PictoVista acknowledges that though we try to report accurately, we cannot verify the absolute facts of everything posted. Postings may contain fact, speculation or rumor. We find images from the Web that are believed to belong in the public domain. If any stories or images that appear on the site are in violation of copyright law, please post a comment under the post and we will remove the offending information as soon as possible.

Photo manipulation is one of the most creative artforms to come out of the digital age. Here are the five masters of this technique and their stunning artworks, blending real photos with synthetic elements for a surreal result. (click to enlarge)

1. Karol Kolodzinski
Website http://www.sugarrhyme.com/

Karol Kolodzinski is a freelance graphic designer who specializes in new media design. His style has earned him some big name clients such as Coca Cola, Ikea, and more. Sound impressive? What if I told you he was only a 20 year old college student in Poland?

2. Jonathan Foerster
Website http://www.atleastwedream.com/

Jonathan has been into art from an early age. As a child, he mimicked has father's actions at the drawing table. Today he is, among other things, a traditional artist, digital artist, and active online gamer. He's 25 and currently lives in Indiana.

3. Craig Shields
Website http://www.surpy.co.uk/

Talk about one talented graphic artist. Craig is not only a master of photo manipulation, but he also has the ability to master a variety of styles. While many artists tend to follow a particular style, Craig's portfolio is filled with a variety of work from photo manipulation to digital illustration.

4. Justin Maller
Website http://superlover.com.au/

Justin is a 25 year old graphic designer who currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. Aside from his personal work, he is also the creative director at depthCORE where he helps do a little bit of everything. You have probably seen some of his work floating around a number of the graphic design blogs.

5. Chris Haines
Website: http://neondistractions.com/

Here is another amazing digital artist of a very young age. At 19 Chris can probably man-handle Photoshop and Cinema better than most of us. He is no stranger to the online art community. Since the age of 13 he has been making rounds from one online art community to another, finding inspiration and learning new skills along the way.

Stumble Upon Toolbar