Directing an observer’s eye using Photoshop and Corel Painter
Item 09-Paul Tumason, Thursday March 21, 8:00PM CST
This webinar will be a demonstration of how I get from my raw image to something that looks like a fine art portrait painting and what I’m thinking about while painting.
My process is fairly simple. Starting with a meaningful, effective, photographic portrait which almost always is “fixed up” in Photoshop, opening in Corel Painter as a clone source, applying a colored gesso ground, a muck-up (thanks Jeremy) like “blocking in”, refining the image, defining outlines, bringing back some of the original photograph, more outlines, more refining the image, all the while changing paper, brush sizes, saving iterations,
I’m continually learning by way of all the pitfalls and frustrations in the process.
and the results?? Who is to judge, make yourself happy and have fun!!!
Paul owns and operates Paul Tumason Portraits which he opened in San Jose in 1972. At the start, he did a variety of photographic assignments including weddings, but since 1980, he has concentrated on classical studio portraiture.
He graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology in 1965, Paul also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 12 years. He also worked as a professional musician during and after college, playing ragtime banjo.
Paul and his wife Kathy live in the Santa Cruz Coastal Mountains, south of San Jose and they have 5 grown (out of college) children.
He has occasionally taught classical studio portraiture to photographers at schools for professional photographers.
My portraits are known for what they say about the subjects and their relationships, not merely a record of what they look like. Hopefully the viewer can relate to the story behind the faces. I paint in the digital world, using my photographic studies of the subjects and their things as references, outputting the images onto canvas, and finally enhancing the work with an assortment of media.
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