Digital art is a style of creating art with the use of technology and digital techniques. A most popular and mastered style of digital art is the art and design work of photo manipulation.
Photo manipulation is a style of creating art and design which is perhaps among the art forms that are open to the highest level of creativity and innovation. Photo manipulation is a unique and free approach in the sense that it incorporates and allows for the fusion and involvement of various different types of art and design. Photo manipulation generally involves the free conceptual merging of photography, illustration and graphic design all at the same time in the efforts of creating one final digital composition of work.
Photo manipulation is a fairly flexible and diverse approach to creating visual art with a digital approach. The fact that a visual artist is able to incorporate different styles of visual in order to create one single final one allows for a wide range of conceptual freedom and creativity. Photo manipulation is an approach used by artists and designers most popularly when there is a need to take something realistic and natural and subsequently transform it into something surreal and beyond one’s imagination. The possibilities in photo manipulating a well selected set of images are endless. Photographs of seemingly regular figures can be made to splash and crash beyond what is realistically possible, images of ordinary lush green landscapes can magically convert into illustrations of mystical nature, campaign poster for rock bands can be made to look dynamic and come to life with the special ambience and currents that can all well be incorporated and manipulated into an image through photo manipulation.
Skilled digital artists and photo manipulators are so skilled and successful in this fantastic and diverse approach that one is often left wonderin and staring at an image, amazing curious as to how a stunning visual affect could possibly have been achieved when the image looks so real and in place is it should be. The art of photo manipulation is one that if mastered, is a platform for immense creative freedom, concept improvisation and visual flexibility.
Have a look at the showcase of photo manipulations we have selected for you below, the works of some very skilled digital artists.
Urban Environment by Craig Shields
Urban Jungle by Mike Campau
Time by Ferdi Rizkiyanto
Look Book Collage Social AW 09-10 by Stefanos Michaelides
Biodisco by Roberto Gamito
Just Another Ordinary Day by Jeff Huang
Vintage 976 0 by Alberto Seveso
Break It by Bram Vanhaeren
Feel My Greatest Temptation by Fatkur Rokhim
After 10 PM by Tariq Yosef
Waste Not. Want Not by Mike Campau
Rich Soil by Justin M. Maller
Vision by Benjamin Delacour
Digital Skin by Benjamin Delacour
So You Think You Can Splash by Stefanos Michaelides
SlashThree XII SteamPunk – Old London Memories by Yvan Feusi
Beauty By its Degree // Logix Collab Digimental by Kode Logic and Mateusz Sypien
Riders On The Storm by Heiko Klug
Come Alive by Pete Harrison and Craig Shields
Transition Of The Spirit by Kjegwan Leihitu