You know what's really lame? I recorded this entire painting, and the file ended up being corrupted and absolutely useless. Either I am an idiot and can't figure out how to record properly, or Camstudio is just terrible now. It's really weird because I have used it before to do the same thing for a school project and it worked just fine. -_-
As far as brushes go, the only ones I use anymore at any point in these are the default hard edged and soft edged brushes in photoshop. Mostly the hard one, I only use the soft one if I want a nice glow effect (like around the flame here). I could do a step by step type thing at some point I suppose, but only if I can't get the videos working lol.
Damn, that sucks. Have you tried HyperCam? I'm starting to use it again & works perfectly (for me, at least). That helps! I'm still a noob to Photoshop. I'm working on something right now & I'm trying out some different techniques. Photoshop is so confusing. I'm pro at MS Paint though. Ha! Anyway, I'll try out those brushes, so thanks. c: