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Pencil Brushes by BenHickling Pencil Brushes by BenHickling
Pencil Brushes!

Here’s a set of pencil brushes I created for Photoshop (versions CS3 to CS6) that re-create a more traditional sketchy look. I’ve always wanted some decent pencil brushes for Photoshop, but I could never really find what I wanted, and there’s SO many brushes floating around these days, it made it even harder to find what I was after. The solution? Make my own, just like I did with the hard square brush I posted a while ago!

NOTE: These will NOT work in Photoshop CS2 or lower

You can buy the set at the link below, and if you’re willing to share them via the twitter or facebook buttons, you’ll get a 33% discount! (share it first, and then click the pay button and the discount will be applied)

Purchase Sketchyfun Pencil Set #1

How to load the brushes:

1. Extract sketchyfun pencils CS5.abr or sketchyfun pencils CS6.abr from the ZIP file you just downloaded. Extract it to your desktop or a folder you can get to easily.

1. Create or open a a new image

2. Select the brush tool then right click anywhere on the document window.

3. Click on the small arrow or cog button (depending on your version of PS) in the top right corner of the brush panel that appears, then choose Load brushes. (You can also choose Replace Brushes if you wish to replace your palette of brushes with the ones you're about to select)

4. Browse for the Photoshop brush file that you just extracted (CS5 or CS6 depending on your photoshop version) then click OK

Hope you enjoy using them!
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ImaHeroine Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woo so amazing!
Which tool out of the 5 did you use to sketch Coco?
By the way these pencil sets are amazing.
BenHickling Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
glad you're enjoying them! :) I think the first pencil is the one I used
emmie-the-owL Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be downloading these as soon as I can :)
emmie-the-owL Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn... So I downloaded these, and the moment I went to use them Photoshop threw a fit and now all of my brushes are stuck on the same settings, which means no more fancy pencil effects. Waaahhh :cries:

Still. They look awesome, and I hope I get to use them soon :)
Baskerville14 Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAH i love the way these look. *saves up dA points so i can buy* 
juliteo Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried a lot of different free PS brush sets, but none of them felt comfortable or beautiful. :| (Blank Stare) 
Until I saw this post. At first I did't wanted to spend any money just for few pencil set. Grump   But after I decided "why the hell, let's just to try on!" Bored , I changed the mind OMG  . It is worth every single cent Points I spent. 
This set of pencils is just one word - Amazing! +fav :hooray: 
It's beautiful and very natural looking. Thank you very much! Huggle! 
BenHickling Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad people are enjoying these, I wasn't sure how useful they'd be to people but I've had nothing but positive responses so far :D
Hay-de-fiddle-de-do Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A thousand thanks.
happyfuchsia Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So happy with these brushes. They're just what I've been looking for. 
Thanks for sharing!
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