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Scale Brush Pack 1 by Chromamancer Scale Brush Pack 1 by Chromamancer
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On my latest dragon picture I decided to draw some fish-like scales to make a smooth texture. They were very uniform and started to get a bit tedious...
But then, I realized that I might be able to simplify the process and let Photoshop do a bit of work for me. So, I took the time to make a few brushes for some scale highlights. ;)

I do not recommend using these brushes to try and cover anything, but they work rather well when used to make small highlights, or as a base for other hand drawn scales in the area.
The first three brushes emphasize the middle scale, to try and show a bit of curvature underneath the scales.

I've had a bit of fun looking around at various brushes lately, but I haven't seen any scale brushes that don't act like stamps so I thought I'd share these with everyone.

Sadly, these brushes do not work with Photoshop 7.

As far as terms of use go, I'm rather easy going.
You can use them in your art, and on prints without restriction.
You may not repackage or redistribute these brushes without permission.

If you use them, citing me as a source or posting a link so I could see your work would be nice.

I hope you enjoy the brushes! :D
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DahliaWilder Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wow, these are great :D!!!
Thank you so much for sharing!! I'll probably try them around soon ^___^
Hitsuji--chan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I get them into my sai?
GraveyardShifter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here.
JolieBonnetteArt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for sharing these! I don't have Photoshop, but I managed to convert them into a material for Clip Studio Paint and I'm also going to convert them for Paint Shop Pro later. These will be very helpful both for line art and painting. I can't wait to use them!
aya-sara Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the wonderful brush! Used here and credited!
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Devychou Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hi !
Thanks, I'll try it :D
red-crazy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi !
Thanks for this amazing stuff
I have used it just here !
ivyhaddock Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kellydewinter Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
do you have a version for photoshop 7 ?
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Scale brushes? Interesting. I'd have to wonder how they'd be effectively used. :D
WolfiesPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!! SO much! Scales are such a pain for me to outline one by one! These brushes are a lifesaver!! <3
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
You're welcome. :)
Have fun!
xKawaiiNyux Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used it in here Muajajaja..How funny..Onion 
Diterkha Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Used here:
Thank you! Awesome brushes :)
Sansji Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Used them: Kali <- Link. 
Mattiwia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Thank you! I'll be using them evantually for a comic :)
Blaqk-Artist-337 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love them! Used the here :…
zash-bluesky Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for posting, I used them here… ^_^
BeautifulAKWinter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Used [here]. Thank you! :D
iSquaredd Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you know if theese will work in sai at all? ;w;
Worlds-Finest-Moose Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
These are fantastic! thank you :)
TawaritheGodtoaster Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Used your brushes here :D tawarithegodtoaster.deviantart…
StaciPadgett Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
just what I was looking for to make a 3 hour job a 10 minute job. Thank you <3
KatZaphire Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your lovely stock here… Thank you so much.
neptuneclear Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
These are brilliant, thank you ♥
oboeteru Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Used the first one here.
TorahSylphwind Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! These are just what I need for a couple highlights. ^_^
Skillet4794 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Thanks  so much...!
willorider Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I 'll try to use it on my pieces~thx
KaelanDM Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Thanks so much! Used the first brush in this:…
Kavahle22 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Yay!! Simple set of dragon scale brushes
elder-deldemon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
thanks for sharing. very noble of ya.
Eruraina Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I used the first one of this set of scale brushes here:…
odinify Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
thank you!
santje1991 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
:O I think I'm going to use it soon for my parasite building ^_^ When I'm finished I'll show you the results
sayuri12moonlight Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Digital Artist
pythos-cheetah Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your brushes for a photomanipulation here -…
Pixitella Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here:…
Thank you!
Dualmask Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I put your brushes to use in this image:
Sorephene Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
HI! Thank you for your brush! I used it here :3
Dualmask Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really great brushes! They'll certainly come in handy.
albertuky Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
como se descargan?

Kieva Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for these! I used them here:
TheRockyCrowe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thankies for this brush set! :D
I used it as an outline for dragonlike monsters here in my latest pic: 

Thanks a ton! ^.^ and your credited in the description as well!
iLantiis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I used your work here :heart:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making these wonderful brushes :heart:
dragonfriendhaj Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How would I go about installing them on Photoshop Elements 8?
NoaVerachy Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the Brush
I used them here : [link]
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