It Runs in the Family
Vanessa and Anthony Rivera don't shy away from adventure. The young couple quit their jobs and packed up their three children to travel around Europe making art together.
The kids—Adyline, Indie, and Xander—are the models. Anthony is the photographer. Vanessa is the compositor and painter, creating whimsically surreal images in Adobe Photoshop. While she's only used Photoshop for a few years, she has fully embraced its debut on the iPad, which is a real bonus for artists on the go.
Before they began their journey, the Riveras were based in Los Angeles, where Vanessa studied English at California State University, Fullerton. Once on the move, they fully committed to their nomadic lifestyle. "We’re living each day," says Vanessa. "We're just giving it our all and seeing where this takes us."
Follow along with Vanessa Rivera in "How to transform images in a composite in Adobe Photoshop."