Discovering an underwater #Ps_Cityscape with @going.mowhere.
If Atlantis were real, where would it be?
Posted at: 2019-06-10 17:49:44
Hi everyone, this is @demas with one last post for this takeover! I'm honored to be able to showcase my work here on the Photoshop Instagram account. Thank you so much for having me this week. Before I go, I want to challenge you to be curious every day, to ask questions about what could be ('what if...?’), and to be as imaginative as you can! This is what will set you apart from everyone else.
Now it's your turn to come up with your own creative interpretations of this month's Photoshop theme: #Ps_Cityscape! I'm so excited to see all the amazing edits you guys come up with.
Check out today's Instagram stories for a before and after of this edit.
Posted at: 2019-06-07 18:27:17
Hi everyone, this is @demas! Since I work in an architecture office during the day, the only time I get to shoot is either at night or during the weekends. Over the years, I've grown to love shooting at night because not only is the city much calmer and more serene, but the darkness presents a much more challenging way of capturing images. In this edit, I use a combination of layer masks and particle brushes to give the effect that the top half of the building is floating into outer space! It's super cool how Photoshop can bring such surreal ideas into reality.
If you also love night photography, search for @globalnightsquad! It is a night photography community that I started with my friend, and we host photo walks and workshops all around the world.
Posted at: 2019-06-06 19:00:18
Hi everyone, it’s @demas again. This idea came about when I was shooting a time-lapse of the Golden Gate Bridge from sunset to night last year. While I was waiting for the time-lapse to finish, I saw the sky change dramatically in front of my eyes. I wanted to capture this passing of time through this one edit. The transition from day to night is something we experience everyday, and it's pretty crazy how epic the colors in the sky can be!
To see a before and after of this edit, check out today's Instagram stories.
Posted at: 2019-06-05 19:25:36
It’s @demas, back again! Did you guys know that you can create video animations/GIFs using Photoshop? I was shocked when I first found this out a few years ago! Adding a layer of movement to your images always takes it to the next level, in my opinion. Do you guys think that the building looks like a robot from Transformers?
This animation above was created using Photoshop by separating the different parts of the buildings onto different layers and then keyframing the up and down movements of each layer. You can also add audio too. Finally, export it out as a video file or a GIF. Try it out for yourselves, it's super easy!
Posted at: 2019-06-04 18:27:20
Hey guys, it’s @demas here, and I’ll be taking over the Photoshop Instagram this week! When I saw the Burj Khalifa in Dubai for the first time, the architect in me was in awe of how tall it really was – so tall that my imagination went to the moon!
A tip for creating conceptual images like this using Photoshop is to have an idea first before you start using the program. By having an end goal, you will be more focused on trying to achieve it, and even if it doesn't work out, you might come up with a better idea during the process!
Posted at: 2019-06-03 18:19:44
It’s #PrideMonth, and we’re celebrating with three LGBTQ+ Photoshop artists: @elirezkallah, @savanaogburn, and @fmonroyr. Find out more at the link in our bio!
Meet @elirezkallah! This Beirut-based photo manipulator grew up during the Lebanese Civil War where he was surrounded by oppression. Rather than backing down into the narrow box that was closing in on him, Eli rose up, using art as a way to add beauty to his life and express his identity. He shares, “Unlike other communities, the artist community has been a very loving, safe, and nurturing place for me throughout my life – even in a place like Lebanon, where discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ community is common in other fields. To me, the artist community is an international code for acceptance and love.”
Queer photo collage artist @savanaogburn is no stranger to surrealism. Her work tiptoes into whimsical and wacky realms, using bright colors and bold textures, all while showcasing themes of femininity, camp, and queerness. Savana shares a few words of wisdom: “It’s okay to laugh and not to take yourself so seriously. I want to have fun while making my work and create a joyful, colorful, humorous space where viewers can experience it and hopefully see themselves in it too.”
@fmonroyr is a young visual artist with a moody, pop-art style and a passionate purpose. Although he was drawn to art from childhood, Fernando found his creative voice in his teenage years. He admits, “I owe a lot to Lady Gaga – she helped me realize so much about this huge world of art, fashion, and design as a way to represent your emotions and feelings.” With the gay (and straight) icon as his inspiration, Fernando began to draw to share his mind with the world.
Posted at: 2019-05-31 18:25:25
Hello, everyone! It’s Akshay Naik (@prolific_ak). I'm excited to show you my process behind this composite. Swipe through my #Ps_Swipe tutorial to see how l created this image using Photoshop!
Starting with the grass image, I used the Brush Tool to erase the sky and crop the image. Then, I added the mountains in the background using the Quick Selection Tool and the Brush Tool. Finally, I placed the sky image underneath the mountains in the background.
Using the Quick Selection Tool, I cut out the turtle and placed it on the grass. With the Brush Tool (Grass Brush), I blended the bottom of the turtle with the grass. Then, I added another grass image to cover the turtle’s shell. To curve the grass to match the shell, I used Edit > Transform > Warp. I then selected the house image by using the Polygonal Lasso Tool and placed the house upon the grass shell. For a finishing touch, I used the Grass Brush Tool to blend the house in with its surroundings.
Next, I cut out and added the steps, ladder, and child, again blending them into the image by painting with the Grass Brush Tool. I also added some birds to the sky. To achieve a warm look in the sky, I used the Photo Filter Effect and Vibrance to adjust the tone and color. To highlight the turtle, I adjusted Brightness (-9) and Contrast (+65). For the warm glow on the grass shell, I clicked Color Balance and adjusted Cyan (-20), Magenta (-25), and Yellow (+10).
To give the soft orange effect in the entire image, I used an Overlay Effect. I brightened the tones in the sky and added in a lens flare. I then adjusted the Contrast, Color Balance, and Brightness of each of my elements, and added shadows using the Brush Tool where required.
For the whole image, I used a blue Photo Filter with 25% density to give a finishing touch.
Thanks for following along with this tutorial – I hope you enjoyed it!
Posted at: 2019-05-30 18:05:38
We’re headed to London, and you’re invited (at the link in our bio)! Come along with us as we explore the work of photo manipulator @sarashakeel, photographer @jetaime.07, and illustrator duo @cabeza_patata. And don’t forget to mind the gap.
Piece by @sarashakeel.
Which city would you like to visit for a creative detour? Comment below.