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The Painter Wow! Book, Tenth Edition by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

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Brushing Washes Over “Live” Canvas

Overview Open a new file and use an Impasto brush to emboss texture into the image canvas; paint color washes over the canvas with brushes.

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STANLEY VEALÉ

ON TRADITIONAL CANVAS YOU CAN USE OIL PAINT mixed with linseed oil and turpentine to brush washes over the surface without obliterating the canvas grain. With Painter’s Impasto feature you can do something very similar, with the added advantage of being able to emphasize or de-emphasize the grain by changing the angle or intensity of lighting on the canvas. Using the Impasto feature to “emboss” the canvas will keep the grain “live” and changeable throughout ...

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