Join John Derry for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding texture to brushstrokes: part one, part of Photoshop CS6 New Features: Brushes.
In this segment I'm going to begin to talk about Texture.…Texture is a very important element within painting.…You can think of it as a vocabulary element that is part of the language of…painting, and I want to start it off by taking a look at an actual oil painting.…This is a contemporary oil painting done by the artist Kathryn Stats.…If we take a close-up look at Kathryn's work here, you can see that she's not…simply painting in solid colors with her paintbrush.…
She using what's known as a dry brush technique and you can see it primarily in…these areas right here.…Here is a good example where we've got some contrast and what she's doing is…using a dry brush, not putting an overly large amount of paint on her brush, and…she applies it very lightly to the canvas on already dried paint.…And what happens is the brush creeps along the tops of that canvas texture and…doesn't go all the way down into the grain.…
And what you get are these optical mixtures that happen throughout the image and…what it does is it, it creates a couple things.…
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- Setting up the painting workspace
- Getting acquainted with brush tip types
- Understanding brush behaviors
- Loading your brush with colors
- Managing the tool presets
- Drawing with pencils