As Photoshop Proving Ground rolls toward its sixth year in Photoshop User Magazine, it feels like a good time to spiffy it up a bit with a broader approach to mastering digital tools. I’ll be working with my editor, Chris, in the next couple of weeks to define a new vision and a new title.…Details
When Photoshop CC 2018 rolled out this year, we got to see a cool new splash screen featuring some beautiful photography by Elizaveta Porodina, and graphic treatment by Janusz Jurek. In this installment of Art Share, I am taking a look at Janusz’s meticulously detailed and highly textured illustration work. Jurek’s Bēhance Page: https://www.behance.net/januszjurek “Psie”…Details
Adobe’s official release for the new features in Photoshop CC 2018 are gathered here! There’s actually quite a bit, and several reviews give you some good details, opinions, and use cases for most of them. A fantastic, real-world resource is Julieanne Kost, who has some demos and videos showing off the cooler stuff.
I recently wrote an article for Wacom discussing strategies and tricks for customizing your tablet. The summary is this: customize what makes sense! A frequent problem with customization, especially when there are many options, is having an idea about what to customize. In this article, I talk about not only the features, but I give…Details
I forgot to post this from April 5th of this year – Brad Moore of KelbyOne invited me to write for Scott Kelby’s blog, leading up to Photoshop World 2017. I decided to write about creativity as an exploration of connections. I’ve gotten lots of good feedback from it, and I hope you’ll enjoy it,…Details
Photoshop World 2017 is upon us! I will be on site for three classes, a workshop, and a demo session on the expo floor. Whew! I’ve been busy working with Adobe’s mobile suite of tools so I can show you some extra cool stuff you can do with your phone and tablet. This year, I’m…Details
Adobe MAX 2016 is coming up fast! At the end of the month, I’ll be hobnobbing with some of the world’s most creative professionals for a week of awesomeness. My own little slice of awesome comes at the end of the week when I get to teach about typography in Photoshop. If you’ve already signed…Details
Do you ever think about the interaction between technology and your creativity? I mean in a direct way, such as seeing some new tool or capability and imagining how it could change you?
A theme I love to talk about in art is the concept of balance, because it has so many implications. Sydni Inman’s “Mobius” shows this off with elegance and understatement. Here are three of my favorite images from Sydni’s flickr gallery.
Here’s the deal… Growing as an artist means challenging yourself, which is sometimes very uncomfortable. But we’ve already done that to some extent just to get where we are, so it shouldn’t be anything new moving forward. And you know you have to put effort in to get reward out. The same goes when asking…Details
If you haven’t got either of my Hidden Powers titles, you might be wondering what makes them different and worth your time. As luck would have it, I am in just the position to ‘splain it you. Never let your tools get in the way of your vision I write from the perspective of someone…Details
Damn! Bagrad is a man after my own heart. He explores with wild abandon and defines what it is to have mastery over your craft. The breadth of his work is a little astonishing. I really enjoy the contrast between his movement work in “Abracadabra” and the frozen time of “Motionless” (see below). There are…Details