Photo Craft : Creative Mixed Media and Digital Approaches to Transforming Your Photographs

Authored by lil' ol' me (Christy Hydeck) + the fabulous Susan Tuttle
-An Amazon Editors' Pick For Best Books Of The Month Nov. 2012-

Digital Photography and Mixed Media--a creative match made in heaven! Love photography? Want to make yours better? Want to use your photography as a springboard for fabulous and diverse mixed media and digital projects?

Photo Craft will help you elevate the average into the extraordinary! Using Adobe Photoshop Elements and following thorough, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, you'll learn to make basic adjustments to your photographs that will yield stunning and artistic results. You'll also learn to use those photographs -- along with some everyday mixed-media supplies -- to create unique and personal art. 

Inside You'll Find:

  • 13 stepped out mixed media techniques and projects
  • 16 stepped out digital techniques
  • 9 stellar techniques and projects from contributing artists including Michele Beschen and Claudine Hellmuth
  • Dozens of great examples of and tips for iPhoneography
  • Countless inspirational suggestions for photo field trips and photo shoots
  • An author curated list of recommended apps to take your photos to the next level
  • Access to exclusive online materials including new techniques and projects and downloadable materials for your personal use

So get to it! Take new pictures today (and every day!), look through those boxes of old and long-forgotten photos, and free those lonely images from your hard drive. Make them better, make them new and make them art. Soon you'll be seeing things in a whole new way!

Extra Extra!

Free Online Bonus Content at Create Mixed Media
Resources, Free Textures, Tips, Tutorials + More!

Art & Soul Radio Interview with Lesley Riley
Susan and I were honored to be guests on Lesley's show. We talk all things art, instagram, photography + the book.

Blog Posts I Have Written About Photo Craft
Includes giveaways, sales behind the scenes information and cut projects. An ongoing area that i still update occasionally. 

Take a Video Tour of Our Book!
Ricë Freeman-Zachery is your guide.

 Click to order at Amazon! | Photo Craft - Front Cover | Authored by Chrysti Hydeck & Susan Tuttle

Click to order at Amazon! | Photo Craft - Front Cover | Authored by Chrysti Hydeck & Susan Tuttle

"Artists Susan Tuttle and Christy Hydeck combined their talents in this fun and informative book that teaches how to bring together mixed-media techniques and digital photography. The book boasts nearly 40 projects and dozens of iPhoneography examples, a list of recommended apps to take your photography to the next level, plus access to exclusive online materials including new techniques and projects and downloadable materials for your personal use. Contributing artists like Pam Carriker, Michele Beschen, Claudine Hellmuth, and others provide inspiration as guest spotlights. With sections that touch on emotional ties to your photographs (grab your tissues), to Susan’s digital recipe for creating a faux tintype, to charcoal and sandpaper vignettes, you’ll find this book hard to put down. There are so many cool ideas and techniques in this book, you’ll be truly inspired. I can’t wait to try out the ‘vintage haze’ technique that involves layering tissue paper over a vibrant photograph using gel medium for a muted tone with great texture. So fun!"  
-Published by Jana Holstein in Somerset Memories Magazine, Spring 2013

Jenny Doh Reviews Photo Craft at Crescendoh
Seth Apter of The Altered Page Shares His Thoughts
Life Imitates Doodles Reviews It Here
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