As an artist I am always on the lookout for things that inspire me. Whether it’s a website, magazine, movie, TV show, or whatever. There is a world of ideas out there. Here is a link to a site I discovered a few months ago. It’s called ElectricArt.com and is an Australia based design company that specializes in creative retouching and 3D. I immediately bookmarked it because it has a huge gallery of really interesting composites created using Photoshop and even some 3D stuff. It is a really inspiring collection of images demonstrating what can be done with Photoshop, photography and a little creativity. I refer to this site often. Not necessarily to get ideas but to put my mind in a creative state by seeing what is possible. Each image has a brief description of the project and in some cases has multiple or alternate images of the same technique. Sometimes it gives me that creative jumpstart I need when tackling a new project. Check it out! What about you? Do you have a site or something that inspires you. Comment on this post and share it with us.

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  1. Brian Rodgers Jr. 20 November, 2010 at 21:32 Reply

    Hey man, Glad you posted a link to this site. There are some really cool retouching effects and techniques on the site. I actually bookmarked it myself. You should have some classes on techniques like these. There are currently no great resources for commercial photography compositing techniques. You did something really cool a while back that really stuck out to me in that regard, called “Building a Composite.” If you could make a class with just those kind of techniques, that would be sick.

    Some sites that really stand out to me are as follows:

    http://www.atticfire.com (the most profound commercial interior/exterior retouching I’ve ever seen, very stylish, very modern photographs of luxury hotels and architecture).

    http://www.manipulator.com (Jill Greenberg has an amazing vision as a photographer with both the way she lights her subjects, and the commercial retouching that she applies to them. There’s a mystique about her work that I really like)

    http://www.rocketart.com (Commercial advertising photography, they have a great automotive retouching portfolio)

    http://www.joelgrimes.com (Really cool commercial portraits. He combines HDR backgrounds and a portrait (usually a 3 light setup) and composites them together for a really cool look).

    Thanks for posting Corey! Have an awesome weekend 🙂

  2. Joachim Steinbru 21 November, 2010 at 19:50 Reply

    Hi, just wanna say that u are my inspiration, because of u i started studying media in Norway. Wondered if u wanted to visit my site and see my progress, maybe coment?

    Greetings from Norway

  3. Christopher 28 November, 2010 at 00:10 Reply

    Thanks very inspiring.

    and many thanks Corey for such a great site I have now know so much more then i ever did about a photoshop.

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