Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Photoshop CS5: John's Artists' Brushes Deliver the Goods

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This is a close-up sample of painting with my new Artists' Brushes for Adobe® Photoshop® CS5. As can be seen in the sample, my goal is to have these brushes provide a high degree of natural-media realism. The selection of six custom canvas textures that ship with the Artists' Brushes supply an authentic paint character to the applied strokes.

The Artist's Brushes for Adobe Photoshop CS5 are $24.95 and will go on sale within the next 2 weeks. As an introductory offer, they will be available for $19.95. This special offer will be limited to a 30-day period starting the day the brushes go on sale.

If you would like to be notified when the Artists' Brushes for Adobe Photoshop CS5 go on sale, email me at


  1. Great work as always John!!

  2. That looks very nice! Was the shading on the paint strokes done with layer style (bevel and emboss)?

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  4. Yes, I used Bevel & Emboss to add a bit of dimension to the strokes. The nice thing about this technique is that you can enable it to visually affect the strokes as you paint, or you can post-apply it. In either case, it is completely non-destructive and adjustable.