Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art > Photo-Art Resources
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Photo-Art Resources Photo manipulation/digital art tutorials, books, plugins, software, cool websites, etc., and info on the Impressionist plugin: troubleshooting, custom settings, tips & tricks, etc.

Try it: Playing with the history brush

Thread Tools
Old 05-06-2004, 09:30 PM
Cheryl H's Avatar
Cheryl H Cheryl H is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: California
Posts: 321
Try it: Playing with the history brush

Important: You will be painting with the active snapshot. If you have made any modifications, you need to create a new snapshot and make it active. (lazy way--flatten and create a new document). A newly opened document automatically has itself as a snapshot.

1. Duplicate background layer.
2. Create a black and white sketch using any method you want. (I like to modify some of the buzz stacks or use a gaussian blur sketch--other methods also work well).
3. Adjust brightness and contrast if needed. The image should be black and white rather than shades of gray.
4. Using the magic wand select the black region of the image. Invert selection. ( I haven't tried it, but select color range might work too)
4. Select the history brush tool and choose a low density brush (I love grunge type brushes for this--spatter types work well too). Reduce flow and opacity to around 35%
5. (optional) Flood the white with dark brown
6. Paint with the history brush to reveal the image.
7. Run some artistic filters (my favorite combo is impressionist followed by paint engine).
8. (optional) Select inverse. Run a mildly distorting filter (my favorite is VP oil). Deselect
9. (optional) Create a new layer and flood fill with dark brown. Run texturizer. Create layer mask and use a low opacity, spatter type brush with low flow to paint image back in. Adjust blending mode.
10. (optional) Merge all to new layer (or flatten) and play with more filters. Add pattern fill layer is soft light to add slight texture.

One of the attached examples used a buzz sketch and the other a guassian blur sketch.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CI-SP-freight.gsnimpwb.jpg (67.6 KB, 76 views)
File Type: jpg CI-SP-freightbzzimpwb.jpg (82.0 KB, 83 views)
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art > Photo-Art Resources

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trimoon: New Art History Brush tool preset DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 14 04-22-2005 05:13 PM
History brush quick tip winwintoo Photo Retouching 8 12-31-2004 04:34 PM
Art History Brush 12fretter Photo Restoration 5 02-06-2004 01:18 PM
Photoshop Art History Brush Questions John Newton Photo-Based Art 1 11-01-2002 03:38 PM
Tutorial: Art History Brush (JB Caffrey) JBCaffrey Photo-Art Resources 6 06-16-2002 06:23 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved