Last Modified : September 4th, 2015
graphicxtras.com > Photoshop brushes etc > Giraffes by Andrew Buckle
170 Giraffe brushes for Photoshop CC 2015 CS4 CS2 CS6 CS5 elements GIMP Painter PSP Pages etc includes realistic, head shots different poses, cartoon strokes, silhouettess, sketches, shadows and more. Giraffe brushes for Photoshop CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 2015 Elements etc animals wildlife jungle
Use as layers, use as images, use as a source for patterns, displacements, use as masks, use to create selections and more. They can also be used as basic layers in many applications by loading them via the place / file import commands.
The Photoshop giraffe brushes can all be accessed via the open command of many applications on the PC and MAC OS X.They can be re-colored, modified, warped, transformed, combined, modified and much more.
Commercial use, royalty free, world wide use, no credit is required. Use to create such as books, logos, illustrations, items for sale, adverts, cards, wall paper, web sites and much more. All are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com.
PNG format - on purchase of the set you receive the download link to those along with documentation and gallery and serial and PS actions.
What do I get with the giraffe Photoshop brushes set ?
On buying them, the download link to the set is sent by shareit.com and then you will receive a zip file containing the PNG files with the animals along with documentation abdut the installation and use etc as well as a gallery of all the artworks as well as a serial number and that can be used to obtain updates of the set etc (it is not needed during the addition of the work to your presets) and also a selection of ps actions that hopefully will be of use to adding the items on mass to your presets palette though this can be done manually. The set is sent in a zip compressed format and should be able to unzip the set without any need for any additional tools but if there is a need, then the powerful stuffit expander unzip tool will help and it is a free download via SmithMicro
Use Giraffe Photoshop brushes with effects and filters
You can use them as is but you can also use them combined with effects / filters via the filters menu in PS. I always prefer to apply the stroke as a PS layer and then use the layer as a smart object layer and then apply smart filters as the smart filters can be modified at any point in the creative process. All kinds of Adobe filter can be applied to create all kinds of amazing animal artworks - use effects such as oil paint/ paint daubs / camera raw filters, filter gallery effects and more.
Photoshop giraffe brushes / Video tutorials
You can find a lot of information on the PS / psp presets etc via our graphicxtras video channel on youtube.com. You can also find a number of our tutorials on the superb TipDesk.com website. You can find out how to install the items, how to add them via the actions, how to blend them, add color to the work, how to use with scattering, how to to add to the patterns, how to use as a smart objects, how to add to scenes in the wild and much more. All are by Andrew Buckle. If you have any questions about them, please contact us and I will try and create a video or two on the subject. Video of pack 183 showing all the wonderful animals in the set (sketch and realistic etc)
Use Giraffe Photoshop brushes source for other presets such as tiles etc
The PNG images as well as the ABR can be used as other resources in Adobe PS, PSP etc. You can open the PNG image and then use the define pattern command to save the stroke as a pattern tile (seamless or otherwise). You can also convert the PNG image into a PSD (native format) and the stroke can then be used as a displacement map. You can also use visual effects, color etc. The image can also be used as a source for shapes and much more.
Giraffe brushes in Affinity Photo etc
You can use these presets in other apps, they are not just tied to PS and PS Elements. The PNG files can be added to the patterns folder of PSP as well as a number of other folder in PSP (the locations can be found via the file preferences) and you can then use them as special materials added to layers and preset shapes etc. You can also open the PNG file and then use the paint tools and then options palette and define this as a new custom stroke to be used in the app. With Affinity Photo, you can load the PNG files and use as layers or open them via the gradient tool / new fill layer and use them as a bitmap tile. You can use them as dabs in Painter by opening the file and then using the capture dab command to use them with all the powerful painting tools in Corel Painter, they can also be defined as a tile and more.
Use the Photoshop giraffe brushes with styles
You can change any of them simply by adding a style or layer effect. There are 1000s and 1000s of styles available on the web and there are also 7000 or so available on this site. You can add shadows, glows, pattern overlays and much more. You can also combine the PNGs with adjustment layers and styles into smart objects which can be saved as a PSB file for future use. With the October 2014 release of the creative cloud, you can also drag the styled item over to the librariies feature and store it there and the item can then also be used in other apps such as Illustrator as well as in future projects in PS. With the Creative Cloud 2015 release the styles now includes multiple shadows and multiple glows and multiple gradients (though not multiple patterns sadly) and so all kinds of new and wonderful styles can be added to the strokes now and they can all still be stored in the CC libraries as well as the styles palette.
Use the giraffe brushes for Photoshop with type / text
You can apply the presets to type such as warping and distorting or blurring type and much more. You can also fill the strokes 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. You can create text selections and fill them with the strokes as well as derived tiles. You can just add dabs to the edges of type. You can also do the reverse and use the adjustment tools to turn the animal into a silhouette and then select that and fill that with type in numerous ways such as type patterns or paste type into the silhouette animal and much more. There are a number of related videos by graphicxtras.com available showing that on the Youtube.com website
How did you create the Giraffe Photoshop brushes ?
The wildlife images were created using Poser as 2D renders of 3D models. They were exported as PNGs and opened in Adobe AI and Adobe PS. In Illustrator, the images were manipulated using various plugins and image trace features and the results copied into PS to be saved as PNG images. Poser is an application from Smith Micro - one of the best graphic tools around
Use with adjustment layers
Changing the color of a giraffe Photoshop brushes etc can be done via effects and image adjustments (as well as via the foreground color in the toolbox) but a quick and easy way to change the color of the presets without any 'lasting' effect applied to the pixels is to use the adjustment layers feature. The adjustment layers can be removed in seconds. The effects of an adjustment layer can be modified in seconds. The underlying preset remains untouched until you flatten the image. Adjustment layers are also even more useful with patterns (and the strokes make also useful patterns). The adjustment layers are added via the layer menu and new adjustment layer - you can ase them also in the layers palette. There are many adjustment layers such as color lookup, threshold, color filter, hue etc (though I wish HDR toning was available as an adjustment layer as well as camera raw filter)