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December, 2013

  • 6 December

    Extreme Photographs Not Done in Photoshop

    JeeYoung Lee Photographs

    The following extreme photographs were not done in Photoshop! Photographer JeeYoung Lee has an extraordinary vision for her photographs. I looked at them and thought this was done in Photoshop. But no. She takes months to make the stage for the image and they looks great. This is done in a tiny studio (3 x 6m)and a lot of imagination …

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November, 2013

  • 29 November

    Unbelieveable Images from Caras Ionut in Photoshop

    Photoshop artist Caras Ionut creates stunning images from his own photography and makes us look twice after altered in Photoshop. Yes, the little girl on the swing is several hundred feet above the earth. Hmmm; how did she get there and where are her parents? I was surprised by the depth of realism and dream like qualities of his work …

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  • 27 November

    Adobe Creative Voices 1

    Boston Album cover

    What is Adobe Creative Voices? It is video conversations with true luminaries in their fields. There are documentaries of artists and agencies creating cutting-edge work. If you are looking for inspiration and creative breakthrough then you should visit the site. And if you are not sure who she is just look at the identities for The Public Theater in New …

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  • 27 November

    The Capital Storm in Photoshop

    The Capital Storm

    I found this image of the White House and thought that it would be great to alter the weather. Sort of like the politicians do there everyday. So, I made the changes in Photoshop CS6. I attached the original to the bottom so you can see the changes. It was fun to be able to make those drastic changes and …

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  • 25 November

    Psychology of Color and How We React

    Psychology of Color

      I have been involved in color for many years in design, layout and decorating. Yes, I also create interiors. Well, I found this inforgram at Painters of Lousiville.com and think it is a great representation of how color affects all of us in many ways. Look at your artwork or design. Is it lite or dark and what colors …

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  • 21 November

    3 Creative Tips to Help You Be More Creative

    How many times have you thought to yourself “I would like to be able to draw or design like that person” Well you probably would not want to. Why?  Because you would be better off coming up with your own personal style. Your style defines you and helps you stand out from everyone else. Coming up with a style or …

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  • 19 November

    Learning Corel Painter 12

    Corel Painter 12

      Just starting to learn and practice using Corel Painter 12. Somewhat different from Photoshop in that it gives more creativity to the work. How? I allows you to alter an image in many interesting ways. There are a ton of brushes, but the kind artists use on actual paper and canvas. While Photoshop brushes are used in a similar …

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  • 8 November

    Away From The Computer Creativity

    My last post was about ways to get back your creativity. One was to get away from the computer and that’s what I did today while driving I wasn’t even thinking about design or art, but I passed a few store signs and all of a sudden I saw new ways to change the design and even came up with …

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  • 6 November

    Do You Have Creative Block?

    Creative tablet thinker

    Creative block can prove to put your projects on hold. How many times have you sat there and tried to come up with an idea for a creative project? Happens to me, but there is a way to avoid it. How? Use these simple tips to help eliminate creative block: 1.Get inspired. Go on-line or in publications to see what …

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October, 2013

  • 29 October

    Poser 10 – A Work in Progress

    Poser 10

    Just started working with Poser 10 and it is fun, but a challenge to learn.  Some learning is doing things the manual doesn’t really explain. So, I go to a Poser forum or You Tube to find what I need or get help. It is quick and relatively easy once you get the basics down. I am working a several …

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  • 23 October

    Wizard of Oz Designs from Michael Kutsche

    Micheal is credited as the costume designer, but also did character creation for the film. These images are great and just a few of them. I even liked the porcelain girl concept with the hairline cracked body just as you would see in an old piece of porcelain. You can see more here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Oz-the-Great-and-Powerful-CostumeCharacter-Design/8217323 Let me know what you think …

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  • 22 October

    Photoshop tutorial: Create a glowing superhero

    Photoshop tutorial: Create a glowing superhero  This is the first in a series of tutorials detailing the creation of work for Obsolete, as the latest set of art and illustration by the amazing Depthcore collective is titled. Here Kervin Brisseaux shows…

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  • 16 October

    Create Fan Art for Mortal Kombat’s “Liu Kang” in Photoshop 2013

    Photoshop Tutorials

    Create Fan Art for Mortal Kombat’s “Liu Kang” in Photoshop. Liu Kang is one of the most iconic characters from the world of Mortal Kombat. In this tutorial, George Patsouras will discuss how to paint a Bruce Lee-inspired Liu Kang in Photoshop. Since this will deal with portrait painting, you can use these techniques to recreate the Liu Kang painting, …

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  • 11 October

    ‘Photoshop Live’ Street Retouch Prank Shocks Bus Riders

    Video News by NewsLook Photoshop artists in Finland caught people waiting for the bus off-guard when they pranked them in what may be the first ever 'street retouch.' Jen Markham explains the prank and why the creators of Adobe Photoshop are behind…

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  • 11 October

    Wacom’s Cintiq Goes Mobile

    I use a Wacom’s Intuous (now called Pro) Tablet in my graphics and illustrations with PS and AI. I love the way it gives me complete control over my work. Wacom now has a mobile version on the Cintique called Companion and it is even better. Unfortunately I can’t afford the high price tag, but if I could I wouldn’t …

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