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In this short update, we bring you just two new
videos, and a recording of a recent Google Hangout
How to work with Photoshop
ABR brushsets (.abr files) - converting them to
You probably have seen brushsets and brush
collections for free download or for sale that are
in .abr format, the Photoshop brush format.
For example: Ron's birds (birds and trees
actually) at Daz3D.
And you probably wondered how you could use such
brushes or at least the images that come with
them, in Dogwaffle or other tools, when they don't
have the ability to load .abr files directly.
Well, Dogwaffle does not yet load .abr brushsets
directly. Perhaps some day it will. But for now,
we wanted to show some alternate ways to use them,
One method still requires having access to
Photoshop, so if you have even an older version of
Photoshop, this may work for you.
Birds and trees by Ron Deviney - using abr brushes
We haven't tried this with Adobe Bridge yet,
that's another idea that comes to mind too. Does
Bridge have the ability to load .abr brushes and
extract their images into PNG format? Definitely
one more to explore.
Another method uses a freeware converter, abrMate,
from Bill Scott's site:
There are great texture collections on his site
too, definitely worth a trip and bookmarking.
Those are free as well.
Here's a tutorial, using abrMate, with Ron
Deviney's birds again as an example for an abr
How to use abrMate with Dogwaffle - convert abr
brushsets to PNG format
And finally, just a still image, finished artwork,
done with yet another tree and bird - from my
neighbor's front yard. The background scene is of
course 100% Howler 9.5
There are a few variations of this one in the
So many things to explore. I hope it inspires.
Happy abr-waffling and howling!
- Winter is coming (free webinar on Google
Hangout) - the recording
Well, it was a bit of a challenge, being new to
the Google Hangout thing, and it would be best in
the future to work these from a dual screen
configuration. But still, you might gain some
beneficial insights into Howler and how to use it
for some artwork. No need to hide the experience
just because of a few glitches. So here is the
recording. If nothing else, it's worth a good
That's it for now. Thanks for reading, and happy
waffling and howling!
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3D Stickers' are images included with PD Pro 9
- new image stamps as animated custom brushes