Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Streaming on

With the official debut of the Creative section on Twitch I've decided to move over from Picarto. Once things calm down around here I'll try to stream on a schedule. Check me out here.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Wacom Drivers 6.3.14-1 and Photoshop

I came across a peculiar bug while testing Photoshop CC today. While drawing, the cursor would suddenly become unresponsive. Lifting the stylus from the surface would fix the issue but only temporarily. I loaded up Photoshop CS 5.5 and found that the issue affected it, as well. So, it wasn't a Creative Cloud issue. After some fiddling around I had an epiphany: the stylus was becoming unresponsive during the little breaks I take in between making lines. A short five second pause was all it took for the problem to manifest itself.

But what was causing the problem in the first place? Was it a hardware or software issue? On a hunch I went to Wacoms' website and browsed their legacy drivers. See, the night before I had downloaded the latest software for my Intuos4. When troubleshooting it's important think back to what you changed last. I had, more or less, eliminated Photoshop from the list of culprits, and Wacoms' drivers had certainly given me trouble in the past. With that in mind I downloaded and installed driver version 6.3.10w2. Lo and behold it seems to have worked! Photoshop is operating as it should and I still have access to Wacoms' cloud service.


Friday, September 04, 2015

My Photoshop Brushes

I've been getting a lot of requests for my Photoshop brushes, so I decided to put them up on my blog. Sharing is caring, yeah? In any case, none of the brushes were created from scratch. Rather, I scoured Google for interesting brushes then modified them to my tastes. And that's all I've got to say about that. I've linked to my brushes below:

2014 Brushes
2015 Brushes
2016 Brushes

I tend to change my brushes around every once in a while, so I've decided to upload different sets. The 2016 brushes are the best optimized, particularly the blenders. If you're using an older version of Photoshop try the 2014 brushes.