Photo Painting using Oils, Acrylics, and Blenders

Photo Painting using Oils, Acrylics, and Blenders

By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

In this tutorial, Painter Master Cher Pendarvis will show you how to create a painting from a photo reference image in Painter Essentials 5.

You will learn:

  • How to use auto-painting to block in the color of a photo
  • How to continue the painting using the soft cloner to add detail
  • How to add finishing touches using the blenders to remove unnecessary details and the acrylics and oils to create brush strokes

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