Making digital art is a ton of fun if you go about it the right way. It’s a very experimental process, so you have to give yourself the freedom to try new things and just play without any expectations.
The pieces are probably not going to fall into place immediately. It takes awhile before you get just the right combination of textures, blend modes, overlays and colour adjustments before your art is just right.
You might not even like what you are creating at first. But it is fun and a bit addictive, so if you stick with it and just play around you’ll get the hang of it.
In this video I demonstrate my general process for creating digital art including selections, textures, overlays and colour grading.
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Thanks, Anne! Hope to have some fun experimenting with these!
Looks like very meditative process, will try it!
Andrew McKinney says
Hi Anne …. I found this tutorial very helpful! I’ve downloaded most of your textures/stamps, and been trialling my attempts at digital art; I’m keen to get somewhere with it in this extended lock down period.
I use Luminar … but am guessing I cannot cut out the bird image at you have done with PS???? Maybe do something similar with image layers in Luminar, and erase the texture/s from the bird.
Anne McKinnell says
I’m glad you are enjoying the tutorials! No, I don’t think you can do extractions in Luminar like you can in photoshop. But what you can do is add the texture and then use the layer mask and try to blend it in with the other layer. Like you say, you can erase the texture from your main subject. It’s a little bit harder, but it’s do-able. Thanks for your comments!