After the Camera: Digital Transformations for Conceptual by Thom Rouse

By Thom Rouse

Thom Rouse turns out to have an unbridled inventive sensibility. during this publication, he bargains up for assessment sixty of his favourite fine-art photographs. Rouse takes photographers behind the curtain of his inventive method, displaying the beginning point—always a portrait, captured through him—and then info the Photoshop instruments and methods he used and, occasionally, a few “accessory” pictures that he provides into the combination, to create a dramatically diversified murals. whereas the parts and tone of every photo range from web page to web page, Rouse strictly continues that his artistic method relies at the concept that every one murals needs to, at its center, stay photographic. In different phrases, his fine-art works are stronger, stylized pix that go beyond the bounds more often than not self-imposed through portrait artists. His objective in growing the e-book is to coach and encourage different photographers—or, within the phrases of the artist—to “show you whatever you haven’t obvious before.”

This ebook contains a number of appealing pics that collide with an odd collections of elements—one portrait, entitled Shhhh, is coupled with decorative wood fish, goose wings, and elements of an airplane; one other, referred to as Andromeda, makes use of complicated Photoshop mixing ideas and texture layers to create a Gustav Klimt-inspired believe within the photograph—to create a storytelling piece that elevates the portrait to an excellent paintings type. On web page after web page, you’ll observe how Rouse conceptualized the featured murals, the stairs he took to deliver the concept that to lifestyles, and the interestingly attractive inventive portrait result.

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The history of both science and art contains many creative moments that were the result of pure accident. The underexposed capture adjusted in Camera Raw The intended lighting Pose variation Mistake , finished image 27 Butterfly Torso T he image Butterfly Torso consists of only two photographs: a female torso and a single blue butterfly. The butterfly was selected, duplicated, repeatedly on new layers, and arranged by eye into a texture that covered the entire frame. The torso was selected, sized, and centered in the frame.

Time After Time 58. Windswept 59. Side Show 60. Symbol Tree Index About the Author T hom Rouse (M. Photog. MEI, CR, CPP, F-ASP) began his career as a portrait and wedding photographer in 1994. Based near Chicago, he now divides his time between commercial, fine art, and commissioned fine art images with his clients as the central subject of his pieces. His conceptual fine art images utilize real world photographs blended and manipulated to create an alternative to real world perception. Thom also lectures and teaches workshops on topics ranging from Photoshop as an artist舗s tool to visual literacy to and lighting and posing for figure studies.

She stayed in the pose as precisely as possible, with right palm up and left palm down. The kimono was removed by an assistant and exposures were made of her nude figure beneath. Kudos to the model who can stand motionless, with her arms outstretched for that long without moving; It could not have been easy. The clothed file was layered over the nude file, and a subtle impression of the nude form was revealed via a layer mask by using repeated low opacity brush strokes with a black brush. The two small spheres, right and left, were added in Photoshop as well as a number of textures, both in front of and behind the subject.

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