We are fans of graphic design, photo manipulation and retouching. We can see a lot of incredible work done for the advertising industry. The quality of the work is so good that most of the times you are convinced that what you see is real. Of course when we saw the work done by the folks over at Filtre Studio we knew we had to post it here on ABDZ. Filtre Studio’s primary focus is high-end graphic design and creative image retouching and CGI . They work with advertising agencies, design firms and photographers to artistically enhance images, or in some cases create them from scratch. Their projects range from simple color correction to complex multi-image composites, combining 10 or more images. Prior to founding Filtre Studio in 2007, Robert Frolich spent over eighteen years working as an advertising art director and creative director on brands like Sony, International Truck and General Motors. Filtre Studio is an award-winning production studio focused on creating inspired imagery through high-end retouching, compositing and CGI. Merging our considerable artistic experience and technical expertise, we provide clients with a wide range of post-production skills and creative problem solving to create consistently beautiful visuals. In addition to being a contributor to Advanced Photoshop Magazine (UK) and Advanced Creation (France), their retouching work has been recognized in publications and awards shows including Communication Arts, Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Digital Artists, US Ad Review, German Vanity Fair, ADDY Awards, International Photography Awards, Effie, Summit and Webby Awards. For more information make sure to check out http://www.filtrestudio.com/ Graphic design and photo manipulation
We used to feature more digital art and photo manipulation but we felt it was getting a bit too much of the same. Of course there's always space for beautiful artwork like the Skull Candy project shared by Lorett Foth. It was a project done in Photoshop, 3ds Max and Zbrush. The quality of the composition and details make us believe that the scene was real, especially the lighting. This was fun project I was working on for Skull Candy. It was interesting to match the hair exactly to the preexisting photo. I used 3ds max, Hair Farm, Zbrush, Vray and Photoshop Photo manipulation Process About Lorett Foth Industrial designer by trade, she specialized in 3D visualization. She has been working mainly in creating high resolution images for print advertising. My main interest lies in creating animals, characters and anything organic. For more information check out http://lorettfoth.com/
I haven't posted about photo manipulation in a white, I have been quite focused on editorial and branding more because of the style, however I am a fan of digital illustration. I also used to love spending my weekends mixing photos to create what I wanted and that's what Ankur Patar did for Adobe Stock - Lost Masterpiece - Rembrandt. He simply recreated one of Rembrandt's masterpieces that was stolen titled "Storm on the Sea of Galilee". It's a classic Baroque piece, with that contrast of light and dark good and evil that the movement usually explored. The end result of Ankur's work is quite impressive, check it out. Ankur is a award winning Illustrator, Creative Retoucher & Photographer. He has been into Advertising industry for the last 10 years and have loved each moment of it. For more information and to see his full profile check out https://www.behance.net/ankilien I was commissioned by Adobe to re-create Rembrandt’s lost masterpiece “Storm on the Sea of Galilee” which was stolen in 1990 from the Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. I was tasked to make it look as close to the original as possible, entirely out of Adobe Stock photography. It was extremely challenging and one of my most difficult projects.
It's been a while since the last time I posted about some post-production and photo manipulation projects, that's the reason I wanted to share some cool projects by Post Production, an advertising agency from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I love their work with animals and the level of details of some of the compositions. It definitely makes me want to play more with Photoshop. For more informatcion about Post Production check out https://www.behance.net/postproductionads
This amazing photo illustration is a personal project by Brazilian designer Fabio Araujo. This project is about Brazil's nature, The largest country in South America, Brazil is blessed with exuberant natural beauty. Enjoy! For more from Fabio Araujo visit behance.net/fabioaraujo.
Norvz Austria aka Xetobyte is a digital artist from Philippines with passion for surrealism. Take a step away from reality and take a look at these photo-manipulations characterized by fantastic and incongruous imagery. Check it out! For more from Norvz Austria visit xetobyte.deviantart.com/.
Midas Digital Studio is a digital agency from Liam Peru that worked on this amazing campaign to promote the people and the country of Peru. The result is amazing, a blend of the countries best attraction displaying within their people. Enjoy! For more from Midas Digital Studio visit .behance.net/midas_digital.
Spanish digital artist Retoka created this amazing project called "Client Error 4xx" which illustrator some error images in a way I've never seen before. There's also a video of the process, check it out! For more from Retoka visit retoka.com. Process
Marcelo Monreal is an artist from Santa Catarina, Brazil who created a completely new style of portrait where he manipulates the faces and fill them out with flowers. The result is totally incredible, check them out! For more from Marcelo Monreal visit facebook.com/marcelomonrealartist and https://instagram.com/marcelomonreal.
Ultima is a body of work that is deeply rooted in environmentalism, showing my concern for the future by depicting the ways in which mankind’s creations have an impact on the planet. Primarily it is about the modern conflict between the manmade world and the natural world, and between modern and primitive cultures. For more from Nick Pedersen visit nick-pedersen.com. I portray this as an epic struggle and in my work these forces clash in theatrical, post-apocalyptic battlegrounds. My goal with this project is to create striking juxtapositions between the ruins of modern civilization and a futuristic ecological utopia. The narrative progression shows a rediscovery of these remnants belonging to the conceivably forgotten past. The Spirit Journey Guiding Signs Ancestral Markings The Great Divide Voices in the Ice Guardian Beasts Gathering of Elders Dancing Spirits Place of Power Tales of the Ancestors The Shaman's Song Foretelling the Future
This week I posted a lot about photo-manipulation and Photoshop. I will probably spend some time this weekend playing with Photoshop to create something new, but to finish the week I want to share another great project by the Ars Thanea folks. The project is titled DUPONT: It's What's Inside and it's another great example of attention to detail and flawless execution. Make every bite matter more - DuPont Nutrition & Health, Ogilvy & Mather New York partnered up with Polish Agency Ars Thanea to bring their ideas for heightening food quality awareness. For more information check out http://www.arsthanea.com/ Client: DuPont Nutrition & Health Global Communications Leader: Ruth Farrell Brand & Internal Communications: Sarah-Jane Jumppanen Communications Manager: Barbara Robleto Agency: Ogilvy & Mather NY Global Creative Director: David McMillan Associate Creative Director: Melissa Evans Group Account Director: Rasika Narang Account Supervisor: Dory Giannos Content Producer: Jessica Fiore Production Studio: Ars Thanea Executive Creative Director: Peter Jaworowski Producer: Aleksander Kmiecik Art Director: Karol Klonowski Photographer: Szymon Świętochowski Photo Production: Bartosz Cerkaski Lead 3D Artist: Anna Mierzejewska Modeling: Łukasz Skurczyński, Jakub Włodarczyk, Anna Mierzejewska Texturing: Jakub Włodarczyk, Łukasz Wiktorzak, Marcin Kowalski, Anna Mierzejewska Shading: Anna Mierzejewska, Paweł Szklarski, Piotr Nowacki, Jakub Włodarczyk Retouch: Piotr Frączkowski, Karol Klonowski, Marcin Kowalski, Łukasz Wiktorzak Business Unit Director: Marcin Molski Food Stylist: Joanna Sikora Mockup Artist: Jarosław Polowiec Agent: Bernstein Andrulli Matthew LeBaron
We have posted about Mecanique Generale in the past and after scoping their latest work I realized that it was due time for another blog post to celebrate their talent. Some projects, like Johnny Walker for example, really speak to me and inspire me to go to Photoshop and try to recreate like the good old days. Perhaps next weekend is a good time to dust off my Photoshop skills and take a crack. For more information about Mecanique Generale check out http://www.mecanique-g.com/ Toyota Dakar 2015 Nissan JUKE special edition Tag Heuer Colibri Festival International du Cinema - WOS Disney Spring Disney Johnny Walker
Mixing analog with digital always works. Despite the advances in technology and the tools that help us to recreate and emulate diverse effects, there's nothing like using the materials to get the assets and textures you need. The branding project created for Squarespace New York by Pawel Nolbert and Karol Kolodzinski is a great example with a beautiful outcome. We're really digging the mixing of paint splatters to recreate the Squarespace logo and different assets for their brand. The project consisted of two main parts: two static hi-res key art images, one logo-based and one abstract, operating within the same visual language, and an animation/bumper that featured the Squarespace logo. Making of Art Direction, Concept, Illustration: Pawel Nolbert Animation: Direction, Compositing: Karol Kolodzinski Reach - Project manager: Erik Attkisson Squarespace CCO: David Lee Producer: Richard Minkoff For more information check out http://www.sugarrhyme.com/ and http://www.nolbert.com/
We have been posting a lot about UI, UX and mobile design if you noticed, one of the reasons is because we believe that is a very important area of design and in particular, one that has a lot of opportunities. But as a lover of all sorts of design things today we bring an awesome digital art from Estilo3D titled Insects.The artwork is a mix of photo-manipulation, illustration and 3D. Based in Buenos Aires, ESTILO is an Award-Winning art production studio highly specialized in 3D-CGI, art direction and digital animation, founded in 2005 by Sebastian and Esteban, the Lapidus brothers. For more information check out http://www.estilo3d.com/
My favorite super hero is Batman and it's because he doesn't have any super powers besides super amount of money but the idea is much more realistic than other super heros. The Dark Knight trilogy was a great example of beautiful movies without super fantastic powers. Anyway, the reason I said that is because I want to share this really cool project by Adam Spizak titled Batman - Why Do We Fall. We featured Adam so many times here but it's always good to mention how awesome his work is and of course make sure you check out his website at http://www.spizak.com/ Is Bruce Wayne really Batman? Why Do We Fall takes the concept of ravage and the idea of being corrupted and consumed by vengeance.. Who is Bruce if not a figment of imagination,a fake mask Batman wears to hide in plain sight.Created using: ZBrush, Cinema4D, Photoshop.
Today we bring to you another great post about photo manipulation, it's a beautiful advertising piece created by Mladen Penev and Clemens Franke. The composition is mixes a woman's arm with flower petals and the other version with smoke. It's good to see a bit of the behind the scenes as well, like the way they took the photos, the make up and etc... For more information check out http://www.mladenpenev.net/ and https://www.behance.net/Clemens_Franke
It has been quite a long time since I posted about some nice photo manipulation. I used to spend quite a long time looking for references and also practicing my skills in Photoshop and some 3D tools. Anyways, it's always good to bring back good memories and also to feature some inspiring work like the Africa | Mitsubishi by Pict Estúdio. It can happen by fate or by chance, that this magazine falls into the hands of a person who is looking for a different Image Production Studio and actually able to really make a difference. A Studio who can turn lemons into lemonade; challenges into opportunities; a partner to meet the challenges out there, exploring all the opportunities that are right here.