If you have 15 seconds I'd like you to participate in a quick test for one of our graphic design projects. The test is at http://toastbusters.net/?p=16&v=11. Thanks in advance.
You'll be hearing a lot more about illustration from me in the future as our project develops, and to kick it off here's the brushes I use for most of my illustration work. I didn't include any of my special brushes for things like trees and water; most of those brushes are created on a per-project basis and I only ever used them once, although I did go ahead and include my fur brush. Anyway, these are the brushes I use all the time. Glen Moyes 2009.03 Brush Presets – 85MB Glen Moyes 2009.03 Tool Presets – 85MB Here they are in action. Many of these brushes have a narrow tip like a calligraphy brush, and they use the pen tilt of the stylus to rotate the brush tip, so you really need an Wacom Intuos tablet or better to take advantage of these brushes. I'll get into the advantages of a narrow brush tip when I start doing video tutorials on painting with Photoshop. I've provided a Tool Preset and Brush Preset file for these brushes. You should download both so