Digital Media development LO2 part 1

07 Apr

taken from the previous post ( here are the collection taken into the development stage.


firstly i chose the above image to use as a backdrop and created a new layer to place the portrait opposite on top.

   i then used the layer styles available within the layers box and chose difference for the above image. I also played about with other styles as well such as the ‘multiply’ style and the ‘vivid light’ style also taken from the layers box.

 this is the multiply styled version. A lot darker than the difference and the background comes across as the skin texture as it merges into the portrait.

i developed the above multiply image further by using the gradient map filter which can be accessed via Image>Adjustments>Gradient map.

 gradient map 1.

I really like how much lighter this brown and white tint from the gradient map has transformed the original ‘multiply’ image shown above. It has also given the image a vintage 1940′s poster feel as well.

 gradient map 2.

The orange and blue gradient tint of the ‘multiply’ image has become abstract yet still looks like a poster with a vintage touch because of the blending between the portraits head against the background. The reason i say it looks abstract is because it is hard to make out the mouth and nose and overall shape of the face…without the distinctive glasses the image would be almost impossible to make out as a portrait.

 gradient map 3.

I personally loved this when i first created it yet now i feel it is not as strong as the previous works above. I feel it the brightness it too overpowering and despite the glasses it is very much hard to make out that the overall image is supposed to be a portrait.

 this is the vivid light technique that i experimented with from the layers selection and gives a highly contrasted result as well as being bright. Only problem is that you can not fully see the background details within the face unlike the previous works shown above therefore making the image look unfinished and bland.

 lastly for this work i only used the painted portrait and managed to manipulate this by using the plaster technique with the layers of which are accessed via Filter>Filter gallery>Sketch>Plaster. As you can see it has an almost glass painted effect and has a slight gradient tint to the image of which you are able to choose via the light option that shows up once you have selected ‘plaster’. The light can be changed in all different directions via this light option.

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