Photo manipulation takes a lot of work. What is photomanipulation and how does it differ from photomontage or collage? Let’s try to understand these terms. Photomanipulation is one of the varieties of digital art. Photo manipulation has nothing to do with like changing backgrounds and facesor adding a sword or a hat to your image. You can consider this a finished art, resemble to a brushwork, but not written in oil, brush or pencil, but created usingmodern digital technologies, based on one or more photographs.
We distinguish in separate categories:
- Digital editing;
- Art retouching;
Some «Photoshop masters», who are not aware of the names of professional programs, use free online services. And after several effects, proudly post their art with the caption: «photomanipulation».
Photomontage derives from the ancient Greek word that mean lifting, installation, assembly. It is a combination of several images or photos combined together for an artistic effect, a single composition, or combining information. It is formed by cutting, merging or overlaying two or more objects. It is used both for creative purposes and for the development of info graphics, posters, cards, texts or abstract forms. Photomontage is a simpler type of work than.
Photomanipulation, it can be attributed to:
Simple background changing;
Mounting multiple pictures, illustrations, texts;
Adding, removing or shifting individual elements in a composition;
The first known photomontage, Two Ways of Life, was created in 1857. A Swedish photographer and artist, Oscar Gustav Reilander, has undoubtedly created a masterpiece.
Collage, translated from French, literally means «gluing, sticker». Initially, this is a name of a genre of fine art, which implies a combination r a composition of various materials which are different in color or texture. This may be newspaper clippings, colored paper or pieces of cloth. This method was used by Picasso and Braque to create their arts during the heyday of cubism.
Photo collage is a combination of several photos, sometimes without a discernible link between themor of a different style or size, in a single composition. A collage normally takes a minimum of three images or more. For example, the pages of school or family albums can;be called the simplest type of photo collage.
Digital photo editing
How is photo montage different from photo manipulation? Digital photo editing, sometimes the equivalent name is computer processing, a simpler type of work, used by every professional photographer, and many ordinary software users. We do not consider software using fixed patterns.
Standard photo editing includes:
Brightness, contrast and exposure correction;
Red eye removal;
Editing, computer processing of a photo does not involveshifting, adding and removing fragments or details. This is an exclusive attribute of photo manipulation or photo montage.
What kind of software is used?
First, out of competition with Adobe Photoshop. We say: Photoshop can do absolutely everything that all other programs, plugins and filters combined can do. You just need to be able to correctly use Photoshop to the maximum.;
Isany other software needed? Of course yes, they improve different processes and simplify them in many ways.;
Adobe Lightroom, quick, basic, editing a large number of photos. And some functions are more convenient and slightly different from Photoshop. But it does not work with layers and it is impossible to make even a simple installation or collage in it. Imagenomic portraiture. The plugin facilitates and simplifies skin retouching. Portrait Pro. Designed for processing and editing faces. Each creation is unique, requires a creative, individual approach. And to achieve a good result, it is processed in several applications.
Photomanipulation Photoshop before and after.