Adding surface texture effects


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Adding surface texture effects

Once you've transformed a photograph into a painting, you have the option of adding the appearance of physical surface texture, which is another vocabulary element of painting. What is this? It is a simulation of light on the 3-dimensional surface of paint, canvas, and varnish. When a physical painting is photographed or viewed under Gallery Lighting, the lights will cause the painted brush strokes, particularly impasto style painting, and canvas texture to be emphasized by highlight and shadow.

Applied varnish or a glossy protective coating will appear as subtle brush strokes delineated by specular highlighting. These visible artifacts make up part of our perception of the painted physical object. Depending on the wishes of the artist, gallery or museum, these physical affects can be attenuated or suppressed, depending on the lighting setup. My technique is non-destructive, so you have the option of displaying or printing with or without this virtual varnish. I used to think that this...

Adding surface texture effects
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Adding surface texture effects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Architecture

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Design
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Photoshop Wacom
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