Rise One More Time

I’m still having fun with the Rise Action with Photoshop. It has a really neat effect. This one didn’t come out perfect, but I’m still experimenting. Here are a few more attempts at this.



That last one looks impressive.

I have another admission. Remember when I mentioned that my brother plays Minecraft but I don’t? Well, it turns out I got hooked. I’ve been playing on some Minecraft servers that are public and popular and having a lot of fun with this game.

Here are a handful of the servers I am playing on.

  • Hypixel
  • Desteria
  • PrimeMC
  • ExtremeCraft

I think Hypixel is the best, but it depends on what you’re looking for. There’s a full list of the best Minecraft servers here:


And there are many other catalogs and lists if you just go on Google and search for “minecraft servers”

Once I discovered multi-player, I stopped teasing my brother for playing all the time and joined him!


Rise Up and Shine

A few weeks ago, I shared an impasto style painting of a girl. Here is a photo illustration, done with a black white photo enhanced with a Photoshop action from sevenstyles called Rise. I really love the effect and will play with this some more to get the best output.

And here is another one, just for fun…

Before the Action


After the Action


I think I could have done the selection around her neck and arms a lot better but for a quick experiment this was very easy.