Free Stock Saturday! This amazing free stock image looks like its straight out of “The Wizard of Oz”!

I was clicking around on DeviantArt.com a few weeks ago and ran across this amazing stock image by Dark-Indigo-Stock. I got so excited! It inspired me so much! Doesn’t this look like the movie set from “The Wizard of Oz”? Oh, stories that could be create with this! I asked Dark-Indigo-Stock if I could feature this on my blog and … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! This amazing free stock image looks like its straight out of “The Wizard of Oz”!

Photoshop Tips: How to get a quick, “Bird’s Eye” view of your image while working zoomed in…

Zoom in close… edit the detail… Zoom all the way back out… Find the next spot you need to edit… Zoom in close… edit the detail…Zoom all the way back out… Find the next spot you need… How many of you have done this? You are at 200% working on the details of an image and … Continue reading Photoshop Tips: How to get a quick, “Bird’s Eye” view of your image while working zoomed in…

The launch of the #SharingItForward Artist Collaboration Campaign and Print Series! Share it forward and win!

I’m putting my money where my mouth is… The start of a brand spankin’ new series based on one of #SharingItForward’s core principles, artist collaboration! I am so excited to announce this new #SharingItFoward Artist Collaboration Campaign and Print Series. In the coming months, I will be releasing artworks, all of which, are collaborations with some … Continue reading The launch of the #SharingItForward Artist Collaboration Campaign and Print Series! Share it forward and win!

Creative by Association: A fool proof technique for boosting creativity…

An essential part of the ‪#‎SharingItForward‬ message is encouraging artists to pool resources and share knowledge. I actively encourage every artist I come into contact with to join an artist group and stay involved. Now, I know some of you don’t buy into that. Some artists have a fear they will become too influenced by another artist’s work and it will hinder … Continue reading Creative by Association: A fool proof technique for boosting creativity…

Photoshop Foundations: No Harm, No Foul… How to make edits and keep original image and layers intact…

If you have read any PS tutorials at all you have, most likely, heard two terms pitched back and forth… a destructive edit vs. a non-destructive edit.  The terms themselves are sort of general and if you are new to PS it’s not always apparent what they are referring to. So, in the spirit of #SharingItForward I going … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: No Harm, No Foul… How to make edits and keep original image and layers intact…

Step by step walk through of the Photoshop tools and techniques used to create “The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid”

I have had a lot of requests for this video tutorial and I am excited to say I finally got a chance to record it for you guys. This is a step-by-step walk through of all the Photoshop tools and techniques I used to create The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid. This will give you … Continue reading Step by step walk through of the Photoshop tools and techniques used to create “The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid”

Photoshop Foundations: Refining masks using the dodge/burn and blur tools…Such an awesome tip! Thank you Dennis Dunbar!

I was scrolling through posts in one of the artist groups on Facebook and a post caught my eye. One of the artists in the group shared this video and I got so excited I had to share. This is one of the coolest, easiest techniques for refining masks and mask edges I’ve seen.   I devour Photoshop tutorials … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Refining masks using the dodge/burn and blur tools…Such an awesome tip! Thank you Dennis Dunbar!