Speech Bubbles Photoshop & GIMP Brushes

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Speech Bubbles Brushes

Brushes: 38

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

Description: Various shapes of speech bubbles. It comes with both the bubble shape itself and a second shape for adding an outline to that bubble, if you so desire.

High Resolution!

Speech Bubbles Brushes
How to Install?
Terms of Use

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

Photoshop Brushes Tip:

With these, you’ll likely want to know how to rotate the brushes around to get them to show up in the right orientation. You can do this AS you’re applying the brushes by opening your brushes tab (F5), and then clicking on “Brush Tip Shape” under the menu on the left. Then, over on the right, you can either flip the brush around vertically or horizontally using “Flip X” or “Flip Y”. Also, you can change the angle of the brush’s application by typing in the angle numerically or clicking and dragging on that circle with the X through it just to the right of it, and facing the pointing arrow in the right direction.

Also, when using these, if you’re going to be using the bubble shape AND the outline, make sure that you take note of what size the brush is when you use it so that you can get the outline to match perfectly, too. In other words, choose the bubble shape brush (“single1” for example), resize it to the size you want (150 px, perhaps), and then set the corresponding bubble outline brush to be the same size (150 px), and THEN use it. That way they’ll match up perfectly!

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40 Responses to Speech Bubbles Photoshop & GIMP Brushes

  1. Devaki Neogikiran says:

    taking the brush pack…thanks very much.

  2. Jan says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you !

  3. Mel says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these!

  4. Rohin says:

    Thank you so much! I love you!

  5. graphite says:

    Good work, man! Thanks a lot!

  6. Thanks a lot, they’re great !

  7. Sooo nice, thanks! They are nice.

  8. taldwarf says:

    Hi Steph,
    How does one keep the aspect radio when the balloon is more of an elongated oval shape than round. In other words, my sides are thin and top and bottom are ok, point thickness size, Photoshop 7.0. Or, is it more of a planing problem space wise with text usage, i.e. comic book.

    • Stephanie says:

      That’s why I’ve made different shaped ones. It’s for various sizes of text, yep. However, you can absolutely change the size of them.

      Use the bubble brush you want to resize on its own layer. Then choose Edit > Transform > Scale (or Size). If you want to preserve the aspect ratio, hold SHIFT while you drag one of the corners around. But that will just make it bigger or smaller. If you want a wider bubble or a narrower bubble, etc., you can still try to use that tool, just don’t hold SHIFT. You can still resize it to some degree without messing up too much of the shape.

      If that still doesn’t get you the shape you want, I could teach you some tricks to change the size, but it would be a whole tutorial in and of itself. Here’s a hint, though, if you kind of know your Photoshop: try splitting it in half (selecting and moving one side would do it), then reshape just the center part of the bubble to be longer or shorter, and to meet back up with the two edges/sides again. (See, told you it’d need a tutorial – I know that wasn’t very clear, sorry.)

      Still, hope this helps some.

  9. SpongeTib99 says:

    I would love to have that brush,Can I use that brush please

  10. portisHeart says:

    thank you soooo much!! they (i downloaded a couple of brushes) are wonderful! awesome – and free to boot, important “detail” for restrictive tiny budgets. really generous, and excellent work. i never used brushes, didn’t even know until today that you can use psp brushes in gimp. well now, with yours i found through renderosity/freestuff, i can pimp the textures i use for my own (non-comm. hobby) 3D renders, with bullet holes, stitches etc! or these bubbles, a simpler alternative than gimp’s bubble plugins. ^_^
    of course i’ll credit you, your stuff is more than worth the praise! <3

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