Textures and details
Now my picture starts to head towards the finish. I begin to add details and textures. I paint most of the textures by hand and then use some texture brushes. I use custom brushes (you can get hold of these along with this issue’s resources) which are great for developing a realistic look for leathers, metals or fabrics. I paint them at full Opacity on a new layer and then adjust the layer’s Opacity to get them right. I erase what I don’t need and drop my layers again to do the final scratches and details by hand, using a simple hard-edged Round brush. Sometimes I use the Lasso tool for the final set of hard lights on hard surfaces.