Adobe Recreating 100-Year Old Classic With Special Edvard Munch Brushes
Are you into paintings? Me too! What about old paintings though? If you are into fine art and historical pieces, you should have heard of Edvard Munch. If you are wondering who that is; please allow us to explain.
Edvard Munch is a famous Norwegian painter that was born in 1863 (that’s over 100 years ago). Born and raised (to a certain extent) in Norway, Edvard Munch’s work was known for mostly their symbolic styles more than anything else. At the same time, his pieces display plenty of repressed anguish mostly due to his rough childhood. One of his most prominent piece that has turned into a sort of meme today is “The Scream”.
Now that is out of the way, you probably are wondering what does Adobe has to do with the famous painter.
Adobe has been at the forefront of creative digital solutions. Their popular Photoshop has proven to be a favourite platform among the top creative designers and the lot. Even their Lightroom found their way into all major professional studios all over the world. That said, Adobe has announced and implemented a new project that would digitally recreate Munch’s old brushes. Called “The Hidden Treasures of Creativity” Adobe hopes that the digital recreation of the brush would inspire new talents of master painters.
How they did that is by collaborating with the Munch Museum, Oslo photographing all of Munch’s iconic brushes in 360-degrees using ultra-high-resolution cameras. Could be an overkill to use that sort of camera but then again, the digital photographs are used to create a true-to-life three-dimensional recreation. The digital copy of the brush is also recreated by data from experts on Munch’s brushwork, his artistic style, and all the brushes’ properties like its flexibility and bristle type. All these is done by none other than Photoshop’s brush authority, Kyle T. Webster.
This announcement, though it may sound a little petty should not be brushed aside though (geddit? Oh, nevermind; bad pun anyway). Adobe, alongside the brush announcement has also announced that they will be running a contest with the new brushes. Let us tell you the prize first before anything else. It is a EU€6,000 (MYR29471*) cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to Adobe MAX in Las Vegas from the 18th to 20th of October, 2017.
All you have to do to win that prize is recreate your own version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”. Edvard himself actually created about four versions of that painting. Now Adobe is looking for “The 5th Scream” from one of you. You then upload your masterpiece to Behance with the tag #MunchContest for a chance of their artwork getting displayed at the Oslo Museum as a part of a special Behance collection.
Of course, there will be a bunch of expert judges evaluating your piece. They will be judging it based on originality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Keep in mind that you have to submit your work before the 14th of July, 2017. The winners will be announced two weeks after (28th of July, 2017).
Now you know the details of the contest you can get the brushes here for Photoshop and Sketch with all the needed tutorials. On top of that Adobe is has added a new feature across Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps to allow users more access to more quality stock photos and videos, artificial intelligence that will get you better stock results, quicker design workflow in Adobe XD, and easier tie-in with Dreamweaver. For more information, visit Adobe’s blog here. For more information on “The Hidden Treasures of Creativity” visit their microsite here.
*approximate value based on EU€1=MYR4.91