Friday, April 29, 2011

The Sketchbook Challenge.........a Book

This is exciting news!! A bunch of us artists have been keeping a secret and today we are able to tell part of the secret and keep the rest until you all see the finished product.  The amazing popular Sketchbook Challenge will be a book by the summer of 2012.

A couple months ago, I was invited to participate in a what will be an incredible book by author Sue Bleiweiss who initiated the challenge by the same name. The title is a The Sketchbook Challenge with a tag line, but that will be a surprise later too:)   Thanks for including me Sue and congrats on your book, can't wait:)

It's thrilling to be invited to be one of the artists included in this book. It's a brilliant list and here are the artists, in no particular order:

Carol Slone, Jane Davies, Leslie Jenison, Lynn Krawczyk, Laura Cater-Woods, Jackie Bowcut, Jill Berry, Judi Hurwitt, Lyric Kinard, Jamie Fingal, Diana Trout, Kelli Perkins, Jane LaFazio, Kathyanne White,
Susan Brubaker Knapp, Tracie Huskamp, Kathy Sperino, Carla Sonheim, Violette and Kim Nugent.

For the rest of the details, you'll have to wait.  When the book comes out, I will share some items here, but for now I will give  you some tidbits from my project for the book.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

TIFF Images on

All professional image editing applications on the market are able to open TIFF files.
.tif or .tiff.   The advantage of using a TIFF file instead of a jpg file is that a TIFF file can 
preserve transparency on a layer while a .jpg cannot.  For use on the KathyAnneArt website that transfers to being able to load images, collage element sheets, words, shapes and many other objects without a background of white or black.  For instance these images and elements can be taken from layer to another layer as a selection.

Starting this month I will be building up the TIFF images on KathyAnneArt in all sorts of ways.  Having the capability to save layers supporting transparency opens up new opportunities for the file uploads.  In the second mini workshop that is free to members this month, I show ideas on how to use the new images and selections.  When I post Photoshop or Photoshop Elements workshops, the images plus all the layers from the tutorial images will now be available on KathyAnneArt.  

The images are placed on black, but could have anything behind them since they are selections that are movable.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ebooks on Kindle and Nook

All three of my ebooks have been published on both Amazon's Kindle and Barnes and Noble's Nook. Actually Design Intriguing Surfaces is still a hold out on the Nook since it seemed to me that some of the pages cut off the words on the edges.  Once that problem is solved Design Intriguing Surfaces will be available on Nook as well as Kindle.

Kindle is still a black and white format, so be sure to get the app for your iphone, droid, ipad or computer so that you can enjoy the full color versions of these 3 ebooks.

Design Intriguing Surfaces  Kindle version    Nook version (in the works)

The Complete Guide to Digital Printing and Assembling Beverage Cans  Kindle version  Nook version

Inside Sensual Surfaces   Kindle version   Nook version

The pdf versions of my ebooks are also available on They are in the tutorial section, but you can follow these direct links to the pages -Design Intriguing Surfaces       The Complete Guide to Digital Printing and Assembling on Beverage Cans     Inside Sensual Surfaces

To buy now and get the full page pdf versions by email for 9.99 

Design Intriguing Surfaces

The Complete Guide to Digital Printing and Assembling Beverage Cans

Inside Sensual Surfaces