PhotoGraphics

A combination of photography and graphic arts!

PhotoGraphics is PEG's name for combining photography, graphic illustration and imagery using Adobe Photoshop as the main tool in arranging images to tell a story. Sometimes we want to display photographic images to clearly emphasize realism, while at others it is more appropriate to solicit images that are better suited in artistic renderings of abstract or impressionistic nature. PEG's ability to render either, or a combination of both is what makes PEG Art so amazing.

The following images are some examples of Penelope's work in Photoshop, using original photographs and images. Feel free to browse by scrolling the images below for a quick look at some original artistic possibilities.

Photoshop images by Penelope Gibbs

Above: Image is from a booklet of pages designed for print, depicting examples of PEG designs in a pleasing layout, including several original composited montage designs.

Montage using photographs of waterfalls in Hawaii, self portrait, dried flowers and original drawing of sunflowers.

Above: Original Portrait Montage, incorporating photographs of waterfalls in Hawaii, a self portrait, dried flowers, a small cityscape and original drawings of sunflowers, put together to illustrate an in depth personal story.

Photoshop image of fishbowl reflecting on water, background photo of Washington coast near San Juan islands. Photoshop image of fishbowl reflecting on water, background photo of Point Lobos, and brother Dennis underwater.

Above: Two surrealistic composite designs depicting different seascape images with goldfish jumping out of a fishbowl and reflected image on the water. The previously contained fish jumps out of the fishbowl, into a bigger bowl on the other side of the container. These are satirical takes on the grass being greener on the other side of the fence.

Soul Train composite for magazine cover. Trick or Treat with Obama and haunted house full of Republicans.

Above Left: Soul Train Image, designed for a magazine cover. Each component originally from separate photographs, the train designed in Illustrator, all put together to develop an imaginary locale.

Above Right: Image was designed as a spoof on the trials and tribulations of President Obama as he goes "trick or treating" in a haunted neighborhood, occupied by Republicans. The haunted house, backed by a beautiful sunset, contains images of several congressional leaders along with a black cat, witches and Saddam Hussein. Obama remains cool and collected, as usual.

Montage of David at 13 years old, with images of interest (space curiosity, basketball, baseball).

Above: Signature Portrait, designed especially for the purpose of expressing a time in the life of the individual portrayed, as a celebration of his life. This youth was involved in sports and was interested in the subject matter incorporated in the design. The composite arrangement of incorporated elements in these Signature Portraits are unique to each individual.

Spooky montage of Washington beach and large eye droplet looking at you.

Above: Eye See, Photoshop Design for a book cover. The saturated Washington seascape was an appealing backdrop for the space creature to arrive in. The all seeing eye was created using the 3-d features in Adobe Photoshop.

Welcome to Santa Cruz postcard image, with dolphins on the beach in big splash.

Above: Postcard image shows an inviting seascape of a white sand beach in Santa Cruz. It's very hard to find white sand in Santa Cruz, CA, but with Photoshop anything is possible. The design was created as a promotional advertisement for a travel agency.

Beer label designed for Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery depicting background of Santa Cruz and foreground mug with dolphins jumping.

Above: The same dolphins appear here in a label designed for the Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing Co. on a backdrop of the Santa Cruz coastline, enjoying a refreshing mug of ale. Original and creative labels are a sure bet to get recognized on any shelf. If your label stands out among the rest of the competing products, it is pretty certain you will catch the eye of prospective buyers. This is the first step in product recognition. Does your label stand out above the rest?

Below: Original Photograph of Sea Anemone in Santa Cruz, CA. All work was designed and created by Penelope Gibbs. Please contact PEG Graphics for your next project.

 

Photo Sea Anemone, Santa Cruz, CA