Fun With Photoshop

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It’s been a while but here is my latest Photoshop painting. For this project I found a pattern that tweaked my interest in Filter Forge and used it through the entire painting. I made several different shapes in a number of sizes, then added textures, shadows and reflections. I also made use of the 3D plugin that’s Photoshop CS6.

All in all it was a fun project that took several hours  of time that I should have been using doing house work. Which do you think is more interesting and fun. Hmmmm! Enjoy.

Lines, Colours & Swirls

 

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Photoshop Paintings Two

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For this post I have worked on a couple more Photoshop paintings. I love starting with a blank page and then just adding colour, paint strokes, layer effects, a photograph, 3D, filter effects and imagination. It’s like magic when the final piece is staring you in the face. These projects can take 5 minutes or 5 hours depending on how complicated you want to make it or how imaginative you have at the time. I love it. It’s almost like therapy. Here are two pieces I just completed.


For the project on the right I chose a base colour of burgundy and worked from there. If you want to try to make something like this yourself, I’ve put together a short description of how it was done. Of course while going through it you could change the base colour to what ever tickles your fancy and use different brushes and so on. I’m sure you’ll come up with something just as beautiful as this. Start with opening Photoshop to a new canvas. I made mine letter size, it makes it easier for printing since most papers come in that size. Here is how I did the rest:  http://youtu.be/V98C47VmLi0

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Free Photoshop Brushes

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For this post I’d like to share with you a site that offers free Photoshop brushes and much more. The site is Brusheezy and it’s really easy to use. You can also share your own brushes with others as well if so desired. I am working on a few brushes myself that I hope to upload soon.
Anyway I love this site and I’m sure you will too.
I have examples of a couple of projects I’ve used some of the free brushes on. One image I’m going to feature, I made a short video of that shows the image from the beginning
background to the completed image. The entire image is made using mainly the free
brushes from Brusheezy and I added a hand drawing of one of my fairy character to the final image. I’ve also got a couple more Photoshop images that incorporate brushes and other Photoshop special effects.
Don’t forget to check out Brusheezy when your finished here. I’m sure you’ll love it.

Photoshop Painting04 video