Coolorus with Brushbox and Kyle’s Brushes = Awesome!

Posted on Dec 25, 2018

Coolorus Color Picker Plugin for Adobe Photoshop

Over the past year or so, I’ve been using Coolorus as my color picker. Found out about it via Simona Ceccarelli in the SVSLearn Forums (SVSLearn.com)

I meant to post about it long ago but… well, here I am now 😁

Per their site: “Coolorus is a color wheel plugin for Adobe® Photoshop®, inspired by Corel® Painter® color picker.”

I’ve found it preferable to the standard Photoshop color picker and it seems to have sped up my workflow too.

I usually have it without the panels/sliders on (if I need sliders, I just use the standard Photoshop Color Panel that is always available in my closed tab list); however, below, I show a screengrab with them turned off and on so both options can be seen.

BrushBox Brush Organizing Plugin for Adobe PhotoshopThe screengrabs also show the Brushbox plugin that I’ve loved using for the past couple of years. I wrote a post about it back, roughly when it came out at the end of 2016:

BrushBox Plugin to Organize Photoshop Tools/Brushes

I show my favorites in one view, and my “everything” in another (There are far, far too many brushes to actually show everything)

Speaking of brushes, I have most of the Kyle’s Brushes, which are just wonderfully made — Kyle’s Brushes are now part of Adobe Creative Cloud:

We’re excited to announce that Adobe has acquired KyleBrush.com. As of today, all Creative Cloud customers will gain exclusive access to over 1,000 high-quality, digital brushes at no additional cost. Digital brushes offer illustrators, animators and designers a rich digital painting experience when working in Photoshop CC and Photoshop Sketch.

As part of the acquisition, Kyle T. Webster, an international award-winning illustrator and leader in the field of digital brush creation, also joins Adobe. He will work closely with Adobe product teams on the development of future brushes for Creative Cloud.

“For years, Kyle has created the world’s best-selling Photoshop brushes for professional illustrators, animators and designers,” said Maria Yap, Adobe Senior Director of Digital Imaging Product Management. “We’re thrilled to bring his award-winning brushes to all Creative Cloud members and at the same time gain Kyle’s expertise to enhance Adobe’s digital drawing experience for designers in the future.”

“I’m honored to join the Adobe team, and excited that all CC members now have access to my vast collection of digital brushes,” said Kyle. “I know the team well and have collaborated with Adobe in the past, including the recent Hidden Treasures of Creativity campaign, a fun project where we recreated the over 100-year old paint brushes of Edvard Munch.”

Coolorus:
Coolorus.com
Facebook.com/coolorus.color.picker/
Twitter.com/Coolorus

BrushBox:
Gumroad.com/l/brushbox
(Created By: DerrickB.net)

Kyle’s Brushes:
KyleBrush.com
(Created By: KyleTWebster.com)

Coolorus color picker plugin and BrushBox brush organizing plugin with Kyle's Brushes in Adobe Photoshop


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Shimizu Seika Baby Donuts Packaging

Posted on Dec 24, 2018

Just love the way the packaging was closed into a fan shape on the Shimizu Seika Baby Donuts Packaging, especially with the “Donuts” text reveal when opened.

Got them at http://www.mitsuwa.com/ (Plano, TX Location)


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Christmas 2018 Images

Posted on Dec 24, 2018

✨🎅🌲🎉✨

Here are a couple images I sketched for the 2018 Christmas season.
Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!


“Then one Christmas Eve, right before they started, the Grinch fed the reindeer so all night they super farted.”


“Remember: Santa’s still watching you! (And listening to all you say too)”
Just had to create a new version of this Santa I did back in 12/2016. You can see both here

Christmas Santa Sees and Hears All You Do


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The Animoodles Have Arrived!

Posted on Dec 21, 2018

Oh what joy! The Animoodles have arrived! Thank you Marissa Louie & Team. They are really quite wonderful, and I am honored to have been able to support your Kickstarter campaign! Congratulations on all the great work. You deserve every accolade!

Learn more about Animoodles:


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Procreate Play & Learn (The First Month)

Posted on Dec 10, 2018

After years of waiting for it, I finally got an iPadPro2 when it was released last month and have been playing with Procreate.

I definitely enjoy the program and am becoming more comfortable with using it.

I don’t feel like I can do quite what I can in Photoshop on my laptop, but actually, I think that’s a good thing as it is prompting different approaches & results.

Also not sure quite how it’ll fit into my workflow just yet. I’d love to hear how others here switch between Procreate & Photoshop. What determines the work you do via each platform? Do you start on one and finish on another? etc. Feel free to send an email or share on one of my social media accounts: http://quietyell.com/contact/

So far, I think the included brushes are more than adequate (I use the HB Pencil & Acrylic Brushes the most so far); however, I do find some of the brushes by Max Ulichney to be quite useful (particularly some of the Comics ones for line work). Put links to his sites here:

http://quietyell.com/2018/11/23/procreate-brushes-by-max-ulichney/

Thought I’d share here what I’ve been playing with on Procreate in my very limited free time this past month.

Learn More About Procreate:


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It’s Empty Without You

Posted on Nov 27, 2018

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on 11/26/18 following a battle with the neurodegenerative disease ALS. He was 57.

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on 11/26/18 following a battle with the neurodegenerative disease ALS. He was 57.


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Procreate Brushes by Max Ulichney

Posted on Nov 23, 2018

I’ve been enjoying using Procreate on my new iPad Pro 2. Thought I’d kick it up a notch with some additional brushes. Bought some great Procreate Brushes via Gumroad on Thanksgiving morning by a great illustrator, Max Ulichney.

Go check them out!

Brush Info Site : Maxpacks.art
Brush eCom Site : Gumroad.com/maxulichney

Max Ulichney :

Procreate App :

* Note: All samples below are by Max Ulichney

Max Ulichney MaxPack Brushes For Procreate


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Kachada Series by Don Sedei

Posted on Nov 11, 2018

Don Sedei is a dear friend, and the first book of his 3-book Kachada series, “DAY ONE: Birth is a Death Sentence,” is out for pre-order. Buy a copy (or a thousand) : www.DonSedei.com — ISBN-13: 9781642372816 — Available via Barnes & Noble, Amazon, GooglePlay, Kobo

About the Book

From the beginning, Kachada knew his life was destined to be anything but normal when his mother whispered in his ear at birth. “Kachada. Remember: Birth is a death sentence, so make every minute count.”

At an early age, Kachada is forced to live his future not by the years or months but by the minute. This unlikely tale, where two parallel universes–the chilling ancestral traditions of the Comanche Tribe and the ruthless code of the Sicilian Mafia–mysteriously intersect will make your palms sweat as your emotions ricochet between loving, crying, hating, praying, and cheering for Kachada as the riddles of his malevolent past help him to cope with his precarious future.

He courts death like a smitten lover chasing every new minute as a second chance at life taking us on an unimaginable journey vowing to mete out justice to those who deserve it most, promising to leave no enemy alive.

You might like to make your friends aware of this ruthless assassin named Kachada before he decides to drop in on them unexpectedly. The best way to do so is by reading, Day One: Birth is a death sentence, an intense fiction thriller and the first of a three-part series that will reside on the backside of your eyelids causing many a restless night.

To learn more about the Kachada Series, please visit my website at donsedei.com

About the Author

When I graduated from La Roche College with a B.S. in Advertising Design, I set out to be the best designer in the world and spent my career immersed in the world of advertising and marketing, creating original ideas for some of the world’s largest clients to some of the world’s smallest clients fighting the disease of mediocrity. Chasing my dreams has been a lifelong passion that opened new doors, including the ones to my own ad agency, built on a simple mantra: “Every brand has a soul. But not every agency has the heart to find it. We do.” Likewise, I believe every story possesses a soul and in this case, the untold story of Day One: Birth is a death sentence is a chilling fiction thriller and the first of a three-part series where Kachada, the protagonist, has the heart and courage to expose his without any remorse. My background in advertising has exposed me to a collection of unique experiences that have informed Kachada’s chaotic and unpredictable life. To learn more about the Kachada Series, please visit my website at donsedei.com


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Arrival of SkyHeart by Jake Parker

Posted on Oct 6, 2018

The SkyHeart Book/Comic/Graphic Novel by Jake Parker

Oh what joy! I have received the long awaited book from Jake Parker “SkyHeart Book I: The Search for the Star Seed”!!! It is a very merry Inktober indeed!

Learn more about SkyHeart at www.MrJakeParker.com and at www.SVSLearn.com.

See my original post about this with additional links to Jake & SVSLearn:
http://quietyell.com/2018/06/10/skyheart-by-jake-parker/


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Arrival of the Kickstarter Books of Lorenzo Etherington

Posted on Aug 4, 2018

I got this most delightful package today!!!

Here’s my blog post from March 11th about backing the Kickstarter:

http://quietyell.com/2018/03/11/backed-kickstarter-of-lorenzo-etherington/

Here’s text from my Instagram.com/QuietYellSketches post on March 11th :

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgMLkZilh-4/ : Delighted to have backed the @Kickstarter by @EtheringtonBrothers : How to THINK when you DRAW BOOK + SKETCHBOOK 3 + STRANSKI: A 200 PAGE HARDBACK BOOK of Lorenzo Etherington’s HOW TO THINK WHEN YOU DRAW tutorials + a NEW 600 PAGE sketchbook + STRANSKI reprint : [KICKSTARTER LINK] https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378058646/how-to-think-when-you-draw-book-sketchbook-3-stran


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