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”.

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130 Responses to Arcane Circles Photoshop & GIMP Brushes

  1. Samantha says:

    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 says:

      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. :)

  2. Em says:

    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!! :)

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

  4. Cyrus Piala says:

    Thanks for a nice and unique brushes!

  5. Eric says:

    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.

  6. iliana says:

    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

  7. fuad says:

    could please give me your msn
    i cant do that ?

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

  9. Phillip says:

    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!

  10. Gary says:

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

  11. Liza says:

    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 says:

      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.

  12. thebubble says:

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

  13. Ljosalf says:

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

    • Stephanie says:

      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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  15. Joseph Love-gunn says:

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

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