Photoshop Turns 25-ish

It’s been a quarter century since the first version of Photoshop was released as part of a scanning software package. Back in the late 90s I was thrilled to be able to clip and clone my way through image files where backgrounds didn’t cooperate, and passersby or telephone poles photo-bombed seemingly non-stop. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

Organic Symmetry in a Cross-App Illustration

As I prepare to make some sugar skulls this year, I thought it would be fun to start with a primer. I found this tutorial and couldn’t resist. I approached this piece a little differently than did the author of the tutorial—a professional illustrator. I don’t think there’s any right or wrong way to execute this … Continue reading

Photoshop Treatment With a Very Specific Application

A friend is preparing to paint her house, and she asked me to help her with some color palettes. I told her I could apply the hues in Photoshop so she could get an idea of what looked good with her architecture. Of course, I couldn’t leave it at that. Anyone who has friends who … Continue reading

Stranger Things: Sunday, September 16th, 2012

All Those Palettes and Menus, and it Turns Out the History Pane is King

Infinity Ball

What began as an eight-ball tattoo design got turned on its ear, in a manner of speaking, and became an “infinity ball” logo and artistic concept. The stationary version carries a different connotation than the one floating among the clouds. Photoshop just kept providing the media: brushes, paths, adjustment layers, filters, raster effects,  gradients, light effects, … Continue reading