How to Paint Icicles with a Custom Photoshop Brush


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Painting icicles with a custom brush

One of the prettiest and most distinctive parts of a winter landscape are the icicles, and I'd like to add some of those to break up this roof line. I'm going to make another custom brush just to create icicles. I'm going to open up the Brush panel, I'm going to use Shape Dynamics to paint the icicle, and I'm going to set the Size Jitter to Pen Pressure. That way as I press harder, I'll get a thicker mark, and as I pull up on the pen, I'll get a thinner mark. And I'm going to add some scatter to make the icicle irregular.

That'll give me a reasonable approximation of an icicle. With white loaded into the color picker, I'm going to press hard at the beginning of my stroke and let up at the end and I get a tapering irregular line that's a nice approximation of an icicle. As you can see, the time it took to create that custom brush really paid off, because I can add the icicles really quickly. I'm holding down on the Shift key to keep the icic...

Painting icicles with a custom brush
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Painting icicles with a custom brush provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter

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