This is a great guide. Thank you for creating it.
I'm not at creating brushes yet, but it's great to understand more about them and know that this guide is here for later.
I had an idea ... would a Paintstorm Studio wiki be a good idea? Just wondered if someone more online and tech and connected than myself would think this might be a good thing to do ... not pushing you to at all; just had this idea reading your post, plus I had difficulties opening the file (needed to find something to open doc files in the windows store, as I just use wordpad on Windows 8.1; a bit zen about things), An online wiki would be directly readable and, with people pooling whatever they learn, could save those involved time too? It could also make composing a manual much easier later, or many more people could just easily access the wiki directly instead. Just an idea, and sorry I wouldn't be able to add much myself; learning the (wonderful in PSS) basics, but really not about technical programs like photoshop, so am using PSS very intuitively.
Really not sure what goes into doing a wiki, but I've just seen this, which says it's an easy way: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/34248/ho ... gle-sites/