I am a professional photographer and digital artist. I am using Adobe Stock images every day with most of my digital imaging workflow, tutorials and etc. I love Adobe Stock because it’s easy to use and I am able to find any high quality image that I need in no time. Also I am very happy about being able to contribute my own photography, digital imaging I create to Adobe Stock. Last week I desided to do a still life photo shoot ( fall inspIred colors) to submit my images for Thanksgiving season. I did set up a small “home studio” setting and used a Westcott Flex Light LED 10″. I used Wesfcott LED continuous lighting before during my portrait session along with the Westcott Eye Lighter and I decided to try it with my still life session. I loved everything about their LED lights: quality of lightning, being able to control the range of lightning. I can mount the Flex Light LED anywhere and on almost anything including a chair, light stand, door, table, just name it and most of all I can take it anywhere with me when I travel. It’s very flexible and I don’t worry about extra space in my backpack (as usual I don’t have any space at all), I can fold it and use at any location at any place with any type of my photo session. My Thanksgiving Stock Images ( for now )
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
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.
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…
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:
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)
What’s in the Behance Apple Watch app?:
My Work ( your portfolio or work in progress)
Nearby ( you can connect with all creative people around you)
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.
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:
Invites ( now you can stay in touch ALL THE TIME)
Comments ( you will never miss any comment)
SO with all those apps my busy life is a little less complicated…and I LOVE it.
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.
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.
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!
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.