to say Twisted Brush Pro is one of the coolest programs out
there to me... its a stand alone program, not really a plugin,
can't be used inside of PSP. BUT you can design your bkgs, or
masks.. etc inside of TB, then save them to .jpg format and
open into PSP use it just like you would a tag back or
background layer.. designing on top of it.. with tubes etc.
Here is the main site for the
When your in the program.. if
you go to HELP and go to tutorials.. there are some Video Tuts
on it.. NOT enough lol but some. There is lots more to Twisted
Brush than meets the eye.. You can actually 'paint' real art
works with it.. *check out the Pixerra gallery online* But for
all the OTHER ones out there that can't paint lol *that
includes me* you can still create some stunning results..
Below I have parts of the
Twisted Brush workspace numbered.. and will explain those.
#1 Is the paper
selection drop down.. TB has a wide assortment of paper
textures to use.. in TB version 15.03 that I have there are
104 paper textures to pick from.
#2 This is your Brush
shortcuts... you can have up to 9 brushes on each of the B1 -
B 6 buttons.. ready to use.. there are more than 3000 brushes
within Twisted Brush.. yep a Brush persons DREAM.... I've
'played' for hours going through every brush to see what it
did and looked like.. lol
#3. Is the brush controls or
adjustments like Size...Density... Opacity.. the lil box at
the end of them that says Stylus.. and you can check or
uncheck.. that's for those of us that have a Wacom Tablet..
Pretty nifty huh. I forgot to put a number on the 6 control
buttons above the brush controls...
Shape of brush..... etc these are brush
from the left is the Shape of the brush,
the rotation of the brush, 3rd is
size of brush, 4th Textures,
5th Pattern brushes and
6th Modifies the selected brush
#4. Is the layer palette,
click the lil black arrow there to the left the layer control
box pops up and you have the options to merge.. make new
layers etc just like PSP. Or to create a layer just click on a
#5 TB comes with 8 different
Palette types. depends on what kind you like to use.. there is
also a mixing palette where you can mix your own colors.. I
use P1 most times myself.. Notice the 4 color blocks right
above where it has layer background there below the #7.. Most
of the brushes use more than one color.. you can change the
colors in these blocks and change the whole look of the
I skipped #6 lol... ok this
is the tools bar...if you run your mouse over them.. it will
tell you what they are...
fill tool doesn't work like our fill tool in PSP it does NOT
fill in color on something transparent or that has no color in
it.. it only changes existing color to another color.. you
would have to PAINT color into something.
There are mask tools that are
really detailed.. as to what they can do.. to make a mask of
something.. keeping the color from going into a masked
area.... Up on the top of the page where the words are..
File, Edit, Page.. etc.. they are
all very self explanatory. it has a few filters built into it.
like the blurs.. etc..
Paper texture drop down
When you click on one of the arrows at the
end of the loaded brush.. it opens the brushes palette.. make
sure it shows all.. that way you can choose what ever brush
you want to use..
Below is the Brushes palette opened.. as you
can see there are many many collections to choose from... its heaven let
me tell ya!!!!
Below is just a few things... I made to show
you.. few butterflies...a flower and some bkgs... there is
soooo much you can make with this program... I cant begin to
tell you what.... you will just have to roll your sleeves up
and jump in with both feet and go to town.. I hope I've
spurred you on to try Twisted Brush..
Oh yea... when you get finished and are
ready to save.. use the Save to Image EXPORT.. and save as a
.JPG or what ever you would like...
this one here below.. is something you can
do to make a tag back. save it and open in PSP and add your
tube and text..
Backgrounds for pattern fills or web pages,
Here is 2 Masks
Try this program if you can.. its way cool