Fifteen dollars for a magazine! Highway robbery? Not when it's Photoshop Creative. This beautiful magazine offers detailed tutorials, software and equipment reviews, and beautiful examples of digital art. It also comes with a disk full of video tutorials, brushes, fonts, and more. Based in England, Photoshop Creative can be hard to find here in the United States, and even when it's available, it's usually a few months old before it shows up. Luckily, our local Joseph-Beth Booksellers carries it, so at least once a month I make it a point to hit the magazine section there.
It was a Photoshop Creative CD that led me to the brushes of Eduardo Rubina Hidalgo of DeviantArt. I started layering the brushes onto a blank canvas until the page was covered with swirls and light. Just to see what it would look like, I added another layer and stamped on BittBox's beautiful grungy wings. A little blending, and I ended up these technicolor wings. All they needed was a Fallen Angel, and my work was complete.