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Old 11-23-2009, 02:29 AM
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Just wondering if anyone knows of a good way to add realistic brushstrokes or texture to a painting after or during the painting process?

I use photoshop and sometimes use the canvas texture filter, but would like to start experimenting with more random and/or realistic brushstroke texture.

I feel this photo needs something as mentioned?

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Old 11-23-2009, 10:36 AM
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Re: How to add random brushstrokes/texture 2 paint

Give Fotosketcher a try. It's free. I used the oil paint preset on yours.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:25 PM
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Give Fotosketcher a try. It's free. I used the oil paint preset on yours.
Thanks Lyle, I will give Fotosketcher a go.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:32 AM
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Re: How to add random brushstrokes/texture 2 paint

Yeah fotosketcher does a good job, i see akvis artwork has good texture brushes also, has anyone tried that?
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:49 AM
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Re: How to add random brushstrokes/texture 2 paint

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i see akvis artwork has good texture brushes also, has anyone tried that?
See:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...ork-1-0-a.html

Artwork has been updated since this review (additional art style options, plus abiliy to share custom settings via Export/Import function), but the examples posted at pBase wil give you a general idea of the oil painting possibilities.

AKVIS offers a free, 10-day fully functional demo of this plugin. When you know you are going to have a few free days to experiment, I highly recommend you download/try it.

While you are at it, give Sketch a look, too. It is unsurpassed in my opinion.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:59 AM
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Re: How to add random brushstrokes/texture 2 paint

Here's an example of Akvis Artwork applied to your original. I purposely used a "heavy handed" setting combination for illustration purposes. The effect can definitelty be "toned down" and/or selectively applied using layer masks in Photoshop.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:04 AM
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Re: How to add random brushstrokes/texture 2 paint

Here's another approach achieved by applying the free Impressionist plugin (custom preset "#djrOils24" available here at RP) on a duplicate of the Background, lowering the opacity to suit (to about 50% in this example), merging layers and adding a little sharpening.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:58 AM
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Re: How to add random brushstrokes/texture 2 paint

Hey Thank you very much Danny for all that info, i shall give both of those applications a go, the image looks much better with those brushstrokes imo ;-)
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Here's an example of Akvis Artwork applied to your original. I purposely used a "heavy handed" setting combination for illustration purposes. The effect can definitelty be "toned down" and/or selectively applied using layer masks in Photoshop.
Danny, I really like the "heavy handed" look personally. Have to get that trial and have a go. This is one company that makes apps for both platforms.

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Old 11-24-2009, 01:50 PM
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Did this in Filter Forge, with Smeary Oil Painting selected and manipulated the settings myself.
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