dec 16, 2007 at 8:40:42 pm

One of the big tricks with getting Photoshop to produce authentic strokes is using a pressure sensitive pen with Shape Dynamics and Texture enabled. And, of course, picking a color that matches the graphite you want.

The linked file is about 125kb, layered, and has a few effects on the layers.
http://www.newinelabs.com/rosati/tutorials/Pressure_Pen.tif

Vince



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Mike Derk
Re: Pencil Brush preset
on Dec 17, 2007 at 12:19:00 am

Yes -- I have a Wacom. But I was hoping for a bit of guidance about how to set up the brush preset.

Your file looks pretty good. Did you apply effects after you drew it?

Mike



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Vincent Rosati
Re: Pencil Brush preset
on Dec 17, 2007 at 11:53:22 pm

Here's a new work file with notes on how to create it, and a brush preset (.abr) file. If you happen to develop these files any further, I'd love it if you would post them or email them to me. :) vince (at) newinelabs.com
It only has a "2B" preset, but you could easily modify it to create the other pencils.

http://www.newinelabs.com/rosati/tutorials/Technical_Pencils.zip
1.8 MB

As far as the effects in the original file, I applied the Bevel & Emboss after drawing, but you can draw into that layer while the effect is active.
The yellow legal paper was just a tile pattern I made.

I think this pencil preset would look real nice on top of a good scan of paper.

Vince



~The files are INSIDE the computer?


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Mike Moon
Re: Pencil Brush preset
on Jan 18, 2011 at 11:57:02 pm

Do you have this download still? Does anyone know how to create this effect? I know it's 3-4 years later but maybe someone perfected this for cs5?


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Vincent Rosati
Re: Pencil Brush preset
on Jan 19, 2011 at 12:25:50 am

Her you go! :)



A layered TIFF using the styles/settings:
1512_pspressurepen.tif.zip

The Photoshop ABR Brush settings file:
1513_pstechnicalpencils.zip

This was done in CS2, I think. Hopefully it works for you.

Vince

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Jacob Roberts
Re: Pencil Brush preset
on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:12:38 pm

This was done in CS2, I think. Hopefully it works for you.


Unfortunately the brush package, technical pencils doesn't seem to load in CS5. Is there an updated version somewhere?

Thanks!


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