Impresso Pro Tutorial - Add Detail to Portraits

Add Detail to Portraits with Impresso Pro

In this short video we will show you how to add detail to your image using the Detail Ellipse Tool using Impresso Pro. Detailed instructions below explain everything happening in this video.

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Getting Started with Paint Layers and Settings

To start, drag and drop a photo on the open application of Impresso Pro. When a photo is placed, it will automatically render into a painting using the Alla Prima paint style. If you look on the Layers Palette to the right, you will see both the Alla Prima paint style and the Canvas on their own individual layers. To adjust the paint style, click on the layer named Alla Prima and watch as the settings load below on the adjust pane. There you can change stroke size and style along with other options specific to this effect.


Select a preset from the bottom for a quick start, for this tutorial I chose preset 27 Portrait

Add Detail—Ellipses

Place one or multiple ellipses in areas where fine brush strokes are needed. To add an ellipse click the ellipse icon in the top left corner and then select Add Detail. Place the ellipse where detail is needed, click Apply, and watch as small brushstrokes render inside.


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