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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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:iconmooneon:
Mooneon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn I really need this, I have no points or money. :\
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:iconinto-thepromise-land:
i don't have any  points or money and i deeply need this ><
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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sent you a note :)
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:iconmickimeows:
Mickimeows Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
:<
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:iconthirdpersonsymphony:
ThirdPersonSymphony Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I have a question. Are the brushes supposed to look like this?

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The last ones seem to be okay, but the ones at the top doing really have the crisp texture shown here? I have PS CS5 and I double checked to see if they all had the texture checked off in the brush settings. Still, nothing.
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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Have you tried using the CS5.abr brushes instead? They were designed to work better with CS5 than the CS6 version of the brushes
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:iconthirdpersonsymphony:
ThirdPersonSymphony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I purchased them from the website.. I looked around and there are no alternate versions to download ^^;

The folder only had one .abr file, not two.
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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oops, sorry about that. I'll note you with a link to the version that has both :)
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:iconthetragicnightmare:
TheTragicNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've purchased these brushes from your website and I put them in CS5 but they don't have the same texture as shown above in any size... I only got one kind of brush file in the extract for I dunno what version.
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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I've sent you a note :)
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:iconthetragicnightmare:
TheTragicNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconthirdpersonsymphony:
ThirdPersonSymphony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! I've replied to your note :)
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:iconpearsonmoore2:
PearsonMoore2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Interesting! Do you work only in Photoshop or do you start with real graphite, too?
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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I rarely draw on paper these days, pretty much everything I do is done on computer now. When I use photoshop it's usually for painting, I don't do a lot of sketching in it as I have other programs for that, but I figured these brushes would be useful for people who do like drawing in Photoshop :)
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:icondusk-deerfluff:
Dusk-deerfluff Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I can't even- Why must you torture me with not having enough points ;-;
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:icongreatmasterofchibis:
GreatMasterofChibis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a life saver. 
You really are. 

QwQ i've been looking for these for so long.. 

Just... thank you.. 
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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:icongreatmasterofchibis:
GreatMasterofChibis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and I just realized I had to pay for 'em... 
I'll get 'em whenever I get enough points.. 
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:iconlyhyangjung:
lyhyangjung Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
woo so amazing!
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:iconladyclockwise:
LadyClockwise Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pitty...I absolutely love the 'pencil' texture, too bad I don't have a single point to my name...I'll come back for you pencil set...I'll come back e-e
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:iconimaheroine:
ImaHeroine Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woo so amazing!
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:iconerror004:
error004 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Which tool out of the 5 did you use to sketch Coco?
By the way these pencil sets are amazing.
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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
glad you're enjoying them! :) I think the first pencil is the one I used
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:iconemmie-the-owl:
emmie-the-owL Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be downloading these as soon as I can :)
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:iconemmie-the-owl:
emmie-the-owL Featured By Owner 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 :)
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:iconbaskerville14:
Baskerville14 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAH i love the way these look. *saves up dA points so i can buy* 
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juliteo Featured By Owner 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! 
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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner 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
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:iconhay-de-fiddle-de-do:
Hay-de-fiddle-de-do Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A thousand thanks.
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:iconhappyfuchsia:
happyfuchsia Featured By Owner 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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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! Thanks for picking them up and I'm glad you're enjoying them! :D
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:iconouijaboardum:
OuijaBoardum Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional
Beautiful, and perfect <3
I'm a CS5 user, and I encountered no problems??? XD
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:iconcottoncattailtoony:
CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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:iconmegadrivesonic:
megadrivesonic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Testing to see if it will work with gimp, so far nothing 
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:iconcrazymofoda1d:
crazymofoda1d Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
so cute :3-thanks
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:iconmadmuffin:
MadMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great brushes but I was having some weird issues with them like some other commentators posted! I sent you a note detailing it, hopefully we can work it out no problem.
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PrincessNami Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Just bought them - I hope they'll be fun :) They look great here though - thanks!
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OakBrookeStables Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wait, I found the other link... Although I cannot pay in dollars, that sucks :/ Would you be able to send them to me via note if I sent you 200 points?
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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing
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:iconoakbrookestables:
OakBrookeStables Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have purchaced through the premium content feature- could you send me the 100 back please? :)
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:iconoakbrookestables:
OakBrookeStables Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shared, but when I clicked the purchace button it still said it would be 300 points?
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:iconjimmyhopkings:
jimmyhopkings Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
thank you!!!
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This is super great. Definitely going into my favs :la:
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:icondevcager:
DevCageR Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I would like to buy these but dA in Licence Agreenment says that it is only for personal and non-commercial use. Is it true? After paying? Thanks!
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:iconbenhickling:
BenHickling Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh sorry, I didn't pay attention to the license that it set by default. You may use the pencils for commercial use, of course :)
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:iconrednosebluecheeks:
RedNoseBlueCheeks Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   Digital Artist
AMAZING BRUSH SET! love it!
Thanks!
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:iconpumpkin-spirit:
Pumpkin-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the brush set! It works beautifully. Thanks! :heart: :hug:
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:iconrattlebrain:
rattlebrain Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for these :)
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:iconar-faham:
AR-Faham Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional
I have not donate, I'm from Iran, because of the sanctions I can't buy Point
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YOLOSWAGMYYOLO Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
asd
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