Archive for March, 2009
(Digitally enhanced version) (Original Acrylic painting by Tiana Fair)
I am experimenting with Photoshop.
I like the way it can blend and highlight but I personally prefer
the texture of acrylic paints on real canvas.
Let me know what you think.
I used to sell original commissioned paintings for a high price
and then sell poster prints and prints onto real canvas at a cheaper price.
The prints were more popular than the originals which has resulted
in me experimenting with digital art,
for if the customers want prints
more than originals it does not matter if it is made from paint or
from computer technology……anyway back to playing with my new toy…
can’t wait for the pen to arrive….
and yes I did go for the cheapest pen and tablet….
I’m not spending a lot of money on something
that I may be no good at.
Have a great day following your dreams…Tiana x
(Watercolour Painting ’Crystal teardrop’ by Tiana Fair)
Download of Photoshop went smoothly but now I am faced
with the challenge of mastering the controls.
I have decided to use the trial and error approach of learning
I’m sure that once I know what each gadget does I will laugh
at this moment…ha ha ha
Trial and error approach has so far resulted in my work being
distorted and deleted after hours of messing about because I
pressed a couple of buttons that I shouldn’t have and cannot
undo the total destruction of the ’thing’ I created.
So now I have resigned myself to the fact that the trial and
error approach does not work with Photoshop.
Sigh! It is true what they say – it is hard at first.
I am now going to use the free Adobe on-line manuals and
You tube videos in an attempt to learn what all the pretty
Ouch! my brain hurts, it actually hurts, too much information
in one go…… I’m going to lie down.
I haven’t bought the wacom tablet/pen yet, I’ll do that when
I am ready to create some serious work.
If you are also learning Photoshop – good luck to you!
- Tiana x