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Art History Brush | Photoshop Tutorial

In this photoshop tutorial, we’ll check out a fast, fun, and easy way to create digital oil paintings! We’ll focus on one specific tool - the art history brush. Once you’re up and running, this tool unlocks all kind of awesome possibilities.... but first, it does help to get a basic sense of how the art history brush works and a few headaches you might run into as you get set up. Photo by: Alex Iby.

Bonus tip: If you're interested in creating your own brushes using images of brush strokes or pen marks, I suggest using a levels or curves adjustment to lift the mid tones. Sampled brushes are surprisingly opaque, so even very light mid tones will be reflected in your brush!