Friday, March 13, 2015

From my desk this week- My new Photoshop Super Powers

My New Susse Super Powers.




Hello from my desk this week. Today I just finished a very intensive 6 week course and adventure with Pattern Observer  workshop Adobe Photoshop for designers run by Sherry London.  Sherry is an amazing expert on photo shop and has worked with the program from the very beginning so really knows the ins and outs of photo shop.

It has been an amazing workshop and I really feel I have acquired some new photoshop super powers. Even if you know photoshop really well. Sherry really gets into great detail about each tool and it's application. Especially the application for creating surface patterns. For me the course  has unlocked a wealth of new ideas. I have always felt frustrated working digitally. I am from the old school way of working with my art work. I love working with something tactile in my hands. 

It has been time consuming and other projects have had to wait. I am glad of the investment in time learning new photoshop skills. I am now working so much faster  with putting collections and ideas together.
Now photoshop is a new tool in my art box to help me create new surface patterns and help push new ideas. Instead of photo shop being a tool as a means to translating my original artwork digitally. 

Have a good weekend X X.

Here are few practice examples I made on the course.

Making and playing with brushes:

Painting with brushes experiments with PFD at Pattern Observer by Sherry London

Painting with brushes experiments with PFD at Pattern Observer by Sherry London
Putting artwork into set,tossed and 4 way repeats and accurately measuring repeats for production.
Painting with brushes experiments  4 way repeat with PFD at Pattern Observer by Sherry London
Playing with colour and making colour ways:
Set repeat and changing colours with PFD at Pattern Observer by Sherry London

Repeats and changing colours with PFD at Pattern Observer by Sherry London

Repeats and changing colours with PFD at Pattern Observer by Sherry London
 Using photography in your pattern work and improving your photos for shop pages and websites.
Photography as a starting point with PFD at Pattern Observer by Sherry London

Photography as a starting point with PFD at Pattern Observer by Sherry London

Photography as a starting point with PFD at Pattern Observer by Sherry London

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