As I sit quietly in the dark watching holiday lights twinkle, I am reminded once again just how fortunate I am. The tapestry of my life is threaded with so many gifts––the richness of the creative process, the support and enthusiasm of creative people like you, and the love of family and friends. The opportunity […]View Post
During a recent RMSP Creative Compositing workshop in Boulder, one of the lively participants, Lindsay Castor, presented an image of a train that triggered a variety of clever ideas. One of the most exciting suggestions was to gradually fade the train into a drawing or painting. Lindsay and I loved the idea so we […]View Post
I know this may sound like an advertisement or a broken record, but really it’s just a love affair playing out in the form of a Workbench. Seriously, I’m wild about Filter Forge and I can’t say enough good things about it. In the interest of full disclosure, Filter Forge did not court me. […]View Post
Because layer masks are made of pixels like a layer, they offer tremendous control when blending one layer with another. Layer masks accept paint, gradients, density and contrast adjustments, and filters. In today’s Workbench, we’ll add a distressed image to a mask in order to randomize the way the host layer interacts with the […]View Post
Russell Brown of Adobe never fails to delight and entertain. At the recent Photoshop World Conference, he demoed a free action used for producing spiraling star trails from a photograph of stationary stars against a dark sky. To obtain a copy of his action, click this link, navigate to the Star Trails Action and click […]View Post
If you’ve never heard of Filter Forge, allow me be the first to tell you that it’s the most remarkable filter-generating product that I’ve ever encountered. Within 24 hours of downloading the fully-functional free trial version, I was completely addicted. Filter Forge is a high-end plugin for Photoshop that allows computer artists to build […]View Post
Happy Holidays to you all!
This season always reminds me just how fortunate I am. For life’s many blessings, I feel a profound and overwhelming sense of gratitude. My days are filled with the presence of loving, generous, creative, and kind people. Thank you for being among that group.
Unfortunately, not everyone is as […]View Post