We first wrote about Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and retoucher, 4 years ago, when he was still a computer engineering student. Even back them, despite lack of professional training in photography, his wildly creative photo manipulations would be a stand-out example of retouching. Erik Johansson’s work has a two-fold effect: on the one hand, it’s completely unbelievable and reality-defying, while on the other hand the high-skilled retouching makes it look almost real.
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Redditor gyyp answers some questions you’ve probably never even had, like, “What do you get if you combine a duck and a horse?”, and gives you… a Dorse! Snake and horse? Snorse! Elephant and duck? Elephuck! “I like creating stupid animal species,” says gyyp, who has already bred more than 20 new animal species in Photoshop. Would you like to see one of these in reality?
When millions of men joined the armed forces, women had to replace them by taking jobs that previously had been held by men – such as bank teller, shoe salesperson or even aircraft mechanic. Woman started working in factories – this was called the “Rosie the Riveter” phenomenon.These photos had to lure young women into the factories by showing women workers as glamorous and even fashionable.
A matchstick is something so ordinary and simple that one could hardly imagine it could become an object of art. A Russian artist Stanislav Aristov however, unveils the artistic potential of matches in his his “Спички” (“matchsticks” in Russian) series. This 30-year-old photographer literally plays with fire by bending the matches into the desired shapes as they burn, then uses a macro lens and a studio flash to shoot the fire and the smoke around it.
Some artists get to the point when their usual medium or technique starts to limit their visions. This is exactly what happened to a Polish artist Michal Karcz who found that painting and the ordinary dark room photography techniques didn’t allow him to fully realize his potential. Luckily, the developing technology allowed him to combine the two with the help of some digital tools. Most of his work is “a journey to the places which don’t exist”. They’re places from Michal’s dreams, desires, imagination and fears. Are you ready to take a trip?
We have first introduced you to a Hungarian artist Sarolta Ban two years ago. Surprisingly, she was then working with a non-professional FinePix S5600 camera and claimed she had learned digital processing by herself. We decided to check with her again and see how her life has changed.
Hiding in the last row of a boring class in high school shouldn’t always be regarded as slacking. What once started of as fooling around with Photoshop and 3D Max in the back of AutoCAD class, has now developed into signature style that 30-year-old digital artist Michael Oswald describes as ‘photo manipulation on steroids’.
Inspired by Cracked.com’s article “If You Could Photoshop the Real World”, the most depressive humor site on the net “Sad and Useless” made their own version of this idea. And what about you? What would you do if you could use Photoshop in real life?
It’s not big news that celebrities and models get photoshopped all the time, however it was really hard to tell just how much Photoshopping had been done. Researchers in the Department of Science at Dartmouth College have finally developed a software tool that can rate photos based on how much digital altering has been done.
After looking at Creative Photoshopping by Erik Johansson and 25 Surreal Photo Manipulations by Sarolta Ban let’s meet Manuel Archain, another very creative and talented photoshopping master from Argentina responsible for creating a lot of insanely comical photo situations that are highly improbable and usually impossible in real life.
When it comes to making something noticeable, the biggest mistake artists do is making everything perfectly right. However, if you are really serious about getting famous with your piece of art – you should definitely be more reckless with Photoshop. Check out these Best Photoshop Mistake Examples, and learn from the best!
Have you ever dreamed of a device that could capture your dreams? Record it straight to video as you sleep, or at least take still pictures? Sadly, there is no such thing yet…but luckily there are some super creative artists that came really close to it.
Meet Sarolta Ban, a 25 years old female artist from Budapest, Hungary.