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To bring inspiration to life shouldn’t be difficult

To bring inspiration to life shouldn’t be difficult

 

As an artist I find inspiration everywhere. Because we’re in the 21st century I don’t need to put my inspiration on hold because I’m away from my easel or computer. Now I can create from ANYWHERE at ANY TIME.
I love everything about Autumn. Inspiration is everywhere, in colors, in fresh air, in pumpkin flavor. So I feel that I need to create more and thanks to Adobe mobile apps I can create my art using my mobile devices.
Today I will share with you my Autumn collection I created using Adobe Illustrator Draw, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Where did the inspiration come from? From my yard where I am playing with my puppy, from the trees around the fence, from the fresh and beautiful colors of the sky.

Using Adobe Illustrator Draw I created a pumpkin. I spent probably about 20 minutes and my pumpkin was ready. Because I liked that pumpkin so much I decided  to create another one.

Later on  I was sitting outside with my puppy  and our trees are already ready for the fall season so I decided to create another Halloween Art using Adobe Illustrator Draw, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.  I used the trees as an inspiration and created Halloween Village Art.

Using the same trees as inspiration I created a few leaves in Adobe Illustrator Draw, imported those files to Adobe Illustrator CC and created my new brushes out of those leaves. And now I can create any Fall art using my custom brushes.

The purpose of this post is to bring your inspiration to life. Don’t wait for the “perfect” time to create art. Whatever the inspiration is you will find it. You are able to bring it to life using your mobile devices and Adobe mobile apps. Don’t procrastinate…just do it…just create art anywhere at any time!

 

P.S. I uploaded all of my mobile Autumn Art to  Adobe Stock and all files were approved for sale.  Literally in 7 minutes after my files were approved, I received an email that I made a sale!!! Guess which file was sold??? My pumpkin!

 

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To bring inspiration to life shouldn't be difficult

 

 

 

Two feature requests for Apple to consider

Two feature requests for Apple to consider:

 

 

 

Before you will start reading my blog post I would like to point out: 

I am a huge Apple fan. 
This is not a criticism, it’s just a feature request from an Apple user. 
This post is NOT about AndroidWindows or any other phones. If you are happy with another brand, but Apple, good for you, so please don’t jump in to  tell me how your phone is already better. I’m happy you’re happy. 


 

On September 12th Apple introduced the new amazing iPhone X. I love everything about the new phone and definitely will pre-order it in October.

I am a huge Apple fan and I use Apple products every day, all day in my business and personal workflows. I use an iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and of course iPhone 7 Plus all day long. As a digital artist, graphic designer and photographer, I combine mobile and desktop workflows every day. My main applications are Adobe CC apps (on mobile and desktop).  iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are “always with me”. I am using Adobe Mobile Apps such as Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Illustrator Draw, Adobe Lightroom mobile, Adobe Photoshop Fix, Adobe Capture CC every day. Using Adobe Apps on my iPad Pro gave me amazing flexibility to work from anywhere at any time.
Also iPhone 7 Plus is my mobile office as well. I’m using my iPhone to paint and create an art as well (Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Illustrator Draw, Adobe Capture CC, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Spark Post are my primary apps for my art workflow on  iPhone.
iPhone for MANY of us is something that is ALWAYS with us. It doesn’t matter where we are and what we are doing.  As an artist I LOVE using my iPhone for my painting.  Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Illustrator, Draw are the best mobile applications for art creation and I really would like to bring my mobile art workflow using iPhone to the next level.

1st Feature Request: 
Apple, please give me ability to use my PERFECT Apple Pencil in my iPhone workflow. I don’t want to use any other stylist (none of them will be even remotely close to Apple Pencil perfection, so why do I need to spend my time and resources to try to find something that will give me better results than my finger?).

2nd Feature Request:
Apple, please let me charge and use my Apple Pencil at the same time.

That’s it. Bring Apple Pencil support to iPhone and don’t stop my work by making me have to charge Apple Pencil.  I can use my iPhone or iPad while it’s charging. The same should go for Apple Pencil.


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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

Three helpful tips for your mobile workflow

Three helpful tips for your mobile workflow

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More and more people are using mobile apps to do real work. Mobile apps on our mobile devices give us the freedom of creativity on the go. These three tips will help you to bring your creativity to the next level.

1:  Bring your project created in another Adobe Mobile app as an image layer to your current Adobe Mobile App. This will help you to jump between Adobe Mobile Apps when working on the same project.

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2: In Adobe Comp CC you can select a few objects to apply same effect at the same time Shift (tap and hold) + Tap. Applying the same effect at the same time  to multiple objects will guarantee identical effects will be applied to  multiple objects and plus it will speed up your workflow.

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3: In Adobe Lightroom mobile use DNG raw when you shoot using the Lightroom camera. Shooting DNG gives you an uncompressed file. DNG file = raw file

 

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My Books on Amazon

The Adobe Mobile Apps 

Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC

 

How to add a sunset effect in Photoshop

How to add a sunset effect in  Adobe Photoshop with only in one step

I took this picture few year ago in NYC using my iPhone‘s camera.

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The above image was taken in the evening through a glass window with  MANY PEOPLE around me so I did not have time to adjust my camera settings. Thanks  to Adobe Photoshop I can  improve my image (because I know how warm and beautiful the sunset looked and I want to make my photo looks as close to original condition as possible).

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Color Lookup > FallColors.look
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You can change the layer’s opacity (if needed)

 


My New Book  “Digital Painting for Photographers in  Adobe Photoshop CC “ on Amazon

Adobe Photoshop Painting vs. Adobe Photoshop Sketch Drawing

Adobe Photoshop painting vs. Adobe Photoshop Sketch Drawing

Created in Adobe Photoshop Sketch using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

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Many of you who know me know that a huge part of my digital imaging belongs to digital painting using Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop Sketch on iPad. I have different techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Sketch, even a digital painting technique for photographers (and no, you don’t need to be a professional painter to be able to use this technique).

Many times I am asked what I prefer most to draw in: Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Photoshop Sketch. Now I will answer that question:

Adobe Photoshop

is my digital heart. I am using Photoshop with EVERYTHING (photo retouching after my photography sessions, photo restoration, photo manipulation, graphic/web design, painting, 3D, animation, and much more). For me nothing is impossible in Photoshop.
For digital painting in Photoshop I have three techniques:
Painting for photographers – where the primary tool is the Mixer Brush Tool and you don’t need to have any painting experience.
Painting – where you need to have painting experience or you are willing to learn.
A Combination of Oil Paint filter (yay! we got this filter back!) and the Mixer Brush Tool.
I am using a Wacom tablet for all my digital needs on the desktop and especially with my digital painting  workflow

 

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

The Adobe Photoshop Sketch experience or “traditional” method of painting/sketching  using an iPad is like you are using a “real” canvas of paper to sketch or draw. You don’t need to be in front of your desktop or laptop to start working on your project. You can start and finish your project using your iPad or you can start your project using your iPad and finish your project in your desktop app such as Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Illustrator CC.

 

 

 

Now the “vs” part:

Adobe Photoshop CC: I can create any image in Adobe Photoshop starting from an empty document such as photo manipulation or 3D and after that I can start my painting process in Photoshop (we can’t do that in Adobe Photoshop Sketch). Also I can start my painting process using my photo as a based layer or just a clear canvas / from scratch. I can start my painting in Adobe Photoshop and finish in Adobe Photoshop Sketch. I need to have a Wacom tablet or the Astropad app installed on my iPad Pro to be able paint in Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch: I can start my painting project from scratch or use any images as a base layer (to trace it for example). In Adobe Photoshop Sketch we have AMAZING watercolor paintbrushes (we don’t have these brushes/live effects in Adobe Photoshop ). With the combination of Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Apple Pencil you have an absolutely amazing SKETCHING ability (before Apple Pencil and iPad Pro we were able to have this ability ONLY using the “traditional” method of sketching). Using Adobe Photoshop Sketch you can draw/sketch from ANYWHERE using your iPad.

Question: which do I prefer most? BOTH. I am using Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop Sketch every day. I can’t choose which is most important to me (like choosing which limb is most important to me). Both applications are different and both are very important to me. See my Adobe Photoshop work on Behance.net.

 

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