Updated: January 20th, 2015
50 Mammoth / elephant strokes for Photoshop CC CS4 CS1 CS3 CS6 CS2 CS5 Elements 7 PSP GIMP Painter etc PNG royalty free include realistic brushes (as much as an extinct animal can be realistic), woodcuts, rough mammoths, silhouette mammoth brushes for Adobe ® Photoshop and Elements
PNG format files.
PC and MAC OS X.
The mammoth / elephant brushes can be used throughout Photoshop via the various tools in the PS toolbox. Set the color for the mammoth (elephant) brushes via the Photoshop foreground color and apply. You can also use the dabs with the smudge, art history tool, history tool, pencil, clone tool, blur and many more - they can be modified in 1000s of ways via the brushes palette (adding scattering, dual, textures, hue dynamics and much more).
On buying the set, you receive the download URL to the PNG images as well as documentation and gallery.
Commercial use, use the mammoth (elephant) brush strokes in 1000s of ways in your projects to create items for sale such as books, logos, illustrations, posters, mugs, skateboards, adverts and more.
Mammoth / elephant brushes for Photoshop - how to use them ?
What can I do with the brushes.. well, a lot is the simple answer.
You can use the art to create a vast range of items such as CU4CU (commercial use for commercial use) as well as mugs, books, posters, cars, tattoos, adverts, packaging, fashions, t-shirts, shoes and much more. Literally anything you can thing of.
Loading the mammoth / elephant brushes ?
The supplied artworks are in PNG as well as other formats and they can be loaded via the open command as well as the place command of many applications (if the application can't open PNG images then the best option is to use a free conversion tool to convert the elephant / mammoths into JPG and GIF etc) - applications such as Painter had problems with PNG for many years until the recent versions. Once loaded into Adobe PS (say), go to the edit menu and define brush command and save the item as a new brush. You can then apply the brush stroke via the standard brush tools found in the toolbox.
You can also use the mammoth / elephant PNG files as a source for amazing patterns and textures etc so they can be used throughout the application to great effect. You can also merge / blend / combine and save those as new strokes via the edit menu define command.
Use the mammoth / elephant brushes as layers
They are just files, you can load them and then add as a layer in any image. You can also use visual effects to the brushes to create even more amazing unique graphics for your project.
Mammoth brushes and image modes in Adobe PS and others and channels
They can be used in basic RGB color / image mode, they can also be used in CMYK image mode as well as the gray color mode and LAB mode and others, you can also use the elephant / mammoth brush strokes in 8bit and 16bit and 32bit modes
They can also be used in separate channels such as red channel and green blue (as well as cyan, magenta etc) channel etc, so they can become instantly multi-colored. You can also apply effect to the elephant / mammoth brushes in different channels and merge them into standard RGB etc
Saving the elephant / mammoth brushes
You can also modify the elephant / mammoth brushes by using and then adding effects, perhaps removing parts of the stroke / dab (by using the erase tool etc) or adding additional elements to the dab and then using the edit menu define command to store it for future use.
Once you have added to the brushes palette, you can also save the elephant / mammoth brushes to a new ABR. The ABR will be in the current format (such as Photoshop CC) and this file format may not be readable in earlier versions of Adobe ® Photoshop ® or elements.
With the October 2014 CC update you can also capture the images / strokes for future use via the libraries feature and the beauty of the new dynamic libraries is that the items are safe (they are in the cloud) and they can also be used in other apps such as Adobe Illustrator.
What do I get with the elephant / mammoth brushes ?
On buying the set, you receive the link to the ZIP and the ZIP includes them in ABR format and / or PNG along with notes and gallery as well as a serial number for any update.
You should be able to expand the compressed ZIP without any extra software but if you do need some software to expand the file, stuffit expander is a good application to use which can be found on the Smith Micro website - also home to Poser 3D application.
Elephant / mammoth brushes and PS Styles
You can change any of the artworks in the set, simply by applying a Adobe ® PS style to the brush stroke. To do this, the item needs to be added as a layer (new layer command) and you can then either go to the layer effects menu and add shadows etc manually or you can simply select one of the millions of styles available via the styles palette. You can then turn any image into a plastic / concerete / metallic / textured etc (as well as many more fantastical styles)
The results of any style / stroke can be saved back into the presets palette via the define command found in the edit menu in PS. You can also use the October 2014 CC update to save the work to a library and that can then be used at any point in future projects; the styled image can also be used quickly in Illustrator (perhaps turn it into a vector path or perhaps use as an image in Illustrator's strokes.
Elephant / mammoth brushes and type in Adobe PS / psp
You can apply the elephant / mammoth brushes in Adobe ® Photoshop ® / psp to type such as warping and distorting or blurring type and much more. You can also fill the elephant / mammoth brushes with text by using selections and paste into that selection. You can move the pasted text to different positions as required as well as scale the layer etc.
Elephant / mammoth brushes for Adobe PS / Corel PSP etc - how did you create them ?
The elephant / mammoth brushes for Adobe ® Photoshop ® / psp etc were created using Poser as 2D renderings of 3D models.
They were exported as PNG images and opened in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. In Illustrator, they were manipulated using various plugins and image trace features and the results copied into Adobe ® Photoshop ® to be saved as PNG images.
Poser is an application from Smith Micro - one of the best graphic tools around
Elephant / mammoth brushes and adjustment layers in Adobe PS
You can quickly change the color of the presets by using adjustment layers, these are added via the layer menu. You can change the settings in seconds as well as delete the adjustments. You can also add multiple adjustments as well as move them up and down the palette. You can also combine the adjustments with the underlying image to create a smart object. With the October 2014 release, this combination can be quickly saved to the new library feature and the result can then be used in future projects as well as other parts of the creative cloud.
You can also change the adjustment layer via the mask section in the layer palette by adding shapes as well as brush strokes to the layer's mask.
Adjustment layers are also useful with patterns (as well as making wonderful patterns themselves).
There are many adjustment layers such as color lookup, black and white adjustments, gradient map, threshold, hue, photo filter such as sepia, vibrance etc)
Brushes work in ?
CC CS6 CS5 CS4 3 2 1 and Elements 13, 12, 11, 10 to 1 and stand alone
PaintShop Pro X7 X6 X5 X4 X3 etc
and many more