In my opinion, creating digital art is a process of experimentation. If you are an artist or designer, you know that digital art is not limited to Photoshop, Illustrator or other programs. You can create an infinite number of digital art using software like Microsoft Word, AutoCAD and so on.
We call the process of creating digital art as “digital artistry.” It is the process of creating something from nothing. I love sharing my knowledge and experience about digital artistry with other people who are interested in learning more about this topic. I will share my tips and techniques about creating digital graphics, textures and backgrounds here.
Thanks, a lot! And I’m delighted to have this chance to talk about the art of digital art.
I’ve been considering how to approach that topic for a while. It’s a big one! But I finally decided that it would best be served if I just started writing, and gave my readers something more like a blog than an essay. So here’s the first post in what I hope will become a regular series of posts on the art of creating digital art.
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Free digital art resources for your desktop and web designs. Including free textures, backgrounds, Photoshop brushes, and more.
This site contains tutorials, and links to many more. It also has thousands of freely-distributed images which are yours to use under certain conditions.
Art is the only thing man creates that is imperishable. Art stands forever in defiance of time and space. It can be shared among all races, all nations, all people, despite the barriers of language and culture.
Imagination transcends reality’s boundaries! Art is common ground where we can meet and communicate with others from around the world.
There are two ways to create art: traditional methods with pencils and paints, or digital methods using a computer. You will learn about both here.
The internet is a vast resource for artists of every level, whether beginner or professional. Here you will find free tutorials on every aspect of digital art, from beginner to advanced techniques, as well as links to sites with free images you can use in your own work.
For those who want to join the exciting world of digital art but don’t know where to begin, this is the place for you! Here you will find articles designed to introduce you to digital art techniques…and have some fun while doing it!
Here’s a little trick I like to use to create really grungy text in photoshop. This is great for creating a background for a website or maybe even some cool posters.
First, open up a new image in photoshop and fill the background with black. If your going to be doing an online background, make sure you set the resolution to 72 ppi. Then get out your magic wand tool (w) and select the whole canvas area, including outside the document window. Hit ctrl+shift+i to invert the selection and hit delete to get rid of all that extra stuff you don’t need. Set your foreground color to white and your background color to black and then press D on your keyboard to reset the colors back to their defaults.
Now find a texture image on google or deviantart or something like that. I really like this brush pack I found called “Scratches” by Eugene Karataev on deviantart, so I’m going to use that as an example. Save that texture image onto your desktop so it’s easy to find later.
Step 3: Now go back into photoshop and make sure you’re still working on that same document we made earlier. Select all right away with the magic wand tool (
The most exciting thing is to create something from scratch. To make something unique and original is a great feeling. I hope that you will find the time to create some of your own work here, and share it with other artists and viewers around the world.
The content on this blog is my original artwork, unless otherwise stated
Art is all around us, of course. But much of what we see as art is actually just decoration. Art, to me, is something that serves a purpose beyond being pretty, or even beyond being beautiful.
To me, all art has meaning. And I think most art should have meaning.