Black Roses

A new addition to my portfolio is Black Roses, inspired by a song from Blutengel of the same title.  It took about four days to complete, and I did try to go outside of my comfort zone as far as execution goes.  I didn't expect to enjoy the results this much... the main differences in [...]

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VALUE in Photomanipulation

Photomanipulation, the art of taking several stock photos and blending them together seamlessly to create a new scene, is one of the hardest things you can do in Photoshop due to the complexity of the program, matching different photos to make something believable, and general artistic struggles you find in any medium.  It is also [...]

Retouch leaves, retouch better faces

Leaf retouching is a great way to practice retouching faces.  Why?  We see leaves as beautiful even with their veins, jagged edges, patchy coloring.  Learning to retouch around this natural beauty that does not fall under the uncanny valley will help us get used to seeing humans the same way, and will help negate some [...]