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...
Always Playing

Always Playing

I’m always playing with brushes, shapes, and designs.  I will often start by just  randomly scribbling some values and tones down in Photoshop. Then I will use the warp tool to change it. Warping a shape multiple times will sometimes give me incredibly realistic detail while other times it just makes it blurry. Thats when I go back in and paint or draw in the details by hand if the shape is interesting enough to me. I then sometimes mirror the shapes or combine different shapes to create new shapes....
New Work Finished and Started

New Work Finished and Started

My newest work is an abstract of Pampas Grass in that magical hour before the sun goes down behind the Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak to be specific. The dancing tufts whisper and sigh with a musical quality in the stronger gusts of an autumn afternoon before the storm.  The work was started in Corel Painter and finished in Photoshop.  Late Afternoon Pampas Grass I’ve been doing probably 4-5 plus sheets a day of fully black or grayscale silhouettes (I lovingly call sils) and decided I should probably pick one to finish into a Sci-fi fine work of art to add to my portfolio. This is all done in Photoshop. Join My Mailing...