TGIPF everyone! Today I want to give you a taste of one of the coolest things you can do with Photoshop: painting! There are so many videos out there of talented artists making Photoshop do what we imagine that only
Books are the most awesome, intimate repositories of human knowledge, even in ebook form. Lately I’ve been devouring book after book on creating, the creative process, and habits for creativity. It’s inspiring knowing how other artists deal with the logistics
Welcome to the first ever Photoshop Friday on popElephant! I myself am a veteran PS user (over 13 years, does that make me sound old?). However I thought for starters I might give you a roundup of beginner PS tutorials.
Recently I decided to look into painting galaxy effects in watercolor. I found some delightful things on Pinterest (duh), but this was my fave: a two-part video tut by artist Ana Victoria Calderon. She adds a twist to her galaxy paintings
Happy Tuesday everyone! It was a super hot day in the Bay Area and it made me long to stare at cool, soothing watercolors. So I whipped up some watercolor backgrounds in Photoshop and you can use them for free.
I don’t know about you guys, I I LOVE drawing prompts! I actually love any kind of prompts/questions/thought-provokers. I love the kinetic feeling of focused attention when prompted with a particular subject or concept. Since I’m thinking about starting a
Hey popElephant fans, I thought today I’d make you guys some 100% free bokeh backgrounds for your enjoyment. Use these as wallpapers, backgrounds for quote posters, pin ’em, share ’em, and otherwise have fun. Do please give credit if you
As a crafter/maker/artist I occasionally hear “you’re so creative, I could never have come up with that!”. This statement baffles and frustrates me. For starters I often hear it most from people that I admire as a creator. For example
This quote really resonated with me recently. As much as I LOVE to think and overthink things, creativity cannot be forced or brought about by logic. It is a kind of love and thus cannot be tried, only felt. Click
Maybe my favorite Watercolor Wednesday so far, in the book it’s called “Making Marks with One or Many”. The large color spots are made by layering the same color, painted with brushes diminishing in size, one on top of the