I have praised the brushes that Kyle Webster creates multiple times on this blog and in my videos.  I love natural media type tools, and Kyle brings those tools to Photoshop.  And similar to ArtRage and Corel Painter, I feel at home as I create art that, when finished, feels as if I sat at my easel for an hour or two.  And now Kyle gives us Impasto Brushes

Impasto Brushes – What Are They?

Have you ever looked at an oil painting and seen the raised bumps of the paint?  The thickness gives the painting a texture, which can help convey emotion and feeling.  The artist does this on purpose often times to help enhance the piece they’re working on.  The problem with many digital paint programs is that you can’t get that feeling of thickness on a computer screen.  ArtRage and Corel Painter both accomplish this fairly well.

And now you can do it on Photoshop too!

Kyle’s impasto brushes bring that texture to your Photoshop paintings.  Using tool presets and actions, you can achieve the look of impasto paintings while still working digital.  Not only has he included brushes, but there are also palette knives and blenders.  A full set to bring you back to the oil and acrylic painting you’re used to.

I will say that there is a bit of a learning curve, and it’s not as easy as ArtRage or Core Painter, but if you already have a Photoshop subscription, then this may be the way to go.  So, enjoy the video, and share any work you’ve created in the comments below!

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