5. Photo Manipulation in Photoshop [Sneak Peek]

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Description

What better way to ‘put a bow’ on the photo altering section, than with a class where we literally make the impossible possible!? B-)

As this class concludes our section of photo altering, it puts to good use all of the skills & techniques that we’ve learnt up until now:

   • ‘Cutting’ Backgrounds in Photoshop 

   • Photo Editing in Photoshop 

   • Photo Composition in Photoshop 

…. resulting in a complete & impactful creation.

TALKING:

    • what it is?
    • when you use it?
    • classification
    • blending modes
    • transform & distort
    • liquify filter
    • color & lighting for integration
    • complex layering

…all of these while going through 2 different types of photo manipulation projects from start – finish

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Can’t wait to ‘see’ you there….stay amazing,
Em B-)

Example

From the category “Make an impactful point”, we have the first start-to-finish photo manipulation done in the class

1. Stand Out the Smart Way

Starting from the 3 original images

After just positioning the elements:

Steps: 
    • cropping [layer & vector masking]
    • transforming
    • positioning 

Then going to the final version

Steps: 
    • liquify filter
    • softening the edge [mask altering]
    • brushed in shading
    • color adjustments
    • multiple blending modes
    • taking care of the details
    • text

….with some of the steps doing over and over again [blending modes, color adjusting, shading, liquify] ….so complex layering is also something involved


Here’s a summary of the process:


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2. Pear Hanging House

This takes us to the second start-to-finish photo manipulation from the class, which is part of the “Story / Fantasy” category, the one that creates new worlds!

It all starts with the original images used:


After just positioning the elements:

Steps: 
    • cropping [layer & vector masking]
    • transforming 
    • positioning 
    • cropping composition accordingly


Starting to refine the integration between the subjects in the image:

Steps: 
    • refining masks….using dry & textured brushes
    • adding the other window
    • adding dimension & perspective [distort & liquify]
    • colors adjustments [adjustment layers, blending modes & brushing in]
    • highlights & shading


Then going to the final version where the primary focus is ambiance that really sets the mood of the artwork and brings all the pieces together

Steps: 
    • colors adjustments [adjustment layers, blending modes & brushing in]
    • highlights & shading
    • painted fog
    • painted rays of sunshine
    • taking care of the details

….with some of the steps doing over and over again [blending modes, color adjusting, shading] ….so complex layering is also something involved


And how I’ve gotten you used to, here’s a summary of the process:


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Can’t wait to see what you’re up to! 🙂

…stay amazing,
Em B-)