Category Archives: Photoshop fun

Digital painting _02, Vegetation

Wow, I love this one!

I work through different tutorials step by step to improve my skills in digital painting.
I learn so much of this matte painting.

I use my photographs as inspiration for painting textures. Once again opened the eyes for especially light and shadows, color shades, lines in the landscape and composition at all.  

I was not aware that there were so many options and tools in Photoshop. And I'm still only able to use a fraction. I also learn a lot of shortcuts, although I can not make them all work on my Mac Book Pro. Where do I find for example the square braces on my keyboard? I have googled and googled - but without seeing a response that has got the shortcut to work.

Well, but the joy of sitting and painting and learning new, completely overcomes this little frustration.My first landscape paint ever, in photoshop, you see above

Digital Painting..Rocks

I have experimented with Photoshop quite a bit in the last couple of years. Can find out how to adjust colors and contrasts and have used a bit of blending of my pictures.

Just before Christmas, I wanted to work a little more with Photoshop, and improve my knowledge and ability. I have always had a desire to combine my interest in photography and painting. I have thousands of pictures, paintings a little less 🙂
When I've been to celebrations or trips on nature, I've always taken a lot of images of textures for later use. For the production of my textures for Blender buildings, and also to get inspiration to produce my surfaces in Photoshop.

In my search for inspiration around the web, I dropped over the concept of Matte painting. It is digital painting combined with the insertion of photographs, or rather parts of pictures. You use textures and colors from the images and blend them into their composition. And mix it with digital painting. It is a method widely used in the production of concept art for movies and games.

But it's not just jumping over Matte-painting. To get well, you need to acquire necessary skills in digital painting. Basic knowledge about colors, compositions, light, and shadow are the same as for photography and different visual art, e.g., oil or acrylic painting. The big challenge is to use Photoshop and brushes to get the special effects you want. Mainly to learn some of the numerous possibilities, brushes, shortcuts, color mixes in Photoshop, can be a considerable challenge. There are many excellent and many terrible videos on YouTube to help you through the basic stuff and technique.

I've watched some videos I found usable and become tempted to try to paint rocks of different kinds.
So this Sunday afternoon I have practiced to draw and paint rocks. Here you can see today's results.

The first drawings of sketches and  fill in with basic colors 
And the final result 

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

So is another year to end.
Seen in the signs of creativity, how has it gone?
I have done a little, photographed in RL, did shot in Sl, built 3d models in Blender, followed lessons in SL by Graham and Rottie, started following lessons in CC cookie, and lately  I have worked a little more in photoshop. You can see the result on this page. So little I have made, but not as much as I wish.

My professional life (and I'm grateful that I have one) takes a lot of my time and energy. Also sometimes too much. That means that I can´t spend so much time on my hobbies that I can become really good. But I use my pursuits to shut down for the busy day, and I'm sure that because I have these interests and challenges, it helps to ensure I'm not affected by stress. All worries are forgotten when I work with images or 3D.
The goal for 2018? Hmmm .. just having the opportunity to work on the things I'm doing, get even better by using Blender and photoshop. Be even better to take excellent photographs. Maybe still try to combine it with Sl or perhaps find other virtual platforms

In any case, thanks to those who have been by my website and I wish  all of you  a Happy New Year

A lazy day

Best wishes for a happy year 2017

A day to repair hangovers and lack of sleep after New Year's evening and night with friends. What is more relaxing than watching "Bears from Alaska" on television and work in photoshop with some of the last year's pictures. I have worked with about 20 different layers, blending, brushes, and coloring.
Three images I made today: "Guidelines for the New Year, "Entering the New Year," and "Sailing in the early morning "
With these three pictures, I wish you all a happy year  2017

Click at the little image to watch the images.