Sunday, July 25, 2010

Don't Miss Out on Workshop #2!!

Workshop #1 SOLD OUT and Workshop #2 is "Filling Up Fast"-Don't miss out on
these fantastic digital: "Story Telling Montage" workshops.
Learn how to create some fabulous Custom Distressed Overlays and Photo Borders
that will make each of your photos unique and "Pop".
Create custom brushes from scanned images, text and elements, for special
effects to use on your digital mixed media montages and have fun creating with
others, using themes to help inspire your creations. Come join the fun! For
more info visit:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Workshop #2-Creating and Using Distressing Tools-Starts August 16th

Create unique brushes (from found images & scanned text) and learn how to use various digital tools to create the illusion of age to your backgrounds & elements. Create beautiful overlays, masks and custom brushes for your unique style of art, plus learn a few tricks for fixing old photos. Come join the fun! For more info visit:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Playing with Old Photos

I was playing around with an old photo of my son Rob today; hard to believe he will be 28 in August! He has always been a fan of the Oakland A's and this photo proves it. I created the montage in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Digital Montage Workshop Begins in 12 Days!

"Serenity at the Beach" is the theme we have been playing around with for the past week-just having some fun while we wait for the remaining few people to sign up for the workshop. If you haven't signed up yet-there is more information below and a few more spots left. We are learning how to create layers of "Story Telling Montages" using blending modes in our software. The lessons are geared for the beginner to intermediate, but you must have some knowledge of how your software works. I have also shared some very basic lessons written in PSE6 with the workshop group, to help them get warmed up for the coming themes. The lessons are written in very basic step by steps, with plenty of photos, charts, color wheel, shared textures and lots of fabulous links for free downloads. Come join us!

This layout combined a texture of some beautiful turquoise peeling paint, with a new layer of baby blue, blended with a fabulous vacation photo of a sandcastle and pavilion. The lettering is from a vintage catalog of boys dress suits, but after changing all the wording around, it's now a poster advertising boys swimming suits, priced below regular London prices. :-D

For more information and to sign up for this 1st workshop in a series of 5-or sign up for all 5-go to: DigitalMontageStudios