My husband and a friend suggested that my current pattern themed body of work would lend itself well to animation. Well that it is an uncharted territory that I am willing to explore. For starters I created this animated giff.
This image is currently hanging in the Escondido Municipal Arts Gallery as part of the PAG show, “Shadows”. The show runs through February 5th, 2011. “Sidewalk Salvation” is one of the first successful images I created using an experimental process I call HDR compositing. As I explore this technique my workflow will no doubt evolve, but at this moment in time I want to document and share what I have discovered so far.
Panoramas are a lot of fun and pretty easy to create with Photoshop’s Photomerge filter. They are also kind of magical because it is almost impossible to visualize the final image while shooting the frames.
Photoshop CC update 2015.5 released this past June included a significant change to the way masking can be done. The new Select and Mask feature essentially replaced what was previously called Refine Edge. I have heard and read a lot of complaints about the change. That isn't too surprising though. Change always brings some complaints, especially big changes like this one.
In this video tutorial I take you on a thorough tour of the new Select and Mask, sharing how I use it and why I (mostly) like it. I also share my opinions about where it is lacking and how I think it could be improved.