In my spare time I have been experimenting with using paint brush effects on portraits. (Spare time pfft, it took me 3 months to edit 5 photos :D )
I had photographed and used bits of painted pictures as textured layers, but I had never really utilised the paintly effect brushes already in photoshop. I also learnt how to create my own paintbrushes.
Here is the other 4 experiment photos.
This was using painted texture layers I had already photographed.
Using a paint brush I created in photoshop.
Textured layers and the paint brushes that are already in photoshop (if you have a look at the cloth by my hand).
Using everything I could throw at it!!
Here is how I created my own brush:
Done, you now have that brush anytime you want.
I started experimenting with this effect because I found this inspiration on Pinterest:
I am going to be doing a series with ladies representing different colors and I thought this chart will help me set the theme and mood to each session.