The Texture feature uses luminance-as-height as a depth map derived from captured patterns. Using pressure as the controller, color is applied to the screen based on the local underlying height map. The resulting strokes, when properly adjusted, closely resemble the marks made by the tip's traditional counterpart (chalk, pencil, oil pastel, etc.).
- [Voiceover] Often times,…a major component of a mediums hallmark look…is the appearance of texture.…Think of media like chalk,…oil pastel, and painting on canvas.…This appearance is created by the interaction…of applied pressure, deposited color,…and the texture of the underlying substrate.…Without texture, media like chalk or oil painting,…will appear to have been painted…on a smooth featureless surface.…There are times when smooth brush work is desirable,…and other times,…when you want this additional quality…as part of your mark making tools personality.…
In this movie,…we will look at enabling texture,…so that it becomes part of a brushes expressive character.…This is gonna be a bumpy ride,…so fasten your seat belts.…Probably the best example…of one of the brushes we've created to add texture to,…is our erodible chisel tip,…and let's just review what this does right now.…Okay so it does draw,…and as I press I get a changing density,…but it's lacking that texture.…However, I do wanna say…that having played with this brush for a while,…
John begins by going over some important brush tips that many artists are unaware of: bristle, erodible, and airbrush tips. He talks about how to customize the brushes and use them to mimic natural bristle brushes, chalk, and spray paint. He also addresses some global issues such as paint flow and spacing, which can have a dramatic impact on any brush you create.
From there he jumps into some more advanced techniques, such as blending colors, loading brushes with multiple colors, and using Brush Projection. Use these tips together to extend the toolset and maximize your creative freedom in Photoshop.
- What brush do you want to create?
- Designing brush tips
- Painting with bristle tips and erodible tips
- Simulating spray paint with airbrush tips
- Saving brush presets
- Blending color
- Enhancing fidelity with dual brushes