Photoshop (Designing Women) Madness

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness, Fred Showker surfs the web in search of good Photoshop stuff

Photoshop Madness Yes, it's March again and you know what that means -- Designing Women! We decided to skip all the bad stuff this month and go with an all-star line-up of wonderful works including self portraits from * Gemma Roberts, * Anne Pogoda, * Katherine Dinger, * Suzanne van Pelt, * Anna Steinbauer, and * Emily Warren! If these ladies aren't inspiring, you'd better check your pulse!

But be careful what you click on, and make sure the link is the actual link. All of these vendors employ various shrouded spam links disguised as download links to get you to click! Another reason PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop!

Frozen Lilacs? Emily Warren

 Photoshop designing women

There's absolutely nothing frozen about Emily's work! We found her self-portrait and immediately knew she's the Mucha of our time!
      Her Fantasy art is akin to the work of Borris or Frazetta, and her comic art can top any seen in the Marvel collection. (In fact, she's worked for Marvel!) She's a freelancer -- her talents are not just sparkling and broadly diverse ... but they're also available!
designing women who use Photoshop Her Frazetta-style book cover "Cavewoman"
READ THIS REPORT Emily Warren Frozen Lilacs

Gemma Roberts is Amberdust

Gemma Roberts Photoshop designing women

Gemma Roberts, artist and animator does some wonderful work -- we found both an old self-portrait and then a newer one that's much better!
      In the enlargement, this experimental self-portrait drawn from a photograph really shows some exciting texture. (See early version enlargement)
designing women who use Photoshop Gemma Roberts' more recent self-portrait enlargement
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Gemma Roberts -

Virtual reality

Anne Pogoda Photoshop designing women

Anne Pogoda's work is superb, and she is not timid in allowing downloads of files and tutorials! We can all learn a lot here.
      Check out Anne's FaceBook page, the latest stuff is there -- and you can download the striking painting as a PSD file by clicking here - and see more of her early works at
READ THIS REPORT See her latest works at her new digs :
designing women who use Photoshop Don't miss her video painting of Neytiri from Avatar at YouTube

Katherine Dinger

Katherine Dinger Photoshop designing women

Katherine is another rare talent with art on both a personal site and the Deviant.
      Katherine provides us with some superb walkthroughs and tutorials for how she paints various things. (Sure, as if you thought you could!)
READ THIS REPORT Katherine Dinger's
designing women who use Photoshop Katherine is Jezebel on Deviant

Anna Steinbauer Illustration

 Photoshop designing women

We ran across Anna (from Austria) when searching for Photoshop step-by-step, and she sure has some at her blogspot site. We love this lady's art!
      She's also on Deviant where you'll find a ton of truly wonderful works from whimsey to serious -- while she says she favors sci-fi and fantasy. Her self-portrait is truly masterful!
designing women who use Photoshop On Deviant, Anna is Depingo

Suzanne from Norway

 Photoshop designing women

I was drawn to the work of Suzanne van Pelt simply because I went to school with a young woman named Suzanne van Pelt. Amazing, eh? Well, not to bother, this is NOT the same. This Suzanne is from Norway!
      Suzanne writes : "I'm FINALLY getting better at my sharpness!!! YAY! lol" Well, if you browse her work you'll see she really has no problem with sharpness. She also offers tutorials and a couple of interesting walk-throughs.
designing women who use Photoshop Here's a sequential, step-by-step of Suzanne's work
READ THIS REPORT Suzanne is Anathematixs

Searching for good Photoshop images and tutorials amongst all the total madness out on the web Don't let Photoshop Madness get you down!

There are always lots of spectacular Photoshop images and visuals out there! Share them! We'll be back shortly with MORE Photoshop Madness ... and please -- CAUTION BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SURF ... but when you do find a great Photoshop practitioner, or a good Photoshop tutorial, please share it with us! If you create Photoshop Tutorials yourself, please post your info here so you can be considered for a Photoshop Fave!

Of course, some of our favorite editions of Photoshop Madness can be found in the legacy Photoshop Tips & Tricks web site!
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thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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