The Painterly® Portrait Collection
Photoshop Actions

Painterly® Effect Portrait Photoshop Actions

Painterly® Portrait I
74 Photoshop Actions
Compatible With
    Photoshop CC – 2023
    Photoshop CS2 – CS6
    Elements 13 – 23
    Mac and PC


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Painterly® Portrait II
109 Photoshop Actions
Compatible With
    Photoshop CC – 2023
    Photoshop CS2 – CS6
    Elements 13 – 23
    Mac and PC


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The Painterly® Portrait Collection is the hallmark photoshop actions 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
  • International Orders Accepted
  • Files for Photoshop CS2-CS6, Creative Cloud (CC), and Elements 13-23 Included
  • Compatible With All Current Versions of Photoshop

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

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
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The Painterly Portrait Collection
Average rating:  
 23 reviews
 by Tammy B.
Amazed by the difference in my photos!

I like to edit photos as a hobby and I never considered purchasing any actions as I just tried what was available on the internet. After purchasing the painterly portrait and innocence collection, I am amazed by the difference in my photos! They have a professional look that I could never achieve previously. I use them daily.

 by Robyn
Glad I grabbed these

These are very unique and I'm so glad I got them. You won't be sorry. Gatsby is the best.

 by Gale
Loving these, a lot

Loving these a lot! Didn't know what i was missing, ha. Don't waste your time with any other actions that say they are Painterly. These are it.

 by Brittany
Wow, very cool actions

All I can say is wow, these are pretty incredible and I'm amazed at the quality and the looks that I can create. just amazing, recommend the bundle.

 by John
5 stars, recommend

Interesting set, very high quality with superior results. 5 stars.

 by B
My favorite

This is my favorite from GTG. Amazing effect and superb options. A lot can be done with variations of this look.

 by Gina
Very good and unique

Very good and unique actions...highly recommend, get the bundle.

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