AD Impastoshop – Thick Paint Machine

Price: 19.00

A real time thick painting machine that enables instant Gesso, Canvas, Wet, Carving and Varnish Surfaces to your Photoshop brush strokes. It includes a set of more than 30 special layer styles, 15 background textures and more than 70 amazing
brushes that works with the pressure-sensitive capabilities of your pen tablet. AD Impastoshop also gives you the tools to apply depth to your existing artwork!

Impastoshop adds some turpentine smell to your digital art universe!

Use IMPASTOSHOP as a Photoshop panel in PS CC, CC2014 & CC2015 or use it as a group of presets with PS CS6 (Impastoshop Brushes, Layer Styles, Pattern Textures and Actions).

Impastoshop basically creates layers with realistic Impasto textures that gives your brush strokes the appearance of depth. So, building up your artwork with a variety of impasto layers and combining them with the impastoshop brushes the possibilities are endless!

It’s so mind blowing that allows you to add thick paint over a layer and instantly to carve over the surface you’ve painted! Take a view:

What the purchase includes? The file (363 Mb.) includes:

The ad.impastoshop_CC2015.zxp (235 Mb.) file containing the panel for Photoshop CC, CC2014 & 2015.
The ad.impastoshop_CS6.zxp (127 Mb.) file containing the required files for Photoshop CS6.
A TXT file containing license information, installation instructions and other help.
Which are the exactly contents of Impastoshop?

Take a view to the Reference Sheet here:

and the User Manual here:

Does Impastoshop works with Photoshop CS5?

Short answer: Yes! As with PS CS6 Impastoshop will work with PS CS5 but not as a panel extension just using its brushes, layer styles and actions. The major difference is that Photoshop brushes engine is not the very same in CS5 as in CS6 and later versions, the behaviour of the brushes may vary slightly, that’s why I don’t recommend it at all.


The Panel was developed and intensively tested with:

Adobe Photoshop CS6, CC, CC2014 and CC2015 (tested also in CS5)
Wacom tablets: Intuos 4, Graphire 4 and Cintiq Companion Hybrid.
Windows 10 with a Pc Intel Core I7 3770 @ 3.40Ghz + 8gb RAM + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit SP1 with an Intel Core i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80Ghz, 4 GB RAM, Ati Radeon HD 5670
iMac (27-inch, late 2012) 3,4 Ghz Intel Core i7 with 16 Gb 1600Mhz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1024 Mb – OSX El Capitan version 10.11.3
MacBook Pro (Retina 13-Inch, 2015) 2.7 Ghz Intel Core i5 RAM 8 Gb 1867 Mhz DDR3 Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 Mb
Basically, to use AD Impastoshop you need a ‘modern’ computer that runs your Photoshop smoothly without any trouble. To use it at it’s best you need also a Wacom tablet or similar. Take that in mind because painting with many layers with effects could generate some kind of lag on machines without enough resources.

NOTE: For Photoshop CC (not 2014 & 2015) use the Impastoshop CC2015 zxp file with Adobe Extension Manager.

Doubts about your Photoshop version and/or compatibility with your OS?

Please read this page:

AD Impastoshop – Thick Paint Machine


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