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I've been looking around a lot to find interesting brushes to use in icons, and this particular location has turned out to be one of my favorites. She creates icon-sized brushes of all different sorts, for all different kinds of techniques. I'm still learning how to best apply them, and sometimes I get brilliance and sometimes I get WTF results.

Anyway, please check out Mustie's Brushes on LJ and Deviant Art. Her work is wonderful, especially the icon sized brushes. You'll see me periodically reference them in my tutorials, and I'll admit here, I never remember exactly which brush, from which set, I've used (there are too many!).

on 2010-04-30 03:25 pm (UTC)
paian: Jack O'Neill (jack by me)
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::seconds:: I love Mutsie's brushes too. (The icon on this comment uses one.) I don't have the skill to capitalize on them the way I'd like to, but I'm working on it, and they're really fun to learn with.

on 2010-04-30 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] paian
lol, your process sounds very familiar to me.

Thanks, about the icon! I was very pleased with how that one came out. Stamping masks is just still so much of a mystery to me. It's one of the techniques that make me go 'omg there is so much power in this program and the possibilities are so limitless' and get overwhelmed and run away for a while. *g* It's also one of the things I have mentally checkmarked to Work More With. Maybe even today ...

It'll be fabulous if you start making brushes!

on 2010-04-30 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] paian
I was just looking at that tutorial, and I think you did a really good job explaining!

I also looked at the links in the polls at [community profile] severalplums, and I'm excited at the prospect of challenges that include making the resources you use.

I do love non-destructive editing. Wish I had something as handy as Layers for fic, where I wind up with documents littered with commented-out deletions, and auxiliary files of extra material. With images, there it all is in one handy stack of layers! Until I starte combining different layers and stamping the results without noting which layers I combined ... aaaaaaa ...

Definitely save the brush results you like!

on 2010-05-01 01:32 pm (UTC)
paian: blank white (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] paian
Not too long-winded at all!

I've heard about Scrivener and it sounds wonderful.

Very happy to hear about the brush-making. :-)

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