Here is my second art piece as a student of the new Fine-Art Photoshop course I’ve been taking.  I’m getting many emails from people who’ve started taking the course and the response has been extremely positive.  Yes, I’ve known how to use Photoshop for years, but never really applied it to images like I’m doing since starting the course.  I have to admit, I’m learning more than I would have expected; things that are actually helping in my everyday work, too!

The image above, I’m calling, “Smoulder.”  Not even through Module 2 yet, and many of the techniques are coming in very useful for creative application.  The textures included with the course are also very handy.


A.  Original image (Canon 7D).  Duplicated and subtle bas-relief gallery effect added.  Another duplicate was put in later and blended as a color burn.  B.  Concreate4 (course-supplied texture).  Multiply blending mode and 85% opacity. Levels adjust.  C.  Smoke image from my archives.  D.  Bkg2 (course-supplied texture).  E.  Another smoke image from my archives.

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  • Jeff K September 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Good stuff, Ed. I like the title you applied.

  • R'laine September 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Wow! Stunning work, and very inspirational. I am only just getting into this sort of thing myself and love seeing your images. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Tom Leparskas September 6, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Ed, a great piece of work. I’m taking this course and really love it. have a number of works posted on my website. Geez – I can say I’m a ‘fine art’ photographer now. Really releases your creativity.

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