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3 Ink Brushes for Photoshop by pixelstains 3 Ink Brushes for Photoshop by pixelstains

Today’s Photoshop Brushes are for achieving the traditional ink painting effect.

I really like the energy of traditional ink sketches and paintings, so I thought it would be fun to create some brushes that mimic that effect. If feels good to sketch with them, and they make gesture studies a lot of fun.

For brush requests, ideas for future brush sets, or related questions you can email me at brushtip@pixelstains.net

The set contains three different brushes:

  • The first one is a fully loaded ink brush. This brush gives you control over your sketch, while still retaining the traditional feel.
  • The second brush mimics an ink pen. You have less control over it, but the effect is more dramatic. If you press it hard it paints ink drips on your canvas.
  • The third one is a dry brush; I tried to go for the “Chinese ink” type of feel.

Tips:

Set a paper texture in the background and paint over it for a pleasant traditional effect.

Try varying the opacity between 80-100% when painting.

Use the smudge tool to add drama to the effect.

NOTE:
All my brushes are FREE to use both in commercial and personal art.
I do not request credit or back linking, but if you do I'll take it as a kind gesture.
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AlanMangaka Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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numzom Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
thank you
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Irodeminc Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
Thanks!
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Ljoewing Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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DreycoTheWyrm Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! thank for sharing!
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SparkelyKitten Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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0Andromeda0 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing <3
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Ocean3806 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Thanks for sharing
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Xleyter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Student General Artist
You are amazing thanks for everything, i whis you get a Surface studio this christmasx!!
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vdwjohn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! Thank you so much! Will be sure to use it in my next deviations!
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Ede1986 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This are gorgeous!! I'm planning an excuse to use them next, along with the pencil ones...
Superb, my friend, you have a marvellous talent at making these.
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kiadan-designer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
thanks you
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Chabaneau Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you again :) beautiful brushes!
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phuongvy2004 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student
Done ^^
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mooiiheart Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome! Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of art :D
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
cheers! :D
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dicny Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
my pleasure!
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FallingBirch Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
*sigh* is it possible to use them for GIMP? Though I'd probably buy photoshop just to use these brushes Love 
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PrincessSailorComet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gimp can support Photoshop files I use Photoshop brushes all the time on gimp.
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
I think they work only in Photoshop, but I am not sure as I never used GIMP :D
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Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These looks like amazing brushes! I can't wait to try them out.

Thanks for making and sharing them!
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Sure thing!! I hope they are useful! :D
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Tongman Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for sharing these! :peace:
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
my pleasure! 
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Wakoe Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thank you pixelstains
this brush look interesting
anyway is it compitable with CS3?
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
My pleasure!

Yes it should be compatibe with all versions of Photoshop. I didn't test CS3 though, let me know if it does :D
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Wakoe Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it turn out the brushes is working fine but the tools aren't compitableBench it - remake 
but still thank you for the brushesTrampoline fun ,
I think this brushes look neat if I use it for graffiti effect on the wall or make rusted effect on metal rendering Swing 
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