In episode 2 of “How to get the most from Adobe” we’re going to take a look at a very creative feature – brushes. You’ll see how Adobe gives you access to full sets of high quality creative brushes for textures, watercolor, lettering, and just about anything else you can think of. Best of all, they release new packs for just about every season.
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fantastic tutorial. Never knew about all these brushes . Cannot wait to experiment and play with these techniques. thanks for posting this.
So glad I met you at Kando 2.0
Thanks Mitch! Enjoy! 🙂
I love the way you teach I’m having a hard time finding the profiles can you help please
I enjoyed the tutorial very much and tried some of the custom brushes. However, i wanted to go back to the standard brush after clicking B for brush. It is not resetting. How do I reset to default brush. The gear icon doesn’t have reset button.
Hi Anita – You have to actually choose the Brush from the Brush picker. Thanks!
I love the way you demonstrated the possibilities for using brushes.
But I have one problem – where do I find those Profiles you used? I’ve never been able to figure out where they are.
I looked around some more, finally found them!
Great super keen (As always) presentation.
Thank you. I had no idea that you could do that. It will be very useful on some photos.
This was really good thanks Matt!
Great tips and you make it easy to get started on creative photography. Thanks!
Matt, where did you get those Special Effects brushes or did you just change the name and other brushes to it? I have been to the Adobe free brushes, but have not seen any Special Effects brushes.
My website is under renovation at the present time and we are moving out of state soon, so it may not look like much right now.
Hi Bill. Honestly, they were just there. I had no idea that they’re not, so (at this point) I’m not sure where to point you.
Hi Matt. I live in S.A on the boarder of Kruger. I have spent a lot of time in the park and have used LR to process my RAW photos. As Kruger has become so busy and I have moved towards Macro Photography. Have been practicing on wild flowers .. synchronising them in LR and merging them in PS. However I do not know PS and am struggling to get around it. Please can you suggest someone or how I can learn the basics and find my way around and use PS so ZI can get to this level… Thankyou.. Carol
Hi Carol – I guess it’s a bit self-serving, but I’d recommend my Photoshop System course. Its meant for some one at exactly your level. You can always search the internet and piece together bits of training but I’ve put together a system for photographers to learn just the stuff you need in PS and not the stuff you don’t. Here’s the link: mattk.com/photoshopsystem – Hope that helps.
Matt thank you so much. I will have a look at it. I am computer illiterate and living where I do there is nowhere to go for lessons. ie… I have photos on flowers in my Ps which I merged from Lr … and I just don’t know how or where to delete them. I process one flower in LR (out of 10) and feel I should be able to do everything in Ps and get a better result.
Hi Carol – if you own my LR course I show you how to delete them in there. Hopefully that helps.
Thanks, Matt. This tutorial and the Kyle Webster brushes are awsome. This will keep me busy during quarantine!
Love the tutorial but I can’t seem to find Kyle’s special effect brushes and I really would like to try the one you used. Lots of others are on the Adobe website but couldn’t find those
Hi. Unfortunately other than clicking what I clicked in the video to get there, I don’t know where else to point you.
I photograph mainly wildlife so when seeing the hawk on the video I couldn’t wait to see the magic you perform using these (best of all ) free brushes from adobe. I’m always looking for ways to work the background to enhance the subject. So I thank-you for another great video!
I don’t see those special effects brushes. How do you get those to show up?
Matt that was amazing and inspirational.
You have opened a world of creativity. I certainly did not know that Adobe offered free bushes!.
Too many brushes!!! I don’t have enough hair for that many brushes!!! LOVE your videos!
Thank you ,,,, Thank you … Thank you ! omg I am in PS heaven
Wow. Lovely, thanks
Thank you Matt, brilliant idea. Also I had no idea all these brushes were sitting there waiting to be downloaded, so I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow!
Thank you so much for this video. Amazing what we can now do with a photo. Enjoyed this and all your video’s.
That was fantastic. Can’t wait to delve into the brushes. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
Wow! Great tutorial, I can’t wait to try this. Thanks Matt!
Do you have a link specifically to Kyle’s special effects brushes in Creative Cloud? I don’t see it on the CC brush download page. Wonderful tutorial, Matt–as always.
Another well done, informative and stimulating video. I do have a question regarding the Kyle Webster smudging brush. Do you recall his download collection from which it came. I really like it but didn’t seem to find it in his collection.
I have downloaded several of Kyle’s brush packs, including the Megapack. The import worked, but I cannot find that smudge brush. Which brush pack can that one be found in?
I found the brush(es) I was looking for in Kyle’s Concept brush pack. Thanks again Matt K for a great tutorial – so many tools.
Thank you so much, all your tips are very helpful. I’ve been using your presets and got great results.
A big big thankyou Matt from someone just starting out learning about how to be creative with my images. This was an awesome tutorial. I have several of your courses and they have all been excellent.
Thank you, that was sO helpful! Who knew?!
Thanks Matt, that was a great mini-tutorial… I must try those brushes out.
Demystifying brushes for the non-creative — wonderful! Thanks for the overview and demo. Looking forward to trying this.
Thank you so much , this is Great info, downing loading the Brushes as I type .
I’ve been following you in past years via actual physical touchy feel books (bought) … social media and all the like; You never cease to amaze in your m.o. way of teaching.. these videos are amazing especially how they are presented in the “What’s Good.. any day” mode. I might add your Photoshop System course (which I purchased and glad I did) is so easy to understand and follow. Thank you for all these years you have taught me new and old things in regards to this photography world we are in now.
btw… the “No Light No Problem” courses are amazing have learned lots of new tips and tricks.
I have a Photography Plan with Adobe for Photoshop and Lightroom but when I try to access Get More Brushes, it tells me I need a Photoshop account.
Hi Allen – maybe rewatch the video at that point. I mentioned that you’ll need to be signed in to your Adobe account. It’s a website and if you’re not signed in, it has no idea that you’re actually a subscriber. But I can’t help with your username or password. That is all through Adobe and rest assured you do indeed have an account by the very fact that you were able to download the software. Good luck!
I have the same problem. After signing into adobe, it tells me that I have a free trail, even thro I have LR and PS for $9.99 a month.
I had to reset my password to Adobe login.
Keep your thoughts coming. It continues to “feel” good that you, unlike most other PS video vendors, are NOT reinventing a complex PS. I am learning the “simplicity” of PS and Camera Raw, not another photographer’s confusing reinvented system of PS. Your teaching is a clear & transparent use of PS tools. You wisely risk telling us how to do the simple and avoid using the unnecessary menu items. Your years of teaching continues to be a welcomed relief!