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Tips on how to use some of my Elements

I really enjoy playing around with collage elements. When I create compositions, I don't worry too much about shadows or highlights. Instead, I focus on the composition and a fantastic way to enhance your skills in design and composition.

Midjourney has come up with these fantastic character interpretations of iconic figures like Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, and Charlie Chaplin. I think they make terrific additions to any project. You can find these elements in the larger College Art Collection, which includes a wide range of Pop Art style elements. You can use them to create vibrant vintage-style artwork or whatever style you prefer. Please note that this collection is available on the KAIZEN platform for artists hosted by Sebastian Michaels where you can also find the Photoshop Artistry Course for beginners.

I've also included a short video in this blog to show you how to work with some of my elements. Keep in mind that Photoshop is not set in stone and these are only some of my suggestions. I hope you enjoy experimenting with these creative elements!

Be inspired by some of my favourite collage artists:

The Above images were created with elements from the Collage Art Collection that is available in my shop.

A short video on how too use some of my elements.

Here are a few important tips to keep in mind when working with my elements:

  1. If you come across an element isolated on a white background, consider using the "Multiply" blending mode from the blending menu above your layers palette. But don't hesitate to experiment with other blending options for some unique and impressive effects.

  2. Elements isolated on a black background tend to work best with the "Screen" blending mode. This mode will remove the black background, leaving the rest of the element visible. For special effects, the combination of an isolated black background and the "Screen" mode often produces stunning results. And, of course, feel free to explore other blending effects – you might discover some delightful surprises.

  3. I highly recommend checking out Blake Rudis' class on Blend Modes in the current Photoshop Virtual Summit 5, hosted by Dave Cross. It's a great resource to dive deeper into blending modes and enhance your Photoshop skills.

If you would like to add the Collage Art Collection to your stash, please follow this link:

Please let me know if you have any questions or requests. Thank you for visiting my website and for your support.

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