Every experienced digital artist and retoucher knows how important your choice of brushes is for each specific purpose. With that in mind, on June 15, 2017, Adobe announced the release of a new set of digital brushes created from 360 scans of actual brushes used by Edvard Munch, the modernist artist most known for his 1893 painting, The Scream.
To celebrate digital preservation of masterpieces, Adobe teamed up with The Munch Museum in Oslo and award winning Photoshop brush maker Kyle T. Webster to recreate digital versions of the more than 100-year-old original paintbrushes used by Edvard Munch.
This world-first collaboration, which Adobe called The Hidden Treasures of Creativity, will open endless possibilities to a new generation of artists and allow them to use the forgotten tools of an iconic artist in today’s digital age.
“As of today, you too can paint like one of the greats with our unique set of Edward Munch brushes available in Photoshop and Sketch, all in digital form. Download the brushes for free here, and don’t forget to check out our supporting tutorials on YouTube!”
Enter the #MunchContest!
To encourage Photoshop and Sketch users to make use of these exclusive brushes, Adobe will be running a contest over the next four weeks, 15th June-14th July, where the participants will use these brushes to create their own versions of Munch’s most famous and iconic painting, ‘The Scream’.
To enter, submit your masterpiece by uploading your artwork to Behance with the tag #MunchContest. By doing so, you will be in with a chance to have your work of art displayed alongside Munch’s greats at The Munch Museum in Oslo and as part of a special Behance collection.
In addition, the winner will receive a cash prize of €6,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Adobe MAX taking place in Las Vegas from 18th-20th October 2017.