We took a trip to Crossroads at Stone Mountain a couple years ago and watched a great bluegrass band play at one of the venues. I found this photo and thought I’d try it out using Photoshop CC and some of the great tools for drawing and painting in the new version.
We took a wonderful trip to Tanglewood Farms west of Cumming, Georgia a few months ago. I took “way too many pictures.” But this one stood out and I have been working on this drawing in Photoshop CC for some time. I used Photoshop’s brushes, the canvas texturizer, layer styles and other techniques to create a drawing that looks like what I used to do with gray charcoal paper, charcoal and white colored pencils. Using my Wacom drawing tablet, it really felt like I was drawing with a “real” charcoal pencil! I also used the little utilized Rubber Stamp Pattern tool that acts like Painter X3’s Clone or Quick Clone tool. I started a written tutorial on this technique but it got WAY too complicated! Maybe I’ll try a video tutorial.
I used Photoshop and LucisArt Pro 6.0 to create a sunset scene from a daytime photo. I used a Lucis filter and created 3 layers in Multiply mode until the darkened scene was the right tone. It was nice that it kept the sky bright and the duck highlighted.