Sometimes I’m blown away by the level of artistry that goes into creating graffiti murals. I found this wall in downtown Denver and photographed it with absolutely no idea how I would use it. Then, years later, while exploring photos of dancers, I was struck with the idea to “dress” one of the dancers in graffiti. During the process of crafting the dancer’s graffiti garments, I made the decision to blend her with the very background from which the clothes were made…almost as if she was magically emerging from the wall. If you’re interested in the process of dressing someone in text or photos, the following member tutorials may get your pulse racing:

Photoshop Workbench 408: Making a Fashion Statement

Photoshop Workbench 425: Transforming a Person Into a Stone Statue


About The Author

Adobe Photoshop Luminary

Mark S. Johnson is an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, he has lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos. Mark’s tutorials appear regularly on the KelbyOne and Planet Photoshop websites, and his imagery and articles have been featured in Photoshop User, Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines. He is a contributor to Dewitt Jones’ heartwarming Healing Images campaign and a Trey Ratcliff Flatbooks author.