Hey Everyone - it's time again for PHOTO ART FRIDAY, our monthly virtual photo-art vernissage - an on-line gallery where you can 'hang' your photo art and then 'hang out' to enjoy the work of other digital creatives like yourself. If you have never linked up - please join us!
The gallery doors always open early (Thursday), so you have about four days during which you can link up. That gives everyone time to create a piece of photo art, if one is not ready right now.
Before we get started, I just learned about a new course on how to use Photoshop (CS or Elements) to create "stunning photo art", by Sebastian Michaels and want to give you a 'heads up' about it.
The course is "Photoshop Artistry". While I love grunge artistry, if you are not 'into' it don't worry about the word 'grunge' in the name of the course (see image). From the example images on the Photoshop Artistry page, it seems to me that you will be able to create any style of photo art that pleases you after taking the course.
One of the blurbs about the course says:
"Go from merely editing your photos to creating awesome photo-art compositions fit for print and canvas. This cutting edge course will awaken your creative genius and reveal the secrets the pros use to create stunning works of art."
It sounds like a really comprehensive video course that gives you lifetime 24/7 access, plus lots of bonus textures, brushes and frames for your photo art creations. Best of all it is being offered at 1/2 price ($147) for the next few days. And - even more, Sebastian offers a 60 day, money back guarantee! Get all the details HERE.
While I would love to take this course, I have not taken it ... yet* ... and so cannot yet personally vouch for it, but it sure sounds like something that would be great for aspiring photo artists. I believe it has been offered before, so if any of you took it or are taking it now and wish to review it in your comments - please do! And, if you sign up please tell me and tell Sebastian I sent you!
*Update: I'm signed up for the course now and what I have seen so far looks fabulous!
Love the red fire hydrant and the red industrial equipment under the window that match the trim paint and the awning in this pic!
Did you know that someone, somewhere did a study that showed seeing open arms has a strong, positive physiological and psychological effect on humans. So when loved ones arrive at your door this holiday season, why not open your arms to welcome them. That way you'll assure that they'll be feeling good before the festivities even begin!
Here is a texture for you that fits with this month's theme of all things 'open'. It's a vintage looking cluster of notes and envelopes. You could use it to make a piece of photo art to feature here, if you want! However you choose to use it, feel free to add it to your personal collection of textures.
To download your complimentary copy of pdpa Dear One texture, click HERE.
Our next Photo Art Friday showcase will take place in 2014 - January 3rd - 5th. Since many of you follow the blogging tradition of choosing a word to inspire and motivate you through each new year, how about having an optional theme of:
An image that features the word (or phrase, if you prefer) that you want to guide, inspire or motivate you through 2014.
If you are not into 'guiding words' or optional themes you are always welcome to share any piece of photo art that pleases you.
Wishing all of my participants and readers the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons. I look forward to sharing our Photo Art Friday tradition with you in the new year!