Brushes vs. Overlays

When I would have to choose if I must use brushes or overlays, I would reather go for brushes in most cases. On this page you will find some of my reasons why I prefer brushes, and a list of some cases where you are better of using overlays. So lets first check in which cases you want to prefer overlays instead of brushes. When to use Overlays There are some cases where you do not want to use brushes but rather want to go with these nice overlay images. One is when you need something with multiple colors, for example a bokeh overlay effect or a tattoo overlay on skin. Another good reason is when you need a really high resolution. For brushes to work with older Photoshop versions, I keep my brushes under 2500px in size(but above 2000px whenever possible). Also there is a maximum size for brushes in most graphic editors, and the bundles on the market also often do not contain a high enough resolution that would be needed for bigger printings. When you need a texture, for example in a 3D rendering, you also would rather go with Overlays than with brushes. Instead of first […]

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Design Freebies

Here you can find some stuff that is free for commercial use. Photoshop Brush Coloring Styles A package of photoshop styles I use for coloring various of brushes. This styles work best with a black background. Download brushColoringStyles.asl Affinity Brush Coloring Styles Similar package like the one for photoshop. Be aware that at the time I wrote this page, Affinity had a bug when displaying the styles, They are actually loaded, but sometimes do not have any previews in the Styles view. Download BrushColoringStyles.afstyles

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Dust Brushes

Location This brushes can be found for commercial use on my creative market shop: Crella: https://crella.net/product/68-dust-brushes-overlays/ Creative Market: 2500+ Photoshop Brushes: https://creativemarket.com/xresch/4193313-2500-Photoshop-Brushes 68 Dust Brushes: https://creativemarket.com/xresch/3789726-68-Dust-Brushes-Overlays Description Have you ever found that your design doesn’t look as real as it could?You just wanted to put some extra texture on it but the right one was missing?Or you just like to mess with photos and make them look older than they are? These 68 dust brushes and overlays will help you in many ways. Contents All the brushes and images are about 2400px in size. 44 Dust Stamp Brushes for Photoshop(.abr) 24 Dust Stroke/Scatter Brushes for Photoshop(.abr) 44 Dust Stamp Brushes for Affinity(.afbrushes) 24 Dust Stroke/Scatter Brushes for Affinity(.afbrushes) 44 Dust Stamp Brushes for GIMP(.gbr) 44 PNGs Black on white representing the Dust Brushes 57 Overlays(JPG grayscale) 4 Example PSDs 47 Brush Coloring Photoshop Styles

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Fire Effect: Add Details

Here are some examples of how you can add details to the fire effect I have shown in the following tutorials: Fire Effect: Smoke Brushes and Layer Styles Fire Effect: Smoke Brushes and Gradient Map

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Fire Effect: Enhancements with Solid Color Layer

Here are various ways how you can enhance a fire effect I have explained in the tutorial Fire Effect: Smoke Brushes and Layer Styles.

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Blueprint Brushes

Locations This and simular brushes can be found in the following products in my creative market shop: 100 Blueprint Brushes: https://creativemarket.com/xresch/3724043-100-Blueprint-Brushes Description What do you do when a customer comes to you and ask you to create a blueprint for you? Not just some blueprint design but some real deal blueprint design?    This big brush package will help you to meet all your customers expectations. It contains a wide range of stamp type brushes including machine parts, graphs and mathematical formulas. With 100 brushes to choose from you are guaranteed to find what you need. Contents All the brushes and images are about 2000px in size. 100 Blueprint Brushes for Photoshop(.abr) 100 Blueprint Brushes for Affinity Photo and Designer(.afbrushes) 100 Blueprint Brushes for GIMP(.gbr) 100 PNGs 10 Example PSDs 4 Rectangular Blueprint Grid Backgrounds 4 Circular Blueprint Grid Backgrounds 47 Brush Coloring Photoshop Styles

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Fire Effect: Smoke Brushes & Layer Styles

In photoshop and affinity photo, you can use layer styles to give a fire like coloring to smoke brushes. To boost your design assets with smoke brushes, you can check out my packages on the following page >> https://www.xresch.com/design-products/smoke-brushes/

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Fire Effect: Smoke Brushes & Gradient Map

Using smoke brushes in combination with a gradient map can create an effect that looks very much like fire.To boost your design assets with smoke brushes, you can check out my packages on the following page >> https://www.xresch.com/design-products/smoke-brushes/

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Hi-Tech Circle Brushes

Locations This and simular brushes can be found in the following products in my creative market shop: Crella: https://crella.net/product/52-complex-futuristic-circle-brushes/ Creative Market 1500 Brush Megapack: https://creativemarket.com/xresch/2642460-1500-Brushes-Megapack 52 Complex Futuristic Circle Brushes: https://creativemarket.com/xresch/1787420-52-Complex-Futuristic-Circle-Brushes 198 Simple Futirustic Circle Brushes: https://creativemarket.com/xresch/1787870-198-Simple-Futuristic-Circles Description I once saw some really nice pictures of such futuristic high tech circles and tried to do some by myself. I got so into it that I created 198 simple circles which I used to create these 52 more complex  circles. In this product you will find: 52 Complex High Tech Circle Brushes with a high resolution of 2500 x 2500px PNGs for all brushes 19 coloring photoshop styles (working best with a white brush on a black background) Created with Photoshop CS6 These brushes are useful for: Futuristic designs Hi-Tech product commercials science fiction related topics Game Design Steam Punk Art Speed and Sport related topics High Precision topics Science and everything related to measuring numbers Technology designs Background design

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