Creating a base layer

salles-ed-2Although I can do all kinds of things I suspect I have only scratched the surface of what can be done with Photoshop.  Not that I am wanting to create digital art as an end in itself, more that I want to create things that I can use in my art that are solely my own work. That way there are no tricky copyright issues and that has to be a good thing, right?

These pieces started with photos I took last night at a friend’s place and have two or three layers each. I’ll be transfering them onto canvas and them painting more layers over the top.

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3 thoughts on “Creating a base layer

  1. You may have only scratched the surface, but we only learn by playing and experimenting! Intriguing backgrounds, I hope that you’ll share the canvases when you’ve added the paint.

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  2. Hey Cath, these are great. I am a great fan of layering. They might be cool as inspiration or whatever in your textile works.

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  3. I’ve been using photoshop for 10 years, and I’m still learning more about it all the time… Art of Photoshop by Daniel Giordan is a great book for learning more from the artistic perspective. And there’s lots of great tutorials at Layers magazine.

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