Sunday, 28 November 2010

Stripy Text Tutorial…


Well this isn't the tutorial – that’ll be posted in a few days time :D  keep your eyes peeled :D

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


on a hill a piggy wig stood digital 1

I’ve not had a lot of time for actual paint work today – so I’ve decided to paint a bit digitally – hopefully i will do both in the end but digital will be faster.   Also my water colour was mentioned by Stevyn Colgan on his blog :)

Monday, 22 November 2010

Piggy WIP


Work in progress, Watercolours on paper. 

On a hill a piggywig stood…!

on a hill a piggy wig stood

inspired by @stevyncolgan ‘s painting of the owl and the pussycat

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Art Swap

dr pilgrim 72 ppi

This was my entry for Art Swap…!

Friday, 19 November 2010

News paper article…

the sun 18th nov 2010 small
On Thursday the 18th November, 2010 i was in the Sun News Paper :)

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Damien McGrath



Digital Painting

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Karen Bright



Digital Painting of Karen Bright

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Monkey Nuts


Acrylics on paper 7”x10” :)

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Exploding text (well sort of)

I'd like to continue my TS tutorials with a text effect I like, its fairly simple but looks effective.

Step 1.

We start by making a 1000x1000 pixel document – we have to have a square canvas because one of the later steps will scream and cry if we don't. Also set the background to black.


Step 2.

Set your foreground colour to white and select the Text Tool, using the Arial font Write “BOOM” On your canvas. In the Layer Palette right click the Text Layer and select Rasterize Type, this will change the text into a Raster Layer so we can use filters on it.


Step 3.

We now want to blur the Text, so go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the blur to 10 pixels.


Step 4.

Next select Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates setting the option to Polar to Rectangle. Follow this by rotating the Image 90 degrees clock wise (Image > Image Rotation 90 CW).


Step 5.

Go to Filter > Stylize > Wind and set the Method to Wind, also direction from Right.



Step 6.

Now we want to reverse a couple of our steps – first we want to rotate the image 90 degrees Counter Clock Wise (Image > Image Rotation 90 CCW). Then we want to use the Polar Coordinates Filter again – but use Rectangle to Polar.


Step 7.

With that done we add a Gradient Adjustment Layer, I chose the foreground to transparent gradient and set my foreground colour to Red. I also set the Gradient type to Radial, finally I set the Blending Mode to Overlay.


Step 8.

Under the Gradient Adjustment Layer Make a new Layer called Smoke, Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool draw out a large Circle. Fill this Selection with Clouds – Filter > Render > Clouds. Next with the Selection still in place – blur the Selection as in step 3.


Step 9.

Add a Layer Mask to the Smoke Layer and select the Gradient Tool and choose the Radial Gradient from the options, Set your Foreground colour to white and your background to black. Next on the Layer Mask Pull out a gradient from the centre of the circle to the outside – this will mask some of the “Smoke” leaving some at the centre :D


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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Robot again!


Another Photoshop painting :)