Photoshop CS5 Top 5: The New Painting Tools

In my final Photoshop CS5 Top 5 video, I show you Photoshop CS5’s most ambitious innovation, the new painting tools. You have the bristle brushes, which simulate real-world traditional art brushes, down to the quantity and stiffness of the hairs. And you have the mixer brush, which lets you mix your paint with a base photograph as if the photo were rendered in wet oils.

Today's graphic is rendered using Photoshop CS5's one new blend mode, Divide. And though I don't document Divide in this particular video, I assure you, these next 17 minutes and 36 seconds are going to divide your socks off.

Now a lot of you are going to look at the new brush options and think, "Hey, I’m a photographer, I don’t do painting!" Naturally, I urge you not to think that way; it just limits your creative freedom. But there is some truth to it. New or old, Photoshop's painting tools respond positively to a pressure-sensitive input device---such as the Wacom Intuos4 that I use in the video---and a little bit of raw talent.

In any event, you gotta dig the results. In this video, I transform a photograph of my editor and sidekick Colleen Wheeler into a hand-painted piece of art, complete with brushstrokes that look like you could reach out and touch them.

As for you artists, here’s the kicker: Each and every brushstroke draws its color from the image itself so there’s no need to mix a pigment or dip a brush.

Whatever your background, I believe you'll agree: The results are absolutely amazing.

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one-on-one problems

I'm a newby to cs5 so got the 1on1 book.
however when I went to the oreilly site, it seems the
the mp4 files are just empty containers (no video).
anybody else notice this?

The mp4 files aren't empty

They play for me on a Windows 7 machine using the latest Quicktime for Windows. May as well just download them and play from your machine rather than streaming them to your player. You are essentially downloading them to your temporary internet cache file anyway by just watching them.

Grab the lesson files for each chapter in addition to the video while you are there.

tried that, same results

When I tried to download the video files, I'm just getting the ~250 Mb (I'm assuming) container with no content. (The intro does seem to download OK as does the sample work images.)

BTW I also have W7x64 with

BTW I also have W7x64 with the latest Quicktime

I don't know what you can do

When the files for the book were first released, it was required to have a O'Reilly acct to get to the files. Maybe that has changed. Maybe that is still an issue.

Perhaps Colleen knows what to do.

Last book there was a problem with the disks. They reverted to downloads this edition and now issues are popping up with them.

I'm not having the issues. I don't know why our systems are different. I have a 32 bit system.

Thanks

Thanks, you gave me the clue. I logged in with a 32 bit browser and every thing seems
to work fine. I guess the problem is an incombatibility between the mp4 files and the
64 bit browser.

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Great new bristle brush, mixer brush and headup display

Thanks Deke for the great video tutorial I am looking forward to geting CS5. The bristle and mixer brushes look like huge step forward in brushes. That headup display color picker looks like fascinating new feature. It's true sometimes brightness/contrast works just as good as level & curves most times. Thanks for your sense of humor that some of experts in technology lack.
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What about Painter?

Deke, I never hear you talk about Corel Painter. Are you under a gag order from Adobe? I think the new brush tools are awesome in Photoshop, but I am shifting my interest in design to lean towards creating different composites of my photographs and in many cases creating full fledged paintings (digitally of course).

My question is can you create the different appearances of various painting and drawings mediums like oils, acrylics, chalk, and the like. It looks like you can take a photograph and give it a painterly look, but if you plan on doing a lot of that kind of design, your probably better off adding Painter to the CS5 repertoire.

Cough it up Deke, do you use Painter? Come on... spill it - you can tell us!

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wow new painting tool.it will be very helpful to design a very attractive photograph.
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New Brushes...

Jimmie
I was so ready to try the new brushes?....I don't get the 'default' brush preview and the brushes don't paint color of photo...I looked all over settings reinstalled my Wacom Intuos 2 tablet, got latest drivers....so is Wacom 2 just to old? or what...The eye is on the bottom of brush pallet but greyed out?....

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new painting tools.it will help me a lot to make a attractive photo with the help of mixer brush.
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Another great tutorial. And that's a great painting :) You've got the skillz, Deke.

Really like the idea of that color mixer brush tool. I bet it's going to get a lot of praise and that a lot of people who aren't painters are going to mess around with it just for the fun of it and are going to come up with some great results.

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Deke... WTF

Is with these people dropping their links in their comments. This forum is for real people who really enjoy design. These web sites have nothing to do with art or design. How sad these people are..

I dunno

I don't have an issue with folks including a URL if it features examples of their photography or artwork. Seems in keeping with the spirit of sharing info and inspiration and all that. It's the prescription and porn links that drive me nuts. Fortunately, they all go after my pretty butterflies post. Honestly, who knew that by combining ten photos of butterflies with one of a hippopotamus, I would create an irresistible spam rod? Or perhaps they recognize a kindred spirit in the pile of giant cockroaches.

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Hi deke and crew!

Is it possible to get the videos via iTunes as well? Would be very nice!

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The plan is to have

Photoshop CS5 Top 5 added to the dekePod iTunes feed on Monday.

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New tools do the same things you already could... gotta love it...

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