I’ve been looking forward to the release of CS5 for some time now. One of the new features I wanted to try out was the new painting engine in Photoshop. This new tool allows you to easily blend colour like never before. This ‘painting’ was created from a photo and done in about half an hour. It’s so easy, download a trial of CS5 and have a go.
I’m not entirely sure what commercial use this tool has for me just yet. For me Painting (a hobby) and Photography (a living) have never really blended together that well. I love both, and I love creating ‘visual art’ in my photography but with so many digital tools at once fingertips these days it’s so easy to ruin a perfectly good photo with filters and airbrushing.
For now I’ll enjoy making art in Photoshop in my spare time but keep the brush well away from the photo paper for now.