Thursday, February 28, 2013

4 Painterly Photoshop Experiments

Devoted the day to painterly explorations following a Jack Davis webinar on Creative Live (as part of their Photoshop Week). He is so talented and so good at translating physical art into digital art techniques. I'm a real sucker for texture.

Here are some of my photos turned into painterly works using the free download of textures, actions, patterns, and brushes that Jack gave us. You can get them from his Facebook page, if you "Like" him.
Modified with Jack's Sketch action in Photoshop.
The action removes color. I put some back.

Combination of Jack's actions. A true experiment.
I had no idea how this would turn out.

Attempting oil colors using some of Jack's
stuff and some of my own.

Blue Clematis using the Photoshop Fresco
filter and Jack's pattern overlays.
Detail of Blue Clematis to show more texture.
His pattern overlays are quite lovely. The impasto strokes come in three sizes (small, medium, and large). The canvas texture is highly realistic. Some of the features only work in Photoshop 6.

He's going to be on "all day" tomorrow. Sign up is free for the live event. Recorded classes cost and come with some extras.

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