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Learn to Create Beautiful PhotoArt

Learn to Create Beautiful PhotoArt

I've been using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements for almost 15 years to create digital art in one form or another, and over the years I've developed my own favorite techniques for creating beautiful PhotoArt. Now you can also learn my favorite techniques for making...

PhotoArt Pincushion Tutorial

PhotoArt Pincushion Tutorial

With gift giving season just around the corner, these pincushions are a perfect handmade gift for your sewing friends ... or even for yourself. And they are so quick and easy to make you won't be able to stop at just one. You can easily personalize these pincushions...

How to Colorize a Photo in Photoshop & Photoshop Elements

How to Colorize a Photo in Photoshop & Photoshop Elements

There are lots of different ways to colorize a photo in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, and the techniques used depend on whether your original photo is in color or black and white. In this tutorial I'll show you how to take a color photo, desaturate it, and then...

How to Make a Watermark Brush for your Photos

How to Make a Watermark Brush for your Photos

When publishing images on the web I always like to add a watermark signature on the bottom corner, mainly so that others know where the photo originated. If someone sees your photo on the internet or on social media and wants to know more, they can then easily find...

Stitched textiles with a little wabi sabi on the side

Stitched textiles with a little wabi sabi on the side

Here in Central Florida Hurricane Matthew is now a thing of the past and life is getting back to normal. Although we were fortunate to suffer only minimal damage, it does take a few days to destress from a force of nature such as a hurricane, so I have to admit I'm...

Work in Progress: Watercolor Print on Fabric

Work in Progress: Watercolor Print on Fabric

I decided to print one of my watercolor sketch PhotoArt images onto fabric to see how it would turn out. Well watercolor on fabric never looked so good and all without the mess! It's a beautiful result and the image printed out better than I expected. I used some...

A Page from my Art Journal: Making Moments Count

A Page from my Art Journal: Making Moments Count

Making moments count. That's what life's all about really, isn't it? Days, months, years go by so quickly, and although it's easy to remember the big special moments, the little ones get lost in the passing of time. Yet, very often it's the small moments that hold...

Easy Selective Coloring Effect using Photoshop

Easy Selective Coloring Effect using Photoshop

Isolating colors in your photos can be used to add a pop of color to areas of a photo that you want to emphasize. By turning part of the photo into a black and white image, the colored portion stands out in contrast. This is a quick and easy technique to achieve using...

Designing with Photoshop: PhotoArt Quilt

Designing with Photoshop: PhotoArt Quilt

Photoshop is not only a great program for processing photos and creating PhotoArt, it's also quite useful as a design program. My design needs are fairly simple but I use Photoshop to easily create repeat patterns, to create templates for print'n'sew projects, and I...

Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt

Although I love to make textile and fabric art using my PhotoArt images printed onto fabric, one of my favorite ways to use my digital designs is for a more practical application - to create unique bags and purses. Which is one of the reasons I love bags with flaps....

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