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Introduction to Traditional Media: Acrylic Paints

In this tutorial I will introduce you to acrylic paints, setting you on the path to using a very exciting medium. Why Acrylic Paints? I have used acrylics since the early 1980s, and have found them easier o get to grips with than oils and watercolour. Show More Summary

Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to create a plasticine text effect in less than 15 minutes using the Layer Style and the Distort filter. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details...Show More Summary

Create an Abstract Portrait Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial I'll show you how to create an abstract artwork by combining several stock images with abstract elements in Adobe Photoshop. Besides standard blending techniques with adjustment layers, masking...Show More Summary

How to Install and Use Brushes in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Brushes can be a means to create complex designs more simply or speed up your design creation process. Often designers create their own brushes, but sometimes you just want to get an effect or style you need quickly and may download stock brushes from websites like GraphicRiver. Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Rick Sammon!

Hey everyone. Good to see you here again! A big hug goes to Scott and Brad for inviting me back to be a guest blogger. It’s not only quite an honor to post here, but it’s also great fun to share photo how-to info – and photo inspiration – on Scott’s popular blog. Show More Summary

Lines and Composition

 Here is a wonderful little tidbit on how lines can affect your composition. This was written by Steve Gustafson. We have talked at length about photography being a form of visual communication. In the same way we learn parts of speech for verbal communication, it is also helpful to understand parts of “visual speech”. Show More Summary

How to Vector a Cartoon Hunting Dog in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this utorial we’ll go through the process of drawing a simple autumn scene with a cartoon-style hunting dog. We’ll be using the versatile drawing tools of Adobe Illustrator and custom artistic brushes to create a subtle textured effect on he fur of our spaniel, making it look more interesting and realistic. Show More Summary


Yesterday I announced the 10 finalists and the Grand Prize Winner from this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk, but there are some other images that, while they didn’t wind up winning a prize, were still so good that I thought they needed some...Show More Summary

How to Digitally Paint Shiny Metal Armor in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Last time we were drawing a realistic female warrior in a beautiful suit of armor. Today we're going to turn these lines into real, shiny metal. It's quite a complicated issue, but I'll show you a simplified method to achieve great results. Show More Summary

How to Find Your Missing Unlinked Photos Fast

It’s one of those things that drives a lot of us crazy, and a key part of the solution is so easy to overlook, or never realize it was there in the first place. The problem: Having images all throughout your catalog that are “missing”...Show More Summary

Today at Noon: The “Honorable Mentions” From My Worldwide Photo Walk

Make sure you check back here at 12:00 noon, when I honor a group of images that, while they didn’t win any prizes, are so good that I feel that they deserve some special recognition. That’s here today, at 12 noon New York time. :) See...Show More Summary

How to Create an Owl Character Using a Circular Grid in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial I will show you, step by step, how to create a circular grid, align it perfectly and design a cute owl character. Hopefully, you’ll learn how to use circles to create other characters on your own. Show More Summary


Each year, it’s one of the toughest things I do — looking at images that have already been chosen as “local winners” (by the walk leaders themselves), and then going through the best shots from nearly 1,000 walks around the world and narrowing it down to just 10-finalists and one Grand Prize Winner. Show More Summary

How to Design and Draw a Realistic Female Warrior

What You'll Be Creating Traditionally, females didn't take a big part in medieval wars. They could be mothers, cooks, nurses, but as members of the "weaker sex" they wouldn't even think of fighting. Today, when those times are brought...Show More Summary

At 12:00 Noon Here Today (New York Time) I’m Announcing The Winners From My 8th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

Today’s the day! (it’s a week later than we had planned — we had hundreds of leaders who hadn’t picked winners yet, so we had to go through the process of picking them ourselves, and naming local winners). But at 12:00 noon New YorkShow More Summary

Workflow Tip: Save Time By Setting Up Favorites

Here's a quickie on how to save collections and folders you use often as favorites so you can get to them faster. The post Workflow Tip: Save Time By Setting Up Favorites appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.

Drawing for Kids: Draw a Running Pony

What You'll Be Creating Recently we learned how to draw a pony, but it was only one, boring pose. Horses are famous for their speed, so we'll make our pony run in its full glory. This tutorial will be a bit different than the last one. Show More Summary

Wrapping Up Lightroom Mobile Week: New Collection Layout

We're wrapping up "What's new in Lightroom Mobile Week" with a look at the new collections layout, and the addition of the Targeted Adjustment Tool. The post Wrapping Up Lightroom Mobile Week: New Collection Layout appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.

How to Digitize Hand-Crafted Textures

High-quality textures are an integral part of creating digital artwork with depth, realism and visual interest. One of the best ways of creating good textures is to develop them yourself. But once you've created a hand-crafted texture,...Show More Summary

Worldwide Photo Walk Update

Hey everyone, Brad here with a quick update on where we are with all things Worldwide Photo Walk! Here’s what to expect in the coming days… Scott will be announcing the Grand Prize Winner and Top 10 Finalists right here at this coming Monday, November 9. Show More Summary

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