Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand - November 2018

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DOWN UNDER Australia and New Zealand

issue 20 - nov 2018 | digital artistry

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06 E D I T O R ’ S M E S S A G E by Pam Henderson

40- C H E R E E S M I T H 41 - F o r g o t t e n Tu n e s

64- B A R B A R A D U D Z I N S K A 65 - S p a n i s h D a n c e

42- C H R I S B A R N E S 43 - “ E ” I s F o r E l e p h a n t

66- R O C H E L L E M A R S H A L L 67 - R h o s w e n

- Inner Demons

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PHOTOSHOP ARTISTRY by Sebastian Michaels

08- N E W S / W H AT ’ S O N 13 b y A D U M e m b e r s - Care For Africa Raf fle

- Care For Africa Foundation and WorldPix.org

44- A R T I C L E 45 A D U G E T T O G E T H E R

- R e a d y To D a n c e

and

FLOWER CHALLENGE

Endometriosis - Sanctuar y Stories Exhibition - Spring Cash & Carr y Exhibition

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ARTICLE by Judi L apsley Miller

- Hand Sketched Kookaburra

46- PA M H E N D E R S O N 47 - W i l d C h i l d

70- J U L I E P O W E L L 71 - S m o k e A n d M i r r o r s

48- D E N I S E M c D E R M O T T 49 - D a n c e r

72- A R T I C L E 74 S O M E P H O T O S H O P

50- T R I S H H O S K I N 51 - G . M . H .

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52- C A R O LY N J E N S O N 53 - B a l l e r i n a P o r t r a i t

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- The Lovers

- Rock Chick

- Stor ybook Village

INSP IR AT ION

by Andrew Haysom

- 2018 Wildlife and Native Photography Challenge

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68- S U E M A P L E S 69 - O u t b a c k

by Maureen Max well

- Water From Ar t - Helping Women with

- Silence

ARTICLE

- To r n

COLIN KILLICK - Balconies - Escalators

by Judi L apsley Miller - Forest & Bird Online Store

19- A R T I S T S A C H I E V E M E N T S 33 - F a c e b o o k P a g e - Light Space & Time

- Living The Photo Ar tistic Life - Finear tphotography - 2 0 1 8 Ta s a r t E x h i b i t i o n - Sydney International E xhibition Of Photography 2018 - Stor y Ar t Education Shroom Competition

- Ballerina

54 T H Y S J E A R T H U R - Anemones

55- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T LOUISE SMITH 61 - Grim

- Danielle

COLIN CAMPBELL - Construction Circuitr y - Construction Decor

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K A R E N WA A L W Y K - Lyrebird Song - The Crossing

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- Freedom

C O R R I N E D AV I S - Milton Factor y - In Ruin

- Danielle II

34- O N A B O O R M A N 35 - C o u n t r y s i d e - Life Is A Mosaic

36- I L O N A A B O U - Z O L O F 37 - I S e e T h e L i g h t

- Magical Pumpkin Garden

38- A L B A M A S S 39 - J u s t R e m e m b e r - Lil And Kit ty

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- P e t a l s I n A Te a c u p - On The Buses

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- Captive

- Cassowary - F if th Avenue

80 D E A N H O H N - Enlight 47

- Bio

62- G E O R G E K O N C Z 63 - K r e u n z e n s t e i n C a s t l e - Salzburg Castle

- Pyramids - Sur fer Blue

- Heavenly Secrets - Lemonade

A N D R E W H AY S O M

- Focal Point

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SUE JOY - Beauty And The Beast - Into The Dark


82 J A C Q U E L I N E G O S S - Lost In The Music - Joharina

83 LY N D A R L I N G T O N

- S o u t he r n Yello w-B ille d Hor n bill - Watching ... Waiting

84 P H I L L I PA F R E D E R I K S E N - Heat Of T he Day - Sunset

85- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T MARY KNAGGS 91

- Messing Around In Boats - Rain Drops On My Window - Sunset At Jindalee - Sunset At Sanur - Neon Building s At Docklands - Beach Boxes - Burns Beach - Feeling Blue - Hastings Pier

103 V I K I M U R R AY

- Call Of T he Cicadas I - Call Of T he Cicadas V

- Old Red Rat tler - Bio

92- D E N N I S R I C K A R D 93 - L a k e C a t a n i 94- K Y E T H O M P S O N 95 - P e a r L a d y - T hree Hopefuls

126- J U L I A H A R W O O D 127 - A b i g a i l

106- M I C H E L L E D R U M M O N D 107 - G a t h e r i n g O f F a i r y Ta l e s

128- A R T I C L E 129 T I N Y A R T

- T he Helper

108- H E L E N A K E R S T R O M 109 - M a j e s t i c - Satki Stare

- Baako Fire King

- Broken Dreams

98- A N T H E A S C O T T E 99 - R e a c h F o r T h e S t a r s

- W e B e l o n g To T h e E a r t h

100- D A L E B O T H A 101 - H e r J o u r n a l

- Queen Of Hear ts

102 A R T I C L E

CHINESE WHISPERS #12 by Maureen Max well

- D o o r w a y To To m o r r o w

By Judi L apsley Miller

130- S H A R O N R A N K M O R E 131 - M e l b o u r n e I - Sydney I

110- LY N N J E N K I N 111 - C o w b o y I n B r o w n

132- A N N W E H N E R 133 - A M o o n l i t F o r e s t

112 M A R G A R E T K A L M S

134 K AY E V I S O N

- Cowboy In Red

- Tr e e I n A R a i n y N i g h t

113- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T BRONWYN KENMIR 119 - Becoming Human - Spring Killing - Fantoccini - T he Huntress - O b j e t D ’A r t I - O b j e t D ’A r t I I - Co-Existence - Dominion - W h e r e T h e r e ’s S m o k e

96- A L I O P P Y 97 - D e l i c a t e D e s i r e s

- Jealousy

104- J U D I L A P S L E Y M I L L E R 105 - M u r i w a i

- Bali Baskets - Under Bolte Bridge At Night

124- S O N I A P U S E Y 125 - S p e l l b o u n d

- Creature Castor - Bio

120- C H R I S T I N A B R U N T O N 121 - F u t u r e M o t h e r O f D r a g o n s - Mirror Mirror

- Staring Into The Unknown

- Spellbound

135 E D W I N L E U N G

- I t C an’ t K eep Me Ou t - I Made It

136- G E R A R D W H E L A N 137 - S q u i r r e l - Enchanted Forest

138- L E A N N E M W I L L I A M S 139 - S p r i n g I s I n T h e A i r 140 M I C K R O O N E Y - Brisbane I

- Class Of 2065

141- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T A N N L AV I N 147 - Masked Lady

122 K E V I N S I M S

- Back Alley

- Adrif t

- Suzette

- Univer sal Soul

- Her Musical Life

123 M E R R A N G Â Û S - Goose - Neo

- Alone - Ballet - The Par ty Is Over - Deliver y - Waiting For Santa - Chequered - Bio

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148- M A U R E E N M A X W E L L 149 - H a w a i i

156- M A R I S A L I B E R AT O 157 - E s m e O n S t a c k O f B o o k s

150- S U E M A S T E R S O N 151 - G o l d i e I n T h e W o o d s

158 R O B Y N G A R N E T

152 J A C K M c K E N Z I E

159 C LY D E S C O R G I E

- Y o u C a n ’ t Ta k e I t W i t h Y o u

- L ake Goddes s II

- Okinawa

153 J O H N K E L LY

- Floating Lanterns

- Hear t

- Imper fectly Beautiful

- Sailing Away

- Tu r n e d To S t o n e

- Dawn Flight

- Father Of The Bride

154- B I L L O L D H A M 155 - S p r i n g I s A B l o o m i n g - Birds Nest

FRONT COVER b y K AY E V I S O N - Amanda

Julie Powell - The Red Queen

Ann Lavin - City Chic

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Edwin Leung - I Kill With A Smile

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

EDITOR’S MESSAGE Welcome to our November edition of Artists Down Under and a special welcome to our newest members Bernice Fargus, John F. Kelly and Clyde Scorgie. This month our artists have exceeded themselves with their special achievements, exhibitions and awards, congratulations to all concerned. It was nice to see some of our ADU members have a recent catchup over lunch, and I was so privillidged to be one of them. It was great to be able to meet other members, have a laugh and toss around some new fun and creative ideas. One of my favourite monthly articles is the Photoshop tutorials that Andrew Haysom shares with us. This month he explains to us all about the Colour Lookup Tables . The Redlands Digital Artists Group have put together another of their fantastic Chinese Whispers images for everyone,. This month it has a completely different theme to what they usually put together, a very happy whimsical feel called “Within The Forest”. I hope you enjoy it.

Our four Featured Artists for the month are Louise Smith, Mary Knaggs, Bronwyn Kenmir and Ann Lavin. Their artwork is amazing, they have really outdone themselves, so I hope you enjoy their work. Judi Lapsley Miller shares with us how she put together her Tiny Art Project alongside fellow framer Chris Helliwell. It’s especially good to see that they are looking after the environment and helping wildlife organisations alongside the beautiful artwork and gifts that they offer.

Colin Campbell - Passenger1

I hope you enjoy this month’s edition of “Artists Down Under”. Stay safe and see you all next month.

Pam Henderson

Colin Campbell - Passenger3

Maureen Max well - Chocolate Mouse With Strawberr y Sauce Backgrounds: Laitha’s Designs - Jai Johnson - White Lane Studio Copyright 2017 © Artists in this publication are responsible for any rights appertaining to their work. C o l i n C a m p b e l l - Tr a v e l l e r 2

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HTTPS://PROPHOTOSHOPARTISTRY.COM

Image by: Cathrine Blan, Photoshop Artistry Student (UK) Portfolio at: https://www.behance.net/dollycathy https://artboja.com/art/316xid/

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

NEWS

Care for Africa The raffle image has been kindly printed and donated by Print 2 Metal in Melbourne in support of the Care For Africa Foundation. A huge thank you to Marie and Frank for their ongoing support. The raffle image is titled “Water Is Life ll”. The image is a Unique State image and a collaboration between Nigel Lazenby and myself. The image is 20”x30” printed on ultra gloss white coated aluminium with a floating frame. The raffle will be drawn on a date TBA. Raffle tickets are available 1 for $5, 3 for $10. Tickets are available by emailing Dean at dean.hohn@bigpond.com. You can also purchase tickets online direct from Care For Africa. Direct deposit into: Care for Africa: BSB: 037608 Acc: 387249 or Email: jennysaunders122@gmail.com Will ship to anywhere in Australia.

Digital Art links the Care For Africa Foundation with WorldPix.org! Never think for a minute people don’t take notice of your art and what you’re doing. Especially if it’s for a good cause! I got noticed by Mike Goldner, at ArtisanHD, from my ArtBoja page, who in turn told Paul Lynch, the founder of WorldPix.org about the work I was doing with the Care For Africa Foundation, raising funds for drilling fresh water wells. Thank you Mike Goldner for passing my information on to Paul Lynch.

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It is coming up 12 months ago that Paul first contacted me to see if I would be interested in joining their group, who are doing similar work to what I’m doing for the Care For Africa Foundation, in various locations around the world. I said yes and filled out the application form, but I didn’t really meet the requirements of their organization because I have never been to Tanzania and therefore couldn’t provide images of the people or animals from the villages we are supporting.

Dean L Hohn My dream is to visit the Tarime District of Tanzania and spend time with the villagers and attempt to capture their stories and include them in my gallery. The Care For Africa Foundation, that I am raising funds for is based in Launceston, Tasmania. As a result of not having been to Tanzania, the board of WorldPix has been gracious enough to allow me to use my digital art images from around Tasmania, until such time as I’m able to actually visit Tanzania. I thank them for this privilege.

Combine that with the fact I did digital art instead of straight photography and it took a bit for the board You can see my gallery of images at https:// to work out how I could fit into their organization. worldpix.org/galleries-2/ In the end, we have overcome the hurdles and I am delighted to be a member of WorldPix.org. Dean Hohn


Care for Africa Cont ...

WATER FROM ART As many of you will know, my “WHY”, is using my art to support the Care for Africa Foundation to drill fresh water wells in the 6 villages it supports in the Tarime District of Tanzania. These villages are off the tourist route and therefore received no form of aid until the Care For Africa Foundation heard about their plight and decided to do something to help. It was the middle of June 2016 when a friend and fellow photographer posted some of her designs on Facebook that the idea of using my art for designs on clothing and scarves hit me. I asked her if she would mind if I copied the idea, of using my art on clothing and she said no. The end of June 2016 I launched my Nuna Collection, with designs originating from my rock art that dated back to the Nuna Era. As a designer I receive a commission of 10% for each piece that is sold and I in turn donate all proceeds to the Care For Africa Foundation. My designs have evolved over time and my latest designs are more contemporary and varied. You can view the collection at

https://tinyurl.com/yc5ar9gw

I also do custom designs and if you would like something created especially for you, you can contact me at dean.hohn@bigpond.com and I will be glad to discuss it with you. The scarves are available in Modal, Cashmere Modal, Cashmere Silk and 100% Cashmere. If you find a design you would like in a fabric other than shown, please contact me and I’ll add it and let you know when it’s available to order. I’m truly grateful for the support I’ve received to date and would appreciate any support you can give me in the future. Dean L Hohn Below are samples of some of my latest designs.

Colour Pop Statement Bag

Logical Cashmere Modal Scarf

Nuna 62 Cashmere Silk Scarf

Nuna 70 Cashmere Silk Scarf

Taking Flight Cocoon Wrap

Peach Blossom Cashmere Silk Scarf

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Helping Women with Endometriosis 50% of profit donated to endometriosis research

My compassion inspires my photoart which I show in presentations to raise awareness. I joined Awake to teach me advanced Photoshop skills, specifically to expand my photoartistic skills to create imaginative and dramatic images.

26 women with endometriosis have told me about their experiences. They spoke to me about their concerns and collaborated during the photo session. We explored meanings of body, ideas of self and impacts of illness together, agreeing which ideas we would explore photographically. My photos are often carefully arranged, but that doesn’t mean they are fake. They represent the personal truth and experiences of 26 women with endometriosis. These women are remembering and acting out their OWN experiences. They choose their own stance and facial expression. Women with endometriosis are the only people who truly know what endometriosis FEELS like.

My photoart opens dialogue enabling freer expression of hidden feelings, experiences too private to mention in ordinary conversation. I create photoart inspired by the concerns of women with endometriosis. Several women have said that the process of imaging their suffering has helped them to face their pain and illness. There is immense strength in being heard. I want my photoart to become visual screams!!

Unfortunately endometriosis is relatively common; an estimated 1 in 10 women living with endometriosis, being over 175,000,000 women worldwide! And an estimated 500,000 women in Australia! Their experiences are heartbreaking. Regular illness and debilitating pain result in missed education and poor career opportunities leaving them women vulnerable to poverty.

When I first heard about endometriosis I felt a deep compassion and need to do what I could to help. Women with endometriosis suffer debilitating pain, disruptive symptoms and often endure multiple operations simply to function normally. Few people are patient when listening to descriptions of pain, symptoms or illness. This can have the effect of silencing people who are ill.

Share ‘EndoWomanArt’ with your friends on social media to raise awareness and money for women’s health! We all need clothes & household goods. Buy yourself a treat or buy a special gift for your friends. Make your shopping count! Remember 50% of profit goes to endometriosis research!

https://w w w.redbubble.com/ people/EndoWomanArt/shop Follow ‘Life with Endometriosis’:

ht t p s : / / w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / LifeWithEndometriosis See Margaret Kalms photoart, ‘Life with Endometriosis’:

http://www.endowomanart.com Margaret Kalms

Women with endometriosis need real medical progress to reduce their suffering. I passionately desire to raise money for endometriosis research so that faster diagnoses are made and more effective treatments are found. To raise money for endometriosis research, I host events and sell products on Redbubble. Recently I gave $3,000 to Canberra Endometriosis Centre!

Bunch Of Butterflies On Grevillea Sweatshirt

Butterflies False Colour Grey Stripes

Bunch Of Butterflies On Grevillea Pencil Case

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WHAT’S ON JMargaret Kalms Photoart Workshop Women’s Centre for Health Matters 20 November 2018 Building One, Pearce Community Centre Collett Place, Pearce, ACT 2607 http://www.wchm.org.au.

PHOTOART WORKSHOP “Expression in Photoart Workshop, 10:30am - 6pm, Tuesday 20 November, at Women’s Centre for Health Matters in Canberra, http://www.wchm.org.au. Art can bring a fresh approach to communicating difficult experiences such as living with chronic illness. Art is creative and expressive. Art can explore ideas and feelings that are hidden or difficult to see. Art can say things that cannot be said with words. During this workshop participants are invited to express themselves visually. Together we’ll explore meanings of body, ideas of self and impacts of illness. Margaret will discuss ideas, suggesting ways to image their ideas, enabling a visual language to describe the impact of chronic illness on their body and daily life. These photos were created by women with endometriosis at a previous workshop that I presented. I took portraits of the women, allowing them to choose their expression, props and body pose. With my guidance, they created these composites using my photographs as layers over their portrait.”

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WHAT’S ON Judi Lapsley Miller Sanctuary Stories Exhibition Zealandia Eco Sanctuary 1 October - 30 November 2018 Zealandia Visitors Centre Gallery End Of Waipau Road, Karori, Wellington, NZ

https://www.visitzealandia.com/Events/ArtMID/2271/ArticleID/73/Sanctuary-Stories

“SANCTUARY STORIES” EXHIBITION The volunteer Sanctuary Storytellers are a diverse group of writers, photographers, editors and designers who through their creative efforts, tell Zealandia’s stories to the world. The photo-essays in this exhibition highlight the breadth of their talents and interests, with a focus on experiencing our precious taonga. Featuring the birds, reptiles and flowers of Zealandia, this year’s exhibition shows you what our photographers and writers love most about the valley. Curated by photo-artist and volunteer Storyteller convener, Judi Lapsley Miller, this group exhibition features photography by Janice McKenna, Hayley May, Linton Miller, Brendon Doran, Lynn Freeman, Chris Gee, and Andrew Hawke with stories by Louise Slocombe, Vanya Bootham, Chris Gee, and Lynn Freeman. The volunteer Storyteller team produced the entire exhibition from concept through to framing.

Look for the Storytellers’ work on the Zealandia website, blog, and social media feeds, and be sure to buy their 2019 fundraising calendar and postcards. Some of the photographers and artists also have prints available in the gift shop.

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WHAT’S ON Judi Lapsley Miller Spring Cash & Carry Exhibition Akaroa Orion Powerhouse Gallery 20 October - 17 November 2018 1 Rue Pompallier. Akaroa, NZ

https://www.eventyas.com/NZ/Akaroa/313390718861847/Akaroa-Orion-Powerhouse-Gallery

SPRING CASH & CARRY EXHIBITION

Emerging (Kaka Kura)

The Reckoning

Unfurling (tui)

It’s About Time

Over The Moon

From Whence Cometh Evil

At What Cost Forever

I Shall Ride Every Storm

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Art of Birding 2018 Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge

Join Judi on a year-long weekly photography challenge, designed especially for nature and wildlife photographers. Storytelling, wildlife advocacy, and creative/artistic photography is where her heart is, and she hopes to encourage more photographers and photo-artists to not just stop at the perfect wild life picture but to take it further. These weekly challenges will encourage you to think about how your images can be composed and used to advocate for our precious wildlife (story), to hook the viewer in with compelling, creative images (creative), and to increase your technical skills and development (technical). She has created each challenge so that most people can participate, regardless of skill level or where you live in the world (though you will notice a New Zealand bias!). Most challenges can be achieved with just a camera phone. Don’t worry about catching up, just jump in at the current week. From amateurs with just a cellphone to professionals with the latest gear, the participants in the AoB photo challenge bring many and varied perspectives to the weekly challenges. The challenges are designed to develop skills for wildlife and nature advocacy through visual storytelling, creativity and learning new photographic techniques. If you want to start using your photography for good causes, do join us. Details at https://www.artbyjlm.com/art-of-birding-2018.html

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Week 45: wabi sabi (creative) Wabi sabi is the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection and age.

Week 46: teeny-tiny (technical) Dig out the macro lens and find something tiny to photograph! If you don’t have a macro lens, try your camera phone as most are good at focusing close-up. Or, alternatively, use a telephoto lens. In all cases, a tripod will come in handy.

Week 47: volunteering (story) In two week’s time it’s International Volunteer day, so this week’s challenge gives you a head start in finding a local volunteer project to highlight. Be sure to get permission from any people you include in your photographs before sharing online.

Week 48: bird’s eye view (technical) Change your viewpoint from a human level to a bird’s eye level or insect-eye level. Get up high, get down low and change your angle on the world. Mind your knees and mind your balance! Wildlife photographer Tui de Roy talks of the “road kill” shot, which is the typical human-eye level looking down on a critter. What a difference it makes to get down and shoot across instead!

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Art of Birding 2018 Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge Photographers’ Photos from Prior Weeks

This tīeke (North Island saddleback) at Zealandia Ecosanctuary was searching under dead dry leaves for a snack – and throwing them around to get at anything underneath – an illustration of how dead vegetation provides for both the tīeke and the invertebrates it is searching for. After declining rapidly once mammals were introduced, by the early 1900s tīeke were confined to a single population on Taranga (Hen Island) off the northeast coast of the North Island. Successful introductions to sanctuary locations started in 1964 and Zealandia’s population arrived in 2002.

Week 36: Death and Decay (story)

Andrew Hawke (Wellington, NZ)

My favourite critters are the wee wax-eyes that visit my garden daily. Beautiful wee birds that generally never stay still for long. I am so pleased to get this shot. Set against the bokeh grey sky and in detail. I worked long and hard to get this shot.

Week 37: My favourite critter (creative)

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Catherine Thompson (Manawatu, NZ)


Art of Birding 2018 Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge Photographers Photos from Prior Weeks

A busy little fantail on a mission. They’re so fast and agile as they chase insects through the air. And they do a great fierce look.

Week 38: Bird in flight (technical)

Linton Miller (Wellinton, NZ)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - this is a close up of lichens growing on one of many similar rocks near the seashore, it’s not until you actually look closely at the rocks that you notice the beauty and diversity of life growing in such a harsh envirnoment.

Week 39: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (creative)

Paul Henare (Nelson, NZ)

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FOREST & BIRD Online Store Bird Art by Judi Lapsley Miller

Forest & Bird’s online shop now stocks four fine-art bird prints by photo-artist Judi Lapsley Miller, featuring the kākāriki, tūī, kākā, and takahē. Sales support Forest & Bird’s enduring advocacy work for the wildlife of Aotearoa. Judi also donates 10% of her proceeds to Zealandia EcoSanctuary. Forest & Bird is New Zealand’s leading independent conservation organisation. For nearly a century they have been protecting and restoring Aotearoa’s wildlife and wild places - on land and in the sea. Judi has been a member and supporter for 15 years and is delighted to be able to further support their efforts through her wildlife-advocacy-inspired art. https://shop.forestandbird.org.nz/prints-artwork/bird-art-by-judi-lapsley-miller?gn=Prints%20%26%20Artwork&gp=1

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Bursting Out

Winging It

Popping Up

Unfurling (tui)


Pam Henderson - Trapped

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Lynn Jenkin - Cowboy In White

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artists down under monthly Achievements

Rochelle Marshall - Sunrise

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artists down under facebook

Louise Smith - The Reader

page

Colin Killick - Flat Landscape, Canada

The Artists Down Under Public Facebook page has been set up to allow the artists in the group to showcase their work and to enable them to share promotional information about themselves, e.g. exhbitions, awards etc... You can find the Artists Down Under Public Facebook page at this address; https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtistsDownUnder/ So, if you are an artist in the group, don’t forget to regularly share your work and information here, and to let your friends and family know about the page if they are interested in viewing the latest art and news from the group. If you are a reader of the magazine who does not have access to the page, please click the link above and request to join. When you request to join you will be asked to answer three simple questions that will allow us to determine if you are an eligible artist who may wish to join the group and therefore be able to post on the page, or a member of the public who can view, comment and like the work on the page. It’s a great place to see some great art from this vibrant group every day!

Dean Hohn - The Light

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Marjorie Lord - Flower Series


Julie Powell - Maiden Fair

Lynn Jenkin - Playing With Blue

Ilona Abou-Zolof - Abstract

Three ADU members receive a special gift Our very good Awake friends Teddi Rutschman of Foxey Squirrel and Diane Stafford from WhiteLaneStudio continue to give gifts as a reward for members of the Artists Down Under group who contribute to the ADU Facebook page by regularly posting their artworks and supporting other members with their comments. Teddi, from Virginia, USA, is well known for her fantastic sets of digital designer backgrounds, masks and all kinds of wonderful elements ready for designers to add to or build a wondrous creation.

The November lucky winners are Teddi Rutschman (Foxy Squirrel) Gift Voucher of $10.00 - Sonia Pusey Dianne Stafford (WhiteLaneStudio) texture & Overlay Kit - Carolyn Jenson - Ona Boorman

Teddi Rutshman can be found at http://www.foxeysquirrel.com/ http://www.oscraps.com/shop/Foxeysquirrel Teddi has given a $10.00 voucher for one very lucky member to spend in her on-line shop. Diane Stafford from Chester, UK, designs Photoshop textures and overlays for photo artists and photographers to use in their digital artworks. Diane has created another special kit just for Artists Down Under for the month of November. Two artists will receive a Diane kit each. Diane Stafford can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitelanestudio

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Light Space and Time A Day In The Life Of A Professional Artist by Judi Lapsley Miller Guest Blogger

What’s it like to be an Artist with a capital “A”? An artist not only creating art but actively putting it out into the world? Come and spend the day with photo-artist Judi Lapsley Miller in Wellington, New Zealand.

5:40 AM Wake; check email. See request from John Math for a “Day in the Life of an Artist”. Resolve to jump out of bed and show that I do hours of creative work before breakfast! Realize reality is more helpful ... 5:41 AM Linger in bed and read more of Neil Gaiman’s new book “Art matters”. Love the quote “the world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before”. Resolve to create something today ... 6:15 AM Over breakfast, respond to people who have taken the time to comment on my recent social media posts. Then give feedback to participants in my Art of Birding photography challenge. Next, review my Google calendar for the coming day, week, and month and consider what I can do today to reduce stress later on – decide to ship pictures early to a gallery in Akaroa for their October exhibition. 6:45 AM To ease into creativity, I work on my passion project: “TinyArt”. I’m collaborating with framer Chris to upcycle our offcuts into tiny pieces of fine art. I make product labels and edit the website landing page. 7:30 AM Process photos from yesterday’s photoshoot at Zealandia EcoSanctuary. While Lightroom churns on an HDR landscape, I get distracted by clickbait on Facebook. 8:15 AM Do the art! The new Doctor Who series is inspiring me, and I have an idea for a picture featuring a gorgeous cheeky kākā who is undoubtedly also a Time Lord. Load Photoshop and get into it. Eventually, I get distracted by Facebook and email, but for a couple of hours, I was in the zone. 11:15 AM Prepare print files for a recent image and enter details into my inventory database. File and catalog the digital assets and load it into my online shop.

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Light Space and Time (Cont ...) 12:00 PM Lunch, surf social media and news sites. Realize I have a social media addiction but am conflicted by the need to run a small business in the modern world, so I can’t unplug. Plus I enjoy it! Resolve to strive for a better balance. Check Instagram. 1:00 PM Photoshoot in my garden with a local politician about Bee Awareness month. Do a quick edit and schedule Facebook post. Will do full edit tomorrow. 2:00 PM Emails and messages to collaborators. With my Zealandia EcoSanctuary volunteer hat on, check on plans for hanging our “Sanctuary Stories” photo essay exhibition. Touch base with Dec artist who is exhibiting at Zealandia. 2:30 PM Move into administration mode: review orders, issue invoices, schedule next printing session, update my clunky hand-built Access database with recent sales. Package up orders and exhibition pictures for delivery. 3:30 PM Notice nice light on tulips so time for an impromptu photo shoot. Tomorrow I’ll edit and post on Instagram, but for now, I’ve got the shot. 4:00 PM Check MailChimp analytics from Friday’s newsletter; check Google Analytics and Search Console for issues and make tweaks to my website. Check on the local server that file backups are up-to-date; check cloud backup has completed – a digital artist lives and dies by their digital assets. 4:30 PM Plan out some posts for social media this coming week; schedule a couple of posts using Planoly, Buffer, and Later (I’m too cheap to pay for scheduling so use the free tier across multiple services). Jot down some thoughts for a new blog. 5:00 PM Start on accounts – GST tax return is due soon. 5:30 PM Husband sees I’m still at it so he makes dinner. Feel guilty. 6:00 PM Dinner. 7:00 PM Check in on Messenger with accountability partner Hannah on what we’ve been doing today and brainstorm some new ideas. Email with photographer mentor Kim, trading photography wisdom for help with MailChimp. All while watching funny parrot videos on YouTube. 8:00 PM Sign off for the evening. 9:00 PM Sneak back online to check Twitter. Resolve to deal with social media addiction. Check Facebook. 10:00 PM Bed. Brain churning with ideas for another project. Eventually, sleep. Spending all day in the studio? Not so much. The reality is that the day in the life of an Artist is only a little bit about doing art and a lot about being a small business owner, responsible for everything: creating art, promoting, shipping, marketing, exhibiting, building networks and community, accounting and administration. Fortunately, I love every aspect – except doing the taxes! Judi Lapsley Miller is a photo-artist, scientist, and wildlife conservation volunteer from Wellington, New Zealand. Through her art, she advocates for rare and endangered species and spaces and encourages others to do the same through a weekly photography challenge that has advocacy at its heart. Since taking the plunge to be a professional artist just over two years ago, she has had two solo exhibitions and participated in multiple group exhibitions in New Zealand, and in 2017 was awarded a Solo exhibition with the online Light-Space-Time Gallery. Her archival fine art prints are available through her website.

https://www.lightspacetime.art/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-professional-artist/

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LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue44-final/10?fbclid Ann Lavin - Chequered Christina Brunton - Mirror, Mirror Julie Powell - Carnivale 2 - The Fourth Horseman 2 Ali Oppy - Hidden Sorrow - Mind Soul Dale Botha - Remember When - Queen Of Hearts Denise McDermott - Abbey Harpist Rochelle Marshall - Arethusa Kay Evison - Soul Searching Pam Henderson - Sanctuary Barbara Dudzinska - Walking The Dogs - From Darkness

Kay Evison - Soul Searching

Ali Oppy - Mind Soul

Barbara Dudzinska - Walking The Dogs

Julie Powell - The Fourth Horseman 2

Ann Lavin - Chequered

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Ali Oppy - Hidden Sorrow


LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE (cont ...)

Barbara Dudzinska - From Darkness

Dale Botha - Queen Of Hearts

Pam Henderson - Sanctuary

Julie Powell - Carnivale 2

Dale Botha - Remember When

Christina Brunton - Mirror, Mirror

Rochelle Marshall - Arethusa

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LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE feature artist SONIA PUSEY

Congratulations to Sonia Pusey for being this month’s “Feature Artist” in Issue No. 44 of “Living The Photo Artistic Life” magazine. https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue44-final?e=15580327/65156441

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Miss Understood

Killing Me Softly (With Her Song)

Piece’s Of The Moon

Time Heals


Home Sweet Home

Free To Fly

Moon Shine

Glissando

The Watchers

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fififIneartphotography Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who had work published in the “Fineartphotography around the World� magazine Edition X - 2018

Ann Lavin

Ali Oppy

Ann Lavin

Rochelle Marshall

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Rochelle Marshall


2018

Tasart exhibition Congratulations to Dean Hohn Dean’s entry “In The Heat Of The Night” received a Highly Commended in the Digital Section of the 2018 TASART exhibition The image was created on Dean’s iPad Pro using Procreate and iColorama before adding the blue paint splotch in Photoshop. The image was printed, matted and framed. The image was printed at 20” x 30”

In The Heat Of The Night

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fisydney international exhibition of photography 2018 A special Congratulations goes to Denise McDermott for her two images “New City” and “Oracle” gaining “Acceptances” in the Sydney International Exhibition of Photography 2018.

Oracle New City

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story art education shroom competition A special Congratulations goes to Michelle Drummond Michelle won the Story Art Education Shroom Competition with her entry “Gathering Of Fairy Tales”. The brief was a choice between 6 photo stacked mushroom images. Michelle chose to extract a mushroom and build a house. Michelle won a “one year subscription” to Adobe Creative Cloud valued at $1,000.

Gathering Of Fairy Tales

Here is a link to the video that has the judging and the results:

https://www.facebook.com/storyartaustralia/videos/255891928405355/

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COUNTRYSIDE by ONA BOORMAN

Australia

https://www.pinterest.com.au/onaboo/my-scrapbook-pages/

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LIFE IS A MOSAIC by ONA BOORMAN

Australia

https://www.pinterest.com.au/onaboo/my-scrapbook-pages/

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I SEE THE LIGHT by ILONA ABOU -ZOLOF

Australia

ht tps:// www.ilonaabouzolof.com/

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MAGICAL PUMPKIN GARDEN by ILONA ABOU -ZOLOF

Australia

ht tps:// www.ilonaabouzolof.com/

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JUST REMEMBER by AL BAMASS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/nsthnn/

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LIL AND KIT T Y by AL BAMASS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/nsthnn/

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FORGOT TEN TUNE by CHEREE SMITH

Australia

https://darkcherrydesign.myportfolio.com/ https://www.artboja.com/art/w7aph5/

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INNER DEMONS by CHEREE SMITH

Australia

https://darkcherrydesign.myportfolio.com/ https://www.artboja.com/art/w7aph5/

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“E” IS FOR ELEPHANT by CHRIS BARNES

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ADU GET TOGETHER By Maureen Maxwell

From left to right - Marisa Liberato, Pam Henderson, Barbara Dudzinska, Phillipa Frederiksen and Maureen Maxwell

Mid October presented us with another wonderful opportunity to catch-up with some other ADU members. We are all students of Sebastian Michaels by way of participating in his various Photo Artistry courses. Marisa Liberato (a new ADU photo artist) joined Phillipa Frederiksen, Barbara Dudzinska and myself in saying farewell to Pam Henderson. Sadly, Pam is leaving Queensland to settle in a NSW country area. We will miss her, but, at the same time, wish her the best of luck in her new environment. For a few hours we laughed, exchanged ideas about our own endeavours and shared processes and thoughts about our collective creative future. We also talked about what motivates us, and how much fun, and happiness, we experience with our artistic endeavours. There are so many wonderful motivating aspects to leading the Photo Artistic Life and meeting with other people who share the same interests. A couple of months ago, a few of us caught up with Jacqueline Goss when she was visiting Queensland - at that time we decided to have a Tea Pot Challenge as the cafe we were in had an eclectic range of pots. This time we met in Plant Nursery Cafe and decided to have another collective challenge. Given where we were, we decided to do a Flower Challenge - we hope you enjoy our efforts as much as we enjoyed each other’s company.

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f lower challenge Marisa Liberato - The Bird Maureen Maxwell -Embossed Rose

Pam Henderson - Water Lily

Pam Henderson - Morning Rays Pam Henderson - Summer Sun

Maureen Maxwell - Mystical Rose

Phillipa Frederiksen - Floral Rain

Maureen Maxwell - Chive Flower

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WILD CHILD by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ https://artboja.com/art/dmfi9d

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ROCK CHICK by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ https://artboja.com/art/dmfi9d

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DANCER by DENISE McDERMOT T

Australia

https://www.imagesbydenise.net

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STORYBOOK VILL AGE by DENISE McDERMOT T

Australia

https://www.imagesbydenise.net

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G.M.H. by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

https://www.trishphotography.com https://artboja.com/art/726rzm/

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TORN by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

https://www.trishphotography.com https://artboja.com/art/726rzm/

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BALLERINA PORTR AIT b y C A R O LY N J E N S O N

New Zealand

http://www.cjensonimages.com/

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BALLERINA b y C A R O LY N J E N S O N

New Zealand

http://www.cjensonimages.com/

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ANEMONES by THYS JE ARTHUR

New Zealand

https://www.tgagraphics.co.nz/ https://artboja.com/art/wpqa4m/

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DANIELLE

FREEDOM by LOUISE SMITH

Australia

https://www.instagram.com/lksmithphotography/ https://www.facebook.com/lksmithphotography/

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P E TA L S I N A T E A C U P

ON THE BUSES by LOUISE SMITH

Australia

https://www.instagram.com/lksmithphotography/ https://www.facebook.com/lksmithphotography/

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CAPTIVE

H E AV E N LY S E C R E T S 59


LEMONADE

C A S S O WA R Y by LOUISE SMITH

Australia

https://www.instagram.com/lksmithphotography/ https://www.facebook.com/lksmithphotography/

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F I F T H AV E N U E I first became interested in photography about 7 or 8 years ago when we moved to a small town on the coast of South East Queensland. My job at the time enabled me to be out and about in the early mornings and late evenings, the perfect time for photo taking. I decided to join the local camera club where I met some really lovely people who helped me enormously on my photography journey. I had some small successes with club competitions over those years but felt a bit restricted with lots of rules and regulations attached to straight photo competitions. Towards the end of last year I came across an advertisement for the Photoshop Artistry Course, which I thought would be a further step towards with what I wanted to achieve with my art. So I signed up and before I had even finished the PA course I jumped into Awake at the beginning of this year. It has been a big learning curve for me as I didn’t do a lot of photo enhancements with photoshop, I always preferred Lightroom to do the basic edits. Although Photoshop can be extremely frustrating for me at times I really enjoy seeing my creations come to life. Sometimes it just all comes together brilliantly and other times its a struggle to make it work. I have tried a few of the styles showcased by Sebastian Michaels in the course, some have worked, others not so much. I like the scrapbook type of effect but for some reason I find I keep going for a more photo realistic approach. I’m not sure where this journey will take me in the future but for now I’m content to keep ploughing through the courses on offer and learn as much as I can and to keep creating!

Louise Smith

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KREUNZENSTEIN CASTLE by GEORGE KONCZ

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SALZBURG CASTLE by GEORGE KONCZ

Australia

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S PA N I S H D A N C E by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

ht tps:// www.SmartArtPlace.com ht tps:// artboja.com/art/7qn7s6

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RE ADY TO DANCE by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

ht tps:// www.SmartArtPlace.com ht tps:// artboja.com/art/7qn7s6

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RHOSWEN by ROCHELLE MARSHALL

New Zealand

https://www.darksapphirephotography.com

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SILENCE by ROCHELLE MARSHALL

New Zealand

https://www.darksapphirephotography.com

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OUTBACK by SUE MAPLES

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HAND SKE TCHED KOOK ABURR A by SUE MAPLES

Australia

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS by JULIE P OWEL L

Australia

ht tps:// www.juliepowellphoto.com/ ht tps:// artboja.com/art/glul6i/

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THE LOVERS by JULIE P OWEL L

Australia

ht tps:// www.juliepowellphoto.com/ ht tps:// artboja.com/art/glul6i/

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION COLOUR LOOKUP TABLES By Andrew Haysom

Color Lookup Tables are essentially colour arrays or matrices that are used to map the colours in a video or still image, to a different set of colours, to modify the look and feel of the image. They are a quick and easy way in Photoshop to modify the image, and I love using them at the end of my workflow for providing a great way to unify an image that contains multiple elements. They are often also referred to as LUTs (“look up tables”). Photoshop provides an adjustment layer called Color Lookup that allows you to easily incorporate modifications using Color Lookup tables in your workflow. The Properties panel for a Color Lookup adjustment layer is shown in Figure 1.

[Fig 1 – Color Lookup Properties Panel] You will notice there are three choices 3DLUT File, Abstract and Device Link. The majority of the Photoshop provided presets are found if you select the 3DLUT File option, but there are also some under Abstract. When you click either option you will see the drop-down menus shown in Figure 2 and Figure 3.

Figure 1

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION (Cont ..) [Fig 2 – 3DLUT drop-down menu]

[Fig 3 – Abstract drop-down-menu]

Figure 2 Figure 3 Clicking the Load option that is the first option on both of these allows you to access color lookup tables that can be found on your hard disk. These could be ones you have saved yourself (more on that in a minute), or ones you have obtained from other sources. The available presets are then found below in the second section of the drop-down menu. Simply load one of your LUTs using the load option, or click one of the presets to see the effect of the color remapping on your image. Like all adjustment layers you can modify the effect using opacity, blend modes or blend-if. Make sure you try both Luminosity and Color blend modes with Color Lookup adjustment layers, which allow you to isolate either the brightness or color of the adjustments. In Photoshop CC 2014, Adobe added the capability to easily create and save your own Color Lookup tables. You can make changes to an image using any number of Photoshop Adjustment and Fill layers, then save the effect of these layers as a Color Lookup table. Proceed as follows; 1.

The base image must be set as a Background Layer. If it is not, select it then use the Layer / New / Background from Layer menu command to convert it into a Background Layer.

2.

Make adjustments to the image using any number of adjustment layers.

You can use most of the adjustment layers effectively here as well as the Solid Color Fill layer to make adjustments to your image. You can use different Blend Modes on the adjustment layers, as well as using Opacity and the Blend If sliders to modify the effect. Do not use layer masking this can lead to unpredictable results. Only use adjustment layers, do not use other filters like Topaz or Nik, or use any other pixel-based layers.

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3.

When you have the result as you like it, you can save the combined effects of the adjustment layers in a Color Lookup table using the File / Export / Color Lookup Tables menu command.

Figure 4 shows the dialog box that is displayed. 4.

[Fig 4 – Export Color Lookup Tables dialog]

You can enter a description, and a copyright statement (this will be captured within the LUT).

Ticking Use lowercase file extensions is a good idea to ensure compatibility across different systems if you intend to distribute the LUT. For Quality I recommend either Medium or High, but not Maximum (there are some known issues with large LUT tables which the Maximum option will create). I have never had any issues with using the CUBE format, so recommend choosing this.

Figure 4

5.

Hit OK and you will be prompted for a filename to use to save the LUT. Do not change the file extension, Photoshop will take care of this.

Now you have saved the LUT, you can use it in other Photoshop images using the abovementioned Load option on the 3D LUT drop-down menu to apply the same adjustments to that image.

If you would like to have your saved LUT appear as a preset rather than having to load it each time you can copy the LUT file into the Presets\3DLUTs folder that you’ll find under the Photoshop folder on your hard disk. LUTs, when saved in standard formats can also be used in other software packages from Adobe and other manufacturers. You will find LUTs available at various places on the internet, one good source is the ON1 web site where you can find about 90 free LUTs in various categories at this URL.

https://www.on1.com/free/lut-packs/ If you download the above LUTs, it is the CUBE files that you will find in the “For other programs” folder of the download that you need for Photoshop. If you are not already using the Color Lookup adjustment layer as an option in your workflow, have a play with it, I’m sure it will then become a regularly used feature.

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E S C A L AT O R S by COLIN K IL LICK

Australia

https://driftingleaves.net

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CONSTRUCTION CIRCUITRY

CONSTRUCTION DECOR by COLIN CAMPBEL L

Australia

ht tps://colincampbell.mypor t folio.com https://artboja.com/art6bq9cj/

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LY R E B I R D S O N G

THE CROSSING b y K A R E N WA A L W Y K

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/88165766@N05 https://artboja.com/art/i1sahn/

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M I LT O N FA C T O R Y

IN RUIN b y C O R R I N E D AV I S

New Zealand

www.madeinglenorchy.co.nz https://artboja.com/art/fjonsr/

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PYR AMIDS

SURFER BLUE b y A N D R E W H AY S O M

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/ajhaysom/ https://andrewhaysom.myportfolio.com/

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FOCAL POINT by DE AN HOHN

Australia

ht tps:// www.facebook.com/Dean-Hohn-Photo-Artistry-247723325687722/ ht tp:// artboja.com/art/yw8ic8//

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BE AUT Y AND THE BE AST

INTO THE DARK by SUE JOY

Australia

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LOST IN THE MUSIC

JOHARINA by JACQUELINE GOSS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/8c2g41/ http://jacquelinegoss.zenfolio.com/p480324186

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SOUTHERN YELLOW-BILLED HORNBILL

WAT C H I N G . . . WA I T I N G b y LY N D A R L I N G T O N

Australia

http://www.sabvaningphotoart.com

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H E AT O F T H E D AY

SUNSE T by P HIL L IPA F R EDERIKSEN

https://artboja.com/art/33o0hk/ http://phillfoto.smugmug.com

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M A RY KN AG G S

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R AIN DROPS ON MY WINDOW

S U N S E T AT J I N D A L E E by MARY KNAGGS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/oc091r/ https://www.facebook.com/MaryK-Photographic-Art-145293185640662/

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N E O N B U I L D I N G S AT D O C K L A N D S 87


BE ACH BOXE S

BURNS BE ACH by MARY KNAGGS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/oc091r/ https://www.facebook.com/MaryK-Photographic-Art-145293185640662/

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FEELING BLUE

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BALI BASKETS

U N D E R B O LT E B R I D G E B Y N I G H T by MARY KNAGGS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/oc091r/ https://www.facebook.com/MaryK-Photographic-Art-145293185640662/

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O L D R E D R AT T L E R

I first picked up a camera while in high school (which is a very long time ago now). We had a fabulous teacher who taught us how to use a “real� camera and also how to develop our negatives and print in a dark room. My love of photography was born then I think but then put on hold as life took over. I started to rekindle my interest about 10 years ago and treated myself to a new, whizz bang DSLR camera which I still use to this day. I love photography. I love everything about it - the thought of capturing a fleeting moment in time, the fact that you see things differently with a camera, and the way having a camera forces you to look at the world in a completely different way. Learning through the Photoshop Artistry and then Awake courses how to manipulate and enhance my photos was a really thrilling time for me. I love being able to take photos that for me tell a story. Being able to work on them to make them more artistic or interesting has been part of the fun! My favourite themes are street photography (catching people as they go about their day and seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary moment) and beach photography (the sea fascinates me as it changes from day to day and also hour to hour). I also have a soft spot for nature photography, especially macro work, as the tiny worlds not immediately visible to the naked eye hold an endless appeal.

Mary Knaggs

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L A K E C ATA N I by DENNIS RICK ARD

Australia

https://ink361.com/app/users/ig-3279276017/dennisrickard/photos

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PE AR L ADY by KYE THOMPSON

Australia

http://artboja.com/art/xb2kgr/

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THREE HOPEFULS by KYE THOMPSON

Australia

http://artboja.com/art/xb2kgr/

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D E L I C AT E D E S I R E S by ALI OPPY

New Zealand

https://www.facebook.com/Mysticsparrows https://artboja.com/art/lzqpfy/

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BROKEN DRE AMS by ALI OPPY

New Zealand

https://www.facebook.com/Mysticsparrows https://artboja.com/art/lzqpfy/

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R E A C H F O R T H E S TA R S by ANTHE A SCOT TE

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Australia


WE BELONG TO THE E ARTH by ANTHE A SCOT TE

Australia

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HER JOURNAL by DALE BOTHA

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/x1el96/

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QUEEN OF HE ARTS by DALE BOTHA

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/x1el96/

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REDLANDS DIGITAL ARTISTS GROUP A COLLABORATIVE GROUP OF PHOTO ARTISTS By Maureen Maxwell

CHINESE WHISPERS #12 “WITHIN THE FOREST” STAGE 1

STAGE 2

FINAL STAGE We’ve gone in a very different direction this month and had a lot of fun with a whimsical theme. The signs of Spring are very obvious with beautiful blossoms and toad stools. Butterflies and bees are flitting around to the musical sounds of the forest. But the most important event is the Mouse Tea Party. Cheshire Cats are cheering them on whilst also looking for a free feed. The deer are gently grazing whilst King Mouse keeps a watchful eye on the Hot Chocolate as well as the biscuits and cheese. Pam Henderson started with the fun theme and then Gerard Whelan had the opportunity to add his ideas, followed by myself as I finished it. This was one of those occasions in Photo Artistry when it was hard to know when to stop.

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CALL OF THE CICADAS V b y V I K I M U R R AY

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/vikimages https://www.instagram.com/viki_murray/

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M U R I WA I by JUDI L AP SL E Y MIL L ER

https://www.artbyjlm.com

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THE HELPER by JUDI L AP SL E Y MIL L ER

New Zealand

https://www.artbyjlm.com

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G AT H E R I N G O F FA I R Y TA L E S by MICHELLE DRUMMOND

New Zealand

https://enchanted-reality.blogspot.co.nz/ https://www.facebook.com/pg/Whimiscal.Imagery/photos/

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MA JESTIC by HELEN AK ERSTROM

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/helen.akerstrom https://www.instagram.com/ha2260/

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S AT K I S TA R E

BA AKO FIRE KING by HELEN AK ERSTROM

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/helen.akerstrom https://www.instagram.com/ha2260/

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COWBOY IN BROWN b y LY N N J E N K I N

Australia

www.jenkinphotography.com.au/

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COWBOY IN RED b y LY N N J E N K I N

Australia

www.jenkinphotography.com.au/

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TREE IN A R AINY NIGHT by MARGARE T K ALMS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/zg47s6/ http://ecospiritlife.com.au/

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BECOMING HUMAN 113


SPRING KILLING DON’T BOW DOWN

FA N T O C C I N I by BRONWYN KENMIR

Australia

www.smiletime.photography https://artboja.com/art/bpr5pe/

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O B J E T D ’A R T I by BRONWYN KENMIR

Australia

www.smiletime.photography https://artboja.com/art/bpr5pe/

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CO-EXISTENCE 117


DOMINION

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE by BRONWYN KENMIR

Australia

www.smiletime.photography https://artboja.com/art/bpr5pe/

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C R E AT U R E C A S T O R

”A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” - Eudora Welty, author and photographer. This is one of the reasons I am a photographer. I don’t keep a diary. My photographs are my diary. Looking through them, I remember where I was, who I was with, what I was doing and how I felt at that particular time. Before my switch to digital photography, I kept photo albums and they are amongst my most treasured possessions. Since then however, I have been fairly remiss in not keeping the album tradition going but it’s on my ‘to do’ list! Photography is the core of what I do but I also enjoy taking it further with photo artistry. Being able to create new images from my own (or other people’s) photos, textures and other elements is a way of broadening and enhancing what has proven to be a life-long love. The journey, as ever, continues ...

Bronwyn Kenmir

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FUTURE MOTHER OF DR AGONS by CHRIS TINA BRUNTON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/1pa52q/

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MIRROR MIRROR by CHRIS TINA BRUNTON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/1pa52q/

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ADRIF T

UNIVERSAL SOUL by K E VIN SIMS

New Zealand

http://www.kevinsims.co.nz https://www.artboja.com/art/fx6wd6/

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GOOSE

NEO by MERR AN G ÂÛS

New Zealand

http://bit.ly/KaizenNZ https://artboja.com/art/i6ti0x/

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SPELLBOUND by SONIA PUSE Y

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JE ALOUSY by SONIA PUSE Y

Australia

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ABIGAIL by JULIA HARWOOD

Australia

https://www.juliaharwood.com https://artboja.com/art/s6w7af/

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D O O R WAY T O T O M O R R O W by JULIA HARWOOD

Australia

https://www.juliaharwood.com https://artboja.com/art/s6w7af/

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

THE TINY ART PROJECT By Judi Lapsley Miller

TinyArt is a collaborative art project between artist Judi Lapsley Miller and framer Chris Helliwell. We create archival fine art prints with bespoke professional framing, all from upcycled materials that would have entered the waste stream. Using printing and framing offcuts, we’ve created tiny works of art just for you. Every piece is unique and only the best materials are used to ensure your TinyArt lasts a lifetime. Archival fine art paper, moldings, museum glass, acid-free mat boards - all are expensive and are too good to throw away. Judi’s art is usually in square format, but printed on rectangular paper - she uses the bottoms to print tiny versions of her fine-art prints to the same standard as her larger prints. Chris hates to waste his high quality framing offcuts. Together they cooked up TinyArt to bring fine art into your home and to bring joy into your life. TinyArt makes a perfect gift for that special someone. We have done our very best to not use specially purchased materials in this project. The exception is for some of the framing hardware like the D-rings, hinging and framing tape, framing staples and points. The framing moldings, glass (Ultra Vue and Museum glass), mats, and backing boards are all new materials but are the offcuts that would typically go to waste. The decorative papers and embellishments come from Judi’s large stash of arts and craft supplies that she’s acquired over many years. Even the labeling is all handmade from decades of hoarded arts and craft supplies from three generations of Judi’s family. The packaging is recyclable acid-free tissue and cardboard and/or reused bubble-wrap and other foraged packaging. Our philosophy is to use what we already have and give it a new life with you. All made with love and the very best care. For most pictures, 10% of Judi’s proceeds are donated to wildlife conservation organizations. See each individual TinyArt to see who you will help support with your purchase.

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Tiny Art - Banner

Tiny Art

Tiny Art - KakaKura

Tiny Art - Tui

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MELBOURNE I by SHARON R ANK MORE

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/0719aj/

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SYDNEY I by SHARON R ANK MORE

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/0719aj/

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A MOONLIT FOREST by ANN WEHNER

Australia

https://www.annwehnerdigitalartistry.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/annwehnerdigitalartistry/

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S TA R I N G I N T O T H E U N K N O W N by ANN WEHNER

Australia

https://www.annwehnerdigitalartistry.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/annwehnerdigitalartistry/

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SPELLBOUND b y K AY E V I S O N

New Zealand

https://www.facebook.com/artist.kay.evison/

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IT CAN’T K EEP ME OUT

I MADE IT by EDWIN L EUNG

New Zealand

https://500px.com/elkynz https://artboja.com/art/ola8i6/

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SQUIRREL by GER ARD WHEL AN

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/abf48i/

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ENCHANTED FOREST by GER ARD WHEL AN

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/abf48i/

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR by L E ANNE M WIL LIAMS

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/leannemwilliamsimages/ https://www.instagram.com/leannemwilliams333/

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BRISBANE I

CL ASS OF 2065 by MICK ROONE Y

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A N N L AV I N

MASKED L ADY 141


BACK ALLEY b y A N N L AV I N

Australia

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HER MUSICAL LIFE

ALONE b y A N N L AV I N

Australia

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BALLET

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DELIVERY

WA I T I N G F O R S A N TA b y A N N L AV I N

Australia

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CHEQUERED

Creating artistically has always been a part of my life. When I left school I worked in the fashion industry and from there I started my own design business. It was so exciting working with all the different textures and colours, putting it all together and creating garments for people to wear. While running my own business I also dabbled in Mixed Media art. Having retired and downsized I needed a creative outlet which didn’t take up much space, so I joined Photoshop Artistry with shaky hands, not knowing what I was going to learn. Goodness! Sebastian was such an amazing teacher; he carried me through to the Kaizen group where I am still learning and enjoying my journey in digital art.

Ann Lavin

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H AWA I I by MAUREEN MA XWELL

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Y O U C A N ’ T TA K E I T W I T H Y O U by MAUREEN MA XWELL

Australia

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GOLDIE IN THE WOODS by SUE MASTERSON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/g6gt11/ https://www.facebook.com/Sue-Masterton-Digital-Artist-1662189864018110/

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L AKE GODDESS II by SUE MASTERSON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/g6gt11/ https://www.facebook.com/Sue-Masterton-Digital-Artist-1662189864018110/

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O K I N AWA by JACK MCK ENZIE

New Zealand

h t t p s : // w w w . a r t y p h a r t y. n z h t t p s : // w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / a r t y p h a r t y. n z

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D AW N F L I G H T

FAT H E R O F T H E B R I D E b y J O H N K E L LY

Australia

http://www.instagram.com/myphotosbyjohn

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SPRING IS A BLOOMING by BIL L OL DHAM

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25818712@N04/

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BIRDS NEST by BIL L OL DHAM

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25818712@N04/

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E S M E O N S TA C K O F B O O K S b y M A R I S A L I B E R AT O

Australia

https://www.marisalphotography.com

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F L O AT I N G L A N T E R N S b y M A R I S A L I B E R AT O

Australia

https://www.marisalphotography.com

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HE ART

I M P E R F E C T LY B E A U T I F U L by ROBYN G ARNE T

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/pg/artmrjg/photos/

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S A I L I N G AWAY

TURNED TO STONE b y C LY D E S C O R G I E

Australia

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