My Visit to KelbyOne

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I have been a member of KelbyOne for many years ( I joined former NAPP about 8 years ago). KelbyOne has been my one stop for everything…for an inspiration, photography and photoshop tips.

This week I visited the KelbyOne  offices/studio and this visit for for me was very special for two reasons both professional and personal.

For professional reasons: OMG  where should I start? KelbyOne is ALL about CRATIVITY…photography, design, art, video.. just name it! All the people I met there are so inspirational!! Every room, every corner is inviting you to be creative and learn more to push your limits. You are inspired to go out of your comfort zone to became a better photographer, designer or artist. If you really want to be a good photographer, designer or artist KelbyOne is your place!

For personals reasons: I am very proud and  honored to be  friend of Kalebra Kelby and I was extremely happy to see her again!!!!!  She is absolutely a beautiful soul, amazing human being and she is simply gorgeous inside and out!!!! Her website is very inspirational and very touching!!! If you want to be inspired every day I highly recommend you guys to check out her website RIGHT NOW!

 

Join me Monday 11/2 for the ARKON ‪TW Broadcaster‬ Giveaway Event

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Join me Monday 11/2 for the ARKON ‪TW Broadcaster‬ Giveaway Event

If you really care about your audience and about being comfortable using your mobile devices, or you just started planing your Holiday shopping this event is definitely for you. Join our dream team on Monday, November 2nd at 3PM EST for a chance to win one of the great prizes. I’ll be giving away an Arkon TW Broadcaster RM179 to one of my viewers on Periscope.

Our Team:
@Arkon_Mount 
Terry White 
@Victoria Pavlov 
@Ajna Adams 
@Larry Becker 
@KelbyOne
@RC Concepcion
@Kim Garst 

My Rules to chance to win:

  • Follow me and all of us
  • Join me on our LIVE event on Monday , November 2 via Periscope
  • and the last rule will be announced during our LIVE broadcast on Monday.

You can use my promo code “Pavlov” at any time on Arkon.com  and you will get 10% off your purchase.

Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Freedom

 

The first and most important rule that all artists and photographers should know is The Rule of Thirds. The Rule of Thirds is the key to create the right balance.

Divide your painting surface, document scene into 9 parts (two horizontal  and two vertical lines).  And now you have a grid (same as we have through our camera’s viewfinder). Now you need to decide where are your points of interest.  Try to position your points of interest  near where the lines intersect.

P.S. ONE REMINDER: REMEMBER THAT IF YOU ARE WOKING ON A PORTRAIT IMAGE …DO NOT MAKE YOUR IMAGE LIKE A MUG SHOT OR PASSPORT IMAGE. Portraits should not be perfectly aligned in a middle of your canvas/document. Make some space..make imagination flow…

Freedom

Freedom

 

My favorite Adobe Mobile apps on my Wrist

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My favorite Adobe Mobile apps on my Wrist

I am a big fan of Behance, Adobe Color CC, and Adobe Creative Cloud. You can imagine how happy I was to see those apps on my Apple Watch. You are probably asking why I am so happy to see those apps on my Apple Watch. Here’s why:

Behance App:

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I am a HUGE fan of Behance. I love to share my work with the Behance community along with finding inspiration from other’s portfolios.
I always  have Behance  open on my iMac or MacBook Pro and if I am anywhere else away from my computer I am checking my Behance app all the time on my iPhone. But for many situations where I was not able to use my phone I also was not able to check my Behance. Now  with Behance on my Watch I can stay in touch with the Behance community (at a glance) all the time from anywhere without the need to take my iPhone out (even if I am walking my dog)

 

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What’s in the Behance Apple Watch app?:

  • Notifications
  • Inbox
  • My Work ( your portfolio or work in progress)
  • Nearby ( you can connect with all creative people around you)

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I am absolutely in love with with this app. I’m using Adobe Color CC all the time. I am using Adobe Color CC when I travel (the colors I capture on the go are available in my CC Libraries when I get back to my desk). I can create  any shape using  Adobe Shape, for example, and I can continue  working on my shape later on using the colors that I captured using Adobe Color CC.
Since the Apple Watch doesn’t have a camera, it does the next best thing. Adobe Color CC on Apple Watch shows the TOP 10 color themes based on your location. You can choose to add 1, 2, or all 10 to your Library. Once you add one color theme it will create a Watch Themes Library and sync it to your Creative Cloud account.
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I am using my Creative Cloud app all the time.  I am using CC folders all the time with my workflows (mobile and desktop) and for me it is very important to be able to access to my CC account any time from anywhere.

With the CC app on my Apple Watch I can access to my:

  • Activity
  • Invites ( now you can stay in touch ALL THE TIME)
  • Comments ( you will never miss any comment)
  • Profile

SO with all those apps my busy life is a little less complicated…and I LOVE it.

Join me on my Social Networking sites

My Social Networking sites.

Hello everyone,
Just wanted to invite all of you to follow me on my Social Networking Sites for art, graphic design, website creation, mobile/desktop design applications tutorials, inspiration  and just to have a conversation.

Twitter: @Victoria_Pavlov
Facebook: Victoria Pavlov
Behance: Victoria_Pavlov 
Twitch: Victoriapavlov
Periscope: Victoria_Pavlov
YouTube: Victoria Pavlov 

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Painted in Adobe Sketch using Watercolor Brush
Painted in Adobe Sketch using Watercolor Brush

Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a GREAT app for your all mobile digital painting needs. You can start your painting project from anywhere at any time.  You don’t need to wait and put your inspiration on hold inspiration until you will get back to you desktop or laptop. With Adobe Photoshop Sketch you can start and finish an entire project using only your iPad. You can also start your project anywhere and finish your project at home/office using the desktop version of Adobe Photoshop CC.

Painted in Adobe Sketch using Watercolor Brush
Painted in Adobe Sketch using Watercolor Brush

I am happy to see the new watercolor paint brushes with the new Adobe Sketch 2.0 update. Using watercolor brushes allows you to blend your colors to create realistic painting based on watercolor paint techniques. Typical in “traditional” painting,  we are using watercolor paint over white paper. Watercolor paint based on water and because of that we can have a “color spreading ” effect when your watercolor paint is spreading over the white paper. In “traditional” painting we are using dry brushes, sponges or any other tool to dry out watercolor quickly to stop mixing the colors and spreading it over your paper. This option is in Adobe Photoshop Sketch: we have a FAN. Using the fan you can stop mixing and spreading the color at ANY  TIME. Just make the brush strokes with two colors, release your hand and click on fan icon right away!

You can send your Photoshop Sketch file to Adobe Illustrator CC or Adobe Photoshop CC.  The best way to get feedback about your work is upload it on  Behance.

Sketch of Woman

I BELIEVE AND KNOW that with the new watercolor brushes in Adobe Photoshop Sketch we have officially erased the border between “traditional” and digital painting. No such a thing as a “traditional” or digital painting: all is art with the same strokes, techniques, and art soul.


Help To Go

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My Help To Go service

My Help To Go service offers help with any of your design and photography projects. If you want a second opinion, or you’re just not sure if you are in a rough patch I can help you. This is a one-on-one online consultation. You can choose between half hour and one hour consultation.

I support follow applications:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Muse
  • Adobe Comp
  • Adobe Sketch
  • Adobe Brush
  • Adobe Shape
  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile
  • Adobe Color
  • Adobe Premiere Clip
  • Adobe Photoshop Mix
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Digital Painting

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Life is Good” is series of the cancer survivors and cancer patients images. With my series of images I want to show how GREAT life is. I want to show how strong people are.
“Life is Good” will be a variety of positive and beautiful art that seeks to represent those same qualities among the strong people who have survived, or are battling to survive cancer.

I desire is to raise cancer awareness in a positive, creative and loving manner by leasing space for a gallery to sell prints of my works.

All proceeds of each sale, after cost, will be contributed to charities. My GoFundMe goal amount will go toward the cost of leasing space and printing enough works to fill it.

With this project, I wish to show how GREAT life is and how strong people can be. I hope you will join me in this effort. The appreciation certainly would not end with me.

Life is Good