The Painterly® Portrait Collection

Painterly® Effect Portrait Photoshop Actions

Painterly® Portrait I
74 Photoshop Actions
Compatible With
    Creative Cloud (CC)
    Photoshop CS2-CS6
    Elements 11-20
    Mac and PC
Painterly® Portrait II
109 Photoshop Actions
Compatible With
    Creative Cloud (CC)
    Photoshop CS2-CS6
    Elements 11-20
    Mac and PC
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183 Photoshop Actions
Compatible With
    Creative Cloud (CC)
    Photoshop CS2-CS6
    Elements 11-20
    Mac and PC

The Painterly® Portrait Collection is the hallmark photoshop action set of Greater Than Gatsby. We have developed a unique method to soften the entire image while keeping important details tack sharp. This creates the painting-like effect that everyone is searching for, but few know how to do.

Greater Than Gatsby pioneered the Painterly® look in 2014 as a small part of The Three Nails Collection. Those actions were so popular that we created an entire set dedicated to our Painterly® method. Due to the positive reception and immense popularity of that set, we’ve now built a second installment of the Painterly® Collection that takes this look to another level.

Each of the Painterly® sets have their own distinct personality and operate independently of each other, but the vibrancy and versatility of the Painterly® I is the perfect compliment to the rich and moody texture of the Painterly® II.

  • 183 Actions Included
  • Actions Easily Modified and Customized
  • Easy-To-Follow Explanations and Guides Built Within Each Action
  • Files for Photoshop CS2-CS6, Creative Cloud (CC), and Elements 11-20 Included
  • Detailed Installation Instructions Included
  • International Orders Accepted
Painterly® I Actions Included

Simple Skin Brushes

  • Classic Smoother
  • Airbrush Smoother
  • Skin Glow
  • Skin And Hair Warmer
  • Skin Light
  • Y.O.R. Skin Correctors
  • Dark Spot Remover
  • Paint On Glow
  • Paint On Shadow

Complete Workflow Foundations

  • Leonardo Foundation
  • Raphael Foundation
  • Donatello Foundation
  • Michelangelo Foundation

Painterly Tones

  • Campbell’s Soup Cans
  • Son Of Man
  • Mona Lisa
  • Impression Sunrise
  • Sistine Chapel Ceiling
  • The Scream
  • American Gothic
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Great Wave Off Kanagawa
  • Starry Night
  • Whistler’s Mother
  • Dogs Playing Poker
  • Water Lilies
  • No. 5
  • A Sunday Afternoon
  • Three Musicians
  • Persistence of Memory
  • Louvre
  • Guggenheim

Painterly Textures

  • Monet
  • Van Gogh
  • Rembrandt
  • Cezanne
  • Renior
  • Pollock
  • Degas
  • Warhol
  • Picasso
  • Dali
  • Matisse
  • O’Keeffe

Painterly Brush Box

  • Tone: Fire Sky
  • Tone: Burning Bush
  • Tone: Caribbean Blue
  • Tone: Spooky Forest
  • Tone: Winter Mint
  • Vignette: Paint It On
  • Sharpen: Detail + Highlights
  • Sharpen: Detail + Contrast
  • BG Blur: Hidden Highlights
  • BG Blur: Melancholy Matte
  • BG Blur: Perfect Punch

Finishing Mattes

  • Matte Damon {Whitewash}
  • Matte Broderick {Bright}
  • Matte Dillon {Neutral}
  • Matte Perry {Smokey}
  • Matte McConaughey {Dark}
  • Matte LeBlanc {Brush Off Subject}

Painterly Halo Light

  • White Light {L}
  • White Light {C}
  • White Light {R}
  • Radiant Light {L}
  • Radiant Light {C}
  • Radiant Light {R}
  • Sunset Light {L}
  • Sunset Light {C}
  • Sunset Light {R}

Web Resize and Sharpen

  • Exact Dimension Resize and Sharpen
  • Sharpen For Print
Painterly® II Actions Included

Simple Skin Brushes

  • Painterly Pure Smoother
  • Painterly Perfect Smoother
  • Painterly Skin Tone Palette
  • Painterly Skin Shine Palette
  • Painterly Lip Smoother
  • Painterly Eye Pop
  • Painterly Hair Texture
  • Flatten

Clean & Simple Foundations

  • Tabula Rasa Foundation
  • Square One Foundation
  • Underexposed Foundation

Artistic Shifts

  • Green To Lemon
  • Green To Marigold
  • Green To Tiger Lily
  • Green To Butternut
  • Green To Pumpkin
  • Green To Sweet Potato
  • Green To Poppy
  • Green To Cranberry
  • Green To Pomegranate
  • Green To Plum

Artistic Tones

  • Last Supper
  • The Kiss
  • Sleeping Gypsy
  • Arnolfini Marriage
  • Night Watch
  • Our Daily Bread
  • Creation Of Adam
  • Christina’s World
  • Self-Portrait
  • View Of Toledo
  • Guernica
  • Breezing Up
  • Composition 8
  • School Of Athens
  • Sunflowers
  • Birth Of Venus
  • Flower Carrier
  • The Astronomer

Painterly Textures

  • Klimit
  • Rousseau
  • Blake
  • Caravaggio
  • Munch
  • Bondone
  • Lichtenstein
  • Rockwell
  • Kandinsky
  • Da Vinci
  • Vermeer
  • Turner
  • Van Rijn
  • De Goya
  • Botticelli
  • Seurat
  • Kahlo
  • Manet
  • Titian
  • El Greco

Finishing Brushes

  • Glowing Vibrance
  • Warm Highlights
  • Cool Highlights
  • Fill Light
  • Fill Shadow
  • Extra Contrast
  • Tack Sharp Details
  • Dreamy Blur
  • Blur Distractions
  • Light Leak
  • Bottom Haze
  • Scenery Blending

Finishing Touches

  • Discover The Details
  • Contrast The Clarity
  • Conform The Clarity
  • Hike The Highlights
  • Hide The Highlights
  • Shed The Shadows
  • Ditch The Darks
  • Soften The Shot
  • Heat The Hasselblad
  • Cool The Canon

Finishing Vignettes

  • Medallion
  • Brunette
  • Rusty
  • Merlot
  • Majesty
  • Nightfall
  • Wintergreen
  • Shamrock
  • Wilderness
  • Super Depth
  • Pick-A-Color
  • Custom Color Brush

Finishing Tones

  • Expressionism
  • Impressionism
  • Realism
  • Romanticism
  • Cubism
  • Realism

Dodge & Burn

  • Painterly Dodge Brush
  • Painterly Burn Brush
  • Auto Dodge & Burn Brush
  • Auto Dodge Highlight Pop

Web Resize and Sharpen

  • Web Exact Dimension Resize and Sharpen
  • Sharpen For Print

Sunflower Full Edit – Painterly® II

Girl In Hat Edit – Painterly® II

How To Dodge & Burn – Painterly® II

Apple Bite Full Edit – Painterly® II

Full Edit I – Painterly® II

Full Edit II – Painterly® II

Full Edit – Painterly® I

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The Painterly Portrait Collection
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by Shawn on The Painterly Portrait Collection
Best ever

Best actions i've ever used, superb. thank you GTG.

by Jay on The Painterly Portrait Collection
Incredible actions

truly incredible actions here folks. was kind of left speechless after using them. very different than 99% of the junk online. def recommend this set and company. cheers.

by Barb on The Painterly Portrait Collection
Incredible style and set!

I absolutely love this collection!! These sets are incredible, by far my favorite actions to use!

by Tara Newton on The Painterly Portrait Collection

These are the first actions I have ever attempted to use, I am so in love! Wish I would have tried them sooner!

by Christine on The Painterly Portrait Collection
Seriously AMAZING!!!

Honestly I haven't really had time to play with all of the actions this offers but I do use 2 actions continuously and just those two alone are AMAZING! Not only did it cut my editing time in half but it gave me the look I wasn't able to truly achieve in TWICE the time editing. Definitely well worth it!!!

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