(Here’s the link) According to the video it takes approximately the same time either way. I really don’t care how much time you give me, I wouldn’t come up with something, from scratch, that would look like an apple. It’s not in my DNA. To find out how today’s image “evolved” using the Photoshop CS5’s new Mixer Brush, hit the “read more”.
First thing I tried was “painting” directly on the background image. (Hey, it was an experiment.) That didn’t work. Couldn’t get anything to happen. Next was creating a blank new layer and painting on that. Since there was nothing to get the information from, again nothing happened. I just looked and there is an option for “Sample All Layers”. Had I looked for that before It probably would have picked up the information and be able to paint on the blank layer. Duh!!! It’s always the little things.
So, the way I did it was paint directly on a copy of the background layer. I separated out the major components, the flower, the stem and leaves, the center and the background. Each of those on a separate layer gave me greater control. Thinking about it, I should have treated each as a individual painting and combined the pieces to create the total.
Photoshop CS5 will be another learning curve. Between the Content Aware Fill, the Mixer Brush, the Puppet Warp, and more than forty new features it’ll be hitting the books all over again.
Wheels Up for Seattle!
1 day ago