Exploring Photoshop: Removing backgrounds the easy way

Exploring Photoshop: Removing backgrounds the easy way

One of the challenges I’ve always experienced when editing my product images, is removing the background. Depending on the technique you use to remove the main image from the background, sometimes it can end up looking like the dog...
Sewing with a curved needle

Sewing with a curved needle

This week I’ve been trying to get back into work mode after taking a break over the holidays but I just can’t seem to do it! Having some down time was far too good and I want more! It wasn’t that I did absolutely nothing...
Art journaling for the time challenged

Art journaling for the time challenged

For the last several years I’ve attempted to keep an art journal without too much success. However this year I decided to try again after discovering The Documented Life Project which is a free online project complete with support...
Sketchbook cover update

Sketchbook cover update

Don’t you just hate it when life gets in the way of playtime? I started on this sketchbook wrap some weeks ago and haven’t had a whole lot of time to finish it off, however I’ve found a few spare minutes here and there...
Exploring Photoshop: Blending Modes – Difference

Exploring Photoshop: Blending Modes – Difference

If you’ve played with blending modes in Photoshop you no doubt have your favorites. My favorite blending modes are generally “overlay” and “soft light” because they seem to produce consistent results for the...
Monoprinting using a gelatine plate and other disasters

Monoprinting using a gelatine plate and other disasters

I gave my new gelatine plate a try out the other day and made several prints to use as textured backgrounds for some upcoming projects. I used ordinary acrylic paint and discovered that it takes a little practice to water it down to get...
Monoprinting and digital eco-dyeing

Monoprinting and digital eco-dyeing

Some weeks I get to play a lot, some weeks not so much. This week I’m somewhere in the middle and have several projects in progress – one I’m just beginning and one almost completed. Monoprinting Monoprinting seems to be...
Navigating Photoshop Elements 12

Navigating Photoshop Elements 12

After suffering through a twelve month subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud in order to use the full version of Photoshop (too bad, too sad they went this way), I am now at last free of their clutches and back to using Photoshop...
Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Hope

Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Hope

  “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson

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