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My New Book – The Adobe Mobile Apps Book

Now you can preorder my new book – The Adobe Mobile Apps Book: Your Complete Guide to Adobe’s Creative Mobile Apps

 

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Adobe is pushing the creative envelope with what can be done on mobile devices. In this book you will see how to use Adobe’s complete offering of FREE mobile Apps to do everything from photo editing, to layout, video editing, story telling, social media posts and full blown page layout. Whether you plan to just start the creation process on your mobile device and finish on the desktop or do your entire project on your mobile device, this book will show you what’s possible in each app and best of all provide you with the knowledge of how to use the apps.

PREORDER  BOOK

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Face-Aware Liquify in Adobe Photoshop CC


Select and Mask workspace in Adobe Photoshop CC

How to create a movie poster in Adobe Photoshop CC

How to create a movie poster using Adobe Mobile Apps

Create an art inspired by Vincent van Gogh in Adobe Photoshop CC

and MANY more!

My “Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC” kindle book on Amazon

 

 

 

Adobe Photoshop Painting vs. Adobe Photoshop Sketch Drawing

Adobe Photoshop painting vs. Adobe Photoshop Sketch Drawing

Created in Adobe Photoshop Sketch using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

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Many of you who know me know that a huge part of my digital imaging belongs to digital painting using Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop Sketch on iPad. I have different techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Sketch, even a digital painting technique for photographers (and no, you don’t need to be a professional painter to be able to use this technique).

Many times I am asked what I prefer most to draw in: Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Photoshop Sketch. Now I will answer that question:

Adobe Photoshop

is my digital heart. I am using Photoshop with EVERYTHING (photo retouching after my photography sessions, photo restoration, photo manipulation, graphic/web design, painting, 3D, animation, and much more). For me nothing is impossible in Photoshop.
For digital painting in Photoshop I have three techniques:
Painting for photographers – where the primary tool is the Mixer Brush Tool and you don’t need to have any painting experience.
Painting – where you need to have painting experience or you are willing to learn.
A Combination of Oil Paint filter (yay! we got this filter back!) and the Mixer Brush Tool.
I am using a Wacom tablet for all my digital needs on the desktop and especially with my digital painting  workflow

 

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

The Adobe Photoshop Sketch experience or “traditional” method of painting/sketching  using an iPad is like you are using a “real” canvas of paper to sketch or draw. You don’t need to be in front of your desktop or laptop to start working on your project. You can start and finish your project using your iPad or you can start your project using your iPad and finish your project in your desktop app such as Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Illustrator CC.

 

 

 

Now the “vs” part:

Adobe Photoshop CC: I can create any image in Adobe Photoshop starting from an empty document such as photo manipulation or 3D and after that I can start my painting process in Photoshop (we can’t do that in Adobe Photoshop Sketch). Also I can start my painting process using my photo as a based layer or just a clear canvas / from scratch. I can start my painting in Adobe Photoshop and finish in Adobe Photoshop Sketch. I need to have a Wacom tablet or the Astropad app installed on my iPad Pro to be able paint in Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch: I can start my painting project from scratch or use any images as a base layer (to trace it for example). In Adobe Photoshop Sketch we have AMAZING watercolor paintbrushes (we don’t have these brushes/live effects in Adobe Photoshop ). With the combination of Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Apple Pencil you have an absolutely amazing SKETCHING ability (before Apple Pencil and iPad Pro we were able to have this ability ONLY using the “traditional” method of sketching). Using Adobe Photoshop Sketch you can draw/sketch from ANYWHERE using your iPad.

Question: which do I prefer most? BOTH. I am using Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop Sketch every day. I can’t choose which is most important to me (like choosing which limb is most important to me). Both applications are different and both are very important to me. See my Adobe Photoshop work on Behance.net.

 

Why Apple Music is Good for Me

A big influence and inspiration for me as a digital artist is music. I LOVE music and I always inspired by it. As I am always saying ” music is the strings of an artist soul”.  I can’t listen to the same melody/song over and over, day by day (yes, I have my music library with music I can listen to over and over, year by year) but I need a “new” song every day. I love classical, pop and many other styles and until Apple introduced Apple Music I would struggle with my music library (Can you imagine having to buy new music ever day? Yes, impossible). And now I am very happy: I can have just about ANY song by ANY artist at any time, I can follow my favorite artists, I can add songs to my playlist(s), share song/album, and make them available offline, buy my favorite song/album, and  I have my favorite radio stations. After some period of time Apple is learning what I love and suggesting music for me (based on the song/album I added to my Favorites). All are available on any of my devices: iPhone, iMac, MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, or iPad. And the best part: any membership plan is MUCH cheaper than the one or two albums I used to buy an every month (and first 3 months of your membership is free). And I did not mention about teenagers. ALL teenagers are music fans and they need more and more and more music every day! For families with more than one child sometimes it is very problematic to give them all music they want. Now with the Apple Music Family Plan you can do it! For any one who really loves music, Apple Music is the best and the right place for all your needs. Apple Music is Good for me and it’s GREAT with the Family Plan.

My favorite HDR app for mobile photography

My favorite HDR app for mobile photography is TrueHDR by Pictional LLC. I have been using this app more than year, and have no complains about any of its functionality.

TrueHDR app has few capture modes:

  • Auto Capture
  • Semi / Auto Capture
  • Manual Capture
  • Choose Picture

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My favorite mode to use is Manual Capture. Using this mode I can manually select  Bright  and  Dark areas to merge them into HDR image. I can select between Natural ( most realistic look)  and Enhanced ( vivid colors )  modes.

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Using custom slider I can control

  • Warmth
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Brightness

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From the effect presets  I can choose any effect I want to reapply to my image ( from Sepia to Vignette)

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Using many convenient sharing options you can share or print your image directly from your app.

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Price: $1.99 and available fro iPhone and iPad!

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For iPhone:

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7 reasons why any woman should wear Apple Watch

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Although I have a very small wrist I still prefer the larger 42mm sport watch.

7 reasons why any woman with children should  wear Apple Watch

1: You don’t need to hold your phone in one hand and baby in another hand. Wearing Apple Watch you can concentrate ALL your attention on your child and stay online. You can use your favorite apps such as Instagram, Weather, Cozi Family Organizer, Music apps, and much more.

2: Your favorite shopping lists and coupons are on your wrist,  such as Walmart, Target, Groupon!

3: Games for your and your child.

4: Apps for your exercise  such as Runtastic GPS Running, Strava Running and Cycling- GPS Run and Ride Tracker, Workout Trainer and much more!

5: Relaxations Apps for you and your child such as Relax Melodies: Sleep  zen sounds and much more!!

6: Apple Pay: You can pay at store using Apple Pay.

7: Messages: using Apple Watch message app you can stay connected with your family and friends without any interruption  and not taking your attention away from your children! Using Apple Watch Messages app you can  reply to any of message  simply speaking your response and Apple Watch will send your message as audio or text response!!!

 


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7 Reasons to every business woman to wear Apple Watch

Wearing Apple Watch you will stay on track without any interruption!

1: Productivity :
Keynote, Hours Time Tracking, Salesforce Analytics, 1Password  and more..

2: Travel:
Expedia Hotels, FlightTrack, Priceline.com, Uber, Passbook,  and more..

3: Communications:
Twitter, Meetup,  WeChat and more.

4: Health and Fitness:
Workout, Nike + Running, Runtastic PRO GPS and much more!!

5: Apple Pay!!!

6: Online Banking

7: News:
CNN, NYTimes, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN and more…

 


 

 

7 reasons why any creative woman should wear Apple Watch

1: Adobe apps:
Creative Cloud, Behance, Adobe Color CC

2: Shoot, Share & Print:
Camera + Photo & Video, Pro Camera & + HDR and more!

3: Learning on the Go:
Meetup and more..

4: Stay Connected:
Twitter, Instagram and more!

5: Productivity:
Lumy – Helps You Track Photographic Times, and more…

6: Apple Pay

7:Productivity :
Keynote, Hours Time Tracking, Salesforce Analytics, 1Password and more..