Kurcze, cieszę się, że trafiłam na Twoją galerię, bo mam spory problem z tłami (generalnie raczej ich unikam), a tu masz zarówno inspirujące prace, jak i ciekawe tutoriale, na pewno łatwiej mi się będzie zabrać za naukę
Those brushes are all installed in Photoshop, some you have to join to your brush palette, there are some different sets of brushes. When you have brush tool selected, right click and there is small triangle in the top right. The brush sets are in the bottom box.
Thank you for taking your time in making tutorials. I would want to ask if you don't mind, a question in no. 4. At the dark blue parts of the 2 pictures you have there, for Before, the strokes of the blue can be seen, but for the After, they blend in nicely. How did you do that?
In the step no1 picture you can see those blue strokes I fastly made while blocking the picture's colors. Then to clear it out I pick out the nearby colors with the dropper (alt+left click) and I paint over the texture. I erase those unwanted strokes with a different color by painting over all layers.
I'd never seen the merit of using textures in paintings - to me they'd always look plastered on. But painting over it like this to blend it in is brilliant, and I don't know why I didn't think of it before o.o Thanks for sharing the knowledge!