Photoshop task-Creative images
Design ideas and design process
For the Photoshop task, I focus on creative images. The idea behind the images is to try to merge two pictures or multiple pictures. Make photos more interesting. But at the same time, it is eye-catching and stands out. I looked for many different tutorials to watch how to make different styles of photos. I am most interested in the double exposure effect. At the same time, I also hope to merge two images with completely different colours. I try to use this method to complete my picture task.
I downloaded two different images into Photoshop, and then put each image into its own layer. Because it will simplify the layers that help me. In the first step, I chose a portrait photo that I took of myself.
In the second step, I first use the quick selection tool to quickly select portraits from the first layer. After selecting, I found feather by right-clicking. Feather the portrait. The third step is to select the layer and copy a new layer. The fourth step is to delete the background layer. The fifth step is to adjust the size of the picture you want, because you need enough space to create a double exposure effect. Then select Crop Tool to expand the layer. The sixth step needs to create a new adjustment layer. Then select solid colour and choose white as the colour. Put the portrait on the top layer.
The seventh step is to remove the portrait colour. Reduce the transparency of the landscape image. Adjust to a suitable position. The eighth step is to add a layer mask to the landscape picture. Finally, use the brush tool to erase the surroundings to get the effect of double exposure. At the same time, the colour contrast is also very important, because it can make the image look more harmonious; it also makes the image more prominent. In the background of this picture, I chose pink that is like the sky and clouds as the main background. This way the picture looks not more abrupt.
The seventh step is to remove the portrait colour. Reduce the transparency of the landscape image. Adjust to a suitable position. The eighth step is to add a layer mask to the landscape picture.
Finally, use the brush tool to erase the surroundings to get the effect of double exposure. At the same time, the colour contrast is also very important, because it can make the image look more harmonious; it also makes the image more prominent. In the background of this picture, I chose pink that is like the sky and clouds as the main background. This way the picture looks not more abrupt.
I started watching from the tutorial provided, and I think I learned a lot of new things from the video. Before making this photo, I am good at will liquefy the portrait image and correct the skin colour. I use tutorial to be learned how to add adjustment layers and composite images for the first time. Before starting this project, I was only able to use one part of the photoshop skills proficiently. After watching the video, I watched some content that I was interested in through YouTube. In the end I chose the double exposure effect to do my task.
This tutorial made me no doubt about Layers & Layer Masks in photoshop. The concepts of Layers & Layer Masks are introduced. Through the tutorial, I learned how to use add layer mask to add a background to the picture in double exposure. I think I learned a very important skill in Photoshop.
After watching different picture making tutorials, I finally chose the double exposure effect image making tutorial. These tutorials all helped me make my final image. Greatly improved my ability to use Photoshop. Every video I watched is very useful, even if I have learned what I think I need to learn. I will continue to explore these tools.
Resources for research and inspiration
Before making this image, I browsed a lot of pictures on the Internet. Because at the beginning I didn’t have any ideas, or even what topic to do. I use Pinterest the most. They provided many relevant pictures on Pinterest, allowing me to quickly determine the theme of the pictures I will make-double exposure. It not only helped me think of specific topics but also gave me an accurate direction. I made a board about double exposure. https://pin.it/6mnmePL
I also browsed a web page called designbolts. The page I visited was about 30 Most Amazing Double Exposure Photography by French Artist Nevess. I saw that he has a different idea about each picture. On the surface, I think it’s just a combination of two different photos. But in fact, I feel that he wants to express some people’s thoughts from the two combined double exposure photos.
Through this Photoshop task practice, I feel a little better about my technique. I will continue to explore different techniques in Photoshop. I believe this will extend my photo editing skills and increase my proficiency in the use of software. Finally, I think Photoshop still has many functions that I haven’t explored yet. I will learn as much knowledge in different fields as possible and use it proficiently in editing photos and designs. In my opinion, learning Adobe software is to lay the foundation for my future design work. If I continue to study, I can learn more different skills.