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Wild Animal Spirits In Pencil And Marker Illustrations By Katy Lipscomb (Interview)

Katy Lipscomb is a freelance illustrator living in Alpharetta, Georgia. Her goals in life are to be a good person and to share her art with the …

Refine Edge – Your Best Friend in Photoshop

Being able to create precise selections of objects, even if they have fuzzy edges is of major importance in Photoshop. You're not only going to need …

Tutorials

How to Create a Vector Portrait With Curly Hair in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial was originally published in November 2012 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does …

Graphics

Saving A Photoshop Look Up Table

If you use adjustment layers to create a look in Photoshop and want to be able to replicate it then Look Up Tables, or LUTs, are the answer;<p>For this …

When is a Photograph No Longer a Photograph?

Is the above image a photograph or is it something else? Is it digital art? Is it something created by someone who took loads of photos and layered …

Photography

Photoshop: Technique for Manual Blending

Here is a quick and easy Photoshop technique for creating a layer mask to separate the sea and sky from the ground in landscape photos. This …

5 Photoshop Tricks You (Probably) Don’t Know

The Photoshop Training Channel published this great 9-minute video with 5 useful Photoshop tricks that the majority of casual Photoshop users …

Five Handy Photoshop Tricks You Might Not Know

<b>The Photoshop Training Channel</b> has published a video detailing five Photoshop tips to help casual users of the software.<p><b>The guide</b> covers advanced …

How to enhance any photo in 6 simple steps

Introduction<p>Photos don't often come out of the camera perfect. Sometimes they're skewed, sometimes they're too dark or too light and sometimes the …

How To Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a cool portrait effect using a long passage of text that bends and deforms around the contours of …

Graphics

Photoshop Genius Erik Johansson Shows How His Mind-Bending Pics Are Born

Photoshop master Erik Johannsson creates optical illusions and photo manipulations so mind-bending and life-like that his work sometimes seems like …

Famous Paintings Turned Into Batman Pop Art

How do you get people to be more interested in classical art? By adding Batman, of course! Vartan Garnikyan is transporting the caped crusader into …

Hawaiian Artist Paints Amazing Murals Just Above The Tide

Creating hyperrealistic artworks requires a steady hand, a wealth of technical skills and a tremendous amount of imagination and patience.<p>But …

Art

Street Artist Draws a 30-Foot-Wide Tokyo Panorama

Can you find the secret 'Akira' reference in Decktwo's massive new illustration?<p>A sprawling metropolis blossoms on a 30' stretch of white paper as French illustrator and street artist Thomas Dartigues, a.k.a. Decktwo, freehands the intricately detailed, semi-mythical panorama of Tokyo he calls</i> …

Cute Animals

DIY Plans: Flip-Top Work Bench Plans

The woodworking plans in this section are brought to you in association with our friends at FurniturePlans.com.<p>It is a downloadable plan, in PDF …

Woodworking

Robin Eley - Artist

After 5 months I am nearing the end on my self portrait. There is still work to do and yet more to reveal about this painting, but for now I am just …

Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props <i>à la</i> DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- namely, they're hard to carry and break easily if you mess up. They built The Sprite to overcome …

Drones

How to paint a Harry Potter book cover

Back in the autumn of 2013, I was asked by Bloomsbury to create a test cover for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. A handful of artists were …

Harry Potter

How to create realistic hair in 4 simple steps

The most important thing when approaching hair is to think about the general appearance, which should suit the character's face. I always sketch …

Hair

15 Of Banksy’s Most Iconic Street Artworks

Royaltalks<p>Once upon a time not so very long ago, graffiti was only thought of socially as taboo. It was an act of vandalism found in low-income …

Artist Turns Old Keys And Coins Into Recycled Art

Even discarded keys and coins can be turned into beautiful art with some creativity and the right sort of know-how. Michael (or Moerkey), an artist …

Paint Realistic Long Fur Without a Fur Brush in Adobe Photoshop

Although there are so many digital fur brushes available, it's very hard to get a satisfying result with them. It's because they're tricky—they won't …

Explosive Splattered Ink Animal Paintings by Hua Tunan | Colossal

<p>The creatures depicted in Chinese artist Hua Tunan‘s ink paintings seem moments away from escaping the canvas. Each piece seems to pulse with …

How to paint luscious lips

When it comes to learning how to paint realistic parts of anatomy, the process is usually the same. First, study the body part in real life, through …

Practical Brush Effects in Adobe Photoshop

Have you ever seen an amazing effect in a piece of digital art and wondered how they did it? Maybe it was a figure in a column of smoke or a flaming …

Photoshop