Artist of the Month Lisset Perrier
SHARES Artist of the Month Lisset Perrier
34 Product Spotlight JD Autumn Actions and Overlays
Guest Artist: Amy Medina Waves and Wonders
44 Personal Fairytales Julie Johnson Lochridge
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A Note from the Editor-in-Chief...
common thread in the images found within the pages of this magazine are the photography-
related products (actions, overlays, textures, presets) used by artists in order to fulfill their artistic vision. In a world where some vendors like to advertise that their products "do it all" for photographers, mine are designed to work as a partnership and collaboration among artists. My products are designed to be complete, yet open-ended. They are customizable and tweak-able, so that an artist can use them a little â€” or a lot. They can be integrated at the beginning of an edit, as a finishing touch or throughout the entire editing process. The choice is yours â€” and that is intentional. I use my own actions and overlays, not because I can't (or don't also) hand-edit, but because they add a certain something or speed my workflow. Like a bookmark, they help me get to where I want to go a little faster and make it easier for me not to forget what I did to get there in the first place. The same can be said for other images found within the pages of this magazine.
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hen you look through the pages of this
magazine, please know that even though a product may be mentioned, it was just a part in the artist's overall process. Some images use a lot of my products, some use just a little.Â One thing that every image contains is the artist's vision and their own decisions. In viewing the art, please know that hand edits are always a part of the process and tweaks may have been made by the artists to the products shown.
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Jessica Drossin talks with Lisset Perrier about capturing children's emotions
ARTIST: LISSET PERRIER LISSET PERRIER ARTISTRY COLUMBUS, OHIO
Artist of the Month Artist Month of the
Lisset Perrier Jessica Drossin: Lisset, I've known you for a long time — you've even attended one of my workshops! One of my favorite things about your work is that you consistently find new ways to share new stories with your art. What inspires you?
Lisset Perrier: My childhood, both my children and nature inspire me. I enjoy making new projects specially for children. I’m not looking for the best-selling images, but for the best themes. The more I work, the more inspired I get. It acts like a kind of loop. It feels like inspiration leads to more inspiration. I always keep my eyes open because inspiration can come from anywhere, and when it does, it comes suddenly. One day you might be watching a movie or just reading a book, and then a spark will go off in your head, saying, “Hey! That would make a great subject for a photo shoot!” I sketch my ideas in a notebook that I always have with me for this kind of thing. I also like I like to read the movie titles and think, “How would I have made that cover differently?” and then I go and do it. We are constantly surrounded by color, light, products, nature, and media, and most of my ideas are formed from my experiences, mood, and interactions with these things.
JD: How do you keep your kids excited and willing to participate in photos? So many photographers' kids get burned out! LP: I grab something they love. My kids love to role play in costume. So, if they aren’t having it when I’m trying to shoot, I’ll have them play out a scene in their costumes. It’s a win-win. They love it, and I get pictures like this one that reminds me of what they were into at the time, and then I let them perform for me to capture genuine emotion and photos that are true to them. JD: What is your favorite season to shoot in? LP: I really don’t have a favorite season. I think my photography goes more with feelings and mode. The connection between weather and mood, seasonal changes in light and temperature can play a major role in how we think, feel, and behave. Probably, I prefer cloudy days if I am inspired, or fall days if I want to feel the wind and breeze, summer if I want to hear the waves of the sea, and spring - it's beautiful for me, especially when I am scouting locations with flowers.
Lisset's edits above incorporate JD Butterflies and JD Magical Glitter Overlays
JD: Lisset, I know you have mad photoshop skills with your own hand-editing, so I'm curious, what products are your favorites? LP: I love yourÂ products. Specifically, textures like JD Painterly Textures and JD Beautiful World Textures. They are a perfectly fit for fine art portraits and creative edits. If you are in the mood for something different and unique, my pick would be JD Special Effects: Nevermore Raven Overlays & More Macabre Ravens. They are both realistic and magical. I have included many of your products in my work, especially for composites. I also really love JD Leafy Top Overlays and JD Special Effects: Rose Petal Overlays. If photographers and artists want to change the mood of their photography, I always recommend your products â€” they are the best in the market and super easy to use!
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Lisset incorporated elements from JD Force of Nature, Set One and JD Leaf Overlays into her edits to create this magical series.
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As Summer turns to Fall, sometimes your sessions aren't quite as golden as you'd envisioned. JD Autumn Tone Actions do a little—or a lot— to transform greens, allowing your color palette to look a little more pumpkin spiced. Please enjoy seeing some of my favorite Fall images from users in the pages to follow.
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Other products' actions, textures, or overlays may also be used to a lesser degree but not mentioned for lack of space.
An artist's tweaks and hand edits are always assumed.
Edit by Stefano Calderon Photo by Roberto Urbani
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Harvest, Vermillion, Bold Autumn, Chocolate Brownie Instant Adjustments, and Fall Pop and Sandalwood Overlays
JD Autumn Tones
JD Autumn Tones, JD Butterfly Overlays, JD Glitter Overlays
Catherine Auger JD Autumn Tones Actions
Rita Voortman-Broos JD Autumn Tones and JD Leaf Overlays
Christa van Gend JD Autumn Tones Actions Bold Autumn and Autumn Wine
Julie Johnson Lochridge JD Autumn Tones Actions, JD Leaf Overlays
Caitlyn Parastoo Blake JD Autumn Tones Actions: Olive, Pumpkin, Golden Wheat, Leaf overlays, Honey and Dramatic Matte from Beautiful World Matte & Haze
Barbara Cohen Rusciano Leaf Overlays, Leafy Top Overlays
Candice Siddon Top Right
Bonnie Cox Smith Bottom Left
Jovy Thomas JD Leaf Overlays
Vic Kupec JD Autumn Tones, Set One, including Golden Wheat and Sandalwood. Also Includes JD Leaf Overlays
Edy Gaytan JD Autumn Tones
Sarah Gupta Midddle & Bottom, JD Illuminations Instant Overlays, Set 1 Awakening
Fiona D'Cruz JD Autumn Tones
Pattie Nyberg Smith JD Autumn Tones
Kelly McDonald JD Autumn Tones & Leaf Overlays
Anne Helene Gjelstad JD Autumn Tones, Set 2 Golden Glitter Paint, Golden Daze Tint, Golden Glitter Paint (with Pondon Texture from Wuthering Heights Textures)
Sarah Gupta Top Right - Acorn Overlay from JD Autumn Tones
Miranda Varricchio Top Left - JD Autumn Mini-Pack
Rachel Reid Middle - JD Leaf Overlays
Pauline van der Spuy Bottom Left - JD Autumn Tone Actions
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Amy Medina WAVES AND WONDERS
Amy Medina MODERATOR BEAUTIFUL WORLD GROUP
Amy Medina is the reason the Beautiful World Group exists. Years ago, I barely knew Amy. She approached me, asking if I had a Facebook group where users could share their art. I didn't, so she volunteered to help me set one up. She helped me to create and shape the group's values and demeanor, and now, regularly wows us with her sensitive, artistic seascapes. Amy has graciously volunteered to share the editing steps behind some of her favorite images!
Road to Gold
Swirling Around the Light
1. Lowered highlights and raised shadows in ACR 2. Warm Dimension Soft Sunset and Golden Sky fill to add the color back in that I saw on location. 3. Hand edit dodging and burning painting in curves adjustments 4. A Little Blue Overlay added only to mid-tones to keep it subtle and add dimension.
1. Raised shadows and lowered highlights in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) 2. Warm Dimension from Foundations. I use this on almost all my landscapes, it's a standard in my workflow. 3. Brood Texture overlay with texture blurred out with a gaussian blur filter. Hand dodging and burning by painting in curves adjustments. 4. Blue Light Special instant overlay for some cool toned lightscaping.
The Birds I could have taken this image in so many different directions. I wanted a moody, painterly, book cover feel sticking to nauticalÂ coastal tones,Â 1. Corrected the underexposure in Adobe Camera RAW 2. Warm Dimension (Foundations) 3. Nets texture overlay, burred with gaussian blur (JD Texture Pack 3) 4. Glaze texture overlay (JD Texture Pack 4) 5. Cream Puff (Illuminations Instant Overlay) used to dodge 6. Olive (Illuminations Instant Overlay) for tone and lightscaping
Recently Amy has started to gain some real traction on her coastal images. Her work was shared by Kion News and has been featured by many hubs on Instagram. This sunset photo on the right alone has had well over twenty shares from all around the world.
Thank you, Amy, for all you do for the Beautiful World Group.
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Transformative Editing The Art of Expressing Different Emotions
Moody Arty rain overlay from JD Raindrop Overlays and Burnt Toast tint from JD Versatints
Nostalgic Artistic cloud overlay, forces of nature light ray action, Berkshire tint from Versatone tints and a little blue overlay from JD Fine Art portrait overlays and tints.
Originally, Rita Voortman-Broos, the artist and grandmaother-to-be, edited this in a moody, contemplative way. Noah, her daughter and mother-to-be, wanted the edit to be more light and airy so she adjusted her overlays and tints accordingly.
Julie Johnson Lochridge
When it rains, it pours... but you didn't even notice It ain't rainin' anymore, it's hard to breathe when all you know is The struggle of staying above the rising water line Well, the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blowin' But you're stuck out in the same ol' storm again
In coming to terms with difficult health and life changes, Julie Johnson Lochridge and her daughter Aspen Stafford created their own fairy tale story of grief, acceptance, change and new tomorrows.
JD Products used include: Emerald in JD Illuminations Instant Overlays Vol. 2, Cool Tones in JD Illuminations Instant Overlays, JD Force of Nature: Weather Effects.
ou hold tight to your umbrella, well, darlin' I'm just tryin' to tell ya
That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head If you could see what I see, you'd be blinded by the colors Yellow, red, and orange, and green, and at least a million others So tie up the bow, take off your coat, and take a look around 'Cause the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blown' But you're stuck out in the same ol' storm again
ou hold tight to your umbrella, well, darlin' I'm just tryin' to tell ya That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head Oh, tie up the bow, take off your coat, and take a look around Everything is alright now
Lyrics to "Rainbow" by Kacey Musgraves
DesirÃ©e Rolfe JD Dark Splendor Actions
Christa van Gend Top Left JD Dark Splendor Actions (Dark Matte)
Danielle Lien Top Right JD Illuminations Instant Overlays, Set 2
Tina Dose Middle JD Illuminations Instant Overlays, Set 2
Vicky Gustafsson Bottom JD Macabre Special Effects (Spider Overlays), JD Fine Art Portrait, JD Wuthering Heights Textures
Dana Churchill McKnelly JD Beautiful World (Contrast, Glow, Vintage Haze and Matte, Enchanted), JD Wuthering Heights Texture
Dana Churchill McKnelly JD Beautiful World (Contrast, Glow, Vintage Matte and Haze, Enchanted), JD Wuthering Heights Textures, JD Painterly Textures
Dana Churchill McKnelly Beautiful World Contrst, Glow, Enchanted
BEAUTIFUL WORLD MEMORABLE
Deise De Oliveira JD Illuminations, JD Beautiful World Foundations
Torgny Pettersson Top LeftÂ JD Illuminations Instant Overlay
Michelle Noilene Top Right: Lightscaping, Light Leak, and Magical Glitter Overlays
Rachel Richmond-Clark Middle Left: Magical Forest Light (softly desaturated), Eden Overlay from Illuminations Instant Overlays, Set One
Leasa Winemiller Jones Middle Right JD Illuminations Ashley Overlay
Claudia Regina Gaimaro Bottom: "Woods" texture from JD Texture Pack 4
Elaine Beal Smith JD Beautiful World Road Map Classic, JD Fine Art Portrait Instant Overlays,JD Seasons Endless Winter, JD Forces of Nature, JD Super Grunge Textures, "Aged," and JD Monotone Artistic "Moody" on all; JD Raindrop Overlays (bottom left)
Alissa Beth Photography Top Right JD Illuminations (Sea Glass), JD Cloud Overlays
Rachel Wood Top Right JD Lightscaping Overlays
Deise De Oliveira Middle JD Lightscaping and JD Illuminations Instant Overlays
Rita Voortman-Broos Bottom JD Instant Illumination Overlays Vol. 2 and JD Instant Lightscaping Overlays
Wendy Davenschot JD Green Tone Correction, JD Quick Flow, JD Dark Splendor Actions, JD Illuminations Instant Overlays, JD Lightscaping Overlays
Beth Miller-Zuber TopÂ JD Beautiful World Road Map Classic Actions
Monika Tymanowska Bottom Left JD Magical Glitter Overlays
DesirĂŠe Rolfe Bottom Right JD Illuminations Instant Overlays Vol. 2 JD Illuminations Vol 2 Combination Actions
Rita Voortman-Broos Edited with JD Illuminations Instant Overlays, JD Forces of Nature, and JD Magical Glitter
BEAUTIFUL WORLD MEMORABLE
Inspired by the series Outlander, Rita Voortman-Broos used her daughters as models on a recent trip to Scotland. Edited with: JD Macabre Collection, JD Instant Illumination Overlays, JD Lightscaping Overlays, and JD Forces of Nature
Mark Palmer Top: JD Green Tone Corrections, JD Illuminations Set Two, JD Painterly Texture, JD Glitter Overlay, JD Matte and Haze. Bottom Left: JD BW Foundations, Guiding Vignette. Bottom Right: JD Foundations, JD Green Tone Correction, JD Illuminations Set One, JD Bubbles Overlay, JD Magical Glitter Overlay, JD Wuthering Heights Textures
Deirdre Lewis JD Dandelion Overlays Bonus Combination 3 and 4; and the Soft Warm Rays and Triangular Warm from JD Illumination Instant Overlay Actions
Christa van Gend Above JD Yellow Flower Field and Eden from JD Illumination Instant Overlays
Faith Berven Left: Beautiful World Quick Start Portrait Basics, Depth, Contrast Glow, JD Fine Art Instant Overlay Soft Cool Light
BEAUTIFUL WORLD MEMORABLE
Anne Helene Gjelstad JD Golden Glitter Paint, Harvest Moon, Golden Daze Tint from Fine Art Portrait Mini-Pack
Mark Palmer Top Right JD Foundations, JD Green Tone Corrections, JD Illuminations Instant Actions, Vol. 2, Flight Texture from JD Texture Pack 4
Penny Sesher Bottom Right JD retouching actions, Lightscaping Instant overlays, Green tone correction actions 2020, JD Beautiful World Tints- Earthy
Becky Womble Carpenter Bottom Left JD Lightscaping Instant Overlays (Dramatic Side Flare, Warm Light, and Warm Glow)
Danielle Lien JD Quickflow, JD Illuminations II
Rita Voortman-Broos Top JD Forces of Nature, JD Instant Illumination Overlays, JD Looking Glass Presets
Anne Helene Gjelstad Middle Acorn Overlay, Painted Texture 3, Fine Art Portrait Overlay 2, Blue Moon Tint, Golden Daze Tint
Linda Celis Bottom JD Green Correction Actions
Bonnie Cox Smith Images edited with JD Foundations, Glamor Matte, Sea Glass Overlay, Candy Coated Flare Effect, Glow: Subtle Portrait, Sparkly Golden Moveable Flare, Summer Light Overlay, Tea Tree Overlay from Illuminations Instant Overlays, Set 1
Photo: Caroline Valkenberg; Edit: Stefano Calderan JD Green Color Correction Actions (2020)
Desirée Rolfe Above — JD Green Tone Correction Actions 2020, JD Lightscaping Overlays, and JD Illuminations Instant Overlays Vol. 2
Deise De Oliveira Left — JD Stunning Clouds, JD Illumination Overlays, JD Dark Splendor Actions
Reyali Fortun Top Right JD Enchanted Forest Digital Background
Alissa Beth Middle JD sky overlay with a lot of transparency to fill the empty sky and JD Illuminations actions
Dannie Armstrong BottomÂ Right JD Reflections and Center Stage from Illuminations II along with a Magical Glitter Brush
Virgila Reynolds Bottom Left: "Bruised Ego" from the JD Grunge Vintage Collection and"Ashley" from JD Illumination Overlays
Mark Palmer JD BW Hazy Matter & Guiding Vignette, JD Illuminations (Golden Glow)
Julie Delgado JD Textures, JD Illuminations
Glenda Burrell JD Green Tone Corrections, JD Lightscaping Overlays, JD Glitter Overlays
Marilyn Quisenberry JD Autumn Tones Sandalwood and JD Illumination Pack 2 Combo Actions
BEAUTIFUL WORLD MEMORABLE
Rachel Bradshaw JD Autumnal Tones: Russet, Golden Wheat, Dead Leaves, Walnut
Ashley Slaven Goins Top JD Illumination Overlays
Pauline van der Spuy Bottom Left JD Autumn Tones Actions, JD Glitter overlays and JD City Lights Overlays
Monika Vanhercke Bottom Right JD Painterly Textures
Chanel Bevell Right JD Texture
Nicole Wilde Bottom Left JD Glitter Overlays and JD Butterfly Overlays
Ashley Slaven Goins Bottom Right JD Butterfly Overlays
Elaine Beal Smith JD Beautiful World Poetic Texture, JD Force of Nature Flare 5, JD Magical Glitter OverlaysÂ
Rachel Wood Bottom Right JD Lightscaping
Tara Lyn Joseph Bottom Left JD Textures: Whistler, Cracked Wheat
Maria Micaela Arellano JD Freckle Enhancement Brush
Diana Comberiati Top JD Lightscaping Instant Overlays, JD Butterfly Overlays
Torgny Pettersen Middle Left JD Illuminations Instant Overlays Vol. 2, JD Lightscaping
Jules Clyde Middle Right JD Macabre Texture 9, JD Lightscaping Big Bokeh 1, JD Blossoming Trees Background & Overlays
Tina Dose JD Illumination Instant Overlays, JD Lightscaping, JD Beautiful World Maps, BW Vignettes and BW Matte and Haze
Cheryl Minnier TopÂ JD Awakening Lightscaping Overlay, JD Illuminations Instant Adjustment Actions
Marlene Capps Middle JD Leaf Overlays and JD Illuminations Instant Overlays
Griet Decoster Bottom Left JD Force of Nature, Weather Effects
Lisa Mcclelland Bottom Right JD Lightscaping Overlays
Mark Palmer Top JD Monotones Artistic (xB&W), JD More Macabre Textures (Dark Wash and Unbalanced), BW Vignettes
JD BW Classic Dreamy Action
JD Wuthering Heights Texture
Shelley Wilson Top Left JD Yellow Flower Field Overlay
Mark Palmer Top Right JD Green Tone Corrections (Kelly Green), JD Illuminations Instant Overlays Set 1Â
Jannene Meyer Top Right Bottom JD Cloud Overlays
Pauline van der Spuy Middle Right JD Autumn Tones Actions, JD Lightscaping
Rhonda Avellone Bottom JD Autumn Tones
Valerie Miller Top Left JD Illuminations Instant Overlays: Ashley and Halo
Shelley Wilson Top Right JD Ravens, JD Downpour Texture
Marie-George Lavaurs Top Right (Bottom) JD Illuminations Instant Overlays - Halo
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Barry Freeman Bottom JD Illumination 2: Wistful and Nets Textures, and Purple Haze Overlay from the Instant Actions
Becky Womble Carpenter Spotlight and Aria from JD Illuminations
Deirdre's Selections CHOSEN
Last month, I reached out for help in the Beautiful World Group.... Deirdre Lewis graciously and deftly stepped in to help me wrangle this issue into shape. In addition to her other contributions, I asked her to say a few words to pick a few fantastic user's images that I may have missed.
Rachel Richmond-Clark JD Macabre Collection Smoke overlays, raven, and web overlays
Deirdre Lewis Assistant Editor, Beautiful World Magazine I have been a photographer for the past 12 years professionally, but have always been drawn to photography – my father and grandfather both loved photography, and I guess the bug just passed on to me! I am based in the greater St Louis area, and am a mother of four kids. I enjoy doing both lifestyle photography and fine art photography – it’s hard for me to just settle on one or the other. I leapt at the opportunity when Jessica was looking for help with putting the magazine together because I find her Beautiful World group and the magazine to be so incredibly inspiring; it is easily one of my favorite places to lose track of time and scroll through. I am so grateful to be a part of putting it together! When asked to choose a couple of images to feature in this month’s magazine, I decided to pick two that were on the darker side, since Halloween is coming up and there is usually so much amazing creativity put into dark or spooky images. I find both of these images to be Rolfe and beautifully lit and well composed. You can tell that the artists putDesirée a lot of thought planning into crafting these, and they draw me into the story being told.
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