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.



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.


  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.


  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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