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Get started with digital painting in Photoshop

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian expressionist painter, best known for his masterpiece The Scream. Now digital creatives can get a taste of his genius with seven specially created Photoshop brushes based on Munch’s own paintbrushes.

The free Photoshop brushes are based on those used centuries ago by Munch himself

The free Photoshop brushes are based on those used centuries ago by Munch himself

The project, part of the Hidden Treasures of Creativity (opens in new tab) initiative, saw Adobe collaborating with The Munch Museum in Oslo and award-winning Photoshop brush maker Kyle T Webster to bring Munch’s original, century-old brushes to a completely new generation of creatives. Creative Cloud (opens in new tab) users can download them for free here (opens in new tab)

To give you a taste of what you can create, Adobe has also put together a series of video masterclasses to help you hone your expert brush skills. Take a look at the first one below.

Watch the rest on the Adobe Creative Cloud YouTube channel (opens in new tab) or join in with Adobe’s livestreaming event – part of its Adobelive (opens in new tab) series – to paint along with Photoshop professionals. There will be sessions taking place daily on 20, 21 and 22 June at 3pm (BST), and you can sign up here (opens in new tab).

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Ruth spent a couple of years as Deputy Editor of Creative Bloq, and has also either worked on or written for almost all of the site's former and current print titles, from Computer Arts to ImagineFX. She now spends her days reviewing mattresses and hiking boots as the Outdoors and Wellness editor at T3.com, but continues to write about design on a freelance basis in her spare time.