Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I spent quite a bit of time last week playing with these images, learning how to make them using the shape tools, which was frustrating as I didn't get the results I wanted.

I asked my teacher if there was an easier way and from that conversation my world changed, the prospects where unlimited by just using the pen tool.

So today with just a little play around learning how the pen tool works I finally made my houses just the way I wanted.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Black Fish

Last night I played with some of my art in Photoshop to see what I could come up with.
The Black Fish is the end result.

This scanned image of ink lino cut stamp over watercolour looked very washed out, 
so I adjusted the levels to make it look sharper.

My quick sketch of a fish looked very dirty when scanned .

I gave it a bit of a clean all over using the dodge tool, then cleaned up it's face with the brush tool.
Wow! you can really notice the difference. I left the rest as I couldn't be bothered with all that detail.

I then cut out with fish with the magnetic tool, placed it over the other image and reduced the opacity.

Here I got this effect for the back image from the "dust & scratch" filter.
The fish I used "hard light" in layers to make it sharper.

Lastly I used "puppet warp" to alter the back image.
Then on the fish I used "glowing edges" in texturise, which made the fish black.

So from two ordinary looking scanned images, I think I made something that looks pretty cool.