Here is a self-portrait I did with textures added and then finished with the Topaz Labs Impression painterly filter.
Combining a rose photograph, a texture, and the Topaz Labs Impression Filter to create a digital painting.
I’m really loving the combination of scanned flowers and the *Topaz Labs Impression filter.
Recreating a design by breaking down its elements is a great way to learn and expand your skills. See this design’s elements broken down into grunge, art, and vintage brushes.
Textures were used for the background of this design and to fill the text. Get the details on the quote, notes on the design and download the printable poster.
Keep a database of traditional art to inspire you in your texture use and creative post-processing. I’ve drawn some examples from the Wikimedia Commons.