Everyday Surrealism: Using Apps to Create Photo Art | Chuck Anderson | Skillshare

Everyday Surrealism: Using Apps to Create Photo Art

Chuck Anderson, Artist & photographer. NoPattern Studio: Chicago

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8 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:01
    • 2. Project Assignment: Create a Surreal Work of Art

      3:13
    • 3. Shooting

      6:29
    • 4. Editing Architecture

      9:19
    • 5. Editing Still Life

      7:38
    • 6. Editing Big Sky

      9:18
    • 7. Conclusion

      2:16
    • 8. What's Next?

      0:36
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Project Description

Create a surreal work of art from an everyday image.

  

ASSIGNMENT

Take a photo of a place, a structure, or an object you see everyday, and use my list of illusion techniques to make a surreal, fantastical piece of art by manipulating those photos. You will work with either a still life, an architectural image, or an image of the sky to create a final piece that looks beautifully impossible. You will work between multiple photos within an editing app, and learn to make critical decisions based upon aesthetics and concept to create a work of art.

  

DELIVERABLE

Upload a surreal work of art manipulated from a photo you captured. A finished project includes:

  • Either an Architectural, Still Life, or Big Sky image.
  • At least one manipulation.
  • Brief description of your final image.

Note: It is helpful for you to share progress in the project gallery too! I encourage you to upload the raw photos that lead up to your final work.

  

RESOURCES

  • Photoshop Express is my favorite editing and manipulation tool.
  • SKRWT is a great editing app for photo alignment.
  • VSCO Cam is my favorite all-around editing app.

    

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Images courtesy of @nopattern

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