Make a Magritte | Practical Photoshop
Discover how to give your images the Magritte look, whose work is currently being exhibited in Liverpool. For those who don’t know, Rene Magritte was a Belgian surrealist painter, who was well known for his quirky and individual style, and the way he represented every day objects in an unusual way.Although Magritte died in the 1960s, it was during this decade that his work became most widely recognised, influencing many pop cultural icons of the day inspiring Andy Warhol among others.
Thanks to the simple, but classic, way in which Magritte worked, it’s relatively easy to recreate his style in Photoshop. All you need is a few images of every day objects to combine with a portrait and you could have your own surrealist masterpiece.
In this month’s Practical Photoshop, our Creative Project will guide you step by step through the process of creating your own version of Magritte’s classic ‘The Son of Man’.
And, if you just can’t get enough of Magritte’s work, don’t forget to check out the exhibition at Tate Liverpool, which runs until 16 October. The show is the biggest exhibition of Magritte’s work in England for 20 years and includes not only paintings but also drawings, collages and rarely seen photographs and films.
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