Gallery: Our favourite Photoshop art from Issue 14
The below of our favourite Photoshop images that we featured in Issue 14 of Practical Photoshop magazine.
Boy with Lantern – Caterina Bernardi, USA
“I was born in a town called Orkanger on the north-west coast of Norway, the land of the northern lights and long winters. This is where I draw a lot of my inspiration from, with its incredibly dramatic landscapes, and fairytales I grew up with – stories of moody and mystical Nordic environments brimming with depictions of trolls, princesses and nature. I’m now based in San Francisco.”
This is a collaboration with retoucher Adam Moore at Sugar Digital who adds: “The main technical skill is understanding light. But really the key idea on an image like this is knowing the border between fiction and fantasy, and knowing which parts of the image need to be on which side of that border.”
The Flood – Dan Busta
“I’m fascinated by the human ability to create an environment based out of necessity.
People are all creators and the way we build and create space is amazing to me. I love to discover these people’s environments so much so that I like to build them for characters I make up myself. All of my images are motivated by some sort of story, painting, movie or memory that won’t leave me. There are certain things in life that are unforgettable. These memories might be goodorbad,butmostlythey aretheoddities, the unpredictable, seeing something and questioning why or what if? They are the things totally out of place, the unexpected.”
Minutes – Denota Wheeler, USA
I’maseniorstudentincollegeanda freelance graphic designer. I love creating photo manipulations in Photoshop. The inspiration for a lot of my work comes from music. Minutes is composed of six different images with Layer Masks on most of them and a few different Adjustment Layers, too. Afterwards, I merged allofthelayerstogether,duplicatedtheresult, used the High Pass filter, and then set that layer’s Blend Mode to Hard Light to sharpen the entire image. I also touched up the colour in some areas with the Brush tool.”
Bee Landing – Audran Gosling, UK
“Most of my work involves several methods of digital manipulation such as texture layering, HDR and composite image layering. I still consider myself to be a beginner, both in photography and editing terms but I enjoy learning new techniques and experimenting. I use Photoshop CS5 with Nik plug-ins. For HDR effects,IusePhotomatix. Onthispicture,Iused two or three different texture layers. I erased the texture from the area of the flower with the most detail then used a Nik Color Efex cross processing filter. Each layer was tweaked with Saturation, Brightness and Opacity changes.”
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