Click to view full imageThis chart shows the paper textures that will be included with John's Dry Media for Adobe Photoshop CS5. Traditional dry media's appearance is largely dictated by the surface it interacts with. Chalk and pastel are designed to be abraded by a textured, toothy surface. The resulting pigment adheres to the surface of the paper. Depending on the hand pressure applied by the artist, the pigment may fill the grain or it may adhere only to the upper surface of the texture.
It is for this reason that the appearance of grain is a key to dry media—by overlaying increasingly lighter applications of pigment, multiple colors are applied and produce rich optical mixtures in the viewer's eye.
John's Dry Media for Photoshop CS5 will be offered for an introductory price of $19.95. I'm shooting for release in a couple weeks.
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