Do you get a sudden rush of creativity at the most unfortunate times? Don’t have a computer nearby? Adobe’s latest mobile app release can help you get creative on the go. Whether you need to alter a photo for Instagram, or create some full-on graphic art on the train ride home from work, Photoshop Touch is very capable.
The app launches just like Photoshop on your desktop: you can choose whether to grab either a locally stored photo or one from the Creative Cloud, or you can just start on a blank canvas.
Photoshop Touch includes several filters and effects, too, like Directional Blur and Drop Shadow. Seasoned Photoshop veterans might get a better handle on creating art on-the-go with this app, but novices can use it to tweak and correct their photos with the Adjustments options or remove something from a photo with the Clone Stamp tool.
Another nice feature is that you can use Adobe’s Creative Cloud to work on images between your Mac, iPad and iPhone. We can’t imagine anyone doing heavy edits on an iPhone, but it’s nice to have an easy way of getting images between the three platforms.
While the interface itself is pretty simple, it packs a lot of power in its menus. In that it resembles Photoshop Mouse. And if you’re working with a few layers and want to see exactly how they stack up, you can rotate your canvas in 3D to look at it sideways and see each layer explode from the one behind it.
The $9.99 photo editing app which is now available from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. But special offers for Adobe Touch Apps will be available for customers who sign up for annual membership of Adobe Creative Cloud, the company said.
Whenever you want to experiment by compositing images or adding text, layers are the way to go. And Photoshop Touch is that way to go. Create those images you see in your head come to life; right before you head to Digital Imaging Center and make them a reality.
Becoming a digital artist is a form of creative expression that can be profitable. Companies use digital art in everything from web pages to special effects in movies and television. The need for digital art is so great that it makes digital artwork an attractive business opportunity for people looking to work from home.
Here are a few tips you should keep in mind before you enter the world of digital art.
Make a Portfolio
Your computer is probably filled with lots of examples of your art. Go through what you have, and pick the ones you feel are the strongest. Put them all together, perhaps on a special drive, to be able to easily show them off to prospective clients. As you produce more and more work, you will fill your portfolio with the best work you’ve done. Use your portfolio as your chance to wow clients, and show them you are worth it.
Make Use of Stock Images
Stock images are photographs–usually taken by professionals–that can be used by digital artists without having to pay royalties. Some stock images can be used for free with no limits, but usually you will pay a one-time fee for a set number of uses. If you don’t have strong photography skills, using stock images can save you money having to hire a photographer to take pictures for you to use in your digital art.
Remember to Save Frequently and Backup
There’s nothing more frustrating when a computer glitch ruins hours of work. Be sure to save your artwork every time you think about it. Also, make sure to keep backup copies of all your work–especially work that you’ve not turned over to your client!
Learn the Tools
There’s lots of software and hardware that you can use to create digital art. Get experience with as many as you can, to find what works best for you. Once you know the tools you plan on using, learn everything you can about them. Take classes, read books and talk to other users of the tools. You can check forums online or join clubs to find other users. The stronger you are in the use of the tools, the more impressed your clients will be.
Being a digital artist means more than just selling digital artwork. Remember that you are also selling yourself. Be confident and professional. Get your clients and your own work printed at professional printing places, that can guide in what’s gonna work best for you. Wether it’s film, image manipulation or other digital art, Digital Imaging center will always be the best choice for all your digital art needs.