Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Animated Background Tutorial

I have completed another animated tutorial posted to You Tube. This one shows how to make digital backgrounds. I will be adding more animated tutorials to my You Tube channel.

Radial Background to Oval

There is something else we can do with the radial backgrounds. We can distort them into an oval and scale them up to fill a rectangular page.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Animated Calendula Star Tutorial

I have just completed my first animated tutorial. It is still rough, but good enough to be helpful; and I will be able to improve upon it with future productions. I am giving you the link to its You Tube site.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ring of Love

This star is made with hollyhock flowers. I created it just in time for Valentine's Day next year. If any of you need help wrapping text around a circle, let me know. I use it a lot.
I have not done it here, but it occurs to me that if you want, you could improve these designs by digitally painting over them. Just create another layer to work with and merge it down when you are satisfied. You could also overlay other photographic elements to make more sophisticated images. I may go there eventually, but for now; I like the surprise elements and prefer to keep it natural.
I look at what I do as a launching pad from which many of you will take off in directions I wouldn't think of. Enjoy the adventure.