A video Previewing Hyberian Digital Montage
The original video showcasing Images created using multiple layers in Photoshop
Below is a Brochure designed by Hyberian for the same company using the Logo to the right. The Logo is currently under development for a new Financial Audit company that works with clients investigating medical issues.
This Product Label was designed for a local alcoholic product made in the north of Scotland.
Feedback from Gordon who hired Hyberian for this Label Design in 2010
“When I decided to create a small-scale production line for a batch of bramble vodka, “Autumn Plumptious” I realized that a quality label, one with strong narrative elements, would deliver the correct message for my venture. So I contacted Hyberian through their website. I saw from their site, that they had the technical skill to realize my vision. After discussion by email I explained the project and the look I desired, describing the text and visual elements. Hyberian got it right first time; sourcing images, and a suitable font and combing all ingredients, as I had done, into a subtle, yet potent, mix. A few tweaks, dealt with selfless professionalism, gave me a result well within my timeframe. My clients have commented on the evocative quality of the label; I have been pleased to pass on Hyberian’s details to those who may have need of quality graphic design services.” January 22, 2010 ~ Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.
Digital Art and Photomontage is composed on a computer in digital form – this may be computer-generated images created using graphics software or it may be generated from other sources such as photographs and other graphic images.
The availability and popularity of photo manipulation software has created a large and creative library of highly modified pictures, often bearing little resemblance to the original image. Using electronic versions of brushes, image layers and filters, it’s possible to produce images unattainable through conventional artistic media. In addition, digital artists can create digital paintings, photomontage, collage or lithographs.
The majority of the artistic digital images and photomontage on this site have be created in the graphics editor Photoshop, which is the current market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation. It is considered the industry standard for most work related to visual elements. Although originally designed to edit images for paper-based printing, Photoshop is now used increasingly to produce images specifically for digital art and other web related images. During the recent digital photography revolution, Photoshop has become the industry standard. There will be more resources for Photoshop Training and Video Tutorials in the near future.
The real power of Photoshop lies in it’s ability to merge multiple graphic ‘layers’. Imagine each layer is made of transparent glass which contains only one element of the completed picture. In this way, many individual images can be manipulated and combined to create a completely novel graphic photomontage. For example, the original image of the humming bird below has been digitally ‘re-mastered’ using these electronic tools to produce the more abstract version on the right.
The development of the digital image manipulation revolutionized the photographic industry. It redefined the art of photo retouching and processing. Digital image manipulation has contributed greatly to the world of photography by enabling alterations that were previously difficult or impossible, and by allowing non-destructive and reversible changes to images. Photoshop was responsible for many of the innovations that are now commonplace.
View the complete gallery to order superior quality digital photo and art prints. The very highest quality Fuji Crystal Archive Professional paper (silver halide) is used for these prints. Other media such as high resolution canvas prints are also available. Create custom made tee-shirts, calendars, greeting cards and other items using any of the images on this site.
HDR pictures coming soon. High Dynamic Range represents a set of techniques that allows a greater range of exposure (values between light and dark areas) than normal photographic imaging techniques. The intention of HDR is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to shadows. HDR pictures are created merging versions of the image taken at different exposure values. The result is that images usually correspond more closely to the physical values of ‘luminance intensity’ that can be observed in the natural world.
I highly recommend Photoshop and I’ve used it for years, which means I’m more familiar with the Photoshop interface. I only discovered the GIMP much later and, as a result, I’m just discovering its potential and still learning the application. However, if I’d known about the GIMP when I first started digital image manipulation, I would probably have bypassed Photoshop all together. Of course for professional use, you need to work with Photoshop because although the GIMP works well to view images on monitors or print pictures using an inkjet printer, it does not have CMYK color management which is required for working with professional print jobs. Adobe Photoshop 1.0 was released in 1990 for Mac while the first public release (Linux) for the GIMP was not until 1996.
So what IS the difference between Photoshop & the GIMP? Well according to my mathematical calculations, it’s about $670. The reason for this is that the GIMP is Open Source and is completely free whereas Photoshop is a very pricey option.
Both programs are extremely powerful image editors and as a result they both have a steep learning curve. So if you are completely new to Image Editing, I’d recommend trying out Paint.NET which is also an open-source freeware. This is a Microsoft product but not to be confused with the old stand-by ‘Paint’ Accessorythat comes bundled with the Windows OS. Paint.NET is actually a powerful entry level image manipulation tool where you will be able to use advanced image filters and work with multiple image layers. Paint.NET is much more accessible and has more than enough features to get you started. If you get hooked, you can always upgrade to either the GIMP or Photoshop later and the skills you’ve already learned will be put to good use.
Hyberian Digital Image will be adding different styles of Digitally Enhanced Images in the coming weeks. This 1st example shows a picture of a Scottish Highlands croft. The image on the right shows a ‘Posterized’ version of the original with a slightly wider perspective.
The 2nd example below shows digital repair on a family photograph taken before the second world war. The original photo scan on the left was faded, wahsed out and scratched. The enhanced picture on the right adds more depth and fixes the scratches and tears.
Many photographers and digital artists used software to migrate their work to digital formats which greatly increased their creativity and the quality of the finished pictures. By using a pressure sensitive graphics tablet, it’s possible to digitally mimic paint brush, spray paint, airbrush, eraser, and other traditional art media.