Apologies to the person who's pumpkin photo I stole.
I actually had shit to do tonight, but then I was walking the dog and saw my first Jack-O-Lantern of the season, I knew right then and there that I was going to build a Pumpkin Brush instead. Well, it's not a brush, but actually a layer style. I recommend using the Pen Tool to create basic vector shapes of your design and then apply this style to it an watch it light up. It works best on dark imagery. It doesn't have to be pumpkins, you can do it on anything. Mess up a picture of your face. Pumpkin yourself. Happy Halloween!
Welcome to Stumpy Pencil, my blog for digital art tools created by myself, for Photoshop and other art software. Feel free to download and use my tools, and in payment please send me Jpeg's or Png's of your artwork to be posted on the blog. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include how you would like to be credited.
I work in animation, so by default I develop my tools to work at HD 1080p resolution, which is 1920x1080. Some tools may need to be tweaked to work at significantly higher or lower resolutions.
Here's a quick overview of how to install and use Tool Presets in Photoshop. I use Tool Presets instead of Brushes because you can also include presets for tools other than the brush, such as the eraser. You can also include a default color for a Tool Preset, when appropriate. Open the 'Tool Presets' palette from the menu Window. Import the .TPL file by selecting 'Load Tool Preset" from the menu on the 'Tool Presets' palette. Tool Presets may not be visible in the palette unless you have the appropriate tool selected. Choose the brush or eraser to see if your tools imported correctly. Presets will automatically import any Brush shapes needed. Some effects also have Style Presets. You can import the .ASL Style Presets in the same way as Tool Presets, but from the 'Styles' palette. I generally don't offer technical support, so you are on your own here. But feel free to post in the comments if you are having a problem and hopefully someone will help you out.