View Full Version : Adding texture / dragging a dry brush

03-04-2019, 09:15 PM
Hi Guys

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to create texture by dragging a dry and loaded brush across a textured underpainting, allowing the underpainting to show through, as you would if using acrylics or oils? I have tried using 'insta-dry' but it seems too clean and regular, whereas I'm trying to get a rough look...like in this attachment for example....


I would really appreciate any advice or help...

Cheers, Hansi

03-05-2019, 02:27 AM
Hi and welcome Hansi - is this what you have in mind?


Move colour slider to -100%

03-05-2019, 04:50 AM
Thanks very much Enug for your swift reply... this still means that I would have to create the texture somewhere else and then import it, instead of creating the texture on ArtRage itself. Besides that, I do not have a 'filter' option under 'Edit' (see attachment)... in fact I can't find a filter option anywhere! I did import a texture as a layer that I created with Photoshop, but it doesn't really help me. I simply want to be able to drag a dry, loaded brush across a rough underpainting, without loosing the texture of the underpainting, so it looks like I've painted over an old painting and parts of the old painting is showing through, as in the attachment that I posted... any other ideas?

Cheers, Hansi


03-05-2019, 06:08 AM
Try this:

Duplicate the underpainting
"Edit texture" for the top layer to have 0 roughness.

Make an dry insta dry oil brush e.g. 20 pressure, thinners 25, loading 5, stiffness 70, and paint on top layer

Adjust brush to taste (e.g. increase stiffness for more interest).

03-05-2019, 08:10 PM
Thanks for the info DarkOwnt... I'll try that although I see that I do not have the option to adjust the brush stifness. I'm beginning to feel that I don't have the same version of AR as you guys? Is that possible?

Cheers, Hansi

03-08-2019, 03:12 PM
Oil brush stiffness is in ArtRage 4 and 5, but not in ArtRage Lite or older versions of ArtRage.

You can check which version of ArtRage you're using by going to Help -> About ArtRage assuming you are on Windows or macOS.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via our support page at http://www.artrage.com/get-support/ , we should be able to help.