Intro

The use of Photoshop’s blending modes is not technically difficult. Where the magic lies is in the conceptual ideas you bring to their use. Jono Hislop wants you to have room to breathe your own inspiration into blending modes, so his tutorial makes repeated use of them.

Alongside techniques for Photoshop, Jono also reveals how he has trained himself to notice useful areas in photos that may otherwise not have grabbed the attention – and how to use these to add dynamism to an artwork.

Jono says that this is especially useful as he prefers to work in a freestyle fashion, immersing himself in the moment. “Sure it’s great to pre-sketch your ideas,” he says, “but my preference is to go with the flow and include whatever pops into my head while browsing the web.

“It’s creating art that surprises even its creator.”

Time to complete

4 - 5 hours

Software

Photoshop CS5