Violet Lily Victorian
What is the process of ceating digital photo collage? Collect a large assortment of the types of images interesting to you and figure out how to organize them. Think about the stories you want to tell with the images as they are combined and manipulated in graphic software.
Buddha of the Night
There is tremendous amount of editing involved. And yet, more is usually more when it comes to collage. The mind attaches meaning to the layers individually, and as a whole. It's not a fixed meaning because the work invites you to make new connections notice different elements. There are the details which work for you, and those you would like to change, or perhaps, will change at some time in the future.
There is something happening which rings true to you. It's your voice, or rather, in visual art, it's your marks. These marks are your expression of your vision, and so are key to the message being communicated.
Open and Closed 12
Where is Cat?
Flow of Grass Across Eggs
Water Source 2
Zen Garden Through Barn Door
Stairs, Crow and Light
Blue Barn and Clouds
Deep Gold Table
About the Process
The process of digital collage is building separate images layer by layer, then manipulating these layers with filters and digital blending to create a new unified image.
For example, Grassy Waters contains a vintage Victorian house photo cut apart and re-arranged, a waterpool, and a close-up of grasses – assembled in Photoshop, in stages, finally to be read visually as one.
The process of photo collage is to build individual images, layer by layer, then manipulate these layers with filters and digital blending to create a new unified image. Incorporating images together is an act painters do with paint and brushes and canvas or paper. In photo collage -- you keep looking with new eyes to edit for form, meaning, color, design, texture, pattern -- until the work is complete.
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