Retouching a Portrait Using Selective Color

Recently I received a number of emails asking how to change the color of a background without effecting the subject. Now although there is no easy answer due to the fact every image has its own requirements, I figured I would just show a simple example of a technique most commonly called “selective color” using a layer mask and a black & white layer adjustment in Adobe Photoshop CS3.

10 Examples of How to Use High Res Textures in Your Designs

Textures are all around us. We feel them when walking barefoot across a plush carpet and see them when gazing upon a jagged hillside. Each one provokes a mental and physical response different from the next. In design you can easily add richness and dimension to your work with high res textures, separating your work from the crowd.

2010 Wedding Season Services For Photographers

The 2010 wedding season is fast approaching and we at PhotoIntoPainting.com are busy helping studios and photographers create exceptional works of art from their photographs. For the past few weeks, Photo Into Painting has been swamped with photo retouch work, digital oil and watercolor portraits, and the scheduling of clients.

16 x 20 White Wine Still Life Painting

If you are looking for a beautiful still life painting to decorate your home, cafe or restaurant consider ordering this handcrafted painting. The warm rich color tones stimulate the appetite and bring a cheerful and comforting feel to your space. Click on the thumbnails below to see the detailed brush work and textures.

Wine Painting Still Life

Today I want to share with you a wine still life painting I completed over the weekend. Using a variety of impasto, dry bristle brushes, pallet knives and chalk in Corel Painter I was able to create this beautiful 16 x 20 gallery wrap still life painting. Your dinning room or kitchen will glow with this wine still life painting. Order your fine art print today and receive your finished artwork within 4-5 business days.

Maternity Photo Into Painting

Today I want to share with you my most recent maternity photo into painting. This project was extremely fun to do and looks great on our 16×20 canvas stretcher bar. Using Corel Painter I was able to combine acrylic, oil, charcoal, water color and various textures to achieve a beautiful and unique piece of wall art.

Free Halloween Desktop Background

Can you believe it… Halloween 2009 is almost here! The holiday season is fast upon us and to kick things off I’ve created a free Halloween desktop background. Feel free to share this background with your friends and family. Along with the changing seasons, I love to change my desktop backgrounds. Please leave your suggestions [...]

Space Scene Desktop Background

Here is yet another free desktop background for all to enjoy! I created this scene using Photoshop by following a wonderfully fun tutorial from Six Revisions.

Free Desktop Backgrounds

This fun vector illustration was created for my two and a half year old son. He asked me to make him a barnyard and some sheep so he can put it in his room. Being that he is my biggest fan and my biggest source of inspiration how could I deny his request! Listed below [...]

Stylized Social Media Profile Portrait

Social media networks are a fun and exciting way to connect with your friends, family, markets and the world. By creating a digital version of yourself, or avatar, you have the opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Digital avatars are a great way to showcase your style and personality. Within a few days, you [...]

Watercolor Portrait

I had a blast painting this beautiful baby. The original image offered itself quite well to becoming a high-key watercolor portrait. The light flowing background and sweet angelic face of the baby called for this soft airy style. The final image was produced on our 16 x 20 Fine Art Paper to both complement and [...]

Oil Portrait Painting: He’s a Big Boy Now!

Walking home from the park one day, the parents of this beautiful two year old boy captured him in this pose. The mother told me that she asked her son to put his hands in his pocket, strike a pose and wallah! What a fun picture and perfect model! Kids are so fun and are [...]

New Contest: What style of painting would you like me to create for you?

New Contest: What style of painting would you like me to create for you? Welcome everyone! Today is the start of Photo Into Painting’s first online contest. One lucky winner will receive a finished .jpg file of a digital watercolor or digital oil portrait created from their photo. The file will be optimized for an [...]

Charcoal Art: Sweet Angel

Charcoal Art: Sweet Angel This 11×17 charcoal portrait was donated to a family who lost their sweet angel. My heart goes out to the family. Have you or anyone you known gone through such a tragic experience? Do you have any words of encouragement, resources or experiences to share? Please share your thoughts and comments [...]

Charcoal Art

This is an example of an 8×10 charcoal pencil portrait I completed a few weeks ago for a family in Australia. Although most of my work is done digitally now a days, I still love to get my hands dirty and press charcoal to paper!

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