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Sketchbook Affirmations


Vanessa Lemen

Well, my computer had a meltdown two days ago and is currently out of commission. Life always has interesting ways of giving us perspective, and right now, absolutely everything feels small in comparison to the much more dire global situation we are all finding ourselves in... Today, I share some sketchbook pages. I am humbled, being reminded by the circumstances that I have the privilege to use my phone here to post this, and here…

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How to Use Gradient Maps


Dan dos Santos

April 2, 2020 - If you're anything like me, you probably don't know half of what Photoshop can do, despite having used it for decades. I've been oil painting way longer than Photoshop has been around, and as a result, I tend to think of Photoshop with a 'physical media' state of mind. That is, I want a brush or palette that imitates the way I work traditionally. So when there is a tool or filter that doesn't really correlate to a real world equivalent, I often ignore it to my own disservice. One such tool that I went WAY too long without knowing how to use was the Gradient Map tool. This tool is unbelievably helpful for any artist that starts off working monochromatically. In fact, it's such a popular way of colorizing digital art these days, that…

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