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Luminarium Exhibit #23

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The Luminarium Exhibit #23

After a longer break it’s time for the 23nd Exhibit of The Luminarium Artgroup: Kibernetik. This time it’s all about technology and how it can influence the world within and around us. As usual there are quite some amazing works to see and enjoy. Digital art, Abstract, Digital painting, Photography and Music. For me it’s always an honor to be amongst such talented people and have my work side by side with theirs. This time I tried my luck with a picture that, in all honesty, wasn’t intended for this Exhibit release. I’m therefor thanking the members of the group for voting my piece in and allowing me to be a part of this, yet again, formidable collection of digital art.

All of the works, from all kinds of different fields of expertise, surely are a nice source for inspiration! So be sure to check it out -> Kibernetik

The Luminarium: WebsiteDeviantartShadowness

Regards

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Galileo Press – Short Fractal Workshop (German)

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Galileo Design

Here we have a short workshop showing how to work with Apophysis Fractals in Photoshop. It’s in German language but it’s not a big problem if it’s not a language you master. You can pretty much see how it’s done. Nothing too complicated if you have some basic Photoshop experience. =) The video is thought to be a small teaser for the Book Die Tricks Der Photoshop-Profis, where I also discuss how to make the Fractals within Apophysis. Among other details that can help you to create a stylish picture. For now have fun with this little workshop! Additionally, as a small gimmick, I included the final result of the workshop in different wallpaper versions to the project materials. Enjoy!

Find the artwork “Harmony In Colour”, that was created for the mentioned book, here.

Find a nice wallpaper pack, from the image created in the workshop, here.

Regards

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Book: Die Tricks Der Photoshop-Profis

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Galileo Design

Mid 2013 the German publisher Galileo Design approached me asking if I’d be interested in writing a Workshop for an upcoming book release. I previously worked with them on a Video Workshop project which turned out really nice. After a short time thinking about the offer, I sat down with them and talked about what we could do for the book. We ended up with my suggestion to bring interested people a little closer to what’s all possible with Fractals. In my eyes Apophysis deserves more exposure since I find it a very inspiring and creative tool to create some really cool looking stuff. Just today I noticed that my last released Fractal piece was 2009. A far too long time! So it doesn’t surprise me how much fun I had creating the piece I did for the Workshop. The book itself comes in truly top shape quality. Especially the paper quality surprised me and is really worth every cent. Also a big thanks to everyone involved for their advice and help during the writing process!

If you are good with the German language then maybe the book might be something for you.

Galileo Design: here

Amazon: here

Find the artwork “Harmony In Colour” here.

Regards

signed

Luminarium Exhibit #22

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The Luminarium Exhibit #22

After a longer break it’s time for the 22nd Exhibit of The Luminarium Artgroup: Illuminate V. This time it was freeballin’ for everyone with a “Freestyle” topic. While there is normally a more defined topic, the art collective had free reign over what to create for the exhibit. As usual there are quite some amazing works to see and enjoy. Digital art, Abstract, Digital painting, Photography and Music. For me it’s always an honor to be amongst such talented people and have my work side by side with theirs. Yet again I did some Scifi work. Info to my piece “Echoes” can be found here.

All of these works from all kinds of different fields of expertise surely are a nice source for inspiration! So be sure to check it out -> Illuminate V

The Luminarium: WebsiteDeviantartShadowness

Regards

signed

Advanced Photoshop Issue #112

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

advanced photoshop uk - issue 112

A few weeks ago I got asked to write a short tutorial on how I created my ‘Hades – Valiant‘ picture. The picture has a distinct painterly look and they wanted that explained a bit. As usual space in magazines is limited and therefor I had to cut a couple of things. Nonetheless it all should be able to point you guys into the right directions. Basically how to apply textures and add life to your scene using blending modes and filters. Overall surely a nice insight!

Advanced Photoshop Issue #112 is available now! Check it out!

Regards

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Exposé 10 & 11

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Expose 10 & 11

Last year I missed posting a neat little article about Exposé Vol. 10 due to various reasons. So a little review for it now. But hey, what else to say than ‘amazing’. Again the quality is just wonderful. Congrats to all the artists who made it in and a thanks to them for creating such massive inspirational content. It’s just a great resource to go back to if you’re stuck in a creative hole. The #10 edition of the book series was something I wanted to be part of so bad! It’s an anniversary release and I consider it an honor to be a part of it. The pic selected for inclusion was Skyhigh. I always liked that one and thought it deserves a spot in one of the Exposé books. So you can imagine how happy I was when it got selected.

EXPOSE 10

Skyhigh
‘Science Fiction’

Now it’s time for the new release of Ballistic Publishing’s Exposé series. It’s Exposé Vol. 11 and again I was one of the lucky guys (and gals) to become featured in it. This time it’s something special for me. It’s the first time I got an unreleased picture into the book. I always wanted to present a new picture along with the merits of having it featured in this book. Makes me a little proud. Especially since it’s a picture where I tried myself on something a little new. As for the book itself it can again be noted that the quality is great. The selected pictures throughout the categories of the book look great and serve perfect as motivation and inspiration.

EXPOSE 11

Room With A View
‘Environment’

Leaving The Fields Of Steel
‘Science Fiction’

Regards

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Luminarium Exhibit #21

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The Luminarium Exhibit #21

Here we go again!Elements” is the 21th Exhibit release by The Luminarium Artgroup. #21′s topic “Elements” focused on things that are pretty much responsible for ‘existence’ in itself. This time it took a while to get the exhibit off the ground due to lots of busy members. The group nonetheless managed to collect a wide array of artworks that fantastically represent the topic at hand. Yet again it’s something for everyone – may it be Photography, Digital Art or Music. All of surely a nice source for inspiration! So be sure to check it out -> Elements

The Luminarium: WebsiteDeviantartShadowness

Regards

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Luminarium Exhibit #20

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

The Luminarium Exhibit #20

Here we go again!Adventure” is the 20th and therefor a milestone Exhibit release by The Luminarium Artgroup. #20′s topic “Adventure” pretty much allows a wide range of interpretation – which the artists used very well. Again this release is filled with all kinds of different artworks in the traditional, digital and even musical way, that will inspire you for sure! So go now! Check it out!

The Luminarium: WebsiteDeviantartShadowness

Regards

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The Luminarium Exhibit #19

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

The Luminarium Exhibit #19

Here we go again!The Dark Side of the Mind” is the latest Exhibit release by The Luminarium Artgroup. #19′s topic “The Dark Side of the Mind” pretty much allows a wide range of interpretation – which the artists used very well. Again this release is filled with all kinds of different artworks that will inspire you for sure! So go now! Check it out!

The Luminarium: WebsiteDeviantartShadowness

Regards

signed

Die Tricks Der Photoshop-Profis 3

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Die Tricks Der Photoshop Profis 3
(for english please scroll down)

Anfang 2012 wurde ich von Galileo Press kontaktiert und gefragt ob ich denn Interesse hätte an einer Workshop DVD mitzuarbeiten. Anfangs hatte ich meine zweifel, ob sich meine Arbeitsweise wirklich gut erklären lassen würde, da meine Techniken doch ein ziemliches Chaos sind. Nach einigen Überlegungen und Gesprächen mit Projektbetreuer Hendrik Wevers, habe ich dann doch ein paar Details heraus filtern können, welche durchaus ein Workshop-Kapitel ergeben könnten. Mitte des Jahres habe ich dem Studio einen Besuch abgestattet, um die Aufnahmen zu tätigen. Das Umfeld war super und sehr hilfsbereit. Gerade wenn man solche Aufnahmen das erste mal macht, ist eine helfende und geduldige Hand sehr hilfreich. Konzentriert habe ich mich, für meine beiden Kapitel, auf das verbessern von 3d Landschafts-Rendern, Texturierung und Optische Effekte in Photoshop. Auch bei diesem Projekt konnte ich wieder einiges lernen.

Für die Aufnahmen sind zwei Bilder entstanden, an denen ich einige interessante Techniken erklären konnte.

Ancient Memories

The Ellenshaw Corridor

Galileo Press – Die Tricks Der Photoshop-Profis 3

Amazon.de – Die Tricks Der Photoshop-Profis 3

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Even if the DVD is produced in German language, I want to give some info in English anyway. So it came that I got mail from Galileo Press, early 2012. Well known for its software training books and dvds, they asked me if I’d be interested to do two chapters for a new release. I hesitated at first, asking myself if there is anything I could fluidly explain. Since, to be honest, my working process is a real messy thing. After talking to project manager Hendrik Wevers, I came up with a few ideas. A lot of planning and preparations went into the setup of the chapters. At the Galileo Press studio I had the chance to record all my chapters. Thanks to the very helpful staff, that was always there if questions or problems came up. For my part I’m explaining how to detail out 3d landscape renders. Texturing and the creation of optical effects in Photoshop. For the DVD I created two pictures that helped me explaining how to get certain details. All in all it was an interesting experience. And again I can say that I learned a lot.

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