Blog, Commercial, Illustration, Running your own art business, surface pattern design, Uncategorized

How to create a simple greeting card mockup

Learn how to use photoshop to create fretting card mockups.

Blog, daughter of woman, photography

Photo review from Rise International Photography Awards – Creative

The RISE International Photography Awards is a unique, online photography awards system aimed at seeing entrants elevate their work from one award year to the next. The judges gave written feedback to all entrants on all photos entered. I entered three images into three categories: Maternity, Family and Creative. Better than expected My entry for… Continue reading Photo review from Rise International Photography Awards – Creative

Blog, Commercial, photography, Running your own art business

Using Lightroom for commercial photography

I did some commercial photography recently. The first time for years! The images were for the website of a new business, plus marketing materials.  I edited the majority of images in Lightroom and used Photoshop to clean up a few with the clone and healing tool. Lightroom Lightroom is great for editing lots of images… Continue reading Using Lightroom for commercial photography

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Creating shadows in Photoshop

Creating believable shadows in Photoshop is something that elevates composite photography. It is something I have found SO hard, over the years. I have tried different methods, all gleaned from YouTube and gathered a couple of go-to strategies. The same strategy doesn't always work for every image. Curves and select and mask Select the area… Continue reading Creating shadows in Photoshop

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How I create my fine art photos

To create my images, I deconstruct my original idea into a number of individual images. Then I capture those images on camera whenever possible. I prefer to use my own images. But if an idea requires an image I can’t capture, then I use stock photo sites. Unsplash and Pixabay offer some good quality free… Continue reading How I create my fine art photos

Blog, photography, The Art of Story Telling

Happily ever after

“Kiss me and I’ll turn into a prince. Then we can get married and you can be a princess,” said the toad. “I don’t want to be a princess and I don’t want to marry a prince!" exclaimed Hope. " But I do need a horse... ” With a swish of her wand, the Frog… Continue reading Happily ever after

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Fairy stories

I loved fairy stories when I was a child: Enchanted worlds filled with magic; the battle between good and evil; places where anything was possible and my imagination could run free. I read every fairy story ever written - quite a claim I know - but I'm sure I did. I went through phase of… Continue reading Fairy stories