Posts Tagged ‘photomanipulation’

The Do’s and Don’ts of Photoshopping Wings Into a Surreal Portrait

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Ok, let’s just be honest for a second here: everyone and everything in the world looks drastically cooler with wings. Period. It’s just the way it is.

In middle school when I was heavily into my “drawing magical fantasy creatures” phase (it never ended by the way… just ask my sketchbook), I used to check out this “how to draw animals” book from the library all the time. Really they should have just given it to me, I had it checked out so often.
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Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

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Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations that show everyday scenes with major twists. A number of his works are optical illusions created by manipulating and combining images in creative ways.

The image above is one of Johansson’s more recent works. It’s titled “The Architect” and shows a man searching for inspiration in an impossible house.
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These Photos of Starling Murmurations Were Created with Plastic Bags

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A murmuration of starlings is a beautiful sight to behold, as giant flocks of birds float through the air like a dark cloud with a mind of its own. French photographer Alain Delorme captured this beauty in his project Murmurations, but instead of birds and wildlife photography, Delorme’s images were created through plastic bags and Photoshop.
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5 Steps to Creating a Dreamlike Gown in Photoshop

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Today, I’m going to show you how to create a dress from scratch out of something that was not a dress… at all. Here are five steps to creating a gown using Photoshop.
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Animated GIFs Showing the Photo Composite Work of Richard Roberts

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Richard Roberts is a freelance creative retoucher and digital artist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the past decade, he has worked on advertisements and promotional materials for clients that include Fox, HBO, Mountain Dew, Under Armor, Kelloggs, and Gillette.

For most of his projects, Roberts will capture snapshots of the image at various stages of compositing — glimpses are later combined into animated GIFs that show how the various images were made.
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Photographer Uses Photoshop and Neuroscience to Find Your ‘Ideal’ Self-Image

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What does your ideal self actually look like? That’s the question that photographer Scott Chasserot seeks to answer with his experiment, Original Ideal. By using portrait photography, Photoshop and brainwave scanners, he thinks he can pinpoint the version of your portrait that you find most appealing. Read more…

Incredible Photo Manipulation Series Helps Shelter Animals Find Homes

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Budapest-based photographer Sarolta Bán is on a mission to shed a positive light on all shelter animals by creating images that will capture the eyes — and hearts — of anyone considering the pups for adoption. Read more…

Anna Hill’s Photoshop Project Pokes Fun at Overly Manipulated Beauty Advertisements

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Photoshop takes a lot of flack in this day and age, especially when it comes to the beauty and fashion industries that consistently publish overly manipulated imagery. Often that ‘flack’ doesn’t give us much to laugh at, but a recent project by East Carolina University student Anna Hill does.

She put together four mock Photoshop ads that poke fun at just how far the beauty industry often takes photo manipulation. Read more…

Creating an Awesome Photo Manipulation from Sketch to Final Product

Swedish photographer and retouch artist Erik Johansson creates amazing photo manipulations — in fact, we’ve actually featured his work before. This, however, is the first time we’ve had the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these manipulations come together.

In the video above he gives us a glimpse at how he created the manipulation Drifting Away, all the way from the first sketch to the final 123-layer manipulation. Read more…

Photos of Useless Things That You Won’t Find in the Real World

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For his project titled ImprobabilitĂ  (“improbability”), Italian photographer and photo manipulator Giuseppe Colarusso created a series of surreal photographs showing various household objects and scenes… with a twist.
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