Winter Feed – PS Tutorial

Winter Feed – PS Tutorial

I want to thank those of you who have written me personally with your thanks for writing my first Kindle book, “Digital Texture: Beginners Guide to FAQs,” and am very glad that is has truly helped you as you begin your journey. As I know you will grow beyond this book  and as a few on my mailing list have requested another book, one that shows how I apply and use the textures I make in my own work or in the examples I’ve shared in my newsletter, I’ve started to work on a second Kindle book. I’m looking at doing a more formal format than the fixed format I used as some of you from the UK were unable to download the book without having to update your Windows.  Here is a recent work that I used in my newsletter and that I plan on using in the book. Would love your feedback as to the format of the tutorial. Is it in depth enough? What would you change? Add? and so on. Would also appreciate if you add what level of experience you have in working with digital textures—beginner, intermediate, advanced; and what software you are working in—Photoshop, Gimp, etc.  Thanks! The tutorial is below the image. Texture Tutorial Layer 01: Watercolor Texture 3; blend mode Normal, 100% opacity. Layer 02: Photo with masked out unwanted parts of the photo; blend mode Multiply, 100% opacity. Layer 03: Duplicated (cmd/cntr + J) layer 2; lassoed bottom area with a 4% feather and used a Motion Blur at 90º, Distance 295, blend mode Pin Light, 100% opacity. Refined the mask...
BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY FREE OFFER

BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY FREE OFFER

Well I know the blog here has been sparse. What have I been up to? Writing my first Kindle book. Announcing: This guide is designed to answer the most frequently asked questions from a beginner about digital textures and basic technology. If you are looking for basic information this book delivers it into your hands simply and quickly. In this book you’ll discover: • How texture affects human emotions. • The various fields of art that use digital textures. • The core method of “masking” in Photoshop that you will use over and over again. • The crucial information about DPI and PPI to determine what size your work will print at. …and more! You could be on your way to filling in the gaps of knowledge you have presently in just a few short seconds, just click on the link below to buy the book for $ 0.00.  With the answers in hand you’ll be mastering the use of digital textures in no time. And today through Monday (Cyber Monday) I’m offering the book for free. Click Here...
Using Pattern to Balance Texture

Using Pattern to Balance Texture

Lets talk about pattern and texture. Aren’t they pretty much the same? Not really; pattern is repetition, order and uniformity, whereas texture is the physical and the perceived surface of an object. In this work of art I finished recently you can see the balance of the two. The strict pattern of the script writing in the piece along with the loose tonal pattern helps balance the overall textures in the work.  There is more than the brush texture of the piece, there is also the overlapping individual shapes that create its own texture.  The pattern actually creates a calm transitional influence from the painted background to the foreground shapes. The piece would not work nearly as well without the script, without the pattern the viewer would feel just a bit disjointed. This way the excitement the slightly disjointed shapes remains without being overwhelming. © Copyright Jean Moore...
Newest Work

Newest Work

I purchased an Intuos5 touch last week replacing my Bamboo tablet. I have to say having the ability of the touch right on my tablet is such a cramp reliever, and nib saver—no more scrolling with the pen or reaching for the touch area on my laptop. I still need to order the bluetooth kit for it and I want to try a surface cover this time around. See if I can’t get even more life out of the nib and keep from scratching the surface up. As you can see on the screen I’ve started another commerce like piece (better pic below maybe). It is kind of like puzzle building, taking bits from the underpainting with the marque tool and layering them on top after applying beveled FX and sometimes warping the piece a bit. Quite relaxing and fun on a Friday afternoon, the gray clouds making their slow crawl across the skylights before the rain begins. Join My Mailing List © Copyright 2013 Jean...
Gesture Critiques

Gesture Critiques

Stan Prokopenko is an artist and teacher who not only offers high quality educational videos for artists but does so in an entertaining style. Again If you are serious about improving your technique and learning more be sure to check out his dvd available for purchase on Proko. Though he is a portrait artists the information applies to any type of art you do including photography.  Join My Mailing...