Category Archives: Digital Art

To bring inspiration to life shouldn’t be difficult

To bring inspiration to life shouldn’t be difficult

 

As an artist I find inspiration everywhere. Because we’re in the 21st century I don’t need to put my inspiration on hold because I’m away from my easel or computer. Now I can create from ANYWHERE at ANY TIME.
I love everything about Autumn. Inspiration is everywhere, in colors, in fresh air, in pumpkin flavor. So I feel that I need to create more and thanks to Adobe mobile apps I can create my art using my mobile devices.
Today I will share with you my Autumn collection I created using Adobe Illustrator Draw, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Where did the inspiration come from? From my yard where I am playing with my puppy, from the trees around the fence, from the fresh and beautiful colors of the sky.

Using Adobe Illustrator Draw I created a pumpkin. I spent probably about 20 minutes and my pumpkin was ready. Because I liked that pumpkin so much I decided  to create another one.

Later on  I was sitting outside with my puppy  and our trees are already ready for the fall season so I decided to create another Halloween Art using Adobe Illustrator Draw, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.  I used the trees as an inspiration and created Halloween Village Art.

Using the same trees as inspiration I created a few leaves in Adobe Illustrator Draw, imported those files to Adobe Illustrator CC and created my new brushes out of those leaves. And now I can create any Fall art using my custom brushes.

The purpose of this post is to bring your inspiration to life. Don’t wait for the “perfect” time to create art. Whatever the inspiration is you will find it. You are able to bring it to life using your mobile devices and Adobe mobile apps. Don’t procrastinate…just do it…just create art anywhere at any time!

 

P.S. I uploaded all of my mobile Autumn Art to  Adobe Stock and all files were approved for sale.  Literally in 7 minutes after my files were approved, I received an email that I made a sale!!! Guess which file was sold??? My pumpkin!

 

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To bring inspiration to life shouldn't be difficult

 

 

 

WW Painting in Adobe Photoshop CC

My latest painting in Adobe Photoshop CC with Wacom Cintiq

 

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My Books:

Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC
The Adobe Mobile Apps Book
101 Photoshop Hidden Gems and Tips & Tricks 

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My Teaching Website 

My Wacom Tablet Preferences

My Wacom  Cintiq Tablet Preferences.
Many of you have asked me to share my Wacom tablet preferences. In this blog I will share my preferences for my main Wacom,  Cintiq 24HD.

Wacom Cintiq.

I am using a Wacom Cintiq 24HD

I set up my preferences for easy access to the tools I use the most. These preferences help me to be more productive and speed up my workflow.

The Left Wheel:

I use the left wheel to Zoom In/Out my canvas. This option is very helpful in my painting and retouching workflow. With any selected/active tool I easily can zoom in/out my canvas without changing the active tool.

The Right Wheel:

I use the right wheel  to increase/decrease the brush size. This method of brush size adjusting  just perfect to my painting and masking workflow.

The Left ExpressKeys:

From the left to the right:
Modifier: Opt key
On Screen Keyboard (I use this option during my live stream or presentation to show my audience which key(s) I am currently pressing.

Scroll Up: Scroll the document up without changing the currently active tool
Scroll Down: Scroll the document down without changing currently active tool
Pan/Scroll: Scroll the document using Hand Tool without changing currently active tool (super helpful in my painting and masking workflow)

The Right ExpressKeys:

From the right to the left:

Back: Move  the active layer down without changing currently active tool
Forward: Move the active layer up without changing currently active tool
Brush Panel: Activating the brush panel
Setting: Opening the current Wacom Cintiq Settings

Right Click: Activating Right Click

Wacom Pen Setting:

I am using a Wacom Airbrush Pen with the setting I’ve attached below:

P.S. With the Wacom Airbrush Pen workflow make sure that you have checked the “Transfer” box and switched to “Stylus Wheel” Control from Control Drop Down menus. It will help you to use in maximum power of Airbrush Pen.

 

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Eye Drawing in Adobe Photoshop CC

Drawing an Eye
Digital Painting for Photographers

I just uploaded a new “Eye Drawing in Adobe Photoshop CC” course to my online training website >>>

In this tutorial you will learn how to convert a photograph of an eye into a beautiful and unique work of art using my Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC technique.

 

My Books on Amazon
Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Mobile Apps Book

My New Online Training Site

I’m very please to announce my NEW online training site! “Everything Digital” 

About my training site: my main goal is inspire you and make your digital workflow more enjoyable. All of my tutorials are recorded in a conversational manner. No “robotic” talking head tutorials. I want to have a conversation with YOU. I want to make the learning experience more enjoyable. Here you will find different tutorials: from beginner to advanced level. I believe that the learning experience is suppose to be enjoyable and a two-way conversation.  

In my All Digital course you will be able to access all of my courses for one monthly payment of $15.00 

My Books on Amazon:
Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Mobile Apps

Digital Painting

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Sketch with iPad Pro and
Apple Pencil 

 

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop CC with Wacom Cintiq


My ebook on Amazon
Digital Painting for Photographers  in Adobe Photoshop CC
The Adobe Mobile Apps

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop

Few videos have been uploaded to my YouTube channel

 

Ballerina Painting

 

Speed Painting in Adobe Photoshop CC

The Oil Paint in Adobe Photoshop for Photographers

How to Retouch your image in Adobe Photoshop Fix

 

My Books on Amazon:

Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop

The Adobe Mobile Apps

My Art Store on Amazon 

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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.

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