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By Thom Rouse

Thom Rouse turns out to have an unbridled creative sensibility. during this publication, he deals up for assessment sixty of his favourite fine-art photos. Rouse takes photographers behind the curtain of his inventive strategy, displaying the beginning point—always a portrait, captured by way of him—and then information the Photoshop instruments and methods he used and, occasionally, a few “accessory” photos that he provides into the combo, to create a dramatically varied murals. whereas the parts and tone of every photo range from web page to web page, Rouse strictly continues that his artistic strategy is predicated at the concept that each one murals needs to, at its center, stay photographic. In different phrases, his fine-art works are more advantageous, stylized pictures that go beyond the boundaries generally self-imposed through portrait artists. His objective in developing the publication is to teach and encourage different photographers—or, within the phrases of the artist—to “show you whatever you haven’t noticeable before.”

This ebook encompasses a number of appealing graphics 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, known as Andromeda, makes use of advanced Photoshop mixing thoughts and texture layers to create a Gustav Klimt-inspired consider within the photograph—to create a storytelling piece that elevates the portrait to an outstanding paintings classification. On web page after web page, you’ll notice how Rouse conceptualized the featured murals, the stairs he took to carry the concept that to lifestyles, and the apparently attractive inventive portrait result.

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Mirage 18. Escape Velocity 19. Etched in Stone 20. Gravity舗s Consent 21. Grief 22. Haiku 23. I Dream of Fish 24. Urban Mermaids 25. Alone on the Planet 26. Mistake 27. Butterfly Torso 28. Balthus 29. Venus in Transit 30. Megan and Shadow 31. Catherine 32. Economic Recovery 33. Zebra Ass Hand on Fire 34. Isis 35. Kandinsky Tattoo 36. Thanks Ed 37. Particulation 38. Leap of Faith 39. Let the Dead Bury the Dead 40. A Breeze in the Woods 41. Oceanides 42. Oracle 43. Performance 44. Persephone 45. Debra 46.

With no makeup artist on the set, I undertook spiking Amelia舗s hair with gel. ) The implied yin/yang exposure of her face was achieved through careful painting and masking back in of features using Photoshop. Finally, the camera right-half of the Kimono was toned in blue舒the complementary color of the left half. This augments the yin/yang theme. I love using symmetry in images, but I often try for an imperfect symmetry with some dialog of difference between the two otherwise similar halves of the image.

I have since used this figure candelabra in a number of other images. I replaced the subject舗s fingers with candles and greatly exaggerated her hair with a combination of the Brush tool and the Liquify filter. The background was assembled from the images of the striped satin quilt and the circular pot bottom texture made more spherical with a Bevel 8 Emboss layer style.

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