Traditional Colors in Painter

One of the biggest challenges in digital painting is choosing the right colors. Each type of traditional media has limitations based on the pigments available. Watercolors, for example, have a limited color range even when mixing various paints. Paint software, however, offers an unlimited...More

Digital Illustration from Linework

If you are scanning in linework and want to create a color illustration from it, it is easy to do in Photoshop, here's how. Make sure the linework is on it's own layer. Set that layer's blending mode to multiply....More

Winslow Homer Watercolors

An inspiring book - "Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light" - written by Martha Tedeschi with Kristi Dahm, features many works by the great watercolorist, but more importantly, Homer's techniques and materials are discussed as they related to each piece...More

Open Files Quickly in Photoshop

One of the best features of Photoshop is the use of layers, lots of layers. It is not unusual to place anything that might need to be edited on it's own layer. Thus the file size can get to be...More

Fifty Works for Fifty States

The Vogel 50x50 web site, created by Second Story, brings together 2,500 contemporary artworks that were distributed throughout the nation as part of The Dorthy and Herbert Vogel Collection. It is called Fifty Works for Fifty States...More

Digital Art and a Traditional Twist

Digital Art has shown incredible growth over the last several years, and emerging artwork is absolutely fantastic. Even though production techniques are new, old theories still apply. Study of traditional art masters and their techniques can bring exciting options to digital artists...More

HDR Images in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop CS3 has many capabilities for working with HDR images. For those not familiar with the concept, normal images are either 8 or 16 bit, with luminance storage from black to white. HDR images store much higher luminance values...More

Milestone for Digital Painting

The newest release of Corel Painter has an exciting feature called the RealBristleā„¢ Painting System. The technique enhances the interaction between the paint, the canvas, and the brush, creating a very traditional feel. The bristles in the brush behave in...More

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    Welcoming more than 2,225,000 visitors from all over the world, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to artist Georgia O'Keeffe.   More...

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    ArtRage 2.5 is the newest release of the natural media paint package that is available as a starter or full version.   More...

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