Photoshop Tips & Tricks Using Textures, Blend Modes and Topaz Impressions

In today’s world, Adobe Photoshop and other products used to enhance photography and works of art are an essential tool.  Most of this powerful software has so many features, if you are a user, you are continuously amazed at the features you discover and the effects you can obtain.  All visual artists are in reality entertainers, and these products allow you to put on a heck of a show.

The use of modern tools to enhance photography or produce traditional art without potential systemic effects from toxins in the medium has become a popular way to produce art and makes selling art simpler in our computerized world of online art sales.  Rather than produce prints from a photograph of their work, artist can now create their work on a computer with the original being a digital file. Each person that buys the art is buying the original output of the artist.  It is still a print, but print number one and print number five hundred will be essentially the same, with no loss of visual integrity.

This tutorial is basically an experimentation with some of the effects that can be obtained in Photoshop using layers, blend modes, textures and Topaz Impressions.  I hope you enjoy and the information is helpful.

Note:  This article is intended to discuss modern methods of enhancing photography and creating digital paintings and art.  I was and still am a traditional artist, often using paints and brushes to produce my work.  I applaud the talents of all artist regardless their choice of mediums.  This article’s focus is on a specific artform and the tools that might assist artist using them or wanting to try their hand at digital art as a medium.

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