I really don’t even know what to tell you.

I really don’t even know what to tell you.

Ok, another day, another 5-10 minute Photoshop experiment.So for this one - first thing that popped into my head for an image was Hilton, one of my art buddies had liked a post :D. So I google’d Hilton and of course I got an image of Paris Hilton. So okay…I like working with human figures so I grabbed the largest image I could of her whole body. Cut it in half and merged them to make a double legged figure. Cool.Now what? Well I want to see what all of these fucking filters do in Photoshop, yeah, the ones I never use. So I grab “Mezzotint” from the filters menu ( CS6 ).To my surprise this filter gives the image i cut up a ” woodcut ” aesthetic. Or rather it looks like a block-print with lots of flaws, woodgrain, and texture. I dig it - so I keep it. Cool.Now I multiply this shape and as ALWAYS I mess with the layer styles to see what types of combinations I can get with other elements. Apply some color theory and contrast - Texture vs Flat solid color - Line vs Solid Shape. blah blah bl..TL:DR - Mezzotint in the PS filters menu gives images a woodblock print aesthetic! Just use Threshold from the Image -> Adjustments menu to turn the textured shape into pure black and white. Select the white with the magic wand and then Select -> Similar, then delete all the white! Now you have a woodblock styled shape you can overlay over anything!Bye!

Ok, another day, another 5-10 minute Photoshop experiment.

So for this one - first thing that popped into my head for an image was Hilton, one of my art buddies had liked a post :D. So I google’d Hilton and of course I got an image of Paris Hilton. So okay…I like working with human figures so I grabbed the largest image I could of her whole body. Cut it in half and merged them to make a double legged figure. Cool.

Now what? 
Well I want to see what all of these fucking filters do in Photoshop, yeah, the ones I never use. So I grab “Mezzotint” from the filters menu ( CS6 ).

To my surprise this filter gives the image i cut up a ” woodcut ” aesthetic. Or rather it looks like a block-print with lots of flaws, woodgrain, and texture. I dig it - so I keep it. Cool.

Now I multiply this shape and as ALWAYS I mess with the layer styles to see what types of combinations I can get with other elements. 

Apply some color theory and contrast - Texture vs Flat solid color - Line vs Solid Shape. blah blah bl..

TL:DR - Mezzotint in the PS filters menu gives images a woodblock print aesthetic! Just use Threshold from the Image -> Adjustments menu to turn the textured shape into pure black and white. Select the white with the magic wand and then Select -> Similar, then delete all the white! Now you have a woodblock styled shape you can overlay over anything!

Bye!

So this one came out crazy.Started with a google search of a “Greg”, got a portrait of a bearded balding man with greasy hair. Ended up super-swirling the shit out of that photo after copying and cutting certain parts.I layered these together with layer styles (mulitply) and took an eraser to the top layer to reveal the middle one - giving this wierd see-thru effect.So yea, I’m going to explain what I do so maybe you guys can learn too.

So this one came out crazy.

Started with a google search of a “Greg”, got a portrait of a bearded balding man with greasy hair. Ended up super-swirling the shit out of that photo after copying and cutting certain parts.

I layered these together with layer styles (mulitply) and took an eraser to the top layer to reveal the middle one - giving this wierd see-thru effect.

So yea, I’m going to explain what I do so maybe you guys can learn too.

Doing another learning project for a bit. I love using Photoshop, but I realize that I’m only using like 20% of it’s potential. So I had this idea to start an extremely easy project to get familiar with everything I can do with PS.I have a timer set - 5 minutes - I must randomly create a digital image from using random or spontaneous tools from the photoshop menus. Seeing how they combine and work together, and the exciting part is seeing exciting “combos” that really give me an easy or cool way to improve my digital graphics and designs.It’s for experimenting, exploring and learning. 

Doing another learning project for a bit. I love using Photoshop, but I realize that I’m only using like 20% of it’s potential. 

So I had this idea to start an extremely easy project to get familiar with everything I can do with PS.

I have a timer set - 5 minutes - I must randomly create a digital image from using random or spontaneous tools from the photoshop menus. Seeing how they combine and work together, and the exciting part is seeing exciting “combos” that really give me an easy or cool way to improve my digital graphics and designs.

It’s for experimenting, exploring and learning. 

Still working this one over. Keeping it light for now. 

Still working this one over. Keeping it light for now. 

Working on some more digital painting!

Working on some more digital painting!

Doing some light painting, worked on this for about 20 minutes. I’m getting back into figures. I want to practice using more color with my skin tones, also I need to start using photo references rather than my imagination.

Doing some light painting, worked on this for about 20 minutes. I’m getting back into figures. I want to practice using more color with my skin tones, also I need to start using photo references rather than my imagination.

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Got inspired by Garth’s helmet. Scha-wing!

Got inspired by Garth’s helmet. Scha-wing!

Fusion Driven Engines might cut our Mars expeditions down to only a 30 day trip! Cool!

Fusion Driven Engines might cut our Mars expeditions down to only a 30 day trip! Cool!