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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 pictures. Rouse takes photographers backstage of his artistic method, exhibiting the beginning point—always a portrait, captured by means of him—and then information the Photoshop instruments and methods he used and, occasionally, a few “accessory” pictures that he provides into the combination, to create a dramatically various murals. whereas the elements and tone of every snapshot differ from web page to web page, Rouse strictly continues that his artistic approach is predicated at the concept that each one murals needs to, at its center, stay photographic. In different phrases, his fine-art works are improved, stylized photographs that go beyond the bounds ordinarily self-imposed by means of portrait artists. His objective in developing the ebook is to coach and encourage different photographers—or, within the phrases of the artist—to “show you anything you haven’t obvious before.”

This booklet includes a number of appealing graphics that collide with a wierd collections of elements—one portrait, entitled Shhhh, is coupled with decorative wood fish, goose wings, and components of an airplane; one other, referred to as Andromeda, makes use of advanced Photoshop mixing thoughts and texture layers to create a Gustav Klimt-inspired think within the photograph—to create a storytelling piece that elevates the portrait to an exceptional paintings classification. On web page after web page, you’ll notice how Rouse conceptualized the featured murals, the stairs he took to carry the idea that to lifestyles, and the interestingly appealing inventive portrait result.

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Postproduction involved selecting the entire subject and applying multiple texture layers yielding both the texture and color manipulations. Then, a series of individual selections of the hands, feet, forearm, thigh, and so on was made. I put these selections on their own layers using a low opacity Bevel 8 Emboss layer style. This was an early image using this technique. In later images the technique was expanded, and I used it in more complex ways, but the fundamental technique has remained the same.

High Stakes Chess 51. Exile 52. Serious Moonlight 53. The Fisherman舗s Daughter 54. Sisters of Mercy 55. The Unbearable Lightness of Being 56. Wood Nymph 57. 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.

One of features I love about Photoshop as a fine art medium is the opportunity to use images without regard to the time and place of their origin. In my work, an image from a decade or more ago, and from thousands of miles away, might be paired with something from a session yesterday just down the street. Photoshop is an opportunity to create an alternative history with photography. Each component of the image was captured in a separate place and time. Wild Ride was composed from an image of a park in an eastern residential area of Venice.

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