The “Photoshop world” is quite an extensive one. From photo editing and retouching to graphic and web design (and everything in between). The possibilities to create original works of art through this platform are truly limitless. We recently had the opportunity to chat with ArtBoja artist and ArtisanHD client, Paulo Crus.
Paulo finds passion in taking his traditional photography and transforming it into something entirely new and creative, utilizing Photoshop.
The Photoshop World of Artistry
Photoshop Artistry inspires artists to stand out and be different. Encouraging artists to enhance their original photographs by creating something entirely new with them. The online training course provides its students with the fundamentals on how to be a master of photo art compositions (and more) all whilst working solely in the photoshop world.
Meet The Artist: Paulo Crus
1. How did your passion for art begin?
I was born and raised in Brazil but am now living in the USA. In the ’70s, I attended a military school where I took some black & white photography classes. At that time, digital was not available, only film. In the early ’80s, I began oil painting and for many years, I did not hand draw or paint again. I achieved some Photoshop skills and around 1995, I purchased my first digital camera.
2. Why Photoshop Artistry?
I am a lucky man; I have an amazing wife, who always tried to be supportive and understanding. One day she questioned me: Why you do not put together your computer skills with the pictures you take and start creating art again? That got me thinking and I began doing some research about it. I found many interesting articles but one caught my eye, Photoshop Artistry.
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The works and techniques used by this one specific online course really hooked me. So with the classes information, the knowledge acquired during the years, my pictures and resources from the modern world, I started creating art again.
3. What is your favorite piece that you’ve created & why?
I love every single piece, especially the ones with animals. But if I have to pick one, it would be “Nature’s Goddess”. It is the first piece that I’ve used a person.
Also, the model I selected is someone that I love dearly and that also supports what I do. With this piece, I hope I can break the fear that I have of using people in my art.
4. Which materials & images did you have printed?
The materials that I use are mainly, metal, acrylic and some canvas. I am putting together a collection of my favorite images to be used for my first exhibition this coming August.
About the Author: Julie Estrada
As an experienced photographer and marketing professional, Julie Estrada finds passion in integrating her knowledge and skills through the use of digital media. With a background in photography, videography, social media management, and graphic design—Julie aspires to incorporate her own unique and artistic visions throughout the Artisan brand and connect with audiences on a more personal and creative level.