I've searched far and wide in an effort to create a brush that mimics the appearance of oil or gouache paint applied to paper. The near-3D quality of the paint strokes seems complex for a brush, but I have come here to seek advice from those who know the software best.
Here's a close-up of the texture I'd like to achieve (these are from digital paintings):
Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Hi, I have seen this kind of texture in other programs like ArtRage and Sketchbook Pro.
It might be a little tricky in PS....this is off the top of my head as I am away from my workstation. You could try to create a shallow black and white bump map texture, save it and then load that file as a texture in the brush settings. Not sure if this will work but it's worth a shot.
The images you posted are too small for me to see the texture but if there is no texture showing, the Mixer Brushes with Bristle tips will give you a decent bristly brushstroke and you can use Filter>Stylize>Emboss with the Overlay Blend Mode to get a sort of Impasto paint effect when the brushstroke painting is finished. If you wanted a canvas effect, you can use a Pattern Adjustment layer or the Filter>Texturizer to do this.