New toys

Actually, new tools is what they are. I bought some cool, new brushes for Photoshop and Painter from John Derry (one of the original authors of Corel Painter), and I've been trying them out on some projects for 123Print. I'm liking them very much! The Photoshop brushes make Photoshop behave much like Painter, which simplifies my workflow considerably. Everything I do in Painter I have to bring into Photoshop anyway, so now I can do it all in one place. Here are a few things I've tried...

While I was watching (I guess listening really) to one of John's videos about using the Dry Media Brushes, I painted along, too, in Photoshop. He painted an apple and I decided that was a good place to start just for fun.
Having completed that, I thought I'd try out the brushes on some real work...
The cover and inside to holiday greeting cards went very smoothly and the client approved!
So, I tried again...
And, again they liked the result.
John's Artist Brushes for Photoshop and Watercolor Brushes for Corel Painter are equally as cool! And, when buying one of these, I messed up—hadn't had my first morning cup of coffee yet. I contacted John and heard back right away with a fix for my problem. From his emails he sounds like a great guy!
Thanks for the help John, and keep those new toys... er... tools coming!