Digital Art – One Step Further


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Digital art created using various overlays and textures in Photoshop.

For ages, I have wanted to take my Photoshop Skills to a new level.. and today I decided it was time to venture into the world of digital art.  I have created some forms of art in the past but they have been primarily based on photographs we have taken.

Today was the day when I would start from scratch.. Julie Powell gave me my inspiration.. after I watched a video of hers on Vimeo called ‘Shoot for the Moon’.

And as we have just had a super-moon, I thought I would create some digital art using a super-moon.  On the internet I found a couple of free sites where you can download vectors and use free of charge.  I already had some textures in my library which I started out with… but please don’t ask me how I achieved the final result because believe me it was all trial and error.. but I am pleased with my very first attempt.

Once I imported my image back into Lightroom I added some Presets which I regularly use.. the first one being a Sepia Tone Preset

Toadstool
Digital art created using various overlays and textures in Photoshop.

 

My next Preset that I used was a deep midnight effect sort of Preset…

Toadstool
Digital art created using various overlays and textures in Photoshop.

 

My final image created in Lightroom was one using a Preset I created called Golden Tones.

Toadstool
Digital art created using various overlays and textures in Photoshop.

 

It is nowhere near as good as what Julie Powell produces.. but I would like to thank her for giving me the inspiration to try something new.  You can find Julie Powell’s work on her Portfolio Website and on her WordPress Blog.

This is something I have never tried before.. and believe me I thoroughly enjoyed it… And I practiced a lot of Photoshop techniques… Drop Shadows, Blending Modes, Clipping Masks to name but a few..

But I think out of all those images, my favourite two, are the midnight toned image and the golden toned image..  And if I were to do this sort of work again.. I think I would just lower the opacity of text layer.

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Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

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