Architecture photography was always in trend but it is time to spice things up! Let us take Pablo Iranzo Duque’s creative approach and look at buildings at a different angle. Did you ever peek into people’s windows when on a long walk? I am guilty of this myself, but only because I tried to understand what characters lived inside. Following this trail of thought, you can look at buildings as books, with windows into character lives and stories. Pablo, whether he was aware of this metaphor or not, blurred the line between fantasy and imagination, literally! To use this trick in your own photography, you can turn buildings into books with this six-step blur tutorial.
Start by opening Pixomatic’s photo editor and decide on the image source. You can use images from your personal gallery or the stock photos available from Unsplash and Bing. Select a photo where two buildings form an inverted corner. The buildings do not have to be physically connected but there should be a visual corner that will be used as the spine of your book.
Pixomatic’s Manual blur tool is perfect for detailed editing. Adjust the brush size, edge strength, and brush intensity. It is preferable to keep the opacity on maximum for sharper results. First, visualize where the book spine will be and make an outline of the pages with the blur brush. Then, you can increase the brush size and cover up the rest of the photo.