Cre­ative pho­to­shop Go be­yond the city lim­its

Tom Welsh shows you how to turn a mun­dane cityscape into an in­trigu­ing ur­ban scene

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An over­cast sky over a va­cant city can look rather dull, and makes for a bor­ing, or­di­nary pho­to­graph. This can be amended with ease us­ing a fast Pho­to­shop tech­nique. The idea is to take mul­ti­ple im­ages, chang­ing the an­gle of view slightly for each one. You then bring them to­gether in Pho­to­shop.

This method will pro­duce an an­gu­lar, very pat­terned image, with re­peated straight lines, rem­i­nis­cent of the early cu­bist style. Though the tech­nique is dif­fer­ent, the ef­fect of the re­peat­ing lines is also rem­i­nis­cent of Michael We­sely’s re­mark­able pho­to­graphs of con­struc­tion sites, cap­tured in one ex­po­sure over three years!

When pick­ing what to pho­to­graph, avoid overly com­plex ar­eas. Straight lines work best, so look for plain build­ings. Trees will be dif­fi­cult, as they usu­ally look blurred when merged. Grid-style ar­chi­tec­ture, such as blocks of apartments and of­fices, will repli­cate ef­fec­tively.

So, here’s how give your city a makeover…

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