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Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 3:54 pm
by davsar
AlwaysHappy wrote:I'm here a little late, but have been reading to catch up. I'm also new to digi and I didn't understand a thing about the brushes or anything else for that matter. I've been trying to take all the digi classes. So now I understand what it means to buy brushes. Is a brush kind of like a pattern?

It depends on the brush - some brushes are really only good for stamping on your layout because they are created like doodles. Others are wonderful for masking because they have more intricacies.

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 3:58 pm
by Grandma Flowers
So is a brush kind of like an element and then you use the brush tools to widen or thin or airbrush, etc?

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 3:59 pm
by davsar
In parting

Just a few things to remember about brushes:

1. Always open a new transparent layer on which to use your brush (unless you are erasing with it).
2. Brushes can be scaled down or up, they can be blended - pretty much anything you can do with an element you can do with a brush.
3. You can layer several brushes on top of each other to get some pretty cool effects.
4. You can always print out a brush and use it on your hybrid projects.

Hope this class has been helpful! Thanks for joining me!

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:01 pm
by Hearts0314
I'm trying to create something like this(the dog prints on the left of the journaling):


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Would a "brush" be the right thing to use?

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:05 pm
by AlwaysHappy
Thank you so much for doing this class. Right now I'm still in the state of confusion, but when I get time to set down and go through this step by step in PSE, then I'm sure a lightbulb will go off in my head. LOL I think maybe some of the termanology used in digi is what is confusing me. Again, thank you for your time and patience with us.

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:05 pm
by davsar
Grandma Flowers wrote:So is a brush kind of like an element and then you use the brush tools to widen or thin or airbrush, etc?

Hmm... you could think of it that way. I think of them as shapes that my paint brush or pencil or air brush will take (like the tip of your pencil is a star or swirl). Make sense?

With an element you can't get a watermark effect or a soft texture pattern because elements have hard, defined edges and colors. With brushes you can do a watermark and you can get a textural effect.

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:06 pm
by davsar
Hearts0314 wrote:I'm trying to create something like this(the dog prints on the left of the journaling):


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Would a "brush" be the right thing to use?

Most definitely!

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:07 pm
by Miss Daisy-NC
Thank you!!!!!! really enjoyed this class

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:10 pm
by davsar
Oh - almost forgot here is my finished layout using brushes:

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Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:12 pm
by fong33
Didn't make the class earlier, but will read through this. I rarely use brushes and would like to learn more about them. Thanks for the class.

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:12 pm
by Grandma Flowers
I'm kinda getting it now. Thanks.

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:19 pm
by pawprints
davsar wrote:Oh - almost forgot here is my finished layout using brushes:

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Beautiful page!!

I'm a big Photoshop user... I know what brushes are but don't use them all that often. I read through your class and I want to say thanks for the great ideas for using them! Because of your class I will probably start using them and trying out your wonderful ideas!

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:27 pm
by Sus79
Great class, thank you :-D

Re: Digital Brushes Class (Here)***

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:51 am
by scraptag
Thanks for the great class! It was wonderful! I hope to play with the brushes sometime soon!