Creating a photoillustration is often a long and laborious process—but also a rewarding one. Beginning with a digitized photograph, the artist can use software such as Adobe Illustrator and ArtRage to apply an array of special effects to the image. The final result is a captivating and beautifully unique work of art.

Many of our Directory of Illustration artists specialize in photoillustration—here are some examples of their inspiring work!

Click each image below to view the artist’s portfolio.

paul young artist partners

Paul Young / Artist Partners


iain macarthur jsr agency

Iain Macarthur / JSR Agency


giordano poloni agency rush

Giordano Poloni / Agency Rush


mercedes debellard folio

Mercedes deBellard / Folio Art


gerald cullen rapp lonnie busch

Lonnie Busch / Gerald & Cullen Rapp


chris scalf photoillustration

Chris Scalf


dorothea taylor photoillustration

Dorothea Taylor


luigi russo sas lemonade illustration agency

Luigi Russo Sas / Lemonade Illustration Agency


chris cocozza photoillustration

Chris Cocozza


sam gilbey central illustration

Sam Gilbey / Central Illustration

Cover image by Sven Hauth, represented by Debut Art.