Guguta’s Tower – Darius

This week’s selection is an architectural concept piece by Darius on CGSociety. Dig the angles and implied details!

Photographs Don’t Belong In Galleries (whatever)

An art writer for The Guardian recently published an article that seems to elevate his own bias against a medium to what others should and should not do in the art world.

When articles like this come out, it makes me wonder if the writer is simply looking to stir things up and make a name. I see no compelling discussion, just a repeated statement of opinion. Opinions do matter in the art world, and we give weight to those that come from experience, education, or even just appear to be thoughtful.

Review – Retouching Toolkit

Wanna hear a story? It’s a story about pixels and portraits and the things that happen to them. The story begins with a set of scripts and an unassuming panel, the kind of panel you might not look twice at if you met it in a pub down in the Gaslamp. Ok, it’s not a very deep story, but if you retouch human subjects, this is going to be of interest to you whether or not you have ever been to the Gaslamp.

Clone Stamp Much?

Recently, I was asked to present a webinar via Adobe Connect to the Photoshop and Lightroom Facebook group (managed by Andrew Kavanaugh). Since I’ve been tinkering with the Clone Stamp tool (see this post), I decided it was time to bust out a new technique with it, one that replicates a style I’ve seen here and there for a few years but had never previously attempted. The overall effect fascinates me, and I plan to keep exploring the look and approach. Hit ‘more’ to get a link to the webinar which demonstrates the technique and see a larger version of my first attempt with this style.