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…
I have to say it… I have the most amazing, talented friends. I learn something from my artist tribe every single day. We have a daily interaction of bouncing ideas off of one another, sharing artworks we all drool over or sharing good news (or bad) because we all get what it takes to be successful… you name it. It’s priceless. … Continue reading Creating Digital Fog Effect in Three Easy Steps by Tatiana Lumiere
I use blending modes a lot. Actually, I should preface that… I use two or three blending modes a lot. Some of the others? Not so much. A few of them, when I apply them, I think “EW! Turn it off! Turn it off!” What the heck would you use that for? I mean, they … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Don’t understand blending modes? A fresh and unique perspective that I think will help…
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”
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!
I am on a mission to get you guys to like the pen tool. HA! With that in mind, today I did a short tutorial on a technique for using it, that will make your life so much easier. This is not an in-depth tutorial about the pen tool as it is more a technique. … Continue reading Using the “dash-dot-dash” technique for frustration free use of the pen tool!
I have been on a mission to find a way to make my Facebook’s image uploads look good. I have tried everything. Finally, I threw up my hands and I asked my tribe if they knew of ANYTHING a photographer could do to make them look better and then LAHHHH!!!! My friend, Suellen Cook drops me … Continue reading Your Facebook photos are finally going to look good…Introducing the awesome world of .JPEGmini!
Sorry I haven’t posted anything new for you guys the last few days. However, I have a good excuse! I’ve been busy learning video screen capture software and setting up a Youtube channel for you guys! Yay! There are a few techniques I want to share forward and I felt a video platform was going to be … Continue reading How to add or swap out clothing in Photoshop!
I love to share knowledge and resources that have been shared with me. I also love shining a bright spotlight on other, like-minded artists, who also believe in #SharingItForward. I ran across this tip in an artist group earlier today and I loved it! I had to share with you what Photographer, Chris Nickolson of Scottish … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Do you like those cool insta-filters you get on your smart phone? Did you know similar gradient presets come with PS!? Here is how to access them!
Did you know you can use Photoshop to create really cool stop motion, cinema graph short films? They probably go by a bunch of different names but I know them as “animated .gifs”. Artists and Photographers frequently use them to step through their process of how an image was created. I used this same technique in my … Continue reading How to bring your images to life! Create a living photo (i.e. Cinema-graph, animated .gif) in Photoshop!