I have completely submersed myself in the PS mixer brush tool and I’m loving it in here. It seems the trend in portrait photography is creating images that look and feel painterly. One way to achieve that painterly essence is by applying painterly textures and using blending modes to seamlessly merge them with your digital portrait. … Continue reading Create beautiful hand-painted backdrops using the Mixer Brush Tool in Photoshop (includes my personal mixer brush tool presets!)
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 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…
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!
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a free stock saturday. I’ve got some great stock images I’m banking up for you guys. Today’s stock is not actually from my personal stock library. This week I’m featuring a great stock provider by the name of Malleni-Stock. This provider is set up through DeviantArt.com and the stock … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday…This weeks feature? This gorgeous owl… Thank you Malleni-Stock!
I’ve been on the hunt for a good tutorial demonstrating how to turn daytime images into nighttime images and I think I’ve finally found a few good ones to share forward… I actually use this technique a lot in my compositing. I rarely shoot at night because it is so easy to change day into night in Photoshop without the draw-backs of night-time shooting (i.e. … Continue reading Photoshop Techniques: How to turn daytime into night in Photoshop!
I love any artwork that surrounds an ocean theme. With summer upon us I have been seeing a lot of beach and water themed artworks. I remembered I have some really cool images of dolphins I took on a family vacation a few years ago so decided today was the perfect day to share them … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! Dreamy Dolphins are the theme of the day!