In your web
searching for 'goodies' for your PSP ... You will run across some
very pretty brushes.. If they'd made for PSP 8 or 9 ,
there will be 2 files for each brush. A script file and the brush
file its self.. you have to have BOTH for the brush to work. Version
PSP 7 only has one file for the brush.. You can't see PSP 7 brush in
PSP 8 & 9 BUT you can IMPORT them into the newer versions of PSP...
and it will make the needed file extention changes..and both files..
Drag and drop
this arrow to help you keep up with where you're at in this tutorial
Later on in this
tutorial I will show you how to IMPORT brushes..
When you click
on any tool on the bottom tool bar.. you will notice the tool bar
above it.. callled the
Tools Option BAR.. that it will change..attributes, depending on the
tool that is selected.. my BRUSH tool is selected as you can see...
so the Tool Options bar looks like ABOVE.
On the left you
see the Brush preview window.. its drops down.. to preview all your
brushes on your computer.
NOTE: When you
save all your different 'goodies' for PSP on your computer.. like
Brushes.. or Masks, Plugins, Textures etc.. you have to TELL your
PSP where to look to 'SEE' them.. you will find that in your
FILE/PREFERENCES/File Locations... all the different catagories are
on the left.. and where you browse to find where that
particular type of file.. is on the right.. you have to ADD that
location on the list.. where your storing your goodies.... so PSP
will know to go there to look for that brush.. etc... so it will be
on the drop down lists.. or in PSP's memory.
Below , when you
click on your brush tool... it drops down revealing there are 3
different type of brushes available.. The regular paint brush... the
airbrush tool.. and the warp brush.. each different in their own
right... My suggestion is to try all of them... on a plain white
canvas.. PLAY lots.. Hands on is best way to learn... if you ask me
Below is the
Brush Preview Drop Down Box. This is where you look to view and
choose what brush you want to use..
Below you can
see the Brush used.. this particular brush only used one color.. the
purple I had chosen.. Remember when working with brushes.. ALWAYS
put them on their OWN layer.. that way you can move them around
separately on the canvas.... Learned this the hard way.. hehe
Below is how you
make your own brush.. can do it out of TEXT or a TUBE or a PRESET
SHAPE or any thing you draw by hand. Just so you go to
SELECTIONS/Select ALL /FLOAT.. so that its selected with the
marching 'ants' around it.. see below my kitty tube is like that.
selected you have the Brush tool selected.. click on the Drop down
preview window and you will see here above the
' CREATE brush
tip from Selection'
Have the Load
Variance on the bottom left checked this will keep all the tones,
details.. shadows.. in the piece..
Name your new
brush... click ok..
Now if you did
it all right.. you will see it on the Preview drop down list.. ..See
my lil kitty
Below I show you
that you can use all kinds of colors for your brush... can even use
Always get into
the habit.. of putting EVERY thing on its own separate layer.. even
tubes.. that way you can move each one around separately.. and NAME
your layers.. that helps to keep organized!!!!!
something FUNNN to play with.. select your new brush as I
then click your
F11 key that toggles your Brush Variance palette on and off..
Play with the
controls.. trying the brush.. once you get a cool setting and a look
you like.. you go up to the drop down preset box and SAVE PRESET...
it saves which brush you used for this effect.. to use another brush
and make a variance preset.. you have to do it all over again for
each brush used..
Brush Variance Palette.. getting different LOOKS
Brushes. Go to file/Import/Custom Brush Navigate to where you
put your brushes... and find the .jbr brush file...PSP 7 brushes are
.jpr Photoshop brushes are .abr... I have never been able to
import a photoshop brush. Some say you can change the extension on
it for it to work... BUT tried that. didn't work for me!!
navigate to your .jbr brush and they're loaded in the left window..
you can ADD ALL and they move over to the right window.. click OK..
PSP will make the added changes and you will have the 2 new files
needed to make the Brush useable in PSP 8 or 9
Hope you enjoy
this tutorial and it made using Brushes a lil clearer...
ENJOY.. your PSP!!!!