May 15th – 21st
Enter the gallery of IAmTheLeader and not only will you find some amazing and funny creations (love the dragons) but you will also see someone who has made great strides in quality since he’s been here. IAmTheLeader has not only used Aviary to his best advantage, he’s become one of our favorite members. Loyal and friendly, he selflessly creates videos of our art and hosts them on YouTube. So drop by his gallery and take a moment to enjoy his art and music. Thank you, Ian, you ARE the leader! Some favs:
Tip – Layer Filter Vignette Fill
Create an adjustable vignette effect using Phoenix’s layer filters. Start by creating a new layer and fill it with a solid color using the Paintbucket tool. The color of the fill does not matter since it won’t be visible in the end product. Next add a Glow effect from the layer filters panel. Enable both the Inner and Knockout parameters, set the blur x and blur y somewhere around 20, and set the Color to black. This will create a nice shading around the edges of your image, and at anytime you can adjust any of the parameters to change the effect. Play with the blur values to expand/contract the vignette, alter the color to give it a different vibe, or even change the quality to fine tune the effect.
May 8th – 14th
The surreal world of ppicasso’s art sometimes evokes painful images; images that make you think and wonder. Filled with color, beauty, and hope, this talented artist will provoke and inspire as only the best do. Take your time as you view his gallery and study his visions of the world. You won’t walk away untouched. Some favs:
Tip – Quick mask with Flood Fill
In certain circumstances you can use the flood fill in Aviary’s online effects editor to create a quick mask. Set the Alpha to 0 in the Flood Fill’s properties and wherever the fill is drawn will make first image transparent, like it has been masked. This can save you from having to use several hubs to remove simple background.
Check out this great tutorial and learn how to Warholize your work before these prices start to come down!
How does your self portrait look now?
However, the big question remains. Will LeBron James- arguably the best player in the NBA- leave Cleveland and join the New York Nicks? In anticipation of these events, The New York Daily News is teaming up with Aviary and asking fans to picture LeBron James as a New York Nick. All submissions will be posted in special online galleries, and the very best will run in the newspaper.
So can you picture LeBron James in New York as a Nick?]]>
So what kind of statement are you going to make?]]>
May 1st – 7th
A tornado of color and texture cuts a path throughTIMOTHYM’S creations grabbing your attention and pulling you closer to see the story hiding within. Almost frenzied with energy, this artist burst onto Aviary splattering us all with his edgy style. I always look forward to his new creations, don’t miss his gallery. Some favs:
Tip – Quick Access to Tempo
You can quickly change the tempo in Aviary’s online audio editor Myna by double clicking on the tempo display. This will save you time from having to dig through the View menu for this command.