Lately I’ve been working on a landscape design which has lead me to create some renderings. Along the way I have been investigating some artistic techniques that are available within my drafting software of choice (Chief Architect) and also manipulating the finished renders with my photo editing program Photoshop Elements. I have often thought about getting back into painting but I am really excited about some of the results I’ve been able to achieve with the computer. An example of one of my “paintings” is the background image of this blog. I will post others as the are completed.
PE is the baby brother program of Photoshop and is very inexpensive. There are a lot of photo editing programs out there. This one came with my computer. I’ve used it for years and I’m just learning some of the many wonderful things I can do with it. One of the things I’ve done in the past is create iron on transfers with images onto fabric. You can purchase the transfer paper from a craft store and run it through your printer. It’s amazing the things you can do with a little imagination and creativity.