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My New Book

My new book “Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC”  at amazon kindle store

Book

 

From earliest recorded time on earth people have been trying to express, capture, the moment, emotions, and their lifestyle. From century to century people developed new skills, new style bringing art to the next level…year by year, decade by decade, century by century.
We are lucky to live in the 21st century with all the available technology that gives us the possibility to combine different types or media from traditional methods of painting to photography and digital painting.
In this book we will discover beautiful the world of painting using digital technology such as Photography and Adobe Photoshop CC.

Non destructive cropping in Adobe Photoshop CC

Non destructive cropping in Adobe Photoshop CC

 

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The most beautiful advantage of digital imaging is ability do apply changes in non destructive way.  And we users are very appreciative and happy to see more and more non destructive options in our workflow. The Crop tool is one of them. Now I can crop any document anyway that I want to, in a NON DESTRUCTIVE  way! How? it’s easy as one click.

 Uncheck “Delete Cropped Pixels”

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 Extra Tip ∴  To make sure that your image inside the cropping area is alined straight or you want to rotate this area simply click on “Straighten”

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My latest digital painting

My latest digital painting in Adobe Photoshop CC using Wacom Cintiq and Microsoft Surface 

Superman – Adobe Photoshop CC and Wacom Cintiq

Superman

 

Rose – Adobe Photoshop CC and Microsoft Surface

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Three my favorite options to speed up my workflow in Adobe Photoshop

Three of my favorite (along with many others 🙂  ) options to speed up my workflow  in Adobe Photoshop CC.

1: Show “Start” Workspace When No Documents Are Open

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Using this option I can access my Libraries, Presets, and open my Recent Files in no time.  It’s quick and easy.
If for some reason you don’t need or want to have “Start” Workspace you can uncheck ” Show “Start” Workspace When No Documents Are Open” : PREFERENCES > GENERAL

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2: Recent Files in “Start” Workspacerecent files

I can open my recent files with just in one click! No more asking myself ”  What was the file I was working on yesterday or the day before yesterday? And what did I name it and and where did I save it?

If for some reason you don’t need or want to have “Recent Files” you can uncheck ” Show “Recent Files” Workspace When Opening a File” : PREFERENCES > GENERAL

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3: Always Create Smart Objets when Placing

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Using this option I don’t worry any more about remembering to convert my layer to a Smart Object to avoid loosing my layer’s image quality because of resizing my image size down/up.
If for some reason you don’t need or want to have this option you can uncheck “Always Create Smart Objects when Placing” : PREFERENCES > GENERAL

 

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Digital Painting for Photographer Free Online Webinar

Digital Painting for Photographer Free Online Webinar

(only 50 seats available)

Freedom

02/12/2016   9:00 EST – 9:30 EST

This is an introduction to the digital painting for photographers in Adobe Photoshop.

Digital Painting for Photographers is unique techniques that transform your photographs to unique piece of art. The beauty of it that you don’t need to have any previous painting experience.

Agenda

  • Benefits of digital painting for Photographers
  • Introduction to Photoshop Painting Tools
  • The Mixer Brush Tool

 

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Convert Your Photo into Black and White in One Step

Here’s how to convert your photo into a black and white in one very effective step:

1: Open the image you want to work with in Photoshop.
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2: Choose Window > Adjustments > Gradient Map
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3: Click Reverse
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That’s it!

I used Adobe Photoshop CC and Wacom Cintiq