Arcane Circles Photoshop & GIMP Brushes

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Arcane Circles Brushes

Brushes: 23

Photoshop 7, CS-CS6, CC
Photoshop Elements 2+
GIMP 2.2.6+

Description: Various arcane circles and symbols. These are all original designs, but some are based off alchemical, mythological, etc. designs.

Arcane Circles Brushes
How to Install?
Terms of Use

Download the image pack (for those without Photoshop & GIMP)

Glow Tip for Photoshop:

  • start with a dark background
  • make a new layer (SHIFT + CTRL + N for PC) (SHIFT + CMD + N for Mac)
  • select the brush in this set that you’d like to use
  • making sure white is your foreground color, click somewhere on the canvas to use the brush
  • click on the “Add a Layer Style” button at the bottom left of your layers palette (or choose Layer > Layer Style from the main menu) and then choose Outer Glow
  • set the blend mode to “Normal” and choose a strong, saturated color (bright red would work well, light pink would not)
  • play with the “Size” slider until it looks how you want it, and then hit OK

Tips for GIMP: (and a big thank you to Mus, who contributed this explanation!)

First select which design you want. Next, go under menu; Filters/Edge-Detect/Difference of Gaussians. A pop-up window will appear. At first, you will notice that the preview window shows your image with inverted-colours. Do not worry, it will not affect the resulting image. Make sure all the boxes are checked initially except “invert”. After that, make sure the ‘chain’ under “Smoothing Parameters” is ‘broken’, then set “Radius 1” to zero or as low as possible. Then set “Radius 2” to a value that you like as seen in the preview image. I personally like the value “0” for “Radius 1”, and “9.20” for “Radius 2”. After you’re done, CHECK the box “invert” and press “ok”.

  • Samantha

    I know this comment is stupid, but, I’m kinda new to GIMP, and, I don’t know how to use brushes.
    Can youshow me were to figure out how?
    if it mentioned here, I’ll look for it

    • Stephanie

      It is mentioned here. It’s a button right next to the download button. That should help – although I’m not a GIMP user, and what you read on that page is all I know about installing them. An internet search for using Photoshop brushes in GIMP, should you need it, will give you plenty to work with. :)

  • Em

    You probably already know this, but today I recieved my copy of Terry Goodkind’s ‘The Omen Machine’ and there on the front cover were some of these brushes… they look awesome!! :)

  • http://www,intimateimages,net Kevin Roberts

    Thank-you!!! I linked to you from redheadstock on da and excited to try these ;D

  • Cyrus Piala

    Thanks for a nice and unique brushes!

  • Eric

    Your brushes are absolutely fantastic. I’ve been working with them in gimp and keep being amazed at the high quality and detail of your work.

  • iliana

    I love your brushes very much but i was wondering what each circle ment if you have info on them that would be nice :-D

    • Stephanie

      I just made them up, so they mean whatever you want them to :)

  • http://acai-net fuad

    could please give me your msn
    i cant do that ?

  • Victoria – Washington Boudoir Photographer

    These are my favorite brushes you make, wish you had them in high def! Thank you for making them!!

  • Phillip

    Just wanted to let you know that your gimp brush was prominently used in my new game ‘Frenetic’ for the iPad/iPhone. Thanks for such a great resource!

  • Gary

    I really love the brushes & have used both the Arcane Runes & Arcane symbols brushes on my ebook cover. Thanks for the marvelous work!

  • Liza

    This brushes are awesome.I will be use them later.Well I download it,but in the file no brushes,just a text link to this site.Where is the brushes?

    • Stephanie

      I assure you the brushes are there. I’m not sure what’s happening with your extraction program, but what you’ll find within is a TXT file and an ABR file. I have instructions on how to install them (where to put the ABR file so that it works) if you just follow the big button link next to the download button – “How to Install?” it says.

      If you’re not seeing an ABR file, then try a different extraction program or check the setttings on your browser, which may auto-extract it, to see where it put it.

      • Liza

        Thanks,your brushes just briliant

  • thebubble

    I have PSP so I downloaded the image pack. thank you very much!

  • Ljosalf

    So i can use the brushes for personal profile pictures and the like right? what about things like guild emblems in a game?

    • Stephanie

      You’re more than welcome to use them for whatever you’d like. But if you display them publicly anywhere, then you need to find a way to credit me along with it. If you’re talking about using them for a signature or whatever, just a small mention of in a corner or a link beneath it will do nicely.

      As far as a guild emblem, sure — again, just be sure to mention wherever you display it (on your guild website, maybe a mention in the footer or sidebar or whatever). Whatever works best for you is fine, as long as the credit’s given.

      Or you can always purchase a license for $3 and not have to credit me at all for that set, whenever and wherever you use it. Up to you. :)

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  • Joseph Love-gunn

    hey i have put the brushes into GIMP but how do you edit the colors as currently they are all black.

    • Stephanie Shimerdla

      Awesome, glad to hear it. :) For everyone else, the color that the brushes come out is the current color that you have selected to paint with. :)