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Getting Started with Digital Painting

The Basics - Quiz

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The brush is the most essential digital art tool you will be working with. Let’s become familiar with it and learn how to change its settings.

You can download the BASIC brushes we have to offer here: https://cgcookie.com/resource/2d-digital-brushes/

You can download the full set of brushes we offer on our shop here: https://cgcookie.com/downloads/2d-digital-art-brushes/

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  • what is build-up, smoothing and protect texture in the brush palette??

    Submitted 3 months ago by Daniele Vicinanzo

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    • Could you take a screen shot and send me a message through our support? I could go more in depth there =]

      Submitted 3 months ago by Tim Von Rueden

  • what is the difference between the shape and transfer settings in the brush palette and the shape and transfer buttons on the tool settings bar??

    Submitted 3 months ago by Daniele Vicinanzo

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    • There is none =]. It’s just about convenience and what you prefer while you work to choose from.

      Submitted 3 months ago by Tim Von Rueden

  • Is it possible to provide Gimp compatible versions of the brush packs (paid and unpaid versions)?

    Submitted 3 months ago by Leo Moore

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    • There is not one at the moment, but we will look into getting one available to download in the future.

      Submitted 3 months ago by Tim Von Rueden

  • I use photoshop CS2, and I can’t find the ‘transfer’ setting to make the opacity change with the pressure of the pen. is it because of my version of photoshop or am i just missing it?

    Submitted 4 months ago by Ajax Strider

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    • Most likely that is the problem, I don’t believe Photoshop had that adjustment back then!

      Submitted 4 months ago by Tim Von Rueden

  • Where does one find the custom brushes mentioned in this video? Is there a separate set for citizen members?

    Submitted 7 months ago by Ryan Sweeney

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    • Ah! I found what I needed in the “Resources” section in the side navigation bar. And there is an extended brush set for $5 from Tim as well!

      Submitted 7 months ago by Ryan Sweeney