Ron's brushes tutorials

peter.schelfhoutpeter.schelfhout Posts: 233
edited December 1969 in The Commons

Just bought the Ron's Horror Bundle, but sadly there are no tutorials included. And all I come up with when I search Google seem to be illegal download sites! :(
I will be using these in Photoshop Elements 11 and I need some pointers how to apply them, especialy for assigning colors and making them look as realistic as possible.
Please share if you have any links to easy-to-understand brush tutorials.

It would be great if he included tutorials of how he made the promo images though!

Thanks,
Peter.

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  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 19,747
    edited December 1969

    Some of his sets he does include a PDF

    Do remember that if you find they will not work in your version of Photoshop then there is a 30 day refund policy

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,728
    edited December 1969

    Sorry I don't have Photoshop Elements to try for ya. I have CS, CS3, CS5, and CS6

  • JOdelJOdel Posts: 2,136
    edited December 1969

    Brushes ought to work in Elements. I think it has the same brush engine as Photoshop.

    Yeah, I'd have apreciated some instructions myself. But the closest I got was a brief bit of info on how to do the flame effect in one of the flame packages. The .pdfs are mostly just references for what the brushes look like.

  • peter.schelfhoutpeter.schelfhout Posts: 233
    edited December 1969

    Thanks everyone.

    The brushes work fine in Elements, it's just that they're all black/white. Just looking for some pointers to obtain eg. realistic looking blood colors, realistic fire, etc...

    Peter.

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,728
    edited May 2013

    A lot of times he'll add styles to the packs to get the look

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  • JOdelJOdel Posts: 2,136
    edited December 1969

    Not usually though. We're pretty much on our own for the most part. But yeah, there are some packs with styles as well as brushes.

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 3,483
    edited December 1969

    Just bought the Ron's Horror Bundle, but sadly there are no tutorials included. And all I come up with when I search Google seem to be illegal download sites! :(
    I will be using these in Photoshop Elements 11 and I need some pointers how to apply them, especialy for assigning colors and making them look as realistic as possible.
    Please share if you have any links to easy-to-understand brush tutorials.

    It would be great if he included tutorials of how he made the promo images though!

    Thanks,
    Peter.


    Take a look here: http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes/12896-rons-sampler-brushes
    Some free brushes and a tutorial.

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 2,408
    edited May 2013

    Ron's Flames has an adobe pdf tutorial on how to make more realistic flames included in the brush package.

    http://www.daz3d.com/rons-flames

    there's also some youtube videos that can offer some tips (links on the right)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x2ilR6XpaI

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  • Carola OCarola O Posts: 1,689
    edited December 1969

    That tutorial were part of the sample brushes linked above as well. It's a nice one though I ran into a couple of things that made a bit of hitch for me. One can simply be due to languages as my photoshop is in swedish and not in english (which I probably going to change soon, since most tutorials are in english) But I didn't find anything resembling Color Burn, only Color

    My other problem, which is probably something simply I am overlooking cause I expect it to be more complicated... is how to actually move the grouped layers onto another picture :)

    Other than that I I didn't had any trouble with the tutorial, and liked what little I have seen so far of the samples, and I do plan to get hold on some of Ron's brushes.. eventually :)

  • Norse GraphicsNorse Graphics Posts: 0
    edited June 2013

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  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,838
    edited December 1969

    Which version of Photoshop do you have? The Colour Burn blending mode is recentish - CS3 I suspect.

    If the images are the same size you can just drag a layer across while holding shift and it will be placed in the same relative position (if they aren't the same size then holding shift as you drag just centres it)

  • Carola OCarola O Posts: 1,689
    edited December 1969

    I have CS6, which apparently will turn into CC or osmething sometime this week if I understood everything correct. But it can simply be that it is the language that botcher things up, i am going to see if i can photoshop into english and see what it says.

    As for the moving, I think i have understood the general way to move things, but I tried using that to move that group of layers onto another picture, and it didn't work. Will experiment a bit more with hat tomorrow. Hopefully I am a tad bit more awake than :)

  • TaozenTaozen Posts: 2,206
    edited December 1969
  • peter.schelfhoutpeter.schelfhout Posts: 233
    edited December 1969

    barbult said:
    Just bought the Ron's Horror Bundle, but sadly there are no tutorials included. And all I come up with when I search Google seem to be illegal download sites! :(
    I will be using these in Photoshop Elements 11 and I need some pointers how to apply them, especialy for assigning colors and making them look as realistic as possible.
    Please share if you have any links to easy-to-understand brush tutorials.

    It would be great if he included tutorials of how he made the promo images though!

    Thanks,
    Peter.


    Take a look here: http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes/12896-rons-sampler-brushes
    Some free brushes and a tutorial.

    Thanks, I came across this in my search, but I didn't know it was legit to download.

    Peter.

  • peter.schelfhoutpeter.schelfhout Posts: 233
    edited December 1969

    Taozen said:

    Very nice, thanks!

    Peter.

  • Pixel8tedPixel8ted Posts: 261
    edited May 2013

    That tutorial were part of the sample brushes linked above as well. It's a nice one though I ran into a couple of things that made a bit of hitch for me. One can simply be due to languages as my photoshop is in swedish and not in english (which I probably going to change soon, since most tutorials are in english) But I didn't find anything resembling Color Burn, only Color

    My other problem, which is probably something simply I am overlooking cause I expect it to be more complicated... is how to actually move the grouped layers onto another picture :)

    Other than that I I didn't had any trouble with the tutorial, and liked what little I have seen so far of the samples, and I do plan to get hold on some of Ron's brushes.. eventually :)

    Here's the list in English....I would assume they would be the same order in your Swedish version just named differently. (Screen grab of Photoshop CS5 blend mode options). You'll notice that Adobe breaks them up in the palette into blend mode families.

    One subject you should read up on is blend modes.

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  • Carola OCarola O Posts: 1,689
    edited December 1969

    @Pixel8ted Thank you for the picture, without that I never would have figured out that efterbel.färg was color burn (I THINK that efterbel. is short for efterbelysningsfärg.. which would roughly translate into afterlight color) ..... Going to take a look on that tutorial as well, and figure out if I am able to change the language without having to apply for it up at Adobes site *shakes head*

    /C

  • Pixel8tedPixel8ted Posts: 261
    edited May 2013

    @Pixel8ted Thank you for the picture, without that I never would have figured out that efterbel.färg was color burn (I THINK that efterbel. is short for efterbelysningsfärg.. which would roughly translate into afterlight color) ..... Going to take a look on that tutorial as well, and figure out if I am able to change the language without having to apply for it up at Adobes site *shakes head*

    /C

    See this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HvRgVeU8w4

    I don't have this file but that might be because mine is in default English.

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  • Carola OCarola O Posts: 1,689
    edited December 1969

    was worth a try, but didn't helped me I'm afraid. Still had it in swedish. Ah well, I figure something out :) thanks for trying though

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,838
    edited December 1969

    Although Creative Cloud will be the only option available in future (barring a welcome change of mind by Adobe) if you bought a full license, rather than paying a subscription, your CS6 will not change.

  • Carola OCarola O Posts: 1,689
    edited December 1969

    I did do the subscription thing, there's no way I would be able to cash up 999 dollars *shivers' Heck, I don't even get that much a month...

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,838
    edited December 1969

    Yeah, for new users the subscription scheme is attractive (though it wills till prove more expensive eventually). Fortunately I had a windfall several years ago (when Photoshop 5.5 was current) that let me buy one of the pre-CS bundles.

  • linvanchenelinvanchene Posts: 617
    edited November 2013

    edited and removed by user

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  • peter.schelfhoutpeter.schelfhout Posts: 233
    edited December 1969

    Thanks, I have the horror bundle, but I overlooked the layer styles!
    Seems easy to load them in PS Elements 11.

    Peter.

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