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Weeks 10 & 11: Illustration Techniques – Part 3
Mixer Brush Techniques in Photoshop

Using the Mixer Brush (3:16 min.)

This video demonstrates how the Mixer brush interactively blends separate colors as though they were wet, creating a painterly effect. Clean your brush to resample the colors for ultimate control.

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Create Illustrations as if You Were Using Real Brushes with Real Paint in Photoshop (4:35 min.)

The Bristle and Mixer brushes in Photoshop let you paint exactly as you would with real paints and actually mix those colors together, even turn photographs into digital paintings.

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Painting Effects (3:31 min.)

See how to easily change a photograph into a painting or create unique artistic effects with the Mixer Brush, which offers on-canvas color blending, and Bristle Tips, which let you create lifelike, textured brush strokes.

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Tablet techniques for the Mixer Brush (5:18 min.)

Interactively blend canvas colors with lifelike painting strokes.

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Photoshop Natural Brushes (6:00 min.)

Colin will show you what the new natural media brushes are all about. Learn how to create a work of art from a photo using the “not much skill required” mixer brush. This one will have you dying to try out these tools.

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Using the Mixer Brush (7:19 min.)

Realistically mix paint, blending brush and canvas colors with the new Mixer Brush in Photoshop. Create a painting from scratch or add painterly effects to a photograph.

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Painting:Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips in Photoshop (3:44 min.)

Easily take your imagery and designs in new artistic directions with natural and realistic painting effects. The new Mixer Brush lets you define multiple colors on a single tip to paint with subtle color blends, or you can use a dry brush to blend a photo’s colors to create a beautiful painting. New Bristle Tips enable you to easily paint with lifelike, naturally textured brush strokes using defined bristle properties like shape, length, and stiffness, and you can experiment away by adding Bristle Tips to a variety of Photoshop brush tools.

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