September 13, 2014
Students will choose ONE of the three files located on Dropbox to work with for this assignment.
After choosing your image, you must edit to demonstrate your understanding of topics covered this week.
For your .PSD:
Editing must include:
For this week’s assignment, we were asked to select an image and make a series of changes/modifications to it. I selected the lamp in the garden photo seen here as image 001.
Initially, I resized the image to the height of 8 inches, given it was a vertical photo. Next, I cloned several of the pink flowers, which you can see in file 002 off to the left of the image.
After which, I applied an Channel Mixer Adjustment Layer to make the flowers a bit more red and pink. The effect was applied via the gradient tool to start toward the bottom of the photo and fade out toward the blue sky. You can see this effect in image 003.
Next, working with a duplicate of the original image, I created a mask selecting the very topmost part of the lamp and adding a 10% black (or grey) to help fade out the very top point of the lamp as if it was original or made of a different material, as seen in image 004.
It was also in this layer that I Burned the light bulb within the lamp itself to make it stronger given it’s a daylight photo and the bulb isn’t illuminated. I also wanted to extend the bulb to be slightly taller, which I accomplished using the Smudge Tool. I then Sharpened the area directly around the bulb to help reduce some of the blur that was introduced with the Smudge.
For the Variation, working from a duplicate layer of the original artwork again, I applied a Levels change making the image more saturated and darker, as you can see in image 005.
Finally, I created a Black & White Adjustment layer with an 80% opacity and applied to the previous working version and shown here as image 006. This resulted in an image that looks crisp, but with the color washed out from the flowers, sky and the lamp. The slight hue in the flowers make the image feel almost painting-like that’s been sunwashed.
Layers, Photoshop, VIC5325,