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  1. IamSam

    COVID-19 How's it affecting you and your city?

    Here in my city (254,000+ pop), which is currently buried in a ridiculous panic stricken chaotic frenzy and is ghostly abandoned by a self, city, and county imposed isolation. Other than supermarkets/WMarts who are making a killing, everything is shut down. This panic will likely have long term...
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    Interested in becoming a Moderator for PSG?

    Hey everyone! This forum is constantly evolving and changing. As a result, we are letting you know that the staff here at PSG wishes to invite those individuals who are avid supporters and active participating members of our forum, to become a forum Moderator. Please know that this is only the...
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    Work in Progress Anyone have any drawings or paintings in the works?

    If anyone has any drawings or paintings in progress, please give us a preview! I haven't had much time here lately, but I have been working on this car painting. I was recently motivated by one of our regular members and one of our special guest members lemorris to do a car study. Here's the...
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    Clone Stamp Tool Practice Thread #1

    This is a "CLONE STAMP TOOL" practice image for newbies only! Please read instructions carefully and post your results between sections for inspection and evaluation. Take your time, don't rush! This exercise is meant to help you improve your Ps cloning skills. We really hope your willing to...
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    Rest in Peace Stan Lee

    The world lost a great man. Rest in peace Stan. News Stories.
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    Don't upgrade to CC 2019!!!

    Major problems!! Far too many to list. Take a look at Adobe Forums before considering the upgrade. I myself tried it and ran into several bugs. The upside is that 2019 leaves 2018 in place so you can just uninstall it after you quickly determine it's a disaster.
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    Read This First About your layers panel

    This is a a communal thread that anyone can contribute to it's content as long as it's associated with the layers panel. I thought it might be nice to provide some information on the different layers and what they look like. I'm not going to go into the individual adjustments at this time. This...
  8. IamSam

    Google images has changed!

    It seems that Google has changed it's image search. old... new... Take a look and see what you think.
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    Testing image size limit for new thread.

  10. IamSam

    Boundary Selections!

    As both Trevor and myself have stated, this type of painting is similar to airbrush painting but I feel the need to explain some differences of terms. In airbrushing, for this example, you might use something like masking tape to make a mask. A mask in airbrushing was used primarily to keep any...
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    Boundary Selections

    What is a boundary? A boundary is a limit of an area or a sphere of activity. I have mentioned the concept of using Boundary Selections, so now I need to explain. Let's start by understanding the idea. In airbrushing, for this example, you might use something like masking tape to make a mask. A...
  12. IamSam

    Guess the Macro 31

    OK, here's another one............good luck!
  13. IamSam

    Still Life Digital Painting (study)

    As promised, I have some more art to contribute. I was getting ready for a dog painting but I recently became interested in posting a still life painting for the purpose of establishing myself as a credible digital artist who knows a little about what he's talking about. I'm not trying to prove...
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    Forum Features Forum upgrade!

    Just letting everyone know that the forum has had an upgrade and you will notice some changes. Please make a post in this thread if you find anything not functioning properly.
  15. IamSam

    Cat Study One

    Hey guys. I decided to do some digital paintings and I started with this study of a cat photo that I found on Pixabay (Smaller version) I only have about six hours in this painting and since it's just a study, I've left out some detail. While the painting follows the reference closely, I...
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    This is a thread started after I made some comments on feedback and critiques in a recent thread......... This response was made after a long time period where I had noticed that there only seemed to be a handful of members that were offering (solicited)...
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    Borrowing and Tweaking other members edits.

    Awhile back I was contacted by a member who was unhappy with the fact that one of us had used his edit, made some slight changes to it and reposted the edit. Even though the member who borrowed the edit gave full credit to the member who originally created the edit, the Original Poster who made...
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    Site News PSG has a new moderator!

    The staff here at PSG is excited to announce that we have a new forum moderator! Eggy A long time member and very familiar face around the forum, he has generously agreed to join us in helping to keep the forum great. Congratulations and thanks Eggy! :clap::welcome::wave2::happy::thumbsup:
  19. IamSam

    We need a new FACEBOOK cover photo!

    Our Facebook page is needing some maintenance and we need a Cover Photo! Quite awhile back we held a contest of sorts for creating the graphics for the page. Those images were utilized for the profile picture but nothing was made for the cover photo. I don't think this needs to be a contest...
  20. IamSam

    Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    This thread is geared towards the newbies in our forum who are interested in retouching and restoration but everyone is invited to participate. Just try restore the image without colorization. I hope this can be a learning opportunity for new users and that our more seasoned members will be...