How to Abstract Your Compositions

Take photos you find have an interesting composition and then break it down — make it more abstract, inverse it, apply color, gaussian blur, trace it, and fill it in:


Create a ‘visual gist‘ of your compositions.

The tools

Use Procreate app on iPad.

I suggest:

  1. Find simple compositions
  2. Inverse your photos
  3. Apply ‘Gaussian Blur’ to your photos
  4. Use the ‘lasso’ tool to select the outlines, and then draw in the compositions.

The goal

The goal:

Abstract your compositions in order to discover deeper truths about composition!


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