“Having a good collection of Photoshop brushes is essential for any designer. There is certainly no shortage of Photoshop brushes on the Web these days. The problem with Photoshop brushes isn’t in finding brushes, but in finding quality brushes.”, demikian yang diungkapkan Daved Brosche pada salah satu artikel di blog desain favoritku, Smashing Magazine. Ya, untuk membuat berbagai desain Desktop Kalender & Wallpaper yang aku publish di Ongisnade.Net, selain dari referensi beberapa official wallpaper klub-klub Inggris dan beragam artwork wallpaper sepakbola di Football Wallpaper, aku mengkombinasikan foto-foto hasil jepretan Adie Zero (fotografer Ongisnade.Net) dengan beragam brush dan gambar dari berbagai sumber.
Kebetulan juga pada salah satu edisinya, Smashing Magazine membahas artikel mengenai Photoshop Brushes beserta link-linknya. Ada beberapa macam brushes yang dibahas oleh Daved Brosche pada Smashing Magazine, diantaranya adalah:
Paint splatters are an essential set of Photoshop brushes to have. Lord knows there are plenty of them out there, but they are not all created equal. I have a good number of splatter brushes in my arsenal, but these are the ones I find myself calling upon the most for a variety of effects.
These types of Photoshop brushes are great to have on hand because they can achieve a variety of effects. They can do anything from helping you finish off an edge to grunging of a photo, and endless amount of other tasks. Brush stroke brushes are a commodity in Photoshop. These are some of my favorites.
While actual texture photos come in handy for adding textures to your work, sometimes a Photoshop brush comes in more handy. For those times, you may want to look into some of the texture brushes I have picked out below. They are great for adding a touch of texture to your latest grunge design.
Borders and Edges
While not as multi-purpose as the stroke brushes, these edges and border are nonetheless valuable. I probably have more border and edge brushes in my collection than any other type of Photoshop brush. A good border or edge brush pack can make all the difference in your design. Many of these brushes come in super-large sizes to give you quality results.
Ok, so these are only really essential if you are trying to create that hand-drawn effect in your design. That said, these are some essential Photoshop brushes that will help you create a design with a hand-drawn look. Most, if not all, of these Photoshop brushes were made from real drawings. You can’t get much more “hand-drawn” than that.
Semoga bermanfaat bagi teman-teman yang gemar bermain-main di Photoshop, terutama yang akan mengirimkan kreasti artwork desain Desktop Kalender & Wallpaper ke Ongisnade.Net.