Where to find affordable stock images

When you’re a hobbyist or beginner artist, finding stock photos that won’t bankrupt you can be a challenge. Subscriptions to popular stock image services do give you access to bases of millions of pictures, but they can be a heavy strain on one’s budget. However, there are alternatives – sites and accounts created by passionate … Read more

Blend it: Lighting for Beginners

Introduction Hi there! In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at something we all struggle with – lighting. After reviewing the basics, we will analyse several common lighting situations and share some useful resources to help you with further learning. The Basics First things first – let’s take a look at the anatomy … Read more

Gradient Maps in Photomanipulation – Tutorial

Hi, folks! In this handy tutorial, we’re going to be talking about gradient maps. What are they? How do they work? How can you use them in photomanipulations? See below! What are gradient maps and how do they work? A gradient map is a type of an adjustment layer in Photoshop, which (unlike a traditional gradient … Read more