Tag Archives: Photo illustration

What a concept

Photo illustrations are photos created to illustrate a concept. As such, more leeway is allowed for Photoshop manipulation than the standard news photo. Think of them as a drawing or painting done with photography.The three things to think about in a photo illustration are the idea, the planning, and the execution. For the last seven […]

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Blast from the past: Playing chicken

Photoshop manipulation of news photos is strictly forbidden. But with photo illustrations, which are considered to be akin to drawings or paintings, more artistic license is allowed. They’re typically used in the features sections of papers (such as The LENS section in The Record). Such pictures should be always labeled “photo illustrations.” In January 2008 […]

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