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the publisher’s corner Hello awesome artist’s! One of the coolest things I get to do as a publisher is to meet other artists. It always amazes me how much talent is out there silently creating incredible pieces of art. I am a life-long learner as are most creative people I have met. We tend to push boundaries, challenge processes and to be bored with the status quo. The pursuit of high quality education specific to digital art creation leads down many venues. I was always looking for a way to tap into a variety of top artists in our field but it became increasingly expensive to travel to conferences and workshops. Average expenses for a conference or a workshop always was about 2,500 dollars and took a week to ten days out of the studio. I was generally limited to two a year by time or monetary resources. A big challenge for me is always choosing which conference to go to and which conferences will I have to skip? Choosing between WPPI, PPA, State conferences, Photocon, IDMAA, NOTACON, ADAAF…..the list goes on ad infinitum. The choices are wide and varied but still rather pricey. Choosing between a large conference with a huge list of opportunities or a smaller more intimate workshop where I can dive deeper into a specific topic is also a big challenge. At Digital Art Creation magazine we like the idea of being able to study with a variety of artists for short intense periods of time. The 2013 Digital Art Summit gives us that opportunity. We have a really great line up of top artists that you can study, all from your own home. You can even watch all of them for less than two night’s hotel at a regular conference. An even bigger bonus in my opinion is that you don’t have to worry about taking all of the notes yourself. Each of these webinars is recorded and stored in the cloud so you can access them when you are ready to tackle the specific technique you were looking at. You can watch the webinars at your convenience at a later date even if you can’t make the original date of the recording. So I hope you enjoy this issue of Digital Art Creation. This is a special issue that is designed to get your creative thought process flowing. In the pages following you will see work from the amazing group of artist that will be presenting during this year’s Digital Art Summit. We have included the schedule of each artist in the table of contents; a description of each webinar and samples of their work is also included on each artist’s profile. All of the webinars will be at 8 PM Central and as mentioned they will all be recorded, the recordings are included with your tickets. Tickets are on sale now. Enjoy! Live happily, Love greatly and Laugh often. Tim

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PS-The book I published last month “From Pictures to Paintings” will be FREE for a 24 hour time frame either President’s Day or in the next few days after that. Please keep a look out for an email titled “Sweetheart of a Deal”. In that email I will let you know when the book is free. You also can look at the Amazon page to see if it is free.

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In This Issue 2013 Digital Art Summit Webinars at 8pm Central unless otherwise noted.

Tues., Feb. 26 Fri., Mar 1

5 Thom RousePage 10 Marco BucciPage 14 Heather MichellePage 17 Barney DaveyPage 21 KathyAnnePage 49 Lois StanfieldPage 24 Michael CampbellPage 29 Mary MortensonPage 33 Michael CampbellPage 29 Paul TomasonPage 37 Patrick Smith, One SoftPage 42 Marilyn SholinPage 45 Cecil Williams Free WebinarPage 53 Darrell Chitty Page

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Darrell Chitty A national magazine once described Darrell as “The New Old Master”. That description seems to fit him well. He is a 21st century artist who takes advantage of the latest technology available, combines his skills and understanding with an abiding appreciation and in-depth knowledge of art history and the age-old techniques of the Old Masters to create and is now developing veritable masterpieces. a mentoring program for The consummate aspiring artist wishing to professional with 33 years learn his painting style and experience, twice named marketing concept. His art Louisiana portrait artist can be found in the homes of the year, holds both and businesses of admirers a MBA and a Masters of and patrons around the Photography degree. This world. college professor has twice “Once in a blue moon you been recognized as the meet a person that has the outstanding teacher of passion, talent and drive to the year. Darrell conducts create outstanding artistic seminars, workshops

impressions of the world around them. Darrell is that person. His understanding of all of the elements of color and design give him the ability to create beautiful masterpieces on a consistent basis.” Scott Dupras, master artist and photographer. darrellchitty@yahoo.com 318-550-5635 www.darrellchitty.com See Darrell’s Webinar info at http://www. digital-art-summit.com/ membership/2013-artists/

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webinar: Be quiet and listen to your image!

Every image is different and should be portrayed in its own unique way. We will examine several images and observe what each was saying to me before being painted. We will select one image and go through the creative process to completion.

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Thom Rouse Thom Rouse began his career as a portrait and wedding photographer in 1994. Based near Chicago, he now divides his time between commercial, fine art and commissioned fine art images with his clients as the central subject of his pieces. His conceptual fine art images utilize real world photographs blended and manipulated to create an alternative to real world perception. Thom as an artist’s tool, visual also lectures and teaches literacy and lighting and workshops on topics posing for figure studies. ranging from Photoshop

Thom holds the PPA Master of Photography degree, the Award of Excellence, the Masterof Electronic Imaging degree, Photographic Craftsman degree and is a Fellow in theAmerican Society of Photographers. He has 49 PPA loan Collection images and has won the ASP Gold Medallion twice. Thom’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe. www.thomrouse.com thom@thomrouse.com 815 761 1358 See Thom’s webinar information at: http://www. digital-art-summit.com/ membership/2013-artists/

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webinar: “After the Camera - Before the Print” - Photoshop as a Creative Medium For many of us Photoshop has become more than a post-production tool to repair and enhance our photographs. For some of us Photoshop has become an all-new visual medium unto itself –a blank canvas from which we create an all-digital artifact. As Photoshop artists, we draw not only on the traditions of photography, but from the traditions of painting, drawing, graphic design and sculpture. This program will consider some of the issues (both technical and mental) that we confront as we evolve from being photographers to becoming digital artists. During this webinar Thom will present a live demonstration of Photoshop techniques used in the creation of his fine art images. To paraphrase Ansel Adams. “Photographic images are our instruments - Photoshop is the performance”

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Marco Bucci

webinar: Discovering Light and Colour This webinar demonstration and lecture is for painters who wish to create compelling, beautiful digital paintings, either from photo reference, from life, or completely out of their imagination. I will be discussing and applying the basic painting fundamentals that I teach in my classes, such as drawing, value, composition, and color.  You will learn how to approach a digital painting, and gain valuable insights on painting convincing light and form. See Marco’s webinar information at: http://www.digital-art-summit. com/membership/2013-artists/

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Heather Michelle

M. Artist, Corel Painter Master, Corel Training Partner 2013, Platinum Artist of the Year

webinar: Returning to the Easel Introduction to Golden Gels and Acrylics for Inkjet Embellishment 90-120 minutes Have you ever wanted to start using “wet” media, or “real paints” to your digitally painted canvases but was overwhelmed by all of the options available? Heather will simplify the organic process and show you exactly what you need to use for every sheen, and any style of image, even if they’re un-painted! You’ll also learn what to avoid, and pitfalls that can quickly turn your work of art into a versus Zinc Tips in fixing, cloudy mess. Join Heather spraying, and protecting The Painter during this your inkjet print before extended webinar and applying embellishment. watch how she breaks • Her personal tool box down color mixing, the from palette knives to difference between the brushes to palettes The various Golden acrylic wide array of options types, and most importantly in Golden’s line of gels, which gels to add to your and acrylics and how to repertoire. This webinar will customize your workflow include pre-recorded video demos, slide presentation, • How to create a style with and a live Q&A. Please note water based acrylics and this will not be a live video gels reminiscent of oil feed demonstration. paints with layering and sheen control Heather will cover: • Understanding pigment makeup and it’s relationship to dry color shift Learn how to mix with whites - Titanium

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• Dry time and work arounds • How to determine what brushes to use in specific areas

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• Important facts that could help you avoid “clouding” or ruining your canvas BIO Corel Training Partner, Corel Painter Master and PPA Master Artist Heather Michelle Chinn is no stranger to the world of all things painting whether it be traditional media or digital execution. A full time painter with HeatherThePainter.com Heather balances life between the easel and the computer painting for clients all over the world, and traveling across the country teaching Corel Painter. On sunny days

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you’ll find Heather, and Jack (her beloved painting dog featured in the Painting Animals DVD Set), at the easel working on handpainted acrylic canvases or recording videos for her tutorial line. Her work has been featured in Ballistic Publishing’s Painter book, numerous Loan and Showcase Collections, Corel’s advertising, and most recently, the art book, Painter Showcase. You can see more of her organic work through the latest Heather Michelle Collection exclusively at JonathanPenney.com or www.HeatherThePainter. com. See Heather’s webinar information at: http://www. digital-art-summit.com/ membership/2013-artists/

“Fellow Corel Painter Master Heather is wonderful artist and teacher. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Heather painting and teaching. I can attest from first hand experience to her great combination of both artistic and technical skills, plus energy and enthusiasm, all of which makes her a great speaker and teacher. Heather is passionate about art and people. She explores painting in the traditional as well as digital world. She communicates clearly and is patient and encouraging of her students. She knows Painter very deeply and is always open to learning and growing qualities that enhance what she has to offer as a teacher. I highly recommend Heather as a speaker as well as a Painter instructor.” ~ Jeremy Sutton D IGITAL ART C R E ATI O N

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Barney Davey

Succeeding in 2013 Digital Art Print Market What Is Holding Your Art Career Back? If that question resonates with you, don’t feel alone. It is quite common for artists to find themselves with scattered marketing plans that keep their careers untracked. Just as with your art, only you can make your success. When you learn to focus on what is valuable, then organize and execute around your priorities, you create success. You may be trying to do too much, or you just as likely are doing too little, or at least too little and career goals. of the most crucial items on Learn which marketing your marketing agenda. tools are best for your career. Simplify and Succeed Take this workshop to learn practical techniques to help you: Determine your marketing

Discover how focusing on fewer events with greater intensity gets the best results. Local Grassroots Marketing There are opportunities everywhere. Much of it is all around you. If you are not producing results from your warm market, which is people you know and people they know, then you are missing the easiest sales.

you can use to start growing your local market. Do you know how many pieces you will make in your career? How many collectors do you need to be as successful as you want to be? You will learn how to breakdown what you need to do into incremental, achievable steps to get a grip on marketing your career. You build a collector base one at a time, just like a brick wall. By steadily working at your career construction project, you will form a rock solid foundation that will propel your career for years to come.

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Combine the Best Marketing Tools to Create Powerful Impactful Results There are so many ways to promote art, it can be paralyzing to try and sort out what will work best for you. I will help you make the right choices about which tools to use to run your career. No one can do it all. As you begin to synchronize your chosen tools on tightly focused goals, you will create a synergistic effect that generates the greatest possible results for your efforts. There are ways to plot, plan and execute to make this happen. I’m eager to share them with you. Bio Barney Davey has devoted his expertise to advising visual artists on marketing and advertising since 1988. He spent two decades with Decor magazine where he was able to work closely with globally top

selling self-representing artists and art print publishers. He used that time and opportunity to observe and understand their best marketing practices. In 2005, he published the first edition of How to Profit from the Art Print Market. It has remained a bestseller on the Amazon. com “Business of Art” and “Prints” lists since then. In 2011, he published the second edition. It continues to rank on lists in both paperback and Kindle formats. Davey also is the author of two e-books. They are How to Price Digital Fine Art Prints, and The Zen of Selling Art. His newest book, Art Marketing: How to Get Your Work Seen and Sold will be available in late March 2013. It can be pre-ordered at a discount now. Davey began publishing his Art Print Issues blog in 2005. During that time, he has posted 500+ art business and marketing articles, many with a focus on the evolving

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art print market. He is also the co-producer and presenter of a monthly art marketing podcast along with Jason Horejs, owner of Scottsdalebased, Xanadu Gallery. He also frequently conducts workshops and webinars on art marketing and the art print market. Contact information: Barney Davey Email: barney@barneydavey.com Blog:

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Two-for-one art print marketing and how to price prints books offer: www.barneydavey.com/ bonus The Zen of Selling Art e-book: http://x.co/ sellart Art Marketing How to Get Your Work Seen and Sold pre-pub discount page: www. barneydavey.com/art-marketing-book See Barney’s webinar information at: http://www.digital-art-summit.com/ membership/2013-artists/

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LOIS STANFIELD Lois Stanfield grew up loving animals. If childhood holds the blueprint for one’s destiny in life, then it was obvious what she would grow up to be. At the young age of 4 while growing up in Bellerose, NY, she was already drawing pictures of horses and dogs on whatever media she could find—paper, sea shells or whatever—and selling them to a kindly neighbor woman down the street for a nickel or a glass of milk with a cookie or two. After two years of college in New York with a major in

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Biology, thinking she wanted to be a veterinarian, Lois quit school and headed for Los Angeles, California. She met her first husband, a gifted photographer, while working at Art Center College of Design and began taking evening courses in photography. Together with her husband, Lois moved to San Francisco and went back to school at San Francisco State University, studying Creative Writing, Music, college with classes in Art and Photography. She typography and graphic supplemented her studies design. at a local community

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available for commissioned portraits of horses and pets, and also works for her fellow photographers who may not have the time or inclination to paint but wish to offer them to their clients. She is a Certified Professional Photographer and has won numerous awards for her work. Most recently: 2012 Canon Par Excellence Award, Master Artist division 2012 PPA Gold Artist of the Year Award In addition, Lois has been published in Chronicle of the Horse, Dressage Today, California Riding, and Dog World magazines, as well as photography and art showcase books such as the recently published, beautiful coffee table book, Painter Showcase.

She settled into the profession of graphic design, and started her own business designing and producing books for numerous publishers. Her favorite part of this career was creating photographic art and design for book covers. As a hobby on the side, she photographed horses and landscapes. Eventually Lois’s love of photography, digital art and animals evolved into a full-time career that overshadowed her graphic design business, and she shifted into her dream career as an Equine and Pet Photographer/Artist. Always looking for artistic ways to work with her photographs, Photoshop became her best friend . . . until she discovered Corel Painter in 2004. This was the artistic tool she had been searching for, and she’s never looked back. Lois currently lives in Minnesota and is D IGITAL ART C R E ATI O N

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Contact info: Lois Stanfield Equine and Pet Portraiture PO Box 432, Chanhassen MN 55317 loisstanfield@comcast.net http://www.loisstanfield.com See Lois’s webinar information at: http://www. digital-art-summit.com/ membership/2013-artists/

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webinar: PAINTING HORSES AND PETS Although the focus of this webinar will be on painting horses and pets, the methods are universal and can also be used for people portraits and landscape paintings.

the different methods of painting in Corel Painter, experimenting, and developing your own style! We will go over choices to be made such as:

• Clone vs Quick Clone vs Lois does extensive simple blending, and the preparation of an image advantages of each. before painting in Corel • Which types of brushes Painter. We will spend to use for different parts time on how to choose a of the painting such as winning image from your short-haired dogs vs collection of photographs, long-haired dogs, satiny how to work with or change coats on horses, and the background to frame scenic backgrounds vs the image in the best studio backgrounds. possible way, and then going over her unique • Which media (acrylic vs methods for preparing oils, etc) to use. an image to paint using Photoshop and Topaz filters. • What size brushes to use for different elements Once the image is ready to of the painting and paint, we will work in Corel how it affects the look, Painter and talk about all

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perspective and depth of field. • How and why to adjust the opacity, resaturation and bleed features of your brushes and what effects they will have on your strokes and desired effects. • The difference between using blending brushes and cloner brushes, adding color with brushes, and when to use each for your desired effect. • Saving and labeling your files. Finally we will do at least one sample painting to demonstrate how you can take an ordinary photograph and transform it into a work of art using

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Michael Campbell

WEBINAR: USING PHOTOSHOP AND PAINTER TO CREATE WALL ART FOR PORTRAIT CLIENTS A lady commissioned me to create a mixed media painting of her daughter riding her horse. It was to be a surprise wedding present for the daughter. She asked if I could make it look as if it was in an English Country Scene, like those depicted by the painter John Constable. Â In addition she did not want the daughter to know I had photographed her or anything about it until she received it on the wedding day... This webinar shows how I achieved this and the steps in the process. The

photograph at the show park, the photograph or the fence the foreground grass and the repainting of John Constables most famous painting the Hay Wain painted in 1821 at Flatford Mill on the river Stour in Suffolk. The webinar will also show the steps including Adobe Photoshop and Corel painter. Steps include; the extraction, creating the background and assembling the elements and finally making the painting. Michael Campbell is a self-taught artist raised in

London with post graduate scientific training who now specializes in creating mixed media art pieces for his clients in San Diego. He began his career in photography as a research scientist at the Kodak Ltd Research Laboratory in London in 1962 . He became a lecturer for Kodak and for 5 years taught photographic technology to students from all over the world. He moved to Salisbury in 1972 and became a professor in photography. He started a part time portrait business and his first client was ExPrime Minister Sir Anthony

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professor at California State University for four years and then worked in Arizona for the famed Gittings Portrait studio. In in 1988 he gave a lecture to 400 photographers at the Western State Convention and Ernest Brooks saw his work and invited him to put up a one man show at the Brooks Institute. Ernest brooks insisted Campbell enter in the PP of A print competition and his two entries scored 98 and 97 and took first and second place out of 8000 entries, and his images were on the covers of the Professional Photographer magazine along with an article on lighting for creative portraiture. In 1990 Fuji paid him $1500 to give a 45 minute talk in Los Angeles as well as flying him several times to Europe to teach workshops.

Eden. He worked with a neighbor of his Sir Cecil Beaton who has been descried as one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century. He printed hundreds of Beaton’s negatives of Audrey Hepburn wearing the clothes he designed for My Fair Lady as well as the famous portraits of Greta Garbo . In 1979 Campbell went to the US to write a series of articles for the British Journal of Photograph. He spent two weeks in Santa Fe meeting with Paul Caponigro, Elliot Porter, Laura Gilpin and other great photographers.then travelled to the West Coast and spent four days staying in the home of Ansel Adams in Carmel. In 1980 Campbell was the studio manager for Phillip Charis in Pasadena where the sales were well over two million dollars.  Campbell then moved to San Diego where he bought a portrait photography franchise. He taught as a D IGITAL ART C R E ATI O N

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Campbell bought Photoshop and Painter at Macworld expo in 1991 and he has been working in digital photography since the early nineties. Campbell lives in San Diego where as a single parent he raised his son Alex (20) who is now studying to become a cardiac surgeon. Michael was a track coach at the local high school for four years but had started coaching Alex in the high jump in 6th grade and a year ago on leaving Scripps High School and winning the California State Games for the third time, Alex got a track scholarship

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to UCI and was also offered a scholarship by a dozen other universities including Yale. Michael was the high jump record holder for Great Britain back in the nineteen sixties and seventies and traveling around Europe to compete for his country in international athletics he had opportunities to visit the great art museums of many countries. mcampbell137@gmail. com 858-761-4939

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Mary Mortensen,

PPA Certified, M. Photog.,Cr.,API,F-WPPA PPA Affiliate Judge, 2009 Wisconsin Photographer & Electronic Imager of the Year Education Master of Science Degree - Business Management Bachelor of Arts Degree - Communications and Management (with emphasis on Marketing and Sales) Licensed in Makeup Artistry specializing in photography Professional Affiliations Professional Photographers of America American Society of Photographers Wisconsin Professional Photographers, Past

President 2005-6 South Central Professional Photographers Association Past President - Southeastern Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association Past President Women for MACC, Inc. Background and Experience Law firm of Mulcahy & Wherry, S.C., employed as a paralegal specializing in incorporations, real estate and probate for five years. Miller Brewing Company, employed as Corporate Employee Programs Manager, responsible for company-wide employee communications programs for ten years.

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Occupational & Family Health, Inc., a division of DePaul Hospital, employed as Vice President; successfully brought an existing division of the company from a $30,000 per month loss to breakeven status within a twoyear period; successfully

Allen in 1988 in Waukesha County, a western suburb of Milwaukee, WI. During the first three years the studio tripled business as a result of client referrals and an emphasis on marketing programs. The studio has established itself as one of the largest in the Greater Milwaukee-Waukesha area and is well known for its unique style of photography and personal approach to business. In addition to its portrait division, the studio also houses a full digital lab and school photography division. Besides the owners, the studio currently employees five full-time and seasonal part-time staff members negotiated, implemented startup, staffing, marketing and sales programs for a joint venture major health/ wellness center located in downtown Milwaukee, WI. Mortensen Portrait Design, LLC, opened with husband

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Awards and Recognition Mary specializes in the photography of children and babies. For over a decade Mary has partnered with the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund)

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and the Women for MACC in their fight against childhood cancer. Through photographic programs developed by the studio, the Mortensens have raised over $100,000 for childhood cancer research. Mary received the prestigious PPA AN-NE award for charitable marketing in 1999. She has been featured on NBC Channel 4 in the Greater Milwaukee Area for her work with children. She was been featured in Wisconsin Women Magazine, M Magazine and Alverno Magazine. Mary has been recognized locally and nationally for her work. She was the first in Wisconsin history to receive the most awards given at one convention. She is the 2009 Wisconsin Photographer of the Year, 2009 Electronic Imager of the Year, winner of the Canon Par Excellence Award, 2009 Best of Show,

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2009 Clean Sweep, 2009 Top Ten Imagers, two Fuji Masterpiece Awards, two Court of Honors and the American Society of Photographers Regional Medallion Award. She has received local and state Court of Honor and Traveling Loan Awards, Best of Show and Sweepstakes Awards from Burrell/Supra Color Lab and her work has appeared in the PPA Loan and Showcase Books, the Professional Photographers of America Magazines and in the ASP Elite Collection. Mary was the recipient of the PPA National Award in 2011. Mary has worked with mothers interested in entering children for

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pageants and modeling. Her photography has helped clients win awards, including a 6-month old who won “Most Photogenic” in a national beauty contest. She has also worked with upscale beauty salons in the MilwaukeeWaukesha area that compete in hair color and makeover national contests sponsored by international hair suppliers. Her clients have received three first place awards and her photos have appeared in international hair magazines.

a PPA Affiliate Judge. Mary’s style is simple but artistic. Her knowledge of portrait artists and work with art galleries has set the tone for the studio’s emphasis on producing fine art and selling wall decor and gallery framing. Contact Information Studio Address: Mortensen Portrait Design 180 Kossow Road Waukesha, WI 53186 (262) 754-8889 Fax: (262) 754-8879 E-Mail: mary@ mortensenphoto.com www.mortensenphoto.com

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webinar: An “Artistic” Adventure How to Grow Even Further As an Artist Join me on an artistic adventure that will focus on being creative, not so technical, with your photographic work. We will transform one of my favorite photos into a remarkable art piece. I will share how I play and experiment by creating projects with my camera, the computer using photoshop and painter techniques, and art supplies. My goal is to open your eyes to see the world in interesting and fresh new ways; how to see the extraordinary in the everyday; discover the emotion of color; and most important, finding the picture within the picture – all to create a fine art piece for yourself and to sell to your clients!

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Paul Tumason Paul owns and operates Paul Tumason Portraits which he opened in San Jose in 1972. At the start, he did a variety of photographic assignments including weddings, but since 1980, he has concentrated on classical studio portraiture. He graduated from San

Jose State University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology in 1965, Paul also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 12 years. He also worked as a professional musician during and after college, playing ragtime banjo.   Paul and his wife Kathy live in the Santa Cruz Coastal Mountains, south of San Jose and they have 5 grown (out of college) children.   He has occasionally taught classical studio portraiture to photographers at schools for professional photographers. Artist’s Statement My portraits are known for what they say about the subjects and their relationships, not merely a record of what they look like. Hopefully the viewer can relate to the story behind the faces. I paint in the digital world, using my photographic studies of the subjects and their things as references, outputting the images onto canvas, and finally enhancing the work with an assortment of media.

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Webinar: Directing an observer’s eye using Photoshop and Corel Painter Thoughts on the differences between a photographic portrait and a painted portrait. Emphasis on what I keep sharp This webinar will be a demonstration of how I get from my raw image to something that looks like a fine art portrait painting and what I’m thinking about while painting. My process is fairly simple. Starting with a meaningful, effective, photographic portrait which almost always is “fixed up” in Photoshop, opening in Corel Painter as a clone source, applying a colored gesso ground, a muck-up (thanks Jeremy) like “blocking in”, refining the image, defining outlines, bringing back some of the original photograph, more outlines, more refining the image, all the while changing

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paper, brush sizes, saving iterations, I’m continually learning by way of all the pitfalls and frustrations in the process. and the results?? Who is to judge, make yourself happy and have fun!!! See Paul’s webinar information at: http://www. digital-art-summit.com/ membership/2013-artists/

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One soft - patrick smith Perfect B&W The easiest way to develop stunning black and white images effects or customize your own unique look using powerful, darkroominspired controls that replicate time-honored processing techniques. Enhance tone and contrast by boosting shadow and highlight details or bring back a touch of selective color. Control the exact appearance of your image using a set of The pinnacle for many essential adjustment photographers is the brushes and achieve perfectly mastered black precise edge detected and white print. With masking with the all-new Perfect B&W, you can easily Perfect Brush. With Perfect develop your own stunning B&W, you’ll infuse the black and white images. Its artistry of black and white powerful and intuitive tools photography and create give you both instant results your own masterpiece. and complete creative control. Use Perfect B&W to Perfect B&W is available in add dramatic and elegant two editions. The Premium Edition can be used as a looks to your photos standalone application, and create the many or as a plug-in to Adobe moods black and white Lightroom, Photoshop, photography can evoke— Photoshop Elements, or resulting in beautiful and Apple Aperture. Perfect provocative imagery. B&W is also available as Whether you are a hobbyist a Standard Edition, which photographer or a working only works as a standalone professional, you can application. achieve classic black & white looks instantly with a library of expertly crafted D IGITAL ART C R E ATI O N

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Perfect Portrait 2 The fastest and easiest way to create stunning portraits Focus on the art of portrait creation because the most time consuming retouching tasks have now been automated. With Perfect Portrait 2, you can improve skin texture and color, remove blemishes, and enhance eye, lips and teeth. You’ll find that it’s never been so easy to create stunning portraits your family and clients will love.

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Edition can be used as a standalone application, or as a plug-in to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Apple Aperture. Perfect Portrait 2 is also available as a Standard Edition, which only works as a standalone application. Perfect Effects 4 Create Images with Impact Get an easy, fast and powerful way to create images with impact with Perfect Effects 4. Choose

from a robust library of photographic effects to add professional looks to your photos instantly, including the popular HDR and retro looks. You can also recreate the look of film and darkroom techniques, add glows, vignettes, borders, and correct common photography problems. With the ability to stack, combine and blend effects, and paint in effects to specific areas, your creative options are endless. Perfect Effects 4 is available D IGITAL ART C R E ATI O N

in two editions. The Premium Edition can be used as a standalone application, or as a plug-in to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Apple Aperture. Perfect Effects 4 is also available as a Standard Edition, which only works as a standalone application. Perfect Mask 4 Replacing backgrounds has never been easier Create high quality masks quickly and easily with new automated functionality and powerful tools in Perfect Mask 5.2, the next generation of Mask Pro. Automatic Background Removal, Drop and Refine

Perfect Mask 5.2 is available in two editions. The Premium Edition can be used as a standalone application, or as a plugin to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Apple Aperture. Perfect Mask 5.2 is also available as a Standard Edition, which only works as a standalone application. Perfect Resize 7.5 Everything you need to prepare your images for print

Perfect Resize 7.5, formerly Genuine Fractals, increases image size faster than ever before and without the loss of sharpness or detail that you might normally expect. The same patented, fractal-based interpolation algorithms that were in Genuine Fractals are at the heart of Perfect Resize 7.5 with several improvements. Faster processing speeds, new presets that optimize clarity and detail of different image types, builtin output presets, and the redesigned user interface add to the power of Perfect Resize 7.5. Now, it’s Brushes, and clean-up tools even better for preparing all types of images for make selecting subjects and isolating backgrounds print—including photos taken with DSLR cameras for removal extraordinarily accurate. You’ll be amazed and snapshots taken with at how well Perfect Mask 5.2 mobile devices. works even when masking Perfect Resize 7.5 can now tough subjects like hair be used as a standalone and glass on complex application, or directly backgrounds. with Adobe Lightroom,

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Want Want to shoot a f/1.2 or even f/2.8 to get that soft, creamy background but don’t have the lens? Get the same effect with FocalPoint 2, where you can simulate the look of those lenses after you take the shot.

Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Apple Aperture. Perfect Resize 7.5 is also available as a Standard Edition. See how it compares to determine which is right for you. Focal Point 2 Put the Focus Where You

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It has never been easier or faster to focus your viewer’s eye and minimize distractions. See the One Soft webinar information at: http://www. digital-art-summit.com/ membership/2013-artists/

Create realistic selective focus and depth-of-field effects you would think could only be done in camera with FocalPoint 2. Choose from a selection of lens presets to produce a specific bokeh or adjust controls to adjust the amount and kind of blur you want. You can even paint in sharpness or blur exactly where you want.

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Marilyn Sholin After 25 years as a professional portrait photographer with a successful 2600 sq foot studio in the competitive Miami, Florida market, Marilyn added to her portrait career and directed her creative juices toward fine art digital painting and then took it further by painting on the canvas creating mixed media. Her original and spontaneous art immediately became a hit with collectors and commissioned pieces of art. Her portrait clients enjoy having original paintings of their families. Utilizing the combination of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Corel Painter 12 lets Marilyn create beyond her imagination remarkable pieces of art and portraits. Marilyn’s art has been published, and articles about her work have been featured in magazines, books, posters, greeting

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cards, and gift items. Her fine art prints are exhibited in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe. She has been exhibited in airports, galleries and other juried shows. Marilyn conducts location workshops, and speaks to photography organizations and PPA schools throughout the continental United States, Canada and Europe. She was chosen

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to train the Department of Defense graphic artists. Her articles and images have been featured in Imagine publications, Shutterbug, Rangefinder, and a variety of other international magazines. She is a featured contributor to the Pixiq.com website. She has authored books on the art of portrait photography and digital painting with various publishers. Always on the cutting edge of technology Marilyn is an avid iPhone and iPad user and is always searching

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out and sharing new approaches to use this technology to enhance imagination. Marilyn maintains an active speaking schedule, addressing professional photography organizations, universities, seminars, and teaching workshops. She continues to push the limits of portrait photography to new heights. In 2007 Marilyn moved to the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC and continues to create portraits and paintings for her clients and for her line of fine art. She encourages everyone to always “Be Fearless� Degrees and Recognition: Corel Painter Master PPA M.Photog.Cr.

PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence FSWPP (Fellow of Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) LINKS and Social Media: FACEBOOK: Marilyn Sholin and Marilyn Sholin Art TWITTER: MSholin and DigitalPaint WEBSITES: www.marilynsholin.com/ blog http://www.pixiq.com/ contributors/marilynsholin Products Available at Digital Paint Shop

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webinar: BASICS OF COREL PAINTER 12 & MORE There are many new users to Painter12 and also many who want to learn Painter and get started in it. Seeing how a Corel Painter Master uses Painter in real time is a short cut to learning the software. Whether you paint people, landscapes or just want to delve a little deeper into the fun side of Painter, this webinar will give you the step by step instruction you need to set up preferences and a workspace that will keep things simple and keep things organized. What You Will Learn: • Painter 12 Desktop tour and setting up Preferences and loading EXTRAS if they have not yet been loaded • A tour of the brushes and how to load third party brushes, organize brushes and tweak and save brushes

• How to Create Your Own Brush Category and Share Them • How to use Clone Painting and Quick Clone Painting and the new Cloner Panel • Workflow I use to keep things organized • Auto Painting Basics and Tricks • Where many goodies hide inside Painter 12 60 to 90 Minute Live Webinar While this is aimed at Beginners and Intermediate users the lessons always contain surprises when they are LIVE and the muse takes control of my laptop and my mind wanders into uncharted waters. Even if you think you KNOW Painter 12 you will find tips and tricks here and learn how Marilyn uses it in real time. D IGITAL ART C R E ATI O N

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KATHYANNE WHITE The fiber work of artist Kathyanne White, has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the American Folk Art Museum and the Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution. She is the recipient of a 2009 Artists Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. After being chosen for an

Artist Residency in Yosemite National Park, White won the First Place Award in the Yosemite Museum Gallery Show, Yosemite Renaissance XXII. Several years in Yosemite Renaissance XXVI she again was chosen for an award. Kathyanne has been featured in a variety of arts publications including Fiber Arts, Surface, American Style, Folk Art Magazine, The Metropolitan Spirit, Log Home Design Ideas, Quilting Arts and New

Zealand Quilter. In 2001 she was named a “trendsetter” in Art Business News, as an emerging artist. Fiber Arts Design Book #7 includes White’s work and her work appears in several catalogues including, Six Continents of Quilts: The Museum of Arts & Design Collection, 2003 Masterpieces: Spirit and Strength, and Tied Together: Textile Art in the 21st Century. White’s workshops focus on innovative strategies for expanding the digital print to uncommon surfaces. At venues such as the Surface Design Association Conference, “Off the Grid” 2009, Handweavers Guild of America, Convergence 2010 and Hudson River Valley Artists Workshops, Artfest and others: she inspires students to create quality digital prints on

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alternative surfaces for their artwork. Through the KathyAnne Art website, White creates workshops and tutorials, so others are able to learn and expand their techniques through the expanded digital print process. www. digitalalternativesurfaces. com www.kathyanneart. com kathyanneart@me.com

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webinar: Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces: Fabric This workshop is designed to be your complete guide to digital printing on fabric. We will look at silk, cotton, canvas and lutradur. During the course of this workshop you will be introduced to many ideas for you to continue your exploration of the alternative digital printing process with fabric once the workshop is over. Learn how easy it is to print these wonderful alternative surfaces. In just 90 minutes you will be up and running with digitally printing on fabrics. We will discuss what you need to get started and then delve into the entire process starting with precoating surfaces all the way through the print process using Photoshop CS6.

Kathyanne White kathyanneart@me.com www.kathyanneart.com www.digitalalternativesurfaces.com See Kathy Anne’s webinar information at: http://www.digital-art-summit. com/membership/2013-artists/

Join me for this informative, innovative and fun workshop.

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WEBINAR REVIEW of book: painter showcase paint program, Painter. It is just over two decades since the pressure-sensitive Wacom tablet, complete with a light-weight, batteryFROM FOREWORD IN free wireless stylus, and PAINTER SHOWCASE, by in combination with an Jeremy Sutton: This fabulous array of powerful painting showcase of art and artists programs that took comes at a historic juncture advantage of the pressurein the development of sensitivity, transformed digital painting. With Painter the world of the artist and we have tools that could opened up a whole new once only have been vista of creative possibilities. dreamt of! It is twenty years Two decades on and digital since the birth of the premet with skepticism by the paint, which was initially eminent natural media public at large and the fine art world of collectors, galleries and museums alike, is now an accepted part of the spectrum of fine art media. Earlier this year I walked around David Hockney s Bigger Picture exhibition, entering one hall after another of large digital prints made from his iPad sketches, in one of the most respected and traditional fine art institutions in London: the Royal Academy. Digital has arrived. This showcase is a testament to the powerful, evocative and beautiful imagery that one tool, Painter, can be used for in the hands of a diverse range of artists from all over the world. Over the twenty years I have been using Painter I ve seen Cover by Heather Michelle Cecil Williams is a unique creative. In this webinar find out about his inspirational book, Painter Showcase.

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it evolve and transform, like a painting itself. That excitement, passion and enthusiasm that I remember so well from the co-creators of Painter, Mark Zimmer and the late Tom Hedges, later joined by John Derry, at Fractal Design, is still present in the new generation of developers and designers on the Painter team at Corel. Painter was never just another program, another piece of software. It was

always about the artists and their art. It was the genius of Mark, Tom and John that they decided to provide the artist with access within Painter to the developer tools that control the brush behaviors. They were not just providing a digital painting studio, but a tool-making workshop behind the studio where an artist could customize and hone their tools to suit their own expressive and creative vision, as well as experiment

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with new looks that they had never even imagined possible. That is part of the beauty of Painter: with the multiple brush technologies and possibilities built up over twenty years of maturity, there is always something to surprise and delight! The art showcased in the following pages demonstrates the joy and passion the contributors to this book feel for Painter, as well as their mastery of this powerful tool. You’ll notice that there is no Painter look. Painter empowers every artist to express themselves uniquely. No two artists use Painter exactly the same. As legendary computer pioneer Doug Englebart expressed the idea of networks (i.e. computers) augmenting human intelligence, one can think of Painter as augmenting human creativity. It provides us with an unparalleled ease, efficiency and richness of visual expression. Congratulations to Cecil for doing such a fabulous job producing this book! As with all his book projects, Cecil does everything first class, with style and quality. Thank you, Cecil, for bringing together this magnificent, inspiring and educational collection of Painter art. Enjoy the book! Cheers, Jeremy Sutton Corel Master Painter --Foreword Inside Book

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About the Author Cecil Williams is author/ artist/photographer/ publisher of 4 photo documentaries. Before the release of Painter Showcase, Williams published, Messages From Home, featuring the Batik art of Leo Twiggs; a book that received;The Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist. On the eve of the birth of Painter Showcase over 20 years ago, Cecil Williams purchased one of the first editions from Mark Zimmer in Boston at the MacWorld Expo. Although Williams was

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an experienced artist using natural media, he was curious about the emerging digital possibilities he could create with his computer and software introductions from Fractal Design. When he noticed a void in art books with large size images featuring the work of Corel painter artists, Williams contacted the Painter community and within two years created PAINTER SHOWCASE. Check out these reviews that were copied from the Amazon website. By Pretty_in_Pink If you are a artist and need

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inspirational and fresh ideas, this is the book to get. It is one of its kind and looks great on my living room coffee table. The colors and quality is amazing!! 5.0 out of 5 stars Painter Showcase - Inspirational and Amazing!!! January 9, 2013 By Dira The works in this book are an amazing collection of art/photography! I am inspired more with each turn of the page. Cecil and Heather have done a truly amazing job in

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putting this together and elevating digital art to the place where it can and should be appreciated for the quality that it is and for the amount of work that goes into this form of art. The tools may be different than traditional media, but the creative expression in digital art is clearly every bit a work of art as traditional media - only without the mess! This book will amaze and inspire you! 5.0 out of 5 stars Painter Showcase the New Pictorialist Movement January 9, 2013 By Cruachan This gorgeous 11x11 inch hard cover 328 full color page book is a collector’s coffee table book. It shows for the first time in a single publication the range of creative possibilities brought to photographers and visual artists by the tools of digital technology

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fully blossom in the digital age. It has meant of course that they have had to learn the new tecnology of the digital camera, the computer and the software, but as will be readily appreciated when you open this book, they have The ideas and aspirations taken to it like ducks to of artists have not changed, water. These are not casual but their new tools have weekend snapshooters with opened the door to iphones and point and a seemingly limitless shoot cameras, these are possibility for self expression dedicated professionals and creative endeavor. who love their craft and are Many of the artists in this excited by the new horizons book have already spent that have opened up in a lifetime honing and the past few years. Luckily fine tuning their skills with hardware and software lighting, composition, and printing technology processing and printing has appeared at the same and all the rigorous time just when it was most requirements for producing needed and although they fine photography using are constantly being refined film. These skills can now and undated, the methods D IGITAL ART C R E ATI O N

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for producing fine archival images on canvas, paper, or even media such as metal sheets are now firmly established. The majority of people who buy cheap (or even expensive) digital cameras are often content to leave all the decisions to the camera and simply record the realities of their lives. This is certainly a valuable ability for society and its members to document itself and define its modern culture. The internet is awash with images of everything under the sun, and sometimes, though less often, under the moon. The artists in this book are not content to simply point the camera snd record mecanically

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what lies before the lens. They wish their images to have a lasting value to a wider audience than to the immediate friend or relative of the creator of the image. They are also on a journey of self-discovery and selfexpression that has been the motivating force of all great artists throughout history. in 1894 Robert Demarchy the founder of the PhotoClub de Paris started a group of photographers who broke away from the established photographic institutions such as the Royal Photographic Sociey which they said had a technical and scientific approach with too many rules and regulations dictating the way a photograph should be made. This group, along with The Brotherhood of the Linked Ring in London and the Photo Secessionists in the US, set out to bring a more Pictorial approach to the Art of Photography. a movement they called Pictorialism. One of this group’s leaders Robert Demarchy wrote “A work of art must be a transcription, not a copy of nature ... there is not a particle of art in the most beautiful scene of nature. The art is man’s alone, it is subjective not objective.” Some of the images in the book closely resemble

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paintings made in the great tradition of the oil and watercolor media, in which the texture of the brush strokes themselves adds to the beauty and uniqueness of the image and serves to transform the mechanical and plastic look of a straight photograph into something that almost lives and breathes. Two cameras can take produce identical images but no two artists Painting by Tim O’Neill in this book given the same identical any student of Art and photographs to start with Photography and anyone would produce identical who loves beautifully finished results. The stamp crafted books filled with of their individuality as an inspiring images. This is not artist would be clearly and a technical ‘how to’ book indelibly impressed into the but as Ansel Adams said.. final image. “I much prefer inspiration to The artists in this book information !” are carrying on this We will chat with Cecila tradition Pictorialism, they about the making of this are creating works of art book. How did it come based on images captured about, what was the reason with a camera, but that he chose to attack such a photographic reference is large undertaking? Find out only the beginning not the with this exclusive interview. end of the process, they http://cwilliams.photobiz. then take that image to a much more expressive level com/store/?page/4392/ than can be achieved by a load/product_ straight recording of reality detail/item/46899/ painter-showcase however beautiful the original scene or subject. See Cecil’s webinar They are proving reality is information at: http://www. limited but Imagination digital-art-summit.com/ has no bounds. I would membership/2013-artists/ recommend this book to

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February 2013 Digital Art Creation Magazine  

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