Twitch Resource – Photoshop CC Theme Pack with PSD

Photoshop Bars for Twitch
Photoshop Bars for Twitch

I’ve made a small collection of default bars ready to use, and I’ve also included an editable PSD file.
You can see this pack in action in the wild on my Twitch stream!

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How To Customize: If you don’t know how to edit this… Maybe you don’t qualify to use a Photoshop themed pack! 😉

The file is pretty self-explanatory. I’ve attached a screenshot with the editable options:

How to Edit
How to Edit

If you like this theme pack, consider supporting me on Patreon so I can make more freebies!

Chain Brush

CHAIN BRUSH ASSEMBLY TUTORIAL

CHAINS CAN BE A PAIN TO DRAW. Here’s how I make it easy AF. Follow the directions below using your own art to develop your own brush.

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Download includes ZIP file with one 200px Chain Brush with Presets for Photoshop.

TUTORIAL TIME!

Step One

DRAW A ROCKET. It’s two chain links. I put a gap in the bottom because that is where the pieces will link.

Rocket

Step Two

Rotate it to go left to right. From the Edit menu, Define Brush Preset.

Step Three

Open the Brush Panel and select the new brush (It’s probably at the end). Go to Shape Dynamics and set the Angle Jitter to Direction

Step Four

Set the Size Jitter to Off.

Step FIVE

Go back to the Brush Tip Shape panel and adjust the spacing until it looks right. In my case, 216% is what worked for me.

USE YER BRUSH

You can use it as is, or add Blending Layers to add ‘Lineart’ for a toonier look.

Shown: Chains on separate layer with Blending Layers – Color Overlay set to White, 100% opacity, and Stroke added.

FREE REFERENCE SHEETS

Like the sheets? Support the artist!

I have been offering these free ref sheets for a long time and now I’ve got them all in one place for your viewing, downloading and coloring pleasure. Newest Files are at the top – older ones are at the bottom. I will be adding a FAQ at the bottom.

Last Update 3/16/19

UFRS TUTORIAL VIDEO: TOUR & BASICS

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RULES FOR USE

  • Do not remove the credit at the bottom or claim this as your art.
  • You may use this reference sheet in full or use parts of it with proper credit.
  • You may not resell this lineart in anyway. Personal use and gifts are ok.</li
  • You may trace the lineart if you want but you must credit and link back.
  • You may use these for adoptables for personal use and gifts only.

If you see someone selling my lineart, just comment with a link to this page. I cannot personally track down these thieves entirely, but with your help we can damage their market. Post a comment informing their potential victims by letting them know where they can download their own free ref sheets! Most of them are hoping no one has seen this sheet before and can’t call it out so 99 out of 100 of them will back off as long as they know they won’t get away with it. Here’s a comment you can copy and paste!

I recognize this! This lineart is provided by #artbyzhivago for free over at http://www.Cat-Bird.com/free-reference-sheets – The very first rule when you open the file says, in BIG RED LETTERS, that you are not allowed to sell this sheet. Maybe you missed that?

COMPATIBLE SOFTWARE

These reference sheets have been created and are best used using one of the versions of Adobe Photoshop. I can hear you already, “BUT. ZHI. IT’S SO EXPENSI- – SHH. ZZP. No, it’s not. You can subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $9.99/mo after you give their 30-day free trial a shot.

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That is the best program you can use because this is the program that was used to make these files.

I do not use any other software so I cannot offer any sort of help or assistance in using the sheets with anything else. I don’t know how to use GIMP or Sai or any of those… so if you want to use the sheet on there, that’s fine, it should work, but I can’t help you!

Here are some other programs that have been reported to work, but again, I have no experience with them so try them at your own risk!

Reported Compatible Programs:

Known NON-COMPATIBLE Programs:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Paint Shop Pro

HOW DO I COLOR IT?

Tutorials for coloring with Photoshop are located inside each file – I recommend Photoshop. It has a 30 day free trial and you can subscribe to Creative Cloud for as little as $10/mo

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2017 UFRS UPDATE

2017 UFRS Update
2017 UFRS Update

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

2015 ULTIMATE FREE REFERENCE SHEET (Multispecies Sheet)

2015 Ultimate Free Reference Sheet – Small Version

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

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2017 Version includes a navigational PDF which shows the location of all layers with a brief description.

Version Information

  • 20+ Species with over 30 feral options!
  • Male and Female bodies (Combinable!)
  • Pudgy, Average and Fit body types
  • Plantigrade and Digitigrade Leg Options
  • Hands/Feet Options (Claws, Hooves, Fingers…)
  • Customizable Faces!
  • Multiple Hair Styles!
  • Body Modifications!
  • Preset Markings!
  • Jewelry/Accessories!
  • Shading!

Species Information

This free ref sheet comes with the following species included: Badgers, Bears, Birds, Bovines, Canines, Caribou, Critters, Deer, Dragons, Felines (Big and Small inc. Lion), Gryphons, Horses, Hyenas, Otters, Rabbits, Raccoons, Red Pandas, Rodents, Sergals, Sharks, Skunks, Squirrels

Here are some additional species you can build using the parts in this reference sheet.

Coatimundi

Species: Hyena AND Red Panda. Delete the Hyena feral art. Delete the Red Panda Heads, erase the eye markings on the ferals. Ears: Otter/Critter Tail: Long Full

Fennec Fox

Species: Canine AND Critter. Delete the canine’s head art, delete the critter’s feral art. Ears: Sergal/Wide Long Tail: Rounded

Kangaroo (No feral art version)

Species: Hyena. Delete the clearly defined nose and draw in roo-like nostrils. Ears: Equine/Cervidae/Bovine Tail: Dragon Solid Furred or Otter

Lemur

Species: Hyena AND Red Panda. Delete the Hyena feral art, erase the nose and add a more lemur-like nose. Delete the Red Panda Heads. Ears: Otter/Critter Tail: Long Full

Will add this version soon

FREE REFERENCE SHEETS

CANINE – MALE

Free Reference Sheet - Canine, Male
Free Reference Sheet – Canine, Male

CANINE – FEMALE

Free Reference Sheet - Canine, Female
Free Reference Sheet – Canine, Female

FELINE – MALE

FreeRef_FelineMale

FELINE – FEMALE

FreeRef_FelineFemale

RABBIT – MALE

FreeRef_RabbitMale

RABBIT – FEMALE

FreeRef_RabbitFemale

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use this? Yes.

Can I give away designs I make with this? Yes.

Can I modify this? Yes.

Can I use the lineart for other projects? Yes, with proper credit.

Can I trace it? Yes, with proper credit.

Can I sell adoptables that I make with this? No.

Can I sell reference sheets I made with this? No.

Can I sell characters that I made with this? No, you must create/get other artwork of the character and sell it based on that.

Can I use this line-art for profit? No.

Can you color it for me? Nah.

What kind of software do I need? See the information in the Compatible Software section.

Can you make an MS Paint version? No xc

How do I make a __________? Due to the swappable nature of the reference sheet, there are no rules saying you have to choose the “right” species for everything. Tinker around with the combinations and see what you can get the reference to look like! You can check out the full species list including recipes for how to frankenstein together even more species here.

Can you add *species specific detail here*? Suggestions may be considered on a case by case basis. Common/recurring suggestions are more likely to be added than highly specific things.

How do I do _______ in Photoshop/SAI/etc? I am sorry but I cannot provide individual support. Please consult one of the many available learning resources for your chosen software.

OMG THIS FILE IS HUGE!!! The file is made at a high enough resolution that you can print your reference if needed. Download a smaller or flat version file if your computer or device has trouble using the file.