Post # 1
Hey all, thought I would post this here (this doesn’t count as self-promo, does it?? I hope this is the right place)
Anyway, I’m learning Adobe Illustrator, and made these shapes and exported them to Adobe Photoshop brushes. I know a lot of you gals like to design your own paper products, so I thought somebody might find these useful.
The set includes 4 abstract-ish flowers and 2 “swooshes”.
The best part is you can use these free and clear because they are 100% made by me, and I say so! Print, edit, use, combine to your heart’s content. No strings attached.
Okay, maybe one tiny string. Thread. Strand..if you end up using them on anything, I’d love to see a picture of the finished product!
You can download them here:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/zliwyijumly/Abstract Flowers 2 24 10.zip
Please let me know what you think! I plan on making more in the future!
EDIT: Added a preview image attachment!
Post # 3
These are gorgeous!! Great job!
Post # 5
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
Post # 6
Those are nice, I’m trying to figure out how to use them. Any suggestions?
Post # 8
Thank you for sharing! I have no use for them myself, but they are really pretty! 🙂
Post # 9
Ohh these are perfect for the project I was gonna try and do today thank you thank you thank you! I’m hoping to put them on my bags for my ‘maids as part of a “will you be my bridesmaid?” gift. I’ll hopefully get them done in the next couple of days and I’ll message you some pictures I promise!
Post # 10
These are so lovely! I would love to use them….I’ll post a pic when I do. Thanks for sharing, pharmy!
Post # 11
I’m so glad there was a positive response! I will definitely be making more free brushes this weekend then! I love designing, and I see no better use than to give them out to you guys. Even if you don’t use them, hopefully they might serve as inspiration or something.
I know how tough it is to find pretty symbols for your paper products without having special restrictions or paying through the nose for them. Hopefully I can help out a little.
I think my next set will be more “open” flowers and some vines and leaves. Sound good? Any requests for themes? I’m open to anything 🙂
Post # 12
Thanks for sharing Pharmy, those flourishes are always needed around here! You should do a tutorial on how to use/edit them in Powerpoint. Its really easy!
Post # 13
Do a lot of people use powerpoint when designing? I had no idea! I use it at work and all but never used it for design. I guess it is a logical choice, being an inexpensive (essentially) vector program.
Sadly, I have NO idea how to even open photoshop brush files in powerpoint. I’ll do some googling, but if anybody could post how, tha’d be great too.
Oh, and how to use these in photoshop is as follows:
Unzip the brushes and put them somewhere on your computer. Open photoshop and go to Edit > Present manager > and select “Brushes” in the drop down menu. Then, click “Load” and select the brush file. Hit okay. Then, you can select the brushes from the brush tool in the main interface. That’s it!
These should work for versions CS1, 2, 3, and 4. Not sure about early than that, though.
Post # 14
How’d you actually make them? (brushes in general)
I’m thinking you drew them and then converted them to brushes or something…. I’m a photoshop new-bee. I designed my logos in photoshop but that’s about it. I’d like to make some shells and starfish. I have a beach theme going and used a starfish in my logo.
Post # 15
LoriLori: I drew them in Adobe Illustrator so they would be vectors and not lose their quality when they were upscaled/downscaled. Then I sized them to the max photoshop brush size (2500 x 2500 pixels) and copy/pasted them into a photoshop file with a transparent background. Then, all you do is go to file (or is it edit..) in the menu and select “Define brush preset”, hit okay, and voila! Brush. They are no longer vectors at this point, but because they were made at the maximum brush resolution, they can be sized down without any loss of quality.
Ooo! Shells and starfish, that sounds lovely!
Post # 16
Those are so pretty! It’s so nice when people share their talents – thanks for sharing!