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Holy Pixels!

By Matt Wood in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 20, 2006 7:07PM


Take a gander at that picture of the Damen Blue Line stop. Nice photo, right? Wrong. That's a painting created entirely on the computer by Berkeley, California artist Bert Monroy, using nothing but Photoshop, Illustrator, and 2,000 hours of squinting, tongue-squiggling, and pixel-tweaking. Average CTA fans and art lovers can appreciate the realism and detail, but Photoshop nerds can also marvel over the 15,000 layers, 500 alpha channels, and 250,000 paths used to create the final 40- by 120-inch, 1.7 GB file.

To check out more of Bert's work and purchase prints or one of the many books he's authored, check out his website. Chicagoist doesn't have any connection to Mr. Monroy, we're just dumbfounded that someone could even do that on a computer. Makes all this blogging stuff seem kinda sad and pathetic really.