Tag: Photoshop

Architecture

Architect submits designs to convert turn of the century industrial area into eco-village

Vincent Callebaut decided to transform historic Tour & Taxis in Brussels, the complex that was built in 1900 but has now sat for decades and has lost its purpose. Firm Vincent Callebaut Architects have a futuristic but real vision of redesigning this place, imagined with new, ecological standards. Working or living in such a place looks like a paradise. This project proposal is ambitious but would be a great step for the future of architecture and would give courage for further green architecture projects. ...
Art

5 digital artists are reinventing what it means to paint, draw, and create art

Take a look at these five digital artists, who are constantly challenging the norms by coming up with new ways to draw, paint, and create - from using algorithms to drawing on the latest devices in the market. See the photos below, following the chronological order of the list of artists. 1. Petra Cortright From LA, she is a wizard of post-internet art. She loves creating chaotic and sensual jpegs, vibrant GIFs, viral YouTube videos, and mesmerizing webpages. 2. Harm van den Dorpel This artist seems to be working with A.I., looking at how he is able to produce intricate and multiple layers of digital paintings. And this easily could be the case, since he designed the software he's using himself. 3. Michael Manning Micheal's art exists in two different worlds: the physical and the digital realms. He is able to create both forms of art simultaneously, making him as impressive as can be. 4. Louisa Gagliardi Her work relies heavily on Photoshop. Hailing from Zurich, this artist...
Creativity

Dedicated photographer brings cosplay pictures to life

A session with this photographer would be any cosplayer's dream. Cornelia Gillman is a passionate and dedicated photographer who goes the extra mile to instill each picture she takes with the very detailed  concepts in her mind. Using smoke bombs, lightning, special effects, and editing,  she manages to achieve the perfect atmosphere for each character in front of her lens. Each shot captures the essence of those wonderful universes where the characters come from. To see more of her wonderful work, visit her website or DeviantArt. ...
Digital

A bend in the horizon that bends our perception

What if the rules didn’t apply? What if planet Earth was neither flat nor round, but instead a landscape of bends and inversions? Designer Petey Ulatan used Adobe Photoshop to visually manifest such a reality. Inspired by the mind-bending film Inception, he calls the project The Flat Earth Conspiracy. Starting with real photographs from locations around the globe and then bending the horizon, the photos prompt us to consider how this cubist interpretation of a landscape could lead to a wormhole through the time-space continuum. ...
Art

Digital alchemy done with Photoshop

Nekro Borja is an artist from Madrid, Spain, A.K.A. Nekro XIII. He defines himself as a digital alchemist, and sounds about right, because he makes magic in Photoshop. Sheets, books, tarot, with amazing images where he makes visible the unreal, embodies the fantasy of his own world. Admire more of his work on his website, DeviantArt, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. ...
Digital

Photoshop humor: guns are replaced with selfie sticks in movie stills

Photoshop humor takes center stage in a project that replaces guns with selfie sticks. Taking movie stills from highly charged scenes, the photos show a main character that is no longer wielding their weapon but instead is pausing to snap a selfie. The project called Guns Replaced with Selfie Sticks not only makes us consider the role of weapons in film, but also prompts us to consider these characters in a new way. Maybe the Terminator just wanted to post a motorcycle-riding shot to his Instagram account? ...
Digital

Dreamlike surrealistic photo manipulation

Ionut Caras is a photographer that we have featured before, and he never ceases to amaze us with his incredible compositions. They look so real that you may mistake him for an elephant trainer at first. Check his website, Facebook, or follow him on Twitter to see more of his impossible pictures. ...
Digital

Sakimi’s beautiful and sensual art

Yue, better known as Sakimi chan, is an artist based in Canada. All of her work is done digitally using Photoshop. She makes amazing original and fanart pieces, based on fantasy, sci-fi and anime. As you can see has an outstanding grasp of anatomy, and all of her work (male, female, couples, pin ups, genderbender, yaoi, yuri) has some inherent sensuality to it, so beware of clicking on the links below, some of it may not be safe for work... and some definitely isn’t. If you like the art, enjoy more of it on Facebook, Deviantart, Instagram, Tumblr, follow her on Twitter, or show some support on Patreon. ...
Design

Photos of “any place without a ceiling” for Keen shoe advertising campaign

“We knew the world wasn’t thirsting for yet another shot of a guy jumping over a log or a girl hiking past a stream. We wanted to bring some self-expression and charisma to the outdoor world,” says the Keen shoe brand. In a newly released advertising campaign, the brand Keen wanted to present their products to consumers who may have previously dismissed the company as a typical outdoor brand. They are aiming to connect to a new generation by using tools of social currency. “Millennials don’t want to hear how great your brand is. They want you to acknowledge how great they are,” said the company about their new campaign UNEEK. Collaborating on the project was Michael Minter in Creative Direction, Tim Tadder in Creative Direction & Photography, Mike Campau in Digital Art, and Julia Reeser in Styling and Props. ...
Art

Beautiful illustrations from imposible imaginary creatures and places

Alexander Jansson is a digital mixed media illustrator, 2D/3D animator, who resides in Gothenburg Sweden. He likes to mix traditional painting and drawing with digital photography and Photoshop. The results are wonderful illustrations, beautiful and dark; full of impossible and wonderful creatures that you can expect to find in fairy tales or dreams. To see more of his work, check out his website, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or Instagram. ...
Funny

Four-legged yogis— ridiculously cute puppies and kittens doing yoga

Although we may imitate the morning stretches of our dog when we do the Downward Dog yoga posture, it seems unlikely that our pup would reciprocate the imitation by sitting cross-legged with his hands (ahem, paws) pressed together. Photoshop saves the day in Dan Borris’s series of dogs and cats doing yoga. Be sure to click through to his website for more images, each labeled with the dog’s name and the name of the yoga posture that it is performing. ...
Digital

Subjects in classic art pieces reimagined with tattoos

Advertising art director Nicolas Amiard has reimagined the appearances of the subjects of some of the most classic paintings. In his series “The Art of Tattoo”, Amiard has added some colorful ink to some of these famous pieces of art. Using Photoshop, he adds tribal designs, floral patterns, words and Japanese-style scenes. If you didn’t know any better, you might think these were part of the original paintings because of his seamless editing. Check out more of Amiard’s work on his Behance page. ...
Digital

Graphic designer’s brilliant digital edits defy laws of physics

The Santa Monica-based designer has a knack for making the planet seem small and turning oceans into stadiums. Putra particularly likes to work with large-scale images with maximum potential for defying all laws of physics, such as one piece where Greek columns rest on puffy clouds. In another image, a cyclist prepares to traverse a road folded 90 degrees upward. Check out some of his mind-blowing compositions below and follow Putra on Instagram for more. ...
Photography

Artist explores negative effects of mass subculture in thoughtful series

Artist Antoine Geiger explores the societal effects of portable technology in his latest series “SUR-FAKE”. After taking pictures of people busy on their smartphones, Geiger took to Photoshop to make it appear as if users are getting their faces sucked into their phones. The artist explains that SUR-FAKE places, “the screen as an object of ‘mass subculture’, alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical world.” Check out some of the edits below, and click here for the entire collection. ...
Video

Darwin Deez’s creative new music video brings back an old trend

Darwin Deez is known for going the extra mile in their music videos for the sake of creativity. For the song, “The Mess She Made”, the group decided to bring back the four year old trend of putting faces on currency. Almost every shot features frontman Darwin Deez’s mouth aligned with characters of different currencies. It’s interesting to note that Photoshop’s currency detection capabilities posed significant challenges for the editors and director Oscar Hudson. Check out the video below, and remember to enjoy the music too! ...
Digital

Incredibly realistic visualization of a painter’s studio

At first glance, this sunny studio space seems so realistic that you can almost touch every object in it. Then you realize it's just another impeccable digital visualization by Diego Querol. His latest is a multilayered interior space designed for the seasoned painter. The 3D elements were taken from various sources online, modified, and then composited in Photoshop. The lighting and texturing are beyond well done and really help to deceive the eye. Check out some images of Querol’s hyperrealistic interior below and click here for a in-depth look at his process. ...
Illustration

Playful images merge reality and fiction

Always playful, often inspirational, Ben Heine’s “PENCIL VS CAMERA” series merges reality and imagination. By overlaying black and white pencil sketches atop photographs, Heine is able to add a personal twist to each real-life setting. Inversely, with larger work, Heine inserts individuals, often himself, into the drawings. This Brussels-based artist’s care to create cohesive alignments and perspectives within his images contributes to the convincing-ness of his visual narrations. Heine often includes his hand in each image, connecting the artist to the work, as well as the viewer. In one exhibition, Heine set a giant illustration, featuring himself snapping a picture, on the floor so that viewers could sit down and take their own photos of Heine’s self-portrait taking their portrait. ...
Digital

If Lego made Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is on everyone‘s minds these days, and soon, its LEGO version will be as well. Kristin Kuciński is a visual effects and concept design student who was tasked to animate in 3D concepts of a LEGO-fied version of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Using Maya, Photoshop, and CryEngine, Kuciński brings to life a series of still images with a combination of high quality textures, CAD modelling, and painstakingly top-notch animation. Check out the behind-the-scenes video below and be inspired! ...
Funny

Classic art figures relocated into average modern life

Ukrainian art director Alexey Kondakov has imagined what it would be like if figures from classical art lived normal urban lives. He uses Photoshop to plop the figures into different situations including a harp-playing street musician, an angel on the train, and a couple of nobles in a pub. “I thought, ‘What if I invite these [gods] into our reality and imagine they are on streets of modern Kiev?,” he says. "… My project is about life.” In many cases, their unamused or sad expressions match the dark rotten conditions of public transportation making for humorously fitting combinations. Check out more of this clever artists work on his website. ...
Digital

Father depicts son with down syndrome flying in touching images

Alan Lawrence is an artist and a father of 5 children and wants nothing but the best for his 18-month old son Wil, who suffers from down syndrome. Putting his Photoshop skills to a rather fatherly use, Alan has started a series called, 'Wil Can Fly,' in order to raise awareness of the down syndrome condition. The series features Wil flying in mid-air in all kinds of places. In one case, Wil can be seen playing piano while afloat and in another, hovering over a young girl reading books at a library. Check out some of the adorable pictures below and visit ThatDadBlog for more. ...
Art

Graphic artist re-focuses classic art for a new point of view

With the use of Photoshop, art student Serena Malyon has created new images from some classic pieces of art. Using the photo editing software, Malyon changed the focus, contrast, and saturation of some of Vincent Van Gogh's most popular works. Nothing is added or taken away in the images — they are merely edited in a way that draws attention to aspects that weren't prominent in the original pieces. For example, in 'Starry Night,' the focus is changed to a smaller building in the background of the painting. It seems to create an entirely new piece of art. For more from Malyon, visit her blog. ...
Creativity

6 vertigo-inducing GIFs of virtual objects and swirling rooms

Grei Skuring is a tumblr GIF artist whose looped experiments provide a vertigo-inducing experience. According to the mysterious Norway-based artist, he rarely spends more than a day making a single GIF. Adobe Photoshop and After Effects are the main programs used by Skuring to create these trippy loops of virtual objects and rooms. Despite simply being animation experiments, his GIFs have a certain hypnotic quality to them that make it hard to turn away. Stare into their perpetual motions below (just don't stare too long), and check out his Tumblr to get a sense of his work growth over time. ...
Design

Modern-day automobiles imaged as flying cars from the future

Since cars were invented we have been predicting the future of the automobile. Sometimes these conceptions are chrome and look like spaceships, sometimes they are aquatic, and very often we imagine the car of the future to fly. Although we have not reached that point quite yet (let's figure out self-driving cars first) Sylvain Viau imagines what modern cars might look like if we had. In her series titled 'Flying Cars' the designer takes photographs of modern-day automobiles and manipulates them in Photoshop so that they appear to be hovering. The brilliance is in the details where she has replaced the wheel-wells with clean paneling for a realistic look. ...
Digital

11 hilariously surreal food/art mashups

Vancouver-based Instagramer Serious Design is Matija Erceg's visual project where food art meets pop art. Against a solid-color background, everyday objects are mashed up with random food items to unexpected results. An onion wedding ring, a banana phone, a pair of raw meat Ray-Bans, and an ice cream sandwich NES controller are among his hilariously surreal collages. Erceg's simple but wildly imaginative ideas are brought to life with crudely Photoshopped images, which actually adds to the lo-fi charm and surrealist absurdity. Erceg is currently studying food sculpture. Follow SeriousDesign on Instagram for more of his delightful food collages. ...
Art

Photographs isolate light for a powerful symbol of hope and life

At first, one might mistake ‘After Lights Out,' Julien Mauve's photographic series, for simple nightscapes. However, a closer inspection reveals a deeper more specific message at work. Through found and photoshopped scenarios, this French photographer reintroduces a darkness into the landscape unmarred by the glow of cell phones, streetlights, skyscrapers, and billboards. However, each dark manmade landscape is pierced by one solitary light. Such specificity gives light a symbolic presence within these images. Light becomes a demarcation of life, activity and sight; a reference to warmth, presence, and hope that actively resists the gloom and pressing unease behind lurking shadows and darkness. ...
Funny

Comic book superheroes convincingly portrayed as 17th-century nobles

French artist Sacha Goldberger casts comic book superheroes and sci-fi villains in a never-before-seen light by mashing them up with 17th-century portraiture. Pretty much every popular masked character from DC and Marvel is shown and portrayed in a Flemish fine art style with era-appropriate garments as if they're from some kind of Elseworlds alternate universe. The likes of Batman & Robin, Superman, Catwoman, Green Lantern, Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Darth Vader and more manage to look bad-ass and silly at the same time. What's interesting is that the collection is not just a comprehensive Photoshop effort, but actually the result of over 110 collaborators, including costume makers and lookalike models. Check out the cast below, and find out more about Sacha Goldberger's works here. ...
Creativity

This photographer sculpts fire into impossible shapes

This Ekaterinburg-based photographer literally sparks his images to life. Stanislav Aristov statically sets his minute match sculptures ablaze. The fire is captured by a macro lens and studio flash as it courses its way across the matches. The images are then edited in photoshop, resulting in striking photographs created with a combination of wood, ash, flame, and smoke. The contrast between the warm glow of the flame, the charred pitted look of the burnt match, and the smooth smoke conjure up motifs of life, death, time and memories. The charred match represents the past; the fire, the present; and the virgin wood, the future. Like many good ideas, Aristov’s ‘Спички’ (translated as ‘Matchsticks') series came into being because Aristov recognized the potential of an accident: “I was playing with a pack of matches while I was deciding what to photograph for a competition.” ...
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