12. Simulating Paper and Canvas

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In this chapter, you’ll learn ideas and methods for using texture and mixed media in your images. First, you’ll create a dramatic painting in Photoshop using custom brushes—including one that reveals paper texture—and learn more ideas for adding texture to your work. Next, you’ll use Painter’s realistic Impasto to “gesso” a canvas. Then you’ll use Oil brushes to rough out an underpainting using a bright color palette, and layer pastel and thick paint over the top using your stylus, without losing the texture underneath. A sidebar also covers how to add more texture to your image using surface ...

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