Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Photoshop Basics For Tattoo Artists Seminar in Philly

15 seat limit for this seminar. $100 per person
Each person is eligible for a FREE copy of the DVD.

Some covered topics....
• Resolution, scale, vector vs. bit map. Rules of thumb.
• Basic tool bar tools and their functions.
• Basic Layer tools, FX and techniques.
• Selections and “Masks”. Channel and Path basics.
• Basic image adjustments, including color, brightness,contrast and levels.
• A brief overview of filters.
• Digital stenciling tricks and techniques.
• Color “sampling” from reference for tattooing and painting.
• Enhancing photo references for best tattoo results.
• “Comping” tattoos and cover-ups on body photography or tracings of clients.
• Some digital painting and drawing techniques for beginners.
• Coloring “line art” for beginners.
• Basic tattoo photography tips, and how to correct and enhance your photos for presentation in print and for web.

Coming Soon to DVD! Release Date Winter 2010
Finally a Photoshop instructional lecture that is specifically intended with tattoo artists in mind! Photoshop Basics for Tattoo Artists will give you the tools you need to get started with incorporating Photoshop into your daily routine as a tattoo artist.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Keith Ciaramello now a contributing artist on tattooeducation.com

I am honored to be a part of Guy Aitchison's tattooeducation.com website. As many of you know I am committed to the education and motivation of young artists. Being chosen as one of the contributing artists on Guy's site gives me even more fuel for new educational endeavors. Look for more DVDs to come in 2010 including "Adobe® Photoshop® Basics for Tattoo Artists", as well as more tattoo, traditional painting and digital art titles.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

More DVD Testimonials!

More Testimonials!
Hi Keith
I watched your DVD and I just wanted to tell you it was awesome, you are a fantastic artist, and you did a great job with the DVD.  I really like the way you filmed it,  as well as your open and detailed dialogue about the ins and outs of the way you tattoo.  Very informed and detailed!   I really liked the inset of the palette as well as your source photo, very nice idea.
I think it’s a great leap forward  that we now have access to resources such as your DVD, helping to educate other artists and improve this industry as a whole is a worthwhile endeavor.
Thanks again for sharing your knowledge with those of us who are constantly looking for tips and hints and other ways to improve our own work.  I’m looking forward to your Photoshop DVD as well!
Thanks! David

Not Just another tattoo DVD. Its like taking Keith's live seminar and then spending an entire day with him in his studio. So much information. It was much more than I expected.
Buy it here

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

DVD Testimonials....

Hey man! I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the dvd! Its awesome! Tons of info. I like the fact that your constantly talking about what your doing and go into great detail with all aspects of your tattooing. Great dvd!
Thanks again,

Keith Ciaramello's "keep it real" advanced techniques for realistic tattooing vol.1- pure awesomeness. 3 discs- 5 hours of inspiration and knowledge to help elevate your craft to the next level. I recommend it to anyone who wants to be a better tattoo artist.

Hey Keith,
Finally had a chance to watch the DVD. Thanks for sharing! Great to learn from an articulate, talented guy who is smart enough to have his someone else do the camera work. Appreciated the extra steps you took to kick this DVD out of the park. Painting with needles on skin - great to think of it that way thanks to your artistic approach.
I'll send you some pics once i can convince someone to let me try some of this stuff out on their skin.

I just bought your DVD an watched it and it was great man! Very helpful and informative. I'm saving up for those hybrids...u convinced me! Again, thank you, and its great that there are tattoo artists like you to help this industry grow and not hold back. This DVD is great!

I just had time to watch one disc (of the three) last night and have never had such a sense of getting exactly what i was looking for. WOW!

Monday, January 18, 2010


"Keep it Real"advanced techniques for realistic tattooing Vol.1 Andre the Giant*
kirv1prod1.jpgAward winning artist Keith Ciaramello takes you through the process of tattooing a color portrait of "The Eighth Wonder of the World" Andre the Giant! Topics covered include; choosing reference, enhancing reference in Adobe Photoshop, making the stencil, stencil application, flesh-tones, color mixing, needles, inks, using the Neuma Hybrid and much more. Many of the topics that were covered in Keith's "Keep it Real" live seminar are demonstrated on this DVD. Keith has added a third BONUS DVD of his live seminar lecture. This is over 5 hours on 3 discs!
The techniques discussed apply to coil and rotary machines as well.