Creative photoshop Go beyond the city limits
Tom Welsh shows you how to turn a mundane cityscape into an intriguing urban scene
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…