Using Photoshop Brushes in AR3 Studio Pro
NOTE: Although this tutorial is designed for creating sticker sprays out of Photoshop Brushes, you can apply the knowledge here to almost any graphic application including Artrage itself as long as you can export one of the supported file types for stickers (.bmp, .jpg, .gif, .tif, .png, .psd and .ptg). Filetypes that support transparency (eg/ .png, .psd) are ideal. Remember to make your artwork for export in the bright saturated red (RGB 255,0,0) mentioned in this tutorial.
Photoshop Brushes in AR3 Studio Pro
The Photoshop brush .abr filetype is not available to many products outside of Adobe and cannot be used currently with AR3 Studio Pro.
However as all Photoshop brushes are essentially stamps, they are easy to remake and bring into AR3 Studio Pro. This tutorial outlines the steps to recreate your Photoshop brushes and get them working with the AR3 Studio Pro StickerSpray Tool.
In Photoshop create a document that is 600 X 600 pixels @300dpi on a transparent background. I like to use a nice high resolution for my stickers to assure that I wont run into resolution problems when printing artwork with stickers within it. AR3 SP will downsize images used for stickers in width and height also to help make sure there's no stretching of pixels and that they print clean. Because of this reduction in width and height by AR3 SP we will begin by making our brush a lot larger (width and height) than we intend to use it in AR3 SP.
Last edited by Juz; 01-19-2010 at 02:18 PM.
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