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Photo Mastery: Your Expert Photographic Guide

Welcome to 'Photo Mastery.' Here, I share the essence of my photographic journey, translating years of expertise into practical tips and powerful techniques just for you. This is where foundational knowledge meets advanced editing prowess, guiding you from capturing the essence of a scene to refining it in Lightroom or Photoshop. Explore articles filled with my personal insights, enriched with essential know-how and curated references, all designed to boost your skills and spark your creativity. Let's elevate your photography together, transforming your passion into exceptional imagery.

10 Tips for Turning a Photo into a Painterly Portrait with Corel Painter

Originally Published June 2010 In Corel Painter, if you rely on the clone tools too much, your paintings won’t look ...

Inspiration: Helpful Advice from Maxfield Parrish

Daybreak, by Maxfield Parrish. Possibly the most-reproduced art print of all time. One of my favorite artists is the...

Inspiration: Scott Deardorff

Scott Deardorff is a digital painter whose medium is Adobe Photoshop, and it’s a medium in which he is a master....

Tutorial: Painting Alla Prima with Corel Painter

Alla prima is Italian for “at once,” and it refers to the style of oil painting known as direct painting. As one webs...

Corel Painter Brush Basics

Originally Published December 2010 In last week’s post, we began an exploration of the Brush Creator. Before we go a...

Tutorial: Custom Brushes in Corel Painter, Part One

Originally Published February 2010 Even though Corel Painter ships with hundreds of brushes, in every conceivable ty...

Tutorial: From Photo to Painting using Painter’s Quick Clone

This portrait was created in one hour using Painter's Quick Clone. Recently, I posted an article about basic po...

Tutorial: Painting the Eyes with Corel Painter

This tutorial concludes the lesson begun in a previous tutorial, which showed how to paint the background, skin...

Tutorial: An Easier and Better Way to Create a Sketch

If you’ve ever tried to get Photoshop to create a convincing black and white sketch (line art), you’ve no doubt found...

A Quick and Easy Watercolor with Photoshop’s Art History Brush

Today I’m going to show you a fast, easy way to create a very convincing watercolor image from a photograph, using P...

Tutorial: Colorizing Vintage Photos with Corel Painter

Turning a black and white photo into a color photo can be a challenge, even in with today’s advanced software. When y...

Marketing: A Review of Fine Art America

Article Originally Publish in January, 2009 In recent years, Print On Demand (POD) technology has made it much easie...
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