Thursday, May 8, 2008

Photoshop Workshop

Today we attended a Photoshop CS3 workshop with Bert Monroy in Milwaukee. Monroy is one of the pioneers of digital art and the photo realist genius of our times.

In the Golden Age of Hollywood, studios used to employ a host of matte painters to create backdrops for sets. In the Digital Age, matte painters still “paint”, but they often do it in programs like Photoshop.

Damen by Bert Monroy (A digital painting…not a photograph…of the Blue Line at Damen Station in Chicago, the image contains over 15,000 Photoshop layers.)

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