As you become more familiar with the Photoshop interface, you’ll find that you produce work with greater speed and efficiency. Shortcuts are very useful for streamlining the creative process, so here I have listed my essential Top 10 Photoshop Shortcuts. Read more
Photoshop walkthroughs are great, they can provide unique insight into the workflow of an artist and demystify the creative process. For obvious reasons walkthroughs are concise in their nature, explaining the A-Z of how to achieve a particular outcome; but how true are they to the real artistic journey? Read more
SurrealPSD is a tutorial website, that much is true – but what I aim to create is an entirely different creature altogether. For the first two months of posting, I will be refraining from uploading ‘whizz-bang’ crowd pleasing tutorials, because I believe that learning the fundamentals of Photoshop is the true key to unlocking our creative potential. Read more
Brace yourselves folks! There will be a beast-load of content uploaded within the next month and a half, with at least two updates per week. There’s been a gap in content due to university commitments, but all tertiary missions are finally out of the way. Read more
The ‘Cyber-Girl’ is a popular theme in photo manipulation, and is a style championed by the insanely talented MichaelO, as well as hordes of imitators on DeviantArt. To celebrate this popular sub-genre (and to break off from the prior two ‘wordy’ posts) here is a round-up of the Top Ten Cyber Girls for creative inspiration!
The 21st century is an exciting time to be a creative, we’re fortunate to have a multitude of avenues available for digital creative pursuits, alongside the more traditional means of creating artwork. To be a Photo Manipulator is the ultimate in artistic expression – you can appropriate sketches, photographic elements, 3D, natural textures, absolutely anything to create original compositions. Read more