Skin Textures Photoshop Brushes

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Skin Textures Brushes

Brushes: 13

Photoshop CS-CS6, CC
Photoshop Elements 3+
GIMP 2.2.6+ (Not 100% functional)

Description: Made for painting realistic skin textures. Great for digital painters, obviously, but also can be used to create textures and for photo skin retouching by anyone. These will also smooth out blemishes and such on skin and make it look professionally airbrushed. Included as well: freckles and facial hair brushes.

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

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  • nina

    wonderful set.
    thank you.

  • Holly Welch

    Thanks for your hard work, and creative vision!! You are a wonderful contributor to our community!

  • Mungo

    A proud father, whose daughter excelled at art, once told me that more skill was needed to paint a picture then to produce something on a computer, with people like you about, he couldn’t have been more wrong. Thank you for sharing your talent.

    • Stephanie

      Thank you so much! What a nice thing to say. :)

  • Sandy_in_MD

    Thanks so much for the great brush set and the awesome tutorial!

  • Su Hall

    These will be great! I’ve been using a color palette that I found somewhere online, and painting on skin color, pixel by pixel. Sheesh! I am looking forward to these! Thanks, m’dear!

  • Chris

    Wow, your brushes never fail to impress =)

  • Chris

    Wow, your brushes never fail to impress =)

  • John

    Thanks Steph. These will help a lot as I’ve been struggling a little with the blending of skin. Thanks for the tutorial as well.

  • daly danal

    Know what? You’re great! You unselfishly share your knowledge to people you dont even know… that’s noble!

  • Liz

    Noooooooo!!! Sad face!! It wont work on PSE2!! *sob*

    • Stephanie

      Yeah, that doesn’t surprise me. These were made in Photoshop CS2, and so they’ll only work in full versions of Photoshop from CS2 and onward.

      Sorry for the inconvenience!

  • johnny Plantar

    thanks for you wonderful creativeness… all your product are all amazing and it help a lot to all people who are in love with Photoshop,, i am actually practicing the product and all result good thank you very much and i hope God will help you find more product to share to everyone worldwide…. i hope i am not the only one who love your product……. i wish all the BEST and POWER OF KNOWLEDGE!!!!

  • JoyceB

    I appreciate these, Stephanie….thanks again!

  • Robin

    hi dawn… your tutorial is fantastic of the skin textures!!!! however…when i attempted to download the abr.file… there seemed to be a prolem … it seemed to be corrupted .. as did the image file … i would love to have both files .. would you be willing to check these out …??? i will check back with you and see what you found out … perhaps i’m having some sort of problem with my computer ??? … thanks bunches … ohhh … i’m going to see if the same happens with your eyelas file… hugs … robin

    • Stephanie

      They’re both still working fine for me. Sometimes a download can get corrupted, but probably not two – if you tried both the images and ABR file. So my next question is – do you have a download manager of some sort installed in your browser? Some of those have trouble with my links, because they’re redirects. If so, disable your download manager and try again.

      Other than that, I have no idea why you’d be having trouble, sorry. :(

  • Rebecca

    I just wanted to say your brushes are amazing! as a starting digital painter I have learned so much from your turtorial :)

    I have a question about the brushes and Photoshop?

    Okay so I downloaded your amazing brushes for the skin texture because I paint in Photoshop cs3 version 10.0 and I love these brushes, then I saw your amazing eyeshadow brushes and I downloaded them. So I loaded the brushes into Photoshop and then the skin texture brushes were gone,
    I didn’t even select them while replaces or loading the brushes and then when I tried to keep both of the brush sets, the same set just repeated? 2 times, but then I finally got the skin brushes back. But then the other brushes were gone.

    So now it’s just my regular basic default brushes and the skin texture ones and it got me wondering what limit of brush downloads can you have? And is it possible for me to get multiple design brushes without losing any of the brushes I have.

    • Stephanie

      You don’t ever lose any of the brushes that you have. You are merely replacing which ones are loaded at any given time. You can have as many brush sets loaded together as you want, or just one at a time.

      The key is, when you load them (and you can see all of this in my “Installing Brushes” tutorial), choosing either the name of the brush set that you want to load (or choosing “Load Brushes” from that same menu). If you choose the name of a set, it will ask you if you want to REPLACE the current set. If you choose yes, it will remove the brushes that are there and put up the new set. If you choose “append”, it will add to the currently loaded brushes, so you’ll now have both sets open. (If you choose “Load Brushes” from that menu, by the way, it will ask you to look for the file name that you’re wanting to load, and will replace it without even asking you.)

      As long as you’ve got the ABR files in that Photoshop > Presets > Brushes file, though, those brushes will always be available. They’re never erased, just loaded or not loaded.

      Hope that this answers your questions, and let me know if you still have any trouble!

  • Kathy

    Hmmm… Thinking about showing up on Facebook claiming that the Alaskan cruise took years off of my mom. Or me…

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • Jourdan

    Can you make a new set, compatible with Gimp? I really need it for my homeschooling in photography & digital art class.

    • Stephanie

      I’m sorry, I don’t know a thing about GIMP. :( I don’t even know if it’s possible to do this kind of thing in GIMP. But if you want to play around with brush settings, just download my image pack, then mess with the blending options until you get a scatter-type affect like this has.

      It would take me a while to learn GIMP, and I don’t really have any desire – I’d much rather keep putting out resources! And most of my stuff can be used in PS AND GIMP. This is the only brush set that can’t.

  • Kristina

    Just wanted to say I have been an amateur digital painter for some time – these brushes…they are a lifesaver! They have made my painting so much easier. I no longer have to move back and forth between Corel Painter and Photoshop to get the just done. Thank you!

  • Adam Daly

    Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  • Emilia Tokes

    Thank you soo much for this ! You are the best! I googled the web for a decent freckle painting tutorial and yours kicks dots ! *giggles* Thank you so very much for sharing your talent and your resources with the rest of the community of digital painters !

    looove you — hope you are having a great day :D

  • Raven Willis

    Awww you should make a version if this set for gimp

    but beautiful brushes and thanks for sharing them

    • Stephanie

      I don’t use GIMP, so the only GIMP brushes I have available are those that are made in Photoshop that also work in GIMP. Any of the ones that “scatter” and such like this aren’t compatible thus far, to my knowledge. Sorry. :(

      You can still download the image pack and using GIMP’s scatter feature (assuming it has one, no idea) create your own brushes with them.

      Sorry! Makes more sense to me to keep making brushes than to learn a whole new program that I’ll likely never use for my own work. :(

  • Meighan

    Hi Stephanie,

    I just wanted to say thanks so much for these brushes and this tutorial. Words cannot express how grateful I am to you for all your brushes and your tutorials… I draw and paint as a hobby, and as such I don’t have the benefit of a teacher or anyone guiding me, but with you resources I must say I’ve become a better artist. Thank you!

  • DinoPowahRaww

    Your brushes do work in Gimp ! (Just saying)

    • Stephanie

      These do too? Without any modifications? Awesome, good to know. :) It’s those texturized ones that need to scatter and whatnot…. I just wasn’t sure GIMP supported that, or supported it the same way. Glad they do :)

      • DinoPowahRaww

        Yeah, I installed those brushes just like any other brushes on Gimp.
        By the way, I really enjoyed your tutorial on realistic skin textures! I just started making digital art so it helped me a lot :)

      • DinoPowahRaww

        I noticed that in Gimp, the brushes don’t work the same way as in Photoshop. The brushe was like slower than the cursor. I just recreated your brushes so now they work perfectly with Gimp (I will still credit you though:). Do you want me to send you the brushes for Gimp?

        • DinoPowahRaww

          Woops, in fact, it doesn’t change anything.
          So the brushes doesn’t work very well in Gimp, sorry for saying that they worked perfectly…:)

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