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Introducing Spring Impasto Textures

12 extra-large fine art, painted textures and 19 square format versions.

Uses the texture, Tea Rose from the Spring Impasto collection.

Impasto Paint Technique

These painterly textures were created using a technique called Impasto, which shows distinctive brush and knife strokes in the paint. I used high-quality acrylic paint on fine art paper. The colors are mostly bright and bold with exuberant shapes. See The Collection

Uses the texture, Vintage Roses from the Spring Impasto collection.

Softer Textures

Remember that you can tone down these textures in various ways.

  • Lower the opacity
  • Use a Levels or Curves adjustment to lighten the texture
  • Blur the texture using Gaussian blur or various textures such as Topaz Labs' Clean* filter (tut to come). Also try the Glow filters in Nik, OnOne and Topaz.
  • Lower the saturation with a Hue/Saturation adjustment.
  • Convert the texture to black and white and use with an Overlay or Soft Light blend mode.

Spring Impasto Squared

As I was editing these textures, I discovered delightful zoomed in areas that I thought merited their own versions, so I created a squared collection. These are more than just cropped versions of the originals. Most of them are taken from my original, enormous scans. (Yep, I scanned even larger than 7400 pixels — usually around 10000 - 11000.) I've also carefully edited each square version by darkening the corners slightly and retouching areas. I spent close to 2 days creating these edited versions, so they are a big time-saver if you like using the square format. They could also work nicely as digital paper backgrounds. See The Collection


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1 Response

Roxanne Sahlin

Roxanne Sahlin

April 18, 2014

Leslie these are a feast for the eyes! Beautiful collection & I know I will have to get it!

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