Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Photoshop Image with 15,000 Layers

For those of you who use Photoshop, you should get a kick out of this. Even if you don't, you will still get a kick out of it.
Artist Bert Monroy released his latest Photoshop painting this week after 11 months of work with an estimated 2,000 hours. The attention to detail is amazing in this 10 foot wide poster
• The image size is 40 inches by 120 inches.
• The flattened file weighs in at 1.7 Gigabytes. (Thats flattened, WITHOUT the layers!)
• It took eleven months (close to 2,000 hours) to create.
• The painting is comprised of close to fifty individual Photoshop files.
• Taking a cumulative total of all the files, the overall image contains over 15,000 layers.
• Over 500 alpha channels were used for various effects.
• Over 250,000 paths make up the multitude of shapes throughout the scene.
See the thread about it here. And read about it at Mr. Monroy's site. Thanks to Derek for the link.