Creating a picture gallery in Photoshop is easy enough, but creating a photo-filled gallery that changes when you click on an item to view it is tricky.
The most difficult part about this project is thinking of new ways to display your pictures. For example, what if we added color to our pictures? What if we used photos with patterns or shades of gray as backgrounds?
These are all great ideas that can be incorporated into your final design.
The P Gallery is a contemporary art space
Located in New York City’s NoHo (North of Hollywood) area, The PAGRAPH was founded by Peter Ahlstrand, an artist with over twenty-year career as a painter. He has since expanded his artistic repertoire to include sculpture, photography, digital media, and graphic design.
The PAGRAPH opened its doors to the public for the first time in September 2010. Since then it has quickly become one of the city’s most popular attractions due to its unique exhibition format and interactive experience.
Visitors are given short introductions to each work before being asked to choose their favorite piece and take some time to study it close up. Once they have made this personal connection, they are free to ask questions about the artwork and the artist.
By creating such open conversations, The PAGRAPH encourages people from all backgrounds to connect with artists and other visitors alike. It also raises interest in arts education because students can learn so much just by talking to others about what they love.
The P stands for Philadelphia
Another way to organize your pictures is using an app or software program that allows you to create albums. These apps have a feature where you can add new photos, move around photos in an album, and combine two different color trays into one larger tray to reduce wasted space.
You can also use such apps to find all of the colors in a specific photo or group of photos. For example, if there are five red items in a picture, you can identify which ones they are by looking them up online.
The exhibition showcases artwork from emerging to famous artists
Many of these artist have not received much recognition for their work, but are quickly rising up the ladder. Some are even receiving large scale attention due to their unique style or medium they use. An important part of this is putting yourself out there and being receptive to critiques.
Artists must experiment with different styles and media to find what works best for them so that they can express themselves more deeply. For example, using bold colors or shapes may feel restrictive at first, but once you get used to it, it becomes your own personal style!
Some people may feel uncomfortable in public, which allows you to ask them if they want to show their work to the world. This could be creating art about something very close to their heart, or making art as an expression of your emotions.
There are many pieces that you may not know about
Certain features of Photoshop can seem very complicated at times, but don’t worry! They’re pretty easy to use once you understand them. One such feature is called The Pathfinder.
The Pathfinder allows you to make changes to an image by selecting specific areas and then choosing either add to selection or subtract from current selection.
By adding new layers to the existing layer, you can easily modify different parts of the photo. For example, you could choose to include more people in the picture, remove some bushes, or create a new background all using the Pathfinder.
There are several ways to access the Pathfinder tool. You can find it under Edit > Selective Tools > Adjustments.
There are some pieces that you may recognize
Many people have heard of or seen pictures with very artistic layouts and compositions. These are typically referred to as picture stories, group studies, or p-gaphs. A parallel graphic novel is one where the narrative flows horizontally across the page like a book would but there are no chapters or breaks in content.
A panel is defined as any frame containing part of a story. Panels can be made up of different shapes and sizes depending on what element they contain and how it fits into the flow of the comic.
There are many different media in the pieces
Some artists use pictures, some use sculptures, some use painting, some use interactive art or design. All of these styles can be categorized as pictorialism!
Pictorialist artwork is characterized by an emphasis on depicting nature or still life scenes with very little to no human involvement. Artists often times take great lengths to achieve a natural looking setting that people would actually visit or live in.
These types of paintings typically feature large amounts of color and texture, and are usually focused more on giving off a feeling than telling a specific story. A common theme among all pictoralists is creating works that evoke strong emotions, most commonly joy, tranquility, inspiration, or sadness.
Another important part of pictorialism is keeping compositions simple. Due to the lack of narrative involved, there is not much need for complicated backgrounds or figures.
Some are oil paintings
Many artists use photographs as source material for their painting projects. They will take a close look at an object or person to get inspiration for how they want to portray that image or individual.
Some pick very specific parts of the photograph and focus only on those pieces, while others edit the photo so that it does not show all parts.
Some are watercolors
Many artists create portraits by starting with an outline or shape of the person being painted. They then go in with thin layers of paint to give the painting its texture and depth, building up their image as they progress.
Some use this method for still life paintings as well. By creating a frame for the object being depicted, they add another level of complexity to the picture.
By layering different textures and shapes, it becomes harder to identify where one element ends and another begins! It is also very aesthetically pleasing to watch the process as you can see how each layer changes the overall look and feel of the portrait.