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Dave's Camelhairbrush Ver. 5 by Brollonks Dave's Camelhairbrush Ver. 5 by Brollonks
Hello there,

I am not going to write a long text:

Just today I finished my brandnew own brush (the 5th version) - The Camelhair Brush, similar to Painter's, for Photoshop.
I think this is getting even closer to the brushstroke of the Camelhair Brush in Corel Painter 12.

I had no time to produce a good cover for this brush - yes, there is only one brush in this download.
When you look at my preview-image, you will see strokes which are done only by one brush without changing the brush size (which is 15px)

I compared my strokes in Photoshop in every step to those I drew in Painter 12. It's the best result I was able to get so far. I hope you like it. Be sure to try it out, the preview is just a small example.

Be sure to read the text-file in the unzipped folder before sharing this brush with others.

- David

PS: It won't work for PS Elements users.
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Windy-City Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
this is a beautiful brush <3
metta117 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Can you make one for PS elements
Eric-A-Allen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Cool brush. Thanks 4 creating and sharing it.
Loona-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If there's a double comment blame deviantart's glitches as of late. :P
Loona-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, here it is, the stroke test: [link] . The info is in the summary. If you need to know anything else just ask. :)
Loona-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, here's the strokes for you to take a look at. Kindly excuse my noobish wonkiness. :) Found here: [link] . All of the info is in the summary. If you need to know anything else just ask. :)
Loona-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, I can finally comment on these properly. ^^ The little faults I found was the 'trails' that seem to appear at the end of the strokes that make a mess (when lifting the pen) and these weird little line things that somehow end up perpendicular to the stroke itself. I'm pretty sure that it never happened in the older versions, but it's really annoying to go back and clean the trails off. Apart from that I love the fluidity of the brush (if not the small slow down compared to the defaults, but that's my computer's fault). If you can find out what's causing the trails and fix it I really wouldn't be able to find fault with it. :)
Brollonks Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't see anything you mention when I draw, which Photoshop version do you use? And which tablet (an important thing to get good results) do you have?

Try to set your pen to a harder pressure mode, that's really important for drawing with this brushes.
Your tablet also should recognize pen tilting. The Wacom Intuos3 is really good in that case.

However, this brush is very sensitive for pressure, if you don't raise the pen carefully, it might cause a thin line at the end of the stroke (just like a real brush it will drip a bit, if you just swipe the tablet-area (that happened to me a couple of times too :D). This brush really feels nearly 1:1 to Painter's brush. It's a closer feel than in my previous versions.

If you have a pen with only 500 pressure-steps (Wacom Intuos3 has 1020), then it might look messed up sometimes.
When I draw with this brush, I lift the pen (because I have enough experiences) very fast and get a clean outline. If I don't want the outline to end thin, I have to lift the pen suddenly (very fast). This little trails could appear if you don't set your pen to a harder pressure-mode. With a Wacom Intuos3 you will get very good results.
Of course it also needs practice (because I created the brush from version to version, I got enough practice to draw with it) to get the best out of it.

As one of my favourite artists said - the Painter Camelhairbrush is a matter of taste, some people hate it and won't get good results. Others won't use another brush after drawing with this.
This Photoshop-Version of the Camelhairbrush feels the same with those Wacom-Settings as Painter's Camelhairbrush and I think with PS CS4 it will look better than in lower Photoshop-Versions. As far as I know, the CS4 version has a new antialiasing engine for brushes, it might be that.

I have some litte slow down's too, even this will give you a similar feel to Painter.:D

You shouldn't increase the brush size bigger than 20 Px.

But well... could you show me a screenshot how the brushstrokes looks in your Photoshop?
Loona-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I use CS5. It's a Cintiq 12", so it's probably not the tablet. :) (I thank my kind relatives for the gifts.)

Yep, the pressure set to be more resistant and the tilt works (too) perfectly.

That's exactly the problem. xD The other thing (which I have no idea how it's happening) which is the major problem is the little lines appearing perpendicular to the stroke. Not a wobble, but an actual tiny line.

I might need a harder pressure mode still then. Hmmm, well, so long as it doesn't scratch my screen. *shrug*
Too true, the end trails will probably stop appearing with practice if it's that sensitive. :)

I like the brush, it's far far smoother than any of the defaults for crispness.
It might be new stuff in CS5 then that's screwing some of the settings up. It'd certainly explain the perpendicular trails which are a lot harder to remove without mangling the line.

Alas, we who need more RAM and uber computers for PS. xD

Hmm, ok, I'll keep that in mind. It's gonna be a pain with the 10 000 + resolution pictures though, but I'll attempt to endure. (It still looks fairly good even at the larger sizes. :))

Yes I can. I'll put it up for you to have a look within the next day or so (maybe earlier).
Brollonks Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Another thing could be a W-Lan signal near the tablet/Cintiq, causing those weird lines. But as far as I know, a W-Lan Router near the tablet causes wobbly cursors. I had a removal last week and just today I got everything installed here. My internet-pc is now near the working pc and has internet via W-Lan. But I didn't notice a wobbly cursor yet (the only thing is, that my hand needs to be warmed up after a break from digital drawing due to the removal).
As for the driver for your Wacom - which one do you use? There are also several driver issues when using Windows 7 and the newest Intuos/Cintiq. Oh well, if companies just would fix every bug in their software/hardware before releasing a brand new product with new (and old) bugs...
This is why I am still using Windows XP with Intuos3 and PS CS4. I won't buy a new product until every bug is fixed... I just don't want to upgrade my software/hardware every one and a half year and having problems to get it work properly. Even Corel wasn't able to fix Painter's issues after 11 further versions...:roll:
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