In today’s world, Adobe Photoshop and other products used to enhance photography and works of art are an essential tool. Most of this powerful software has so many features, if you are a user, you are continuously amazed at the features you discover and the effects you can obtain. All visual artists are in reality entertainers, and these products allow you to put on a heck of a show.
The use of modern tools to enhance photography or produce traditional art without potential systemic effects from toxins in the medium has become a popular way to produce art and makes selling art simpler in our computerized world of online art sales. Rather than produce prints from a photograph of their work, artist can now create their work on a computer with the original being a digital file. Each person that buys the art is buying the original output of the artist. It is still a print, but print number one and print number five hundred will be essentially the same, with no loss of visual integrity.
This tutorial is basically an experimentation with some of the effects that can be obtained in Photoshop using layers, blend modes, textures and Topaz Impressions. I hope you enjoy and the information is helpful.
Note: This article is intended to discuss modern methods of enhancing photography and creating digital paintings and art. I was and still am a traditional artist, often using paints and brushes to produce my work. I applaud the talents of all artist regardless their choice of mediums. This article’s focus is on a specific artform and the tools that might assist artist using them or wanting to try their hand at digital art as a medium.
Recently, some of my photography and art friends that use Photoshop have asked how to take PDF Files and turn them into Wall Art. Many of the public domain historical documents such as patents are available, but only in PDF, not Jpeg or Tiff. PDFs and Photoshop often do not play nice together, but they can be brought into photoshop, copied and pasted into a new document as a layer. This video gives the rather simple step by step process to make this happen.
Valentine’s Day is that special time when you get to tell that special someone how much you care. One of the best ways to do that is with art. Art can provide the person you love with a lifetime of joy and each time they look at it, it will be you they are thinking about.
I know that Valentine’s Day comes shortly after the expense of Christmas and during the middle of Income Tax Season. As a result, I am slashing the prices of my artwork in half. All you have to do to receive a 50% discount on any of my published works on Fine Art America or my host Website http://barry-jones.artistwebsites.com is to use the following code at CHECKOUT:
This code applies to my portion of the price. Since all orders are carefully fulfilled by Fine Art America/Pixels.com I cannot offer a discount for their portion of the price, which includes printing and accessories. Regardless, this is an exceptional discount and applies to all of my art including Patent Prints. Please take a few minutes to browse my galleries. Out of the more than 1400 Prints available you are sure to find just the right Item for that special person.
As most of you know, for the past few months I have worked diligently at restoring Old Patent Images. This is a tedious process since most of the PDF files in the Public Domain are spotted and ink splattered. To make these historical documents and their images aesthetically pleasing, each image is retouched and placed on various custom backgrounds for wall display. The images are available in sizes up to 45 inches by 60 inches in a variety of finishes, including canvas, framed and matted, metal, acrylic, greeting cards and throw pillows. I am steadily working on restoring more and those will become available as time goes on. Below is a recent YouTube video I prepared to give you an idea of the nostalgic beauty intrinsic to these historical works of art by talented inventors who have contributed to the creation of the world we know. Visit My Website
The temperature is dropping, the days are crisp and clean, leaves are changing to their fall colors and it is a landscape photographers dream time. As a visual artist, I always love Fall. During the Autumn months, I spend much of my time driving the countryside looking for interesting shots or subjects for paintings. I thought I would share with you some of my recent works and hope that you will visit my website to check out my work and galleries. BTW, Boo, afterall, Friday is Halloween!
Until January 1, 2015, if you use the coupon code above at checkout, you will receive 25% off of my Image price on ALL of my images through Fine Art America. This discount applies only to the artist's portion of the pricing and does not discount fees and accessories applied by Fine Art America.
This is a video slide show of some of my coastal photography and art. I have thrown in a couple of mountain scenes for balance. I sincerely hope you like this and please visit my website and my Art Site.