|Caitlin Beirne's Portfolio||
This week we learned how to work in guided edits and full edits. In guided edits, we learned how to perfect a portrait, add a realistic reflection, use style match, apply LOMO affects and make pop art. In full edits, we learned how to recompose a photo and use the spot healing tool. I really enjoyed the LOMO affect the most this time. I liked the way the LOMO affect gave more to background of the picture. Most people don't see use for the background so they ignore it, but LOMO adds more of a cool affect. I might paint a picture of a bakery and then use the LOMO affect to give it a nice antique background finish. Richard Hamilton was known for the pop art idea. Cross processing is part of the LOMO affect and is an alternative dark coloring tool that is highly saturated. Applying a vignette darkens the edges and is part of the LOMO affect.
I used the recompose tool on this picture. First, I selected the red mark for removal and then I painted over some of the background that had nothing to do with the picture. Then I cleaned up my lines with the erase highlights marked for removal eraser. I then finished by dragging the photo from the left, inward until the background was gone.
I used the pop art tool on this photo. First, I went to edit-guided-fun edits- and then selected pop art. I chose the first style, or the one that is four (different) solid colors and black. I then followed the instructions on the side by converting the image to Bitmap, adding color, and duplicating it.
The three items on my genie are a piping bag, cake and chef's hat. I chose the chef's hat because it represents a baker, such as Buddy Valastro, and my third wish. I chose a piping bag because all cake decorators use a piping bag and it represents my second wish. The cake is something you could get at a bakery and represents my first wish. My genie is tan and from the color theory website, it represents dependability and flexibility. I used hex code #fed7ae. I chose to make my genie tan because bakeries should be dependable and flexible. Bakeries should be flexible to make each cake unique and you should be able to depend on them to make what you want. I found the smudge tool to be really cool. I was able to add a darker blonde to my genie's hair and smudge them together. I was also able to add a lighter blue to the end of the tail and smudge it to create a sort of ombre affect at the end of the tale. I didn't really like any of the other tools. I found them harder to use than the smudge tool.
I think Photoshop is really cool and yesterday was my first time using it. Four things nonprofessional photographers would use Photoshop for are: to keep track of their photos, to make their photos look better, to present their photos in a creative way, and to share their photos with others. Three ways for applying edits in a quick fix are thumbnail previews, slide bars, and the auto button. Saturation is the intensity of the color. Hue is the overall color. I learned how to edit parts of a photo using the hand tool to select parts of the photo. I learned the quick fix controls and how they each work differently to get what you want. Is there a way to cut part of a photo out and add a different background?
Hand tool: hold spacebar
Undo (zap): ctrl z
Marching ants: ctrl d
Brush size: (increase) ] (decrease) [