Archive for the ‘Art of Digital Photo Painting’ Category

Two Women in Venice

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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This was a fun painting to work on. It was totally painted in Corel Painter and then I used a texture from Melissa Gallo over it and added a mask to take away the texture where I did not want it on the women. I have been working on people painting that give the illusion of their faces but have no details to the faces. Only a hint of the womens glasses and their noses and jawlines create the illusion that your mind finishes. The reference photo was taken in Venice Italy where the people watching is beyond my greatest wishes. We will be enjoying that next May 2014 when we take an exclusive group tour to Venice for a week. Part of this was also painted with some of my FREE Cloner brushes you can download at the Digital Paint Shop. Don’t forget to also download the instructions for loading Corel Painter brushes for free. While you are at the Digital Paint Shop check out the huge SALE on the Simple and Complete Tutorials for Painter 11 at the cheapest price ever! All delivered as downloads.

Corel Painter 12 Tutorials Complete on SALE!

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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Save yourself some time, money and trouble and grab this “DEAL” while it’s available for a LIMITED TIME! All THREE of my tutorials for Painter 12 come to $223 at regular price…but for only $69 you can grab them now. There are three with hours of videos on these also.

Two of them are instant downloads and the third will come from YOUSENDIT.COM because it’s almost a GIG of information!

You must be using Corel Painter 12.2 (12 with the updates) to take full advantage of the lessons.

GET THE LESSONS NOW and FULL DETAILS!

ART OF DIGITAL PAINTING COLLAGE IN COREL PAINTER 12 & PHOTOSHOP

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Hello World! I’m BACK! Yes, it’s been a while but I have been really busy working on all kinds of new exciting methods and programs. My NEW Live and in Person WORKSHOP in Asheville North Carolina is coming up soon! REGISTER now for this fabulous workshop and then you can even add on a WET PAINT DAY to learn how to seal your prints and add acrylic gel and paints to your canvas!

Very excited to be offering this workshop. For full details on the workshop to to More Details Art of Digital Painting Collage LINK

 

 

 

Many Paintings and Styles All done with Xycod Postworkshop Pro Edition

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

FREE STYLES for Postworkshop Pro Edition and Upcoming NEWS!

 

For a while now I have been using Postworkshop Pro Edition from Xycod for changing my photographs into works of art. Most of the time I use it combined with other plugins or software or even as a layer with a Corel Painter 12.1 painting. It adds so much depth and texture with it’s many brushes and options. This is not “corrective” software but “transformation” software and being that it does a fantastic job. There are many lessons with videos I have posted on PIXIQ. Since they are getting ready to launch their exciting version THREE I wanted to share here on my own blog STYLES I have designed for the software and how to install them and also other art I have done with it.

These STYLES I designed are all FREE and you can get them by registering at my DIGITAL PAINT SHOP You will find more information there about them and more FREEBIES like BRUSHES for Corel Painter and FREE TEXTURES plus much more.

TheFREE Postworkshop STYLES are a lot of fun to create and work with. Some are very expandable and can be changed a lot and others are more limited.

Here is the IMPORTANT NEWS!

If you purchase Postworkshop PRO EDITION now it is $99.00  When you check out use my Coupon Code to save on that: xyco-u8s3

Later when Postworkshop Pro Edition THREE launches it’s going to be a retail price of (MORE!) $120.00!! So you want to BUY it now and get the FREE UPGRADE when it launches!

More lessons,styles and tutorials coming on this amazing software. Have fun with it and enjoy!!

 

 

10 Digital Painting Programs

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Ten Exciting Digital Painting programs or plugins. See how we are using them!


Check out the details here: http://www.pixiq.com/article/ten-digital-painting

12 FREE Styles for Postworkshop PRO Edition

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Art from Photographs with Postworkshop Pro Edition

Check our my new blog post on PIXIQ FREE styles and instructions on how to use them.  POSTWORKSHOP PRO EDITION Get a discount with Code: xyco-u8s3

Free Webinar Tonite! Discount Codes and Links

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Tonight I am doing a FREE (yes, really!) webinar at the Photography Schoolhouse. You can register for FREE! You may be wondering where I have been, well between Facebook and my blogging at Pixiq it’s been a wild ride keeping me away from my own blog. But it’s time to get back to connecting with my own blog.  Tonight’s webinar is about easy art for Portraits!

Marilyn Sholin’s  SECRET WEAPON:
Portrait Art on Steroids

Wednesday Nov. 30, 2011 at 6:00PM Pacific Time – Price = FREE

 

Give your clients art choices for their portraits that only take a few clicks and no painting experience necessary. We are talking about innovation and formulas I’ll give you that only require a few steps and from there you can experiment and create your own. This only takes a few minutes. We will be using basic Photoshop skills (even beginners can do this) and a few new filters like Nik Efex 4. You will be amazed at how fast you can do this and how these new techniques will sell. Be innovative and do something new and different from all the other photographers.

I will be showing you some simple changes with Postworkshop, Topaz Filters, Alienskin SnapArt 3, Nik Filters EFEX 4. Here are a few examples.

 

True to my word here are the DISCOUNT CODES and all the links I mention in the webinar….PLUS a few others just for good measure.

New Links and Discount Codes

Nik Software

http://bit.ly/ms_nikfilters   Discount Code: msholin

Topaz Filters

http://bit.ly/ms_topazfilters  Discount Code:  msholin

Postworkshop

http://bit.ly/ms_postworkshop  Discount Code:     xyco-u8s3

 

Alienskin Snapart3 and All Alienskin Software

http://www.alienskin.com/snapart/index.aspx

Discount Code: MSH0901

 

Lucis Art Pro 6 and Lucis Art 3 ED and Lucis Art 3 SE

http://www.lucisart.com/

Discount Code: : HIDDENIMAGE

 

Dynamic Auto Painter

http://www.mediachance.com/dap/index.html

Sorry, no discounts available

 

Think Tank Photo Equipment and Accessories

http://bit.ly/ms_thinktank

Free Gift Code: WS-513

Be sure to go to Pixiq to see more FREE LESSONS and videos!

 

 

 

London Here We Come SWPP

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

We are finally off for London,England tomorrow to give three programs at SWPP Convention at the Novotel Hotel West. To make things easy for all three classes I thought I would blog post here all great deals and discount codes that I usually hand out in classes. This will put them in one place and we don’t need to carry paperwork with us.

Discount Codes for Software

Topaz Filters:  TOPAZ Site: CLICK HERE! DISCOUNT CODE: msholin

Alienskin Software: Save 10%  http://www.alienskin.com
Alienskin Discount Code: MSH0901

Any and All NIK FILTERS

http://www.niksoftware.com

DISCOUNT CODE: MSHOLIN

LUCIS ARTS All Versions
Coolest software and you have so many choices with it!
Lucis Art3 ED http://lucisart.com/
Lucis Art3 SE http://lucisart.com/
Lucis Art Pro 6.0 http://www.lucispro.com/

Coupon Code is SAME for ALL: HIDDENIMAGE
I will post more and keep this list updated and add some other links to it but for now this gives everyone the important links and discount codes.

Art for Photographers in London SWPP

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Saturday January 15 2011 Four Hours

This is an exciting program I am giving at the SWPP convention in London next week. I am really looking forward to sharing at this program to help other photographers who are frustrated and stuck in a grind of high school seniors and weddings to find a way to make more money and also sell their images as fine art over and over again.

You don’t need to know much…..you can use many different programs and plug ins but the point is to DO IT! I think some are mistaking this four hour super class for a Corel Painter lesson and it’s not. It is much more than that! It’s about the entire journey of becoming who you want to be!

With over 25 years of experience as a studio owner and master portrait artist, I was silly to take a giant leap with my eyes closed and my mind open into the art world of painting. I still can’t draw a straight line,  do draw stick figure doodles and never had formal art training. Yet, my paintings (developed from photo reference) have hung in airports, won best of show and even  had a one woman and group shows in a very short time and are selling internationally. The finished original canvas paintings have form and texture that are all created with the simplest of acrylic paint products available worldwide.

I am going to show how easy it is to create these finished pieces of art and the magical road to selling them over and over and over creating new income flow that is pure profit. Create it once, sell it a thousand times over in multiple products and market to new collectors who then will become your studios new portrait clients also. Working it full circle will increase sales in all areas.

Sit in with me even if you never painted with a brush and never drew before. I have done all the research and created the information and details to take your studio into a new area of touchable art in simple terms and materials. This is a life changing time for photographers. This is a product that will put your studio above all others and have your clients talking about you as an artist.

Come to SWPP and REGISTER FOR THIS SUPER CLASS

You do NOT need anything but to take notes at this class. If you want to follow along in Painter or Photoshop that is fine, but it is NOT required!

Secrets to Layers in Corel Painter

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Even includes a video!

Here are the basics to layers in Corel Painter. I try to keep things simple so check out this post including the video and learn the easy way.

Painting On Layers

Corel Painter Layers

Video for Painting on Layers