Tim...that is one point I emphasize to students and at workshops....in general I can always tell if a painting is nothing BUT an auto painting. Autopainting is just an additional TOOL, but not the end of the artwork.
Originally Posted by timoneill
Thanks for opening up the discussion. I believe you can accomplish your goal with PS only but with much more difficulty without drawing skills. However, you can use various brushes and smudge in PS to get awesome results. I dont know any dvd's or tuts that address this with PS, if someone finds them I would have interest as well. Maybe we should make some?
As a side note you can download a free 30 day trial of painter.
Marilyn-thanks for addressing autopainting more for us. There is a place for it and it is an awesome tool, I should clarify that I am not a big fan of using just auto painting for a finished product.