Massive Times Square Image Created with 750,000 Layers Over 4 Years

Digital hyper-realist artist Bert Monroy spent four years creating an incredibly detailed Times Square scene. The 5×25 foot image weighed in at 6.52 gigabytes as a flattened file, and involved more than 750,000 separate Photoshop layers and over 3,000 separate Photoshop and Illustrator files. The image is actually a “who’s who” for the world of digital imaging, and features individuals who have made an impact on the history of the field, including Photoshop’s founders, imaging experts, and notable photographers (see if you can pick any out!).

Times Square (via Photography Bay)

  • sky

    It even has “the russell brown show” poster!!

  • rix

    At this point it’s time to just actually go there , it’s like superealist painting where is the style ,whats the point just pure tech war ,mines bigger than yours .

  • Brandon Skinner

    i really don’t understand what’s so special here.

  • David Nagy

    What’s so special is that this is not a photograph, but a created digital painting. Did you see it at Monroy’s site?

  • Kirjutama

    It isn’t special. It’s an ugly image, not worthy of mention. Who cares how many layers it has?

  • locolobo

    horrible…I saw the workflow briefly: pointless.