Wednesday, August 15, 2007

EMERGENCY

This was mostly an experiment. On a whim, I sat down and armed with only the Photoshop selection tools, the paint bucket the dissolve brush, and a desire to try someting different, I tried to make a picture. I have never done this before so it was a real challenge to try to make a picture this way. It would be a slam-dunk using Illustrator... but I wanted to see what I could do with Photoshop.

I found it hard to do what I wanted to do. With a little more practice and experimentation, I might figure out some things. If anyone knows of a tutorial anywhere that demonstrates how Photoshop is used like this let me know.

Click on the image to see a larger version... if you dare.

Thanks for dropping in and looking.

14 comments:

Focus_ret said...

Cute illustration. And it even inspired me to check out your SocMo Store!

Chrissie A said...

Great job! It sure looks to me like you've got things pretty much figured out in Photoshop already.

bee'nme said...

Looks like you could teach me a thing or two about Photoshop! Fun as ever, and it really is well rendered...great stuff!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I like challenges! Thanks for sharing yours. Your illustration is great. lynda.com has all sorts of great training movies. You can access them for $25 per month, no contract. There are assorted movies in nearly all titles that can be viewed for free too. I think it's a great way to learn. I sometimes do work for her on a freelance basis. Thanks for stopping by too!

Craig Lamberton said...

great piece of work.. nice style, and use of colours :)

Eli Edmundson said...

Super cute, good work!

Ursula Shaw said...

Great illustration. Checked out your website. Love your work. Especially Frisbee Dog!

Pickledog said...

Hi Doug, your illustration is super fun, I didn't know Soc-Mo had any medical training? Hehe..

I answered your question about which software I use on my blog, but I will post it here too. I use Adobe Illustrator with a Wacom tablet. However I have used Photoshop a lot as an in-house artist.

Experimentation is the best way to learn Photoshop. Photoshop has so many different ways to do the same thing. It can be both overwhelming, and liberating, but it looks like you are really off to a great start.

Alina Chau said...

Love your monkey, great ambulance design!!

Kevin Spear said...

When you have a limerick and an illustration, it is a winning combination. A great start for PhotoShop.

trudette said...

Cute monkey, great illo !

Doug said...

thanks to all for stopping by and for the nice comments!

Jen Mathis said...

Complete with limerick-y goodness! Love it!

Tracy said...

Of course I always love seeing SocMo! This looks really good! I'm very impressed :) Much better than my experimenting has been!