Everyday Surrealism: Using Apps to Create Photo Art

Chuck Anderson, Artist & photographer. NoPattern Studio: Chicago

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8 Videos (42m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Assignment: Create a Surreal Work of Art

    • Shooting

    • Editing Architecture

    • Editing Still Life

    • Editing Big Sky

    • Conclusion

    • What's Next?


About This Class

This creative photography class will unleash your artistic imagination — and show how simple smartphone apps can turn your photos into art!

Join artist Chuck Anderson as he transforms everyday photos into collaged, surreal works of art. His process uses simple smartphone apps to create endless possibilities.

Throughout the class, Chuck shares his vision so that you understand the approach behind every technique. Bite-sized lessons include:

  • Shooting in Chicago
  • Composition tricks for architecture, still life, and landscape
  • Creative editing in 3 apps: Photoshop Express, SKRWT, VSCO

By the end, you'll have experimental art you can use for any number of projects, such as art exhibits, album covers, music posters, wall prints, or even just your Instagram feed.

Designers, photographers, and artists alike will love this behind-the-scenes blend of vision, tips, and real creativity!



Images courtesy of @nopattern

183 of 192 students recommendSee All

I really enjoyed Chuck's course on using the different apps. Great for generating ideas!!! Thank you!
Teresa Trimm

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Holy... Awesome dude :D Do you know any apps to android, who can the samething? Beside photoshop.
Great class, simple and quick to learn. Great inspiration for getting a more surreal style to save your photos. Even the bad ones.





Chuck Anderson

Artist & photographer. NoPattern Studio: Chicago

Chuck Anderson is a Chicago-based graphic artist, designer & photographer who began his studio NoPattern in 2004 at the age of 18. Through vigorous self-promotion, he began landing work for magazines such as ESPN, Complex, and Nylon. From there his portfolio & client list started expanding and to date he has lent his vivid, colorful work to collaborations with brands such as Microsoft, Burton, Target, Honda, and Spotify, among others. In 2010 at the age of 25, Chuck was named a Design Icon by Computer Arts magazine. You can see more of his work at http://www.nopattern.com, Instagram, and on Twitter @nopattern