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Russell Brown Painting Assistant - CS5

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Old 05-24-2010, 08:28 PM
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Russell Brown Painting Assistant - CS5

John Nack's Adobe blog included links to some help for new painting enthusiasts trying out CS5's new painting brushes. Russell Brown has an extension called the Painting Assistant Panel (a list of actions) and a demonstration video.
Here's a link page (from Imaging Resources) .

Nack's blog also links to a demo of a painting tutorial video by John Derry who is selling some brushes to add to a painter's repertoire.

Both videos seemed a bit jumpy, but that might have been my system.

Here are the steps (actions) included in Russell Brown's Painting Assistant:

1. Open one of your images and follow these steps to turn your image into a painting.

2. This step runs a Surface Blur on your image to reduce detail.

3. Create a rough underpainting with the Mixer Brush. Select 'Sample All Layers' from the Options Bar.

4. Reduce the brush size and accurately add fine detail. Paint along the edges of your shapes.

5. Slowly recover the original detail in your painting with this special dry brush technique.

6. This step will use a High Pass sharpening technique that will add depth to the brush stokes.

Last edited by CJ Swartz; 05-24-2010 at 08:43 PM. Reason: added PA steps
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