Digital art is contemporary art in which computer technology is used in a wide variety of ways to make distinctive works. Mastering photo manipulation and retouching is essential because these techniques are heavily involved in the workflow.
Pioneered in the 1970s, but only came into its own as a viable art form with the widespread availability of computers and appropriate software that enable photo manipulation and emulate real-life paint brushes and actions. The advent of digital cameras toward the end of the 20th century and the subsequent development of increasingly sophisticated digital tools allow a digital artist virtually endless possibilities.
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