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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

 

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Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop

The Adobe Mobile Apps

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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.

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)

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Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom

Victoria Pavlov Studio

 

 

ParticleShop Plugin for Adobe Photoshop

Geisha

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

Before

Geisha

After

 

Fotolia
 

From “traditional” to digital painting

I always believed that we have reached the point that there are no more boarders between “traditional” and digital art.  Using Moleskine and Adobe apps we can jump from a “traditional”  pencil painting to digital painting using Adobe Photoshop CC.

I started my project using the  Moleskine Smart Notebook (Creative Cloud connected )

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Using the FREE  Moleskine, a Creative Cloud connected app I took picture of my sketch . The image was saved in my Creative Cloud folder.

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And I finished my project in Adobe Photoshop CC  using a Wacom Tablet

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Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Medium Tablet (PTH651)

Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display (DTK1300)

 

 

Musician

Musician painted in Adobe Photoshop CC and Wacom using Mixer Brush Tool

Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom
Painted with Adobe Photoshop CC & wacom