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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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What you would like to see

I am planning to record new series of tutorials:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Fuse CC
  • Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Muse CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Sketch
  • Adobe Illustrator Draw
  • Adobe Comp CC
  • Adobe Capture CC
  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile
  • Adobe Photoshop Mix
  • Adobe Photoshop Fix
  • Adobe Stock

 

Any specific tutorials you would like to see? If so please, let me know using Post Comment option below or send me a tweet @Victoria_Pavlov

My new videos about the latest update of Adobe photoshop CC

Here are the links to my latest videos

There’s a new update to Photoshop CC and it’s got lots of cool little things and changes. Here are a few of my recent videos that showcase the changes and enhancements.

Photo Manipulation

See my latest videos….

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Astropad with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

 

Digital Painting

Astropad with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

I have been using the full version of Adobe Photoshop CC  on my iPad Pro using Apple Pencil via the Astropad App for the past few days. The application that helps me to operate Adobe Photoshop CC on my iPad Pro is Astropad. Astropad costs $19.99 and for this very LOW price I am able to work on ANY project using my Adobe Photoshop CC full version on my iPad Pro from ANYWHERE at my home or studio.

Today I tried digital painting in Adobe Photoshop CC on my iPad Pro using the Mixer Brush Tool and Apple Pencil (a pressure sensitive stylus). I am extremely pleased with how Astropad performs. No lag! My brush strokes remans same (real-time), I don’t need to change anything in my technique. I want to point out that all the colors displayed on in Adobe Photoshop CC using Astropad are absolutely the same to my eyes.

Another BIG plus with Astropad is that I don’t need to look at my monitor during my painting. So the digital painting experience using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil in combination with the full version of Adobe Photoshop CC is ABSOLUTELY identical to traditional painting using canvas, paper and your favorite brush or pencil (My iPad Pro and Apple Pencil review is posted here) .

 

 

Now when I travel I will not take with me my medium Wacom Intuos tablet because I always travel with my iPad Pro. My iPad Pro  has all my favorite mobile applications like Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Photoshop Fix, Adobe Photoshop Mix and many more Adobe mobile apps. So why would I need to carry my Wacom tablet with me anymore? I don’t.

 

 

Digital Painting Made Easy with The Mixer Brush Tool in Adobe Photoshop

Victoria Pavlov Studio

My favorite and primary tool in my digital painting is the Mixer Brush Tool in Adobe Photoshop CC.

I have two styles in my digital painting:
Painting for Photographers (you don’t need to have any painting experience)
Painting from Scratch (you need to have painting experience or you need to be willing to learn how to paint 🙂  )

 

For the last few days I have received many questions about my favorite technique using the Mixer Brush Tool (digital painting for photographers)

My favorite technique:
Favorite Brush: Per Stroke Brightness Variance
Preset: Custom
Load Brush after Each Stoke ( clean brush after each stroke)

brush

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Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom

Victoria Pavlov Studio

 

 

ParticleShop Plugin for Adobe Photoshop

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ParticleShop is a brush plugin for Adobe Photoshop.

I was introduced to ParticleShop the brush plugin for Adobe Photoshop at Photoshop World 2015. I liked the demo and I decided to buy and try this plugin ( You can download the trial version to try first).

First of  all I want to point  out that if you are looking for a great painting plugin this in NOT your plugin. I can’t imagine using this plugin for my type of painting. My primary and one and only application for my all digital painting work is Adobe Photoshop CC and most of the time I am using the Mixer Brush Tool. Also I am using Adobe Sketch ( Adobe mobile drawing application) as well. So if you will ask me what is the best application for a digital painting I will answer: The ONE and ONLY Adobe Photoshop CC.

I am not using any third party plugins.   As an  Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber the main and primary reason for  me to use ParticleShop plugin is that this plugin is works with the newest version of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and the one one license you purchase will be installed for Adobe Photoshop CC  and Adobe Lightroom as well.

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The ParticleShop plugin is a great plugin for any type of artistic retouching. It’s amazing with hair and high fashion retouching, and if you like to apply any effects to your image you’ll probably like it. Because ParticleShop is the brush plugin for Adobe Photoshop you have access to all powerful Adobe Photoshop futures, including layers and if combine the plugin with other Photoshop features you will create a very powerful image. With the ParticleShop plugin you have control over your image, you can control the brush strokes:  light, color, and angle. You can apply multiple brush(es) effects in one image. Combine, change the  color,  and opacity of the brush. You can apply brush strokes effects and return to Photoshop and apply the layer mask, duplicate the layer and continue your workflow using Adobe Photoshop. If after that you want to  return to ParticleShop you can do it at any time.

I like the plugin and will use it for sure with my design and art workflow.
I have only two complaints about the Starter Pack Options:

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1: I wish I had at least two different types of each default brushes.
You can buy additional brush packs for $29.99 each but I am not sure I will spend $29.99 for each brush pack (each plugin has 11 brushes and  so it would be 11 packs) just after I spent $49.99 for the plugin. If I would have at least two different combinations  of each brush as a Starter Pack Options I would feel much better.
2: I had trouble making some of my brushes big enough for my image ( 6016 x 4016 ) even after I made  the Brush size by Maximum = 750 ( Starter Pack Options)
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Geisha

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After

 

Fotolia
 

Convert your photo into a drawing

Step by step tutorial how to convert your photo into a drawing using  Adobe Lightroom  CC:

1: Open your image in the Develop module  ( I am using Adobe Stock   image #57908828

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2: Click on the Black & White Tab

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3: Apply the following setting

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4: Using Tone Curve apply following setting

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5: Apply the following Black & White Setting

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Adobe Lightroom Tutorial

 
 

Fotolia

 

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Download Adobe Lightroom 

How to Make a Movie Poster with Adobe Photoshop Mix

Click on + icon

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Click on Camera Roll icon

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Choose your first ( and it will be our background ) image

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Resize your image

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Adjust > Exposure ( move exposure’s slider all way to the left to apply the Night Time Effect to our background layer)

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Click on the second layer icon and add your second image

Click on Cut Out icon. Now we need to remove the Moon’s background.
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Resize the Moon’s size

Adjust > Exposure ( move exposure’s slide to the left to make the moon darker )

Holding the Moon Layers move this layer over our Background layer
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Now we have another “empty” layer. Click on the “empty” layer and chose the robot image

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Cut Out > Remove Robot’s image background

Adjust > Exposure > Move Exposure slider to the left to make robot image absolutely dark

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Holding Robot Layer icon move this layer over our First layer

Click on Looks icon > Natural + look

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Adjust > Saturation > Move slider to the left

Send to Photoshop > Your image is Stored in your Creative Cloud Photoshop Folder

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Open your Photoshop Mix image in Photoshop

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Adobe Paper Texture Pro

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Chose any paper texture you like to work with > Image > Adjustment > Vibrance

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Make Layer opacity = 67% > Gradient Tool ( with opacity = 18% )

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Apply mask to highlight the moon and robot

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Adjustment Layers > Exposure

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Final