I painted this mostly using the Photoshop Impasto brushes but used a smattering of others as well where details or grainier textures were needed.
I’m thrilled to add this portrait by artist Jesse VanWagner to the GrutBrushes Gallery. Jesse used the Stump Trough oil impasto brush from the free Sampler set, among others, to paint this lovely digital painting in Photoshop. To see more of his work, head over to his blog where he frequently shares his work as well as his thoughts That’s where I found this piece and immediately asked Jesse if I could share it in the GrutBrushes Gallery. He also often posts interesting timelapse gifs that show the evolution of his paintings from sketches to finished paintings for those who like to see how it got there. More that just open and talented, he also comes across as a very nice, genuine person. Needless to say I subscribed to stay in touch with his art adventures.
Multi talented Danica Jokic does wonderful work in traditional media but is just as adept in applying her talents to digital media. I’ve been a fan of her oil paintings for a while so I was beyond thrilled when she used my impasto brushes to paint this fantastic portrait in Photoshop! She really shows how well traditional oil painting techniques can be applied to digital painting. Her talent makes it look easy but seeing what can be done is an inspiration to me to work harder at improving my skills. You can see much more of her paintings and illustrations on instagram instagram.com/danica.jokic/ Catch up with her work there, I think she’s one to watch and hers will be a journey worth following. You can find the impasto Photoshop brushes Danica Jokic used here: grutbrushes.com/impastos
Just a practice sketch in Photoshop with the impasto brushes and one of my surfaces, starting with an underpainting. I’m using one of my Art Surfaces for the underpainting and then the rest of the paint doodling is just on a plain layer on top. I’m mostly painting with the Stump Trough impasto brush which is free in the Sampler set!
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Here are a few quick tips to get you going with the Photoshop Impasto brushes
I will be doing a series of tutorials on how to use the GrutBrushes Photoshop Impasto brushes but this short video above shows a few brief tips.
– Vary your stylus pressure and use short strokes for a more organic look
– Use a flatter Photoshop brush to block in large areas
– Press softly on your stylus to blend or soften texture
– Push harder when you want more texture
– Use alt/option to pick colours from your painting
Brush Strokes and animated previewsImpasto Brushes from Impastos 01
(Mouseover or tap the icons below to watch the Photoshop brushes drawing ‘live’!)
This week’s free Photoshop brush of the week (#45) is ‘Stump Trough‘ an oil impasto brush. This is a bonus brush from Impastos 01 the new set of 10 Photoshop impasto oil brushes. But try this one first to see if you want the rest which are all available to Art Brushes Complete members to download right now (from the brush shop, the portal page, or from your account page) It’s available to download for free through Sunday.
This is all native Photoshop by the way, all the oil paint texture comes from the brush itself, there are no layer effects or post processing of any kind.
Here’s a Photoshop painting that uses about 8 of the impasto brushes (this also has no layer effects or filters)
These are actual brush strokes of the 10 brushes in Impastos 01:
Want more? Impastos 01 Photoshop Brush Set
10 Photoshop Impasto oil brushes for digital artists. Realistic pressure responsive Photoshop oil paint brushes that simulate the look of traditional oils without the use of layer effects or any post processing.
Photoshop Impastos 01 is almost here. I chose the final brush tonight (Lalo Salsa) so that makes 10 brushes selected for the first oil Impastos collection, available this weekend. It’s been a long time coming so thanks for your patience but I wanted to wait until there was a nice selection of brushes that represented a good balance of weights, blends and textures. I think this first set will cover most digital oil painters’ needs from blended backgrounds to the deep, sharp troughs of a loaded camel hair brush. Many of these have been available in the brush shop as singles for a while already and those of you who are Members will already have many of these as well as a few other Impastos that are extra additions not even covered by this collection. Just another benefit of being a member: first access to new brushes before there’s even a notion of them being a part of a set.
This will be the first set of its kind anywhere that I am aware of. Keep in mind that these impasto brushes have depth and texture built into them, there are no layer effects or any post processing applied to the brush strokes you see here. I’ve even restrained myself from applying any canvas layer overlays in order to show you the pure unadultarated brush strokes. If you haven’t tried any of my Photoshop impasto brushes yet you will get a chance to on Monday as next week’s free Photoshop brush of the week will be an oil impasto, and it will likely be a brand new one not even seen here. There’s one I’m working on that’s along the same lines as Imp Giganto that I’m keen to share next week.
Maybe this one:
I’ve added a new oil impasto brush to the shop tonight ‘Sugar knife‘ Although it applies much like a traditional brush, the texture is more Palette knife-like with it’s layered flat slabs of paint. I promise a break from the oil brushes tomorrow when I will be adding the first pencil in what seems like forever. I hope to get out a set of various pencils within the next month or so.