Thank you for checking out my article. I explain more in my video, so I really recommend watching it. I will make a summary and bring the key points in this article.
1) Exporting brushes from Photoshop and importing them to Clip Studio Paint.
2) Which settings to change if something feels off.
3) How to use my brushes.
4) Painting I made with imported brushes.
This is the easiest part of this tutorial:
- Open the brush panel.
- Select the brushes that you want to export and click the gear icon.
- In there you will find Export Selected Brushes
Easiest would be to group them first or to select the ones you want with Shift Click.
- Drag and drop the files to Clip Stuio Paint Brush Panel. It will not allow you to import it unless you drop it in the brush section. Any other pannel will not work!
You can also do the same thing with the import button, but I feel like that is just longer and the other option is faster.
What if the brush does not feel right?
There are some settings that are not exactly the same in Clip Studio Paint. More complicated brushes will need tweaking. Clip Studio Paint will show you which settings might need change.
The only settings that will show up in the Tool property are the ones that were changed in Photoshop. Some brushes will have more and some less.
The settings that show from the start are the ones that you should play with. I had a very complicated brush that needed some tweaking, so let's take a look at it.
It is a bit different from after the import, right?
- Watercolor is very different from software to software, so Photosop and Clip Studio Paint would give me different results. I just turned it off.
- Texture is probably the biggest thing that you will be fixing. Change the intensity and usually it is good to go. I reduced it by 50% and it worked great. If it does not work, then you will need to go to Sub Tool Detail.
- Also opacity was reduced by 50%. If you want you can also add some pressure sensitivity to it by clicking the very right button in there. It will give you more options for control.
If I do not use water color, now what? I decided to remove it from the quick access pannel. In order to do that, just go to sub tool detail in windows. Find the setting and click off the eye icon.
How to use my Brushes?
This is a quick guide on how to use my brushes.
The first three are just hard brushes that will help you make big shapes and main colors.
Slight Texture round is the brush that you can use for transition and color mixing. It helps to make small adjustments without changing too much. Just use the brush and color pick it, then do it again and then you will have your mid-color.
The rest is just for texture and mixing. They are either smudge or just texture color. You can watch my video to see how it looks for more detailed demostration.
You can download them from gumroad for free. Just unzip and drop them into Clip Studio Paint. It's super easy. I am only sharing a small amount because having too many brushes made it complicated for me when I was starting out.
My favorite one is the last one that is called smudge. It created a really fun texture to it. I made it just for this video. I hope you enjoy it.
WaterMelon Painting I did with these brushes
Just a little step by step for this painting. I have the full time-lapse on my video as well.
Block out with first three brushes.
Add shadows and high lights.
Add more transparency and texture.
Color dodge and curves. More refining with texture brushes and tweaking with color correcting. Also flip the canvas to check for mistakes!
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