Daily Deviation / Given 2016-06-05
"Nicotine dream by Rui-Abel combines pleasure and fatality of our favorite addiction using powerful effects and a well thought-out composition."
Thank you for your interest in my work.
I mostly do photomanipulations and a little bit of digital painting... maybe more in the future.
My inspiration came from many sources : Cinema, music, books, everyday life or even a piece of stock.
I take commissions.
Feel free to ask. By note or by mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Stock sites, tutorials and photomanip groupsExamples of good stock sites
Version 2.0, updated on: xx.08.2018.
New positions have a tag.
The following list is divided into several subsections, paid and free stocks, and attribution required or not required.***
What does attribution mean exactly? It basically says that you're obliged to credit the stock provider whenever you use their stock in your work.
Stocks for purchase
Blend it: Lighting for BeginnersTutorial Tuesdays
Hi there! In this tutorial, we're going to take a look at something we all struggle with - lighting. After reviewing the basics, we will analyse several common lighting situations and share some useful resources to help you with further learning.
This tutorial is a part of our new monthly series at CRPhotomanipulation - and we're looking forward to delivering some great content! Let's start!
First things first - let's take a look at the anatomy of light and shadow.
On the image you can see above, there are several terms that you should remember - each of these elements is essential to creating realistic images. Firstly - the light here comes from our upper left side, hence why on the very top of the ball you can see a highlight (1). The transition from the part of the ball covered with light to the part covered with shadow starts at the terminator (2) (k
Photomanipulations: Category OverviewGallery Descriptions and Miscats month
What is a photomanipulation?
Photomanipulations are images that have been created digitally, composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new.
What does it mean? It means that every work you submit to the photomanipulation category should have been created with the use of at least two photos. It also means that if you, for example, combined two 3D elements, two paintings or similar, your work is not a photomanip and should not be placed in this category.
What about mixed-media?
If your work consists of many elements, and more than 50% of them are not photographs, consider submitting it to Digital Art/Mixed-Media.
Photomanipulations focusing on the formal, non-representational aspect of imagery, emphasizing lin
Gradient Maps in Photomanipulation: TutorialTutorial Tuesday
Hi, folks! In this handy tutorial, we're going to be talking about gradient maps. What are they? How do they work? How can you use them in photomanipulations? See below!
What are gradient maps and how do they work?
A gradient map is a type of an adjustment layer in Photoshop, which (unlike a traditional gradient fill, which fills an area using a linear or radiant blend of colors) uses the lightness/darkness values in the image as a map for how the colours are applied. This means that you can manipulate each value separately, assigning a different colour to your midtones, shadows, highlights and everything in between. It allows you to change the colour of an object in a much more believable and realistic way than, for example, using the Colour or Hue blending modes.
To use a Gradient Map, you need to go into Layer -> New Adjustment Layer -> Gradient Map menu in
Printing Artwork 101: 7 things to rememberIn the life of every artist or designer one day comes a time when they want to print something. You start reading what needs to be done, try to figure out how to prepare your files and, often, fail – why have the colours shifted so much? Why is the print so dark? Why did everything move like this?
If you’re looking for a short and comprehensive beginner’s guide on what you need to know to avoid the most common mistakes and problems, and some advice on where to look for more detailed info, search no longer and read this article – you’ll find everything you need below.
CMYK or RGB?
Each image you create digitally has its own colour space. If you’re planning on publishing your work only digitally, then RGB is perfect, but if you want to print, you need to start learning about CMYK.
Basically, CMYK is the colour space used for commercial printing, and to avoid a strange and ugly colour shift, you’re going to have to convert
Want to Be a Book Designer? 7 Tips for ArtistsShort introduction: I have a plan to start a blog tied with my portfolio, where I will be posting article similar to this one - about book design, design in general, typography and art. If you want to be the first to know about new posts, WIPs, and projects, go like the fanpage: http://facebook.com/gejdamd.
If you’re a photomanipulator, a digital painter or a mixed-media artist you’ve probably thought about designing book covers, or already designed them – maybe you’ve worked for some indie authors, maybe you designed premades. If you’re only now thinking of getting into the business, though, here’s a few tips that might make your life a lot easier, and the services you offer – a lot more successful.
1) Stop what you’re doing and learn typography
For some unimaginable reason, a lot of really fantastic artists, who are otherwise masters of their own medium, completely fail at choosing the right