Author Topic: Make it easier to migrate Photoshop brushes  (Read 2410 times)

Trying to move some of my reliable Photoshop brushes over to substance painter. Not only do I have to build a substance graph for most of them to mimic some of the functionality that Photoshop has that Painter doesn't. I have to resize the brush alpha to be a square so that it doesn't come in distorted in Painter.
   
Last Edit: July 01, 2015, 02:15:14 am

Out of curiosity, what are the sepcific PS features that are missing in Painter and makes the SD step mandatory?

Out of curiosity, what are the sepcific PS features that are missing in Painter and makes the SD step mandatory?
Scatter, brush libraries, color jitter, dual brush, better shape control, I am sure I will run into more.
 Lots of things I can do on a case by case basis, but would be nice if I didn't have too! How possible is it to get .abr support in Painter? Right now my process to just get a brush alpha out of Photoshop and into Painter is a bit long.

The issue with .abr files is that it is a closed, undocumented, binary format, so there is no way for us to decode it in Painter for now unfortunately.

Scattering should already be there through the Position Jittering, even though it's not as advanced as the PS scatter. Color jittering is coming soon. The rest will eventually come at some point, so yeah, we got a lot on our plates on the brush side :)

If you already have Photoshop (which might be the case if you want to use .ABR files as alphas), you can convert brushes into square alphas in a minute by using a simple free tool (abrMate) and a couple of scripts/actions in Photoshop.

Here is my quick workflow. Feel free to use it as you want. ;)

http://www.4shared.com/zip/S4uXQIwsba/PsBrushesToAlpha.html

Update :

4Shared => http://www.4shared.com/zip/ItgbV8NZba/PsBrushesToAlpha.html
Google Drive => https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B51EQ2zG6E-jZllJcS0tRDdRUHc

Just follow the Readme, and you might be able to import all your favorites brushes into any software that use alpha masking brush. :)
Last Edit: November 12, 2015, 03:50:01 pm