Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Masking and Refining Edges in Adobe Photoshop

Jeff Murphy demonstrates the selection tools and the Refine Edge Dialogue box. He is using a really hot model.

Using the Liquify Filter in Photoshop

Jeff has some fun with Barley-Rox and the Liquify Filter in Adobe Photoshop.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Retouching tools in Adobe Photoshop

A demonstration of some of the common retouching tools in Adobe Photoshop.

Making selections in Adobe Photoshop

A demonstration of how to use the selection tools, Quick Mask mode, and Refine Edge window in Adobe Photoshop.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Blending Modes in Photoshop

Digital media artist Jeff Murphy explores blending Modes in Adobe Photoshop.
The example work Raft is © 2012 by Jeff Murphy.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Using Camera Raw Files

in this video, we look at using the camera RAW file format. Thanks to 3-year old Quinn Freeman Murphy for the shoot. It's a rough lighting situation and daddy still hasn't had his coffee.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


New panorama:

It's entitled raft and I am really pleased with how this came out. The bird was given to me by my neighbor, the raft came together with twigs from the yard, and the water environment was composed from creek bordering our property. The raft was photographed with the bird skeleton floating in a deep blue water table (this is shared equally between our son and our dog Barley-Rox who despite being a sixty-pound boxer, can still find a way to lay down in the table).

I started this off with the intent of showing my students that they could be creative with their current panorama project in digital photography class. The panorama doesn't need to be typical in the sense that the the photographer needs to complete a 360 degree rotation in pictures. Moving some objects around a bit in Photoshop can work as well. This work was composed of four images covering about 160 degrees.

Like the other works in this series, I will print the image out on cloth and adhere it to a plywood frame. It is then coated with multiple layers of wax.