I’ve been working a lot with Photoshop’s amazing, newly upgraded mixer brush tool. I’ve done quite a few paintings and I’m am consistently impressed with the tool’s “real feel” interactive work flow. How easily the mixer brush functionality can be customized is thrilling to me. I’ve been so inspired. The tool is so customizable I’ve even been able to add a little bit … Continue reading My opinion? Photoshop just left Corel Painter in the dust…
It has been a while since I’ve done a Photoshop Foundations tutorial. Things are finally slowing down now (beginning of the school year rush always gets me. No matter how much I think I’m prepared. HA!) I upgraded to Photoshop CC 2015 a few month ago but I’m just now getting around to exploring the … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Using Photoshop CC’s new guides tool… no more figuring out the math on scrap paper!
Our Masterclass Coaches sat down and asked themselves this… “If we could host a dream conceptual portrait workshop, what would that experience include?” Access to beautiful landscape and studio locations Access to seasoned, professional models who are also dancers (score!) Access to professional portrait and studio lighting kits Access to hundreds of props and wardrobe choices Access to … Continue reading Conceptual Portrait Masterclass | Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX | Oct. 10-11, 2015
When I plan an image one of the key elements I decide on is color. It’s important. Like, make or break your image important. You can have a flawlessly composited image however if your colors are “off” – if the colors don’t go with the story or subject matter – if the colors are uncomfortable to look … Continue reading Utilizing basic color theory is a key factor in creating jaw-dropping, powerful images. Here’s how to use it…
I’ve been in search of a good technique for creating this effect for years. I’ve seen dozens of video tutorials on this topic and I have never been happy with the results. I was so impressed with the outcome of Jesus’s technique I had to share it with you guys. This is hands down the best tutorial … Continue reading Create a Pencil Drawing from a Photograph in Photoshop by Jesus Ramirez
I put a little walk through together of how created my newest artwork “The Beacon”, just released yesterday. I hope this inspires you and shows you a few new tricks you can put to use in your own projects! If you have any questions on anything I didn’t cover put them in the comments or message … Continue reading The making of “The Beacon” – Behind the Scenes
I was reading the posts in one of my artist groups and my dear friend, Kristy Velesko, shared a technique I’ve never seen before. In PS there is a tool that allows you to create multiple motion blurs and apply them to the different objects in your image independently… you can control their direction, speed, taper, and shape of motion all using the blur path tool. … Continue reading Photoshop Techniques: How to create independent, arcing motion blurs on objects using the path blur tool…
Marketing. The hard, necessary part of running a business. I come from a marketing and advertising background. I’ve created hundreds of marketing pieces over the years and I’m going to give you my step-by-step strategy for creating them. I’ve used this strategy for years and it really helps take the guesswork out of the process. I’ll take … Continue reading Create a promotional video for your photography business using free online resources!
Bubbles are synonymous with Summer to me. My girls were playing with them and I thought what a cool stock theme! I’ve seen so many amazing photographers use these in their conceptual portraits so I went on a hunt for some stock for you guys. These are some of my favorites! Actually, one is an image … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! Who is up for a little bubbly?
In this tutorial you will learn my technique for creating painted portraiture using the mixer brush tool in Photoshop! No art classes required! All you need is patience and the right brush. Here’s how! (If you cannot see the video embedded into the page you can view the video on youtube.com here…Direct Link to the … Continue reading How to turn any image into a painting using the mixer brush tool, in Photoshop!