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Tutorial: Art History Brush AHB - Palms method (Photoshop)

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Old 09-05-2007, 04:38 PM
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Re: Tutorial: Art History Brush AHB - Palms method (Photoshop)

Palms,

My first

Practice, practice, practice is what I need to do.

I realized after I finished that I didn't do the shapening nor adj the blacks and whites or any of the other tweaks you mentioned as finishing touches.

I put a border around it to hide the edges which came out poorly.

I can see that I'll gradually try more - especially with Steves brushes

Thanks for the explanation.

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Old 09-06-2007, 07:20 AM
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Re: Tutorial: Art History Brush AHB - Palms method (Photoshop)

That is great Bob well done, dosent matter if you didnt do all the other tweaks so long as you are happy with the result that is what counts, Plus i get it to that stage duplicate it and then try the tweaks see what i like for that image toggling between the two, It is not set in stone
Do try Steve's brushes they are at a price not to be ignored (free) and do not take very long to download
Yep practice is a key so long as you relax and enjoy it

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Old 09-06-2007, 12:27 PM
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Re: Tutorial: Art History Brush AHB - Palms method (Photoshop)

Thank you Palms, very nice and very clear. Unfortunately I can't seem to find that mentioned detail brush with a result that it looks washed out. Any suggestions, please?
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:19 PM
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Re: Tutorial: Art History Brush AHB - Palms method (Photoshop)

Thanks Palms

I appreciate your suggestions and encouragement.

I think I probably have Steve's brushes and presets already since I'm sort of a photoshop and painter collector junkie. If it's free I've almost certainly got it and if it's expensive I'm saving for it.

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Old 09-06-2007, 01:21 PM
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Re: Tutorial: Art History Brush AHB - Palms method (Photoshop)

Amica999,

The second post from the top gives you Steve's (Trimoon) site where you can download brushes, presets etc.

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Old 09-06-2007, 01:46 PM
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Re: Tutorial: Art History Brush AHB - Palms method (Photoshop)

ok guy's i have found it right here on retouch

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...w-brushes.html

In the three brushes here is the spatter brush 15a i prefer the most. dont know why it is different from the ones on trimoons downloads but i think it is
also is the impressionist brush and the detail brush.

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Old 09-07-2007, 02:08 AM
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Thanks Palms and Bob
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:28 AM
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some added words to tutorial

I had the thought the other night that we might not all use the ahb the same way so i will attempt to explain what I do, And i do Stress it is what I do, if you are happy doing it your way then do carry on with it

Select the ahb brush and the brush of your choice ( i used the 15a spatter brush followed by the detail bruh on the last layer )

On the first layer i do the painting in one "click" ( actually i use a pen tool most of the time but you can use the mouse just as well ) with a mouse this might be a bit wearing on your wrist so it might be 2 >3 (1st image)

When you move upwards on the image the paint moves up and when you go downwards the paint goes down, knowing this can help keep the different colours in there proper places or when you have finished and you have bits "over the edges" you can go back to the appropriate layer and put right (2nd image)

On the second layer i tend to do one colour or one item in a single "click" In the flower image i done each of the yellow/ orange flowers , then the green, and then the vase (3rd image)

On the third layer too many clicks to count just moving the brush across to pick out the detail i want and then do the finishing tweaks that i want for the image ( 4th image)


Hopefully i have not confused to much this is a hard one to explain it would be much easier to show you.

And if you have ( like some of you do ) a pen tool gathering dust get it out and try it again , it does take a bit of time to get used to and remember it is not instead of a mouse but as well as . and here is maybe another weird thing i do, i dont have it set up in front of me but to the side and turned sideways i find it a much easier positon to use it

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Old 10-03-2007, 07:23 AM
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Making a background with ahb

Sometimes i make a background with ahb, i like this as it keeps the back ground within the colours that are already there, although this can be done with the paint brush and colours of your choice just vary opacity and shades
The brush i use most (at the moment) is here
http://www.furiae.com/index.php?view=gallery
under tutorials, textured brushes the download link is right at the bottom

And basically all i do is make a copy of the original image (image1) and paint away again using one/two "clicks"( make the brush a bit smaller if you like) controlling the colour can be a bit hard but move your brush around a bit(image2), and that is it you can then do loads of things like add contrast, sharpen, or colorize,(image4) When you get a background you really like save it and alter for other images

What i do then is have the art work under this layer and use a mask to bring it through (image3) or if you have cut your image out on to another layer put it on top of the background

Hope this helps some for someone

photo curtesy of morgue file
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:57 AM
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Re: Tutorial: Art History Brush AHB - Palms method (Photoshop)

Had never played with the ahb until I read about it on this site. It's been fun. The background method above its real neat.

Played around with the methods as explained above. Had success on dogs (attached a copy of one of the dogs I dinked with) /cats/flowers/buildings, but when playing with portraits of people, they aren't turning out as well. The faces just aren't turning as nice as I hoped. Would anyone be able to share some additional tips? Suppose it just takes more practice. Thank you.
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