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Eva Eske­li­nen shows us how the colour­ful Isle of Emuu was made

How Eva con­structed a foggy is­land with brushes, se­lec­tions and even a sprin­kling of the Mo­tion Blur fil­ter

“Last year I hiked a lot, I took a lot of pho­tos and col­lected ref­er­ences,” says Eva Vil­helmi­ina Eske­li­nen, a Fin­nish artist who cur­rently lives in Canada. “The is­lands, moun­tains and forests in Van­cou­ver are so very beau­ti­ful. I’ve also been away from home for a while, be­ing busy, so na­ture helps me to es­cape, to re­cover and to feel con­nected to some­thing.”

Eva’s Isle of Emuu im­age is rooted in the nat­u­ral beauty she’s sur­rounded by. A piece that re­lies heav­ily on tex­ture, de­tail and per­spec­tive though, there’s cer­tainly more that has gone into it than the ob­vi­ous brush­work.

“If I were to choose my most es­sen­tial Pho­to­shop tools, I’d say Lasso Tool and clip­ping masks,” Eva re­veals. “They’re the most con­ve­nient tools for

“I’ve been away from home, be­ing busy, so na­ture helps me to es­cape, to re­cover and to feel con­nected to some­thing”

keep­ing the shapes neat and clean, and [clip­ping masks] en­able me to paint on top of shapes with­out los­ing or mess­ing up the orig­i­nal shape.”

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