50 Cow brushes for Photoshop CC CS3 CS1 CS6 CS5 CS4 2014 2015 Elements PSP GIMP Xara Pages etc includes realistic, drawn, rough, sketched, woodcut cattle farm presets and more (please note that it is the same animal - they were all rendered in a 3D application called Poser).
ABR and PNGs in different poses.
The ABR presets are easy to use and apply, simply add them to the palette via the load / replace commands and then apply them using the tools such as paint, smudge, blur, clone etc. Combine, re-color them, warp, export, convert them to different formats and much more.
PC and MAC OS X.
Use the Photoshop cow brushes in countless projects such as web pages, farm yard scenes, t-shirts, textiles, fashions, scrap booking, books, cartoons, videos, plates, stickers, posters, caps, skate boards, leaflets. Commercial use
They can be loaded into PS by double clicking the ABR. You can also, in some versions, load the file via the open command. You can also select the ABR and select PS to open the file.
You can place the ABR into the presets folder and then access the file by name via the right side menu of the palette. You can also load the them via the edit menu preset manager. They can also be loaded via the palette right side menu and load / replace (replace removes the previous set)
For PS Elements, the best approach is just to add the files to the presets folder and then access them via the palette. How to load them into PS tutorial
They can be used in countless ways in PS and PS Elements. You can also use them in countless other applications either by using the ABR set and export them from PS in other formats such as JPG or TIFF; or just use the included PNG images and then convert those into other formats such as JPG.
With the October 2014 update of CC, they can be added to libraries. You can dabs added to any image, you can add the PNG files etc to the libraries and they can be then used in any future projects; the items can also be used via the libraries in Illustrator. You can store work in progress, animals in different colors, animals used in particular projects and much more. By using the library feature, you work is safe. All of the animals are placed in the cloud (in the same folder structure as the libraries) so it is a perfect place for a backup of any work. You can see all the resources in the cloud via the Adobe Application manager and the file section (libraries) via your browser.
A variety of methods were used but the key one was that they were initially created in Poser (Smith Micro). The set was then converted into PNG and then imported into Illustrator and PS and manipulated using a variety of tools such as trace and then the results were saved as PNG for the set.
They can be used as a source for a vast range of pattern tiles (all seamless) as long as you create them avoid the seams, of course. Use the filter menu offset command to create more interesting tiles. You can also add color into the mix (unlike the sources for the ABRs). You can then use the edit menu define command to load them into the palette and then they can be used with the new fill content, overlay feature of styles etc. You can also just save them as a PNG file and then add them to the patterns folder of PSP and you can use them in Corel PSP (as well as textures).
They can also be used in other apps as well such as Patterno and Scopeworks (two of my favourites)
As a tile, you can also use them with the powerful deco scripts feature (edit menu fill) which includes a brick fill, cross weave, spiral, random fill, symmetry and also place on curve. You can modify the results such as add randomness to the color / hue / brightness as well as rotation and scaling of the items. You can use the deco scripts once or multiple times to create many different types of images.
As a tile you can also use them with layer effects and styles, such as the overlay / texture feature and stroke option. You can save the result to an ASL file.
You can use them in RGB but they can be used in different channels as well via the channel palette. Select the red channel and then add a stroke, select the green channel and then add a stroke and so on. You can use this to create all kinds of super colorful artwork with even a couple of the items of the set. How to use them in different channels tutorial
Open the PNG images via the open command and then select one of the paint tools and open the presets browser to see all the existing current strokes. You can now use the create a selection button to create a new and wonderful unique stroke. You can also, of course, use visual effects to add to the image such as lomo photographic effects and film effects and many more; re-color them and then save as a new custom stroke. The result is saved in the standard Corel folders depending on the file locations set in the preferences for PSP as a pspbrush file as well as an attached script file with a similar name
You can use them as frames, as a source for new amazing frames as well as just one of the images as a frame. You can create a circular frame, square frames, irregular frames, you can create alternating frame images, use them with additional paths and much more. You can use them as a quick mask (#ia the PS toolbox) and then use that selection as a frame - there are many possible ways to use the tools to create some wonderful edges / borders
You can find all our videos about the PS etc strokes via our graphicxtras channel on youtube. All the videos are by Andrew Buckle (me) - sorry if some of the early videos are a little long. If you have any particular question, please contact us and I will try and create a video or two or more on the subject
On buying the set, you receive the link to the ZIP and this includes them in ABR / PNG along with documentation (you can find our manual on issuu) and gallery of all the strokes as well as a serial number for any update of the set.
You should be able to unzip the compressed file without any extra software but if you do need extra software to expand the file, stuffit expander is a good application to use which can be found on the Smith Micro web site
To load the PNG images into PS, simply open and select the PNG image. Once loaded, you can then go to the edit menu and define command. The set includes a selection of actions to do the same task so you can always use the action to define the brush. You can also then use the file automate batch menu command to run that action on all the PNG images and load all into the current palette. Once loaded, you can then use the palette to save all the current set to an ABR file etc. You can also define all the strokes as patterns as well via the define pattern command.
As you can also modify any of the PNG with additional effects such as filter gallery effects, poster edges, charcoal, chrome, sponge, camera raw filter and the result can also be defined as a new resource in the app.
You can use them to create commercial work as well as personal work, you can use to create CU4CU items. You can use them to create logos, books, illustrations, skateboarding, farmyard scenes, web pages, videos, packaging, t-shirts, shoes, fashions, textiles, ceramics and much more.
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