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Add a touch of class, whimsy and artistic flare to your photos with these specially crafted Painted Textures, created by artist and pro photographer, Melissa Gallo. These textures give your images the look of a handpainted surface. Choose from impasto brushstrokes, soft watercolor washes, canvas or artistic flourishes.

Mix and match, and experiment to your heart's desire. Above all, have fun! Remember, there is no "right" way to apply textures to a photo.

For those who want to go one step further and create paintings, Melissa offers DIGITAL PAINTING WORKSHOPS in Photoshop and the software program called Painter (by Corel). She is a PAINTER MASTER for Corel, and will lead you step by step through the various stages of digital painting, demonstrating several techniques ranging from painting on top of your images to alla prima painting from life.. In these online courses, Melissa shows you how to create beautiful oil, watercolor and pastel paintings from your own images without prior experience in drawing or painting! Best of all, the workshops are completely downloadable so that you can work at your own pace.

Come find us on FACEBOOK where you can view Melissa's latest textured images and paintings, get great tips on texturing and painting and take advantage of sales and giveaways!