Animals are always very popular subjects for both photography and painting, and in this chapter are a wide variety of techniques and brushes to use to transform your photographs.

Tutorials include using a smeary brush to get a smooth finish to dog hairs and a palette knife to get some distinctive marks. The Sargent brush takes a lot longer to use than most, but the end result is worth it for the interesting textures you can achieve.

The new Real Watercolors are used for a portrait of a cat; these brushes can produce some very beautiful textures. Finally, I will show you how to change a picture with a bland background to a ...

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