Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Posterizing & Halftones


Image 1 - Posterized and Halftone.
Image 2 - Posterized, Halftone and Gradient.


Image 3 -  Posterized & Halftone.

Image 4 - Posterized, Halftone and Gradient.

Image 5 - Posterized, Halftone and Gradient with Blending Mode - Screen.

To achieve these effects, I firstly used posterizing to reduced the image to just a few colours, in this case 5.
I then, used halftone mode achieve the 'pixel' or 'spotted' effect.
Next, I used layer blending modes and changed the greyscale layer to overlay. This was to bring through the colour. 
Lastly, for my second and forth images I added a rainbow style gradient to add colour. I put this layer in between the greyscale and normal layers. I also changed the opacity of the gradient layer, so the colour was less intense, but left the blending mode on 'normal'. 

My favourite image is Image 1, I think it works better without the Rainbow Gradient.
I also really like Image 5, where I changed the blending mode of the gradient layer to 'screen', it makes it seem like it was a really sunny and bright day.

Duotone Photography

These are edited versions of a photo I took of Pero's Bridge in Bristol.
I first, changed its mode to Greyscale and then adjusted the Duotone. 

Duotone - Sepia Type.

Duotone - Cyanotype. 
Duotone - Black and Purple.
Duotone - Black and Green. 
Photomontage on A3 white. 

Before placing them on the A3 white, I gave each photo a border by firstly adding a white canvas size of 1mm and then adding a black canvas size of 1 cm. 

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Image 1 - Beach.

Image 2 - NYC Night Cityscape.

I made both these images in a similar way.
To create a silhouette, I firstly adjusted the curves of my image to make the dark areas of the image black. Using the Magic Wand Tool, I selected the black area. 
Then using Inverse, I reversed my selection and deleted it, leaving me with a black silhouette and white background.
Using the Paint Brush Tool and Eraser I edited my image and filled in gaps in the black areas and cleaned up the white areas. 

Next, I made another silhouette for my first image (the boat) by using the Quick Selection Tool and painted my selection black. I added this image onto my silhouette, rescaled and positioned it.

For the background, I deleted the Background Layer and using the Gradient Tool I added a sunset background on a new layer for Image 1.
And for Image 2, I added a blue colour with the Bucket Tool.

Lastly, to finish Image 2, using the Elliptical Marquee Tool I created 2 circles for the Moon, the top circle filled in with pure white and the bottom one with a white Gradient (to give it a glowing effect).

New Faces

Image 1 - Captain De Niro.


What did I merge?

Image 2 - Kate Monroe

What did I merge?

  • First things first, I collected both my images and opened them in Photoshop. With the Move Tool I placed my new face on to image behind.
  • Next, using Free Transform I moved and rescaled my image to match the image behind. To help me position it I used Guides (which I cleared once I finished).
  • Using the Eraser Tool I started to blend my images. To blend more carefully such as the neck area and hair around the face, I adjusted the Brush Size and Hardness, I later adjusted the Opacity to help blend even more.
  • Lastly I adjusted the Brightness/Contrast and Colour Balance, where it was needed, to help blend and match both images.

Greyscale with Colour


My Edited Version.


My Edited Version. 


My Edited Version.


My Edited Version.

Photomontage of all my images.

I created these images using Photoshop by duplicating the background layer and desaturating it. Then using the Eraser Tool, and adjusting its size and hardness to fit each image, I rubbed away parts of top layer to reveal the colour on the layer below.

To present the images all together, I created a photomontage on Photoshop by placing each image on an A4 document.
Lastly, I changed the background colour to black to make the images stand out more.


This image was originally a light pencil sketch. I scanned it in and cropped it. I then adjusted the levels so that the black was darker and the white was purer, as the creamy colour of the paper was still visible.

I then inverted the image and got the opposite effect.

This is both images mounted on A4 white.