Learn to Create 3D Brush Strokes in Photoshop


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Adding 3D appearance to strokes

The appearance of grain or texture within painted strokes is but one visual cue that the brush is painting on a surface. Another visual cue is the result of highlight and shadowing on a 3D surface. In this video, I'll show you how to easily introduce apparent surface sliding to your brushstrokes. Now, the basic trick behind this is taking advantage of layers and one of the layer effects that we can apply. And if I double-click on my layer, this brings up my Layer Style panel.

And I'm going to select Bevel and Emboss. And I'm also going to check Contour. Now, one of the things about the way this works, you have to first set this up to look like something before you can paint strokes, but it's most likely that you're wanting to make adjustments to that. Let's just take the default settings here. And on this layer, I'll start to paint. And you can see now that it looks like these strokes have highlights and shadows. If I turn this on and off, you can see the differenc...

Adding 3D appearance to strokes
Video duration: 5m 35s 2h 26m Intermediate

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Adding 3D appearance to strokes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Photoshop CS5: Painting with the Mixer Brush

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Design
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Photoshop
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