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The Sketch Arsenal by thatLD The Sketch Arsenal by thatLD

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Compatible with Photoshop 7.0 or higher

You must have a pressure-sensitive tablet to use these brushes




High-caliber weaponry inside:



Here is a set of tool presets that I've created, tweaked, and used on actual work over the last couple of years. These brushes are among the best at what they do.

Included in this arsenal are:

  • 2 types of color brushes


  • 2 types of color pencils


  • 3 drawing pencils with different lead types


  • A fine-linework pen


  • A dry marker that can change wetness


  • 2 types of shading brushes


  • 3 types of shading pencils


  • The ultimate sketch pencil


  • A watercolor brush


  • And 4 types of erasers!


These brushes, especially the pencil tips, DO NOT get blurry when used at large sizes. They are 300dpi native, but can be used at any resolution. :nod:

You will suffer no change in behavior if you grow or shrink your brush size on the fly.

They were built for that behavior. :XD:


How to install:


  1. Download the Sketch Arsenal to a folder on your computer


  2. Open Photoshop


  3. Go to Window -> Tool Presets


  4. Click the dropdown menu in the upper-right of the Tool Presets palette


  5. Select "Load Tool Presets..."


  6. Find the folder with the Sketch Arsenal inside and load it


  7. Click and turn on the "Current Tool Only" checkbox in the bottom-left of the Tool Presets Palette


  8. Select the brush tool, then a tool preset, and start drawing!

How to remove:


Simply click the dropdown menu in the upper-right of the Tool Presets palette and select "Reset Tool Presets..."


Sample work:


All pieces below are 100% digital and created with presets from the Sketch Arsenal





Hope you have fun and push this arsenal to its limits! Check back for updates. :XD:


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[ 655 KB .TPL File ]




UPDATE HISTORY:

23 APR 2010 - Initial Release, credit info hidden in the Pencil Tool
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:iconopaller:
opaller Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Eu te amo <3
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:iconhorrorbusinessinc:
Horrorbusinessinc Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
says the file isn't compatible. I'm using CS3 Extended. Any ideas?
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Are you trying to import and use it as a Brush file (.abr) and not a Tool Preset (.tpl)?

This is definitely a tool preset and was created in CS3 Extended.

Instructions on how to install are right in the Artist's Comments. If that doesn't work then let me know.
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:iconmrspella:
mrsPella Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Nice! I especially like the dry marker. Thanks!
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome.
I was just drawing with that a little when I saw your comment today. Haha. :XD:
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:iconlobisco1:
lobisco1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Amazing!
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:iconroger-art-illery:
ROGER-ART-ILLERY Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinated
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:iconubersnark:
ubersnark Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014   Writer
This is long overdue, but these are hands-down my favorite tools in Photoshop. I can't function without the marker or the blue line pencil.

I want to recommend these to the lead artist on a indie video game team I'm part of, but I want to check first: do you have any restrictions for commercial use? Obviously we'd list you in the credits, but is there anything else?
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Definitely. Go for it! You're free to use it as you please. All I ask for is credit and you are already making room to cover that.

Really glad to hear that the Arsenal has been a staple tool for you . I made it to be shared and the greatest reward is just hearing how other artists like yourself are using them. :nod:

Thanks for coming back and telling me.
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:icontogepod:
Togepod Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant see most of these when I draw with them am I doing something wrong, I have CS6
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:iconanitadelasflores:
anitadelasflores Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! This is really great :)
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:iconsongofsam:
songofsam Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2014
Terrific. Thank you!
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:icontunngart:
tunngart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
That's awesome! thanks so much:D
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:iconllap:
LLAP Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just downloaded this, and I've got to say it's fantastic. I'm sure you hear (or read) it a lot, but it really is. As someone who is happily using it, I thank you for all the effort you put into making these. They are incredible. :)
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Aww, you're welcome. I'm just glad that you're happy using it. :nod:
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:iconleontine1971:
leontine1971 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks very much!
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:iconandrecvvg:
AndreCVVG Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
não consigo baixar... me ajudem
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:iconjonjacksonf:
jonjacksonF Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
vez*
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:iconjonjacksonf:
jonjacksonF Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
não consigo baixar me ajude , minha primeira ves em devian
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:iconeightsnake:
eightsnake Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very handy, thanks! :)
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:iconorcishpenstealer:
OrcishPenstealer Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hory Shet. Loving this bro! keep up the good workTony Tony Chopper (Blushing) [V3] Tony Tony Chopper (Sparkle Eyes) [V3] 
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:iconbpcc:
bpcc Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is probably my favorite tool/brush set for Photoshop ; u ; Thanks so much!!!
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:iconyoukah:
Youkah Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do they work with PS Elements 10? 'Cause that's what I use sometimes.
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I know for a fact that they work for the full version of Photoshop.

Elements doesn't have tool presets so the Sketch Arsenal won't work there.

As a workaround you can use my essential brush set. Just download it and it should load in Photoshop Elements just fine. It has the core brushes from the Sketch Arsenal inside:

[ LD's_Essentials.abr ]

Hope that helps. :nod:
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:iconyoukah:
Youkah Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOSH THANK YOU
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome. :aww:
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:iconnight-flare:
night-flare Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Hey just starting out with digital illustration. You're brushes are really fantastic! Thanks so much!
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome! Hope they continue to serve you well. :nod:
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:iconchiblu:
Chiblu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the tool set :)
I used them here btw: chiblu.deviantart.com/art/Ryuk…
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome! I'm so glad to see you using it, especially on Radon. :nod:
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:iconmicheong:
MiCheong Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Fantastic! Thank you.Love 
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:iconseicuna:
seicuna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god I love these so much! They were exactly what I was looking for! Danke!
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:iconleon2309:
Leon2309 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this is very useful!
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:iconumbrella4c:
umbrella4c Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
thanks so much ^^
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:iconkhazser:
Khazser Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
i didn't download help me
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:iconkokoro-aoi:
Kokoro-Aoi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
You! you just made my day! is 3am and I dint wanted to draw but now I WANT!
I think I love you
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm having the same trouble as another artist farther down the comments. I can't find a way to load .tpl files. I get to the same point, where I go to load the preset, but it doesn't appear as an option - but in the windows explorer, there ISN'T an "all files" option like usual. ABR files are the only ones accepted. So I'm a bit at a loss as to how to install these brushes, as I would very much like them! I use Photoshop Elements 7.
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Photoshop Elements 7.0 isn't quite as full-featured as Photoshop 7.0.

Even though Photoshop 7.0 is older software these presets aren't going to work in anything that isn't a standard version of Photoshop. Tool Presets are more customized than brush files.

Here's an .abr file that I've put together. It doesn't have everything that the tool presets have, but it's something.
[ LD's Essentials.abr ]

Hopefully it works for you.
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seicuna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes bless you
Thanks so much! 
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:icondragonwolfrooke:
DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh, thank you so much! Seriously, thank you. :)
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:iconwwwpaithancom:
wwwPaiThancom Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Artist
I have tried it. All tools are working super great.
Mega thanks for this!

I am wondering. Is it possible to make a brush pack of this tool set too?
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome! :XD:

This is the only brush file I have available right now. Hopefully you still find it useful:

[ LD's_Essentials.abr ]
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:iconwwwpaithancom:
wwwPaiThancom Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Artist
Oh thanks very much! Specially the  15. (second) brush. LOVE IT!
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:iconfhis21:
fhis21 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist
<font><font>yot not download</font></font>
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hm? What are you trying to say here?
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:iconfhis21:
fhis21 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist
<font><font>No puedo descargar</font></font>
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Descargar aqui:
[ LD's_Essentials.abr ]
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:iconfhis21:
fhis21 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist
thanks ;)
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SamChickenRAWR Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank-You SO MUCH... The blue brush is the best pencil brush that i have EVER used... EVER...
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