How To Create Surreal Collage Art in Photoshop Demo with Magdiel Lopez

Surreal Pop Collage Artist Magdiel Lopez creates a finished Photoshop collage for his series “A Poster A Day”. Hear about how this Cuban artist fled Havana with his family, wound in jail for 3 months and is now living the dream making art and design.

Born in Havana Cuba, Magdiel Lopez spent his childhood years inspired by the colorful culture that surrounded him. Naturally, such upbringing played an integral part in forming Lopez’s keen sense of style, art and design, which can be realized in his works today.

Looking for freedom and a better life, Lopez moved to the United States at fifteen, where he continued working on his skill for the next 10 years privately.

Lopez decided to reveal his work in a series called “A Poster A Day” — releasing one piece of artwork on his Instagram everyday for 365 days. Each day garnered more attention from a global audience, ultimately leading Lopez to be featured by the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Entrepreneur, and Awwwards.

To date, Lopez has worked with several brands such as Apple, Nike, Absolute Vodka, MTV, Warner Brothers, etc., and currently has a partnership with Adobe as a design mentor and creative.

Lopez lives in Dallas Texas where he runs his own creative agency, Belmont Creative.

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1:00 – Magdiel’s background
4:00 – Magdiel begins making an image
14:00 the big secret to Magdiel’s gradients
16:00 what should you chase
18:00 – is this art or is this design
36:00 – design for the medium
39:00 – art can make prison life easier
44:00 – why Magdiel moved to Texas
54:00 – 3 rules to keep creating***
57:00 – how do you know when this is done
58:00 – the squint eye test
1:11:00 – the final art piece
1:12:00 – how much does Magdiel take to start talking
1:10:00 – How Magdiel got 12k for a 4.5 mill budget**
1:21:00 – is there a formula for how much you should charge?***

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