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By John Derry | Saturday, January 24, 2015

Adding Deckled Edges to Fine-Art Paper Prints

Deckled edges are traditional on fine-art prints

The digitally driven confluence of art, photography, and ink-jet technology has resulted in an explosion of artworks on paper.

In many respects, the fine-art ink-jet print is the 21st century equivalent of a hand-produced stone lithograph. Using digital tools, photographers and artists can now create archival-quality prints for sale.

One tradition of the hand-made fine-art print is the deckled edge. Once considered an imperfection as the byproduct of the hand-made paper-making process, this feathery, unfinished edge now makes an archival ink-jet print appear even more valuable.

Here’s how to add deckled edges to your prints.

By John Derry | Saturday, November 8, 2014

Transform a Photo into a Digital Painting —as a Holiday Gift

Make a digital painting from a portrait

When it comes to giving gifts, everyone knows that a nice photographic portrait can make a great personalized present.

But I’m going to show you how to take that portrait a step further—and turn it into a painted interpretation.

By John Derry | Friday, May 23, 2014

Fear Not: Colorized Photos Not Meant to Deceive

Teddy Roosevelt - Colorized

A recent Gizmodo article, “Are Colorized Photos Rewriting History?”, discussed the popularity of colorized historical photos on the web. Author Matt Novak expresses a fear that these photographs distort history and may eventually be perceived as the original image.

I disagree.

By Megan O. Read | Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Artists’ Brushes from lynda.com author John Derry

Sample painting by lynda.com author John Derry, using his new Artists’ Brushes available for Photoshop CS5.

lynda.com author John Derry recently released a new set of Artists’ Brushes to work within Photoshop CS5. There are some really incredible examples of paintings done by users on his blog, as well as a preview of what these new Brushes are capable of.

John will be demoing these new Artists’ Brushes at the Southern California Adobe Technology Exchange in Long Beach on Saturday, June 19, and will be giving out a copy or two to lucky attendees. He will be co-teaching a Photoshop painting class with Russell Brown at the upcoming HOW Design Conference June 6-9. Class members will receive the brushes as a part of the class materials. There is still time to sign up for both of these events.

John will be back in the lynda.com booths later this month and we can’t wait to share the new training he’s working on with you.

By Megan O. Read | Friday, January 29, 2010

John Derry: Mastering Brushes and Photographic Craftsman

As one of the original creators of Corel Painter, John Derry could easily be known as one of the most qualified people on the planet to teach it.

With his brand new course, Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes, John shows how to recreate real-world art media techniques, optimize brush controls, and how to design custom brushes.

Also announced today, is the award honored to John by the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) as a Photographic Craftsman. The Photographic Craftsman degree is awarded in recognition for service to the photographic profession as an orator, author, and mentor. This personal and professional goal has been years in the making, and lynda.com congratulates John on his accomplishment!

Go behind the scenes in John Derry’s live-action shoot for Corel Painter: Mastering Brushes in this photo gallery. Click on any image to bring up the slideshow viewer.

By Lynda Weinman | Saturday, May 23, 2009

John Derry at lynda.com to record Painter 11

Painter table of contents on the white board!

Painter table of contents on the white board!

John Derry was here this week recording Corel Painter 11 Essential Training, due in the library in a few months. The white board scribbles lend a hint of what to expect from his new course!

John Derry is a pioneer in the field of digital painting and was one of the original creators of Corel® Painter™, long before Corel owned the product. Since 1985, he has leveraged his background in drawing and painting to advance the look and experience of traditional art-making tools on the computer. John received a master’s degree in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and co-patented two inventions relating to expressive digital mark-making. John is a regular contributor to AfterCapture Magazine, Rangefinder’s publication focusing on photographic post-production work. He teaches expressive photographic interpretation workshops in the U.S. and abroad. John is Corel’s Painter Ambassador-at-Large, and is a practicing artist and photographer. John can be found online at www.pixlart.com.

There is no one who knows Painter better than John, and we’re very proud to include his training in our library!

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