Friday, September 17, 2010

John's Dry Media for Photoshop CS5 Released

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I'm pleased to announce the release and availability of John's Dry Media for Adobe Photoshop CS5. These exciting new brushes provide the Photoshop CS5 user with a set of natural-media chalk and pastel mark-making tools.

Included are: 2 Dry Media Tool Presets files (one for the barrel-rotation sensing Wacom 6D/Art Pen and one for the standard Wacom Grip Pen), the Dry Media papers Pattern Library, John's Cloning Layer Action for interpreting photos into hand-wrought artwork, 3 popular pastel color range Swatch libraries, and 80 minutes of video tutorials.

The following video provides a look at the interpretation of a photograph (supplied by Randy Jay Braun.) into a pastel painting using John's Cloning Layer Action:

The next video is a from scratch pastel of my ubiquitous apple still life. Note how the background is added after creating the foreground subject...try that with traditional media!

John's Dry Media for Photoshop CS5is available now for purchase and direct download for $19.95. For more information and purchase details, visit the John's Dry Media webpage.

If you create an artwork with John's Dry Media that you're proud of, send me a JPEG. and I'll feature it here on the PixlBlog!

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