Adobe Recreate Master Painter Edvard Munch Brushes Digitally

For adept artists, getting a feel for the brushes used by the old masters, are usually a dream come true. Adobe has made the task easier when they work with Munch Museum conservation experts to capture Munch’s original brushes using ultra-high-resolution cameras. The capture will cover 360 degrees angles to enable the recreation of accurate three dimensional representation. The recreated brushes will also emulate the properties of the bristle used and the flexibility upon contact with canvas. World’s foremost authority on Photoshop brushes, Kyle T. Webster, will process the data produced by the camera captures and scan into Photoshop brushes.

The brushes are available for use in Photoshop and Sketch from today.

Adobe will also be running a contest over the next month, 15th June-14th July, to encourage Photoshop and Sketch users to make use of these exclusive brushes to create their own versions of Munch’s most famous and iconic painting, ‘The Scream’. Edvard Munch made four different versions of the artwork and 80 years on, Adobe is challenging artists worldwide to create ‘The 5th Scream’.

Entrants will be able to submit their masterpiece by uploading their artwork to Behance with the tag #MunchContest for the opportunity to have their work of art displayed in The Munch Museum in Oslo and as part of a special Behance collection. In addition the winner will receive a cash prize of €6,000 and an all expenses paid trip to Adobe MAX taking place in Las Vegas from 18th-20th October 2017. Submissions will be judged on originality, craftsmanship and creativity by a dedicated panel of judges. The brushes can be downloaded online here with supporting tutorials being made available as part of the campaign. Winners of the contest will be announced on 28th July 2017.
The Hidden Treasures of Creativity campaign was created by creative agency, Abby Priest, in conjunction with Adobe.

To find out more about how you can use Munch’s digitally recreated brushes to make your own artwork, Kyle T. Webster will be hosting a series of live streams on the theme of digital painting which will be available to watch live online between 20th-22nd June. You can register your interest in attending the live stream here.

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