Gallery Artist Ella Carlson Shares Her Photoshop Secrets in New Book!

If you’ve been to the Gallery this May, you’ve no doubt been awed by the gorgeous photographs of Ella Carlson.  Perhaps you’ve been wondering how on earth she created the hyper-focused, high resolution kaleidoscopic images she presents in ORBITS, her shared show with jeweler Sinead Cleary. Well wonder no further! You can read all about it in her new book FINE ART PHOTOSHOP: Diving Into the World of Photographic Art.

Hot off the presses, and available now in the Gallery, award-winning photographer and accomplished instructor Ella Putney Carlson provides a comprehensive guide to using photographs to make art using the Photoshop software. Readers will learn the creative process of making art that can be used with most raster graphics editing software. Readers will learn how to transform initial image captures into a series of art work— in addition to specific transformative techniques and constructive concepts that help build unique images.
Carlson reveals and details the inspiration for image series, how new images are assembled from original captures, layer mode techniques, and painting-layers-in methods. In addition, she covers piecing image selections, maintaining lighting consistency, delight and worth of artistic series, and much more.

ORBITS is on display through Memorial Day. Come by and see the exhibit and pick up your copy of Ella’s book! Open daily 10am-5pm.