Fun With Photoshop

Some days you are just meant to be creative… I think yesterday was that day for me. I saw that Erik Johansson released a new composition, and it sparked a wave of creativity within me. I discovered Erik’s work via Adobe Max this year – his presentation was awesome and very inspiring. Seriously, do yourself a favor and go watch it.

I digress… I’ve been doing a lot of aerial photography lately, and after seeing Erik’s latest composition I thought to myself: why not take some of my aerial photos and start altering reality? My immediate idea was to create a surrealistic composition where you are looking down through a crystal ball. Next thing you know, this happened…

Here are a few iterations from the creative spark. I think v.2 (without the flames is my favorite):

Crystal Ball v.1
Crystal Ball v.1
Crystal Ball v.2
Crystal Ball v.2
Crystal Ball v.2 with Flames
Crystal Ball v.2 with Flames

Attribution:

The aerial image was mine, captured with a DJI Phantom and GoPro camera. Check out the original image on Flickr.

I also used a few assets from wikimedia.org in this composition:

Now, go get Photoshop, and Enjoy!

  • Asad Lakho

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