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Imagine – a Book Cover

I actually got some work done yesterday! Using the fabric paper that I made last week (you can see it here) I constructed a notebook cover/organizer for my journal and notes. The fabric paper makes a strong, tough cover fabric, and I collaged together an inkjet print...

Printing on Texture

Last week I finished designing a new clutch purse using fabric beads in unusual ways - for handgrips and purse feet. You can see the finished design it here. Now the same clutch purse design takes on a whole new persona. Instead of using plain fabric, this one is...

Photoshop Elements 9: Layer Masks

If you've been following along, I'm currently doing a review of all the cool new stuff in the latest version 9 of Photoshop Elements. If you haven't yet tried Photoshop Elements 9, Adobe offers a free 30 day trial. You can download it here. In this tutorial I'm going...

Photoshop Elements: Organizing Brushes

As you know I use Photoshop Elements a lot these days and over the years I've also collected an enormous amount of Photoshop Brushes which I use particularly to create texture and shadows when making digital art. Recently however the need for law and order in my...

Photoshop Elements: Fabric Fold Textures

What's better than fabric? Well, maybe not better, but certainly in the ball-park .... Fabric Textures of course! And high resolution fabric textures at that. The Thinkdesign Blog has kindly made available for free a fabulous high resolution "Fabric Fold" texture pack...

Photoshop Elements: Colored Vignette

A couple of weeks ago I posted a tutorial for making a vignette with a faded edge. Today I'll show you a way to make a colored vignette. A colored vignette can be used to highlight an area of your image to draw focus to it. Note: This tutorial is for Photoshop...

Photoshop Elements: Faded Edge Vignette

There are a number of ways to make a vignette and there are a number of different types of vignettes. This tutorial shows how to make a vignette that fades the edges of an image. The tutorial is for Photoshop Elements 6, but the instructions should be the same or...

Journal Cover – Poppy

Using the same technique as I used on this journal cover, this is another of my digital art designs printed on fabric paper treated with digital grounds. I've treated the surface with a sealer which gives it a soft gloss finish and helps to protect the fabric paper....

Japanese Journal Cover

This is a journal cover I finished recently. The image is a digital art design printed onto fabric paper using digital grounds. I've used this image before, but it's taken on a whole new persona now that I've added other design elements. These journal covers are about...

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