Save your workspace settings in PS

If you are using Photoshop you will have noticed that this program can be used by many different artists for many different types of art – from photo editing to design work, from 2D to 3D, even animating images is possible to a degree. No wonder that the whole workspace can feel super overwhelming. In […]

Artist Scams

There are a million and one ways to get scammed on the internet, we all know that. And of course there are also scams directed at artists specifically (1). But there is a new scam in town that I want to talk about that is geared specifically towards online artists. If you are an artist […]

Installing & Using Actions in Photoshop

Before we go into the (very easy) installation process, I want to get into what actions are and what they can be used for. You can find my available actions here: Actions & Presets What are Photoshop Actions? In Photoshop you can record anything you do and play it back – this is called an “action”. […]

Encounter - AE Animation Tips & Details

For this manip, I used After Effects to animate it – if you also want to do this, there are some tips you might find useful listed below 🙂 For animation in AE, there are some things you need to keep in mind that feel a bit “off” when you are used to Photoshop: When […]

Photomanips for Beginners pt4 - the daunting task of getting started

All beginnings are hard, make no mistake. I for example am currently trying to get a grip on Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects and sometimes it feels like I am getting exactly nowhere… kinda reminds me a bit of when I started with Photoshop over 15 years ago. The difference now is though that […]

My Recording Equipment & Software

I wanted to share with you the equipment that I use now for my video tutorials to show you you don’t need to spend a ton of money. When I update this post in the future, I will keep the “older” stuff in as an inexpensive way to get started. It is quite common to […]

Installing & Using *xmp Presets in Lightroom & Camera RAW

*.xmp files are files that include adjustments for your photos that can be used in Lightroom as well as Camera RAW – both are programmes from Adobe used to view and edit RAW files. The Camera RAW programme is also a filter in Photoshop, so you can also use these types of presets there. Scroll […]

Photomanips for Beginners pt3 - Photography & Stock Images

Part 3 of the Photomanips for Beginners series deals with the other essential thing you will need besides software: images. If you don’t (want to) shoot (all of) them yourself, don’t fret, there are lots of stock photos available that you are allowed to use in your art.

Photomanips for Beginners pt2 - Photomanipulation Software

Now that we have established what a photomanipulation is (or can be at least), we are going to go into the details of how you can create your own manips. Basically, there are two things you will need: the right software and photos to play with. Today, let’s talk about software. Let’s first talk about […]

Photomanips for Beginners pt1 - what is a photomanipulation?

There are many different names floating around the internet for what I could be called a photomanipulation. I’ve heard: composings, composites, blends, edits, manips, photomanips, matte landscape / painting, retouch and probably quite some other expressions I have forgotten again. Sometimes these terms can be used interchangeably, sometimes people will quite forcefully insist on what […]