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Digital media development LO2 part 18

part 18 of my digital media sketchbook

 

     

for this part of the sketchbook i thought it would be a good idea to mix two portraits together. the background is the doubled over portrait with the focal point being the lady in glasses.

 the first development done with the layers selected ‘difference’ here is really nice and i like how the portraits eye in the background looks as though they are the ‘all seeing eye’ and protecting the lady who has come across as quite african looking because of the long slender neck and large necklace. the colours do mix well but i feel they are too vibrant.

 from the above image i used the ‘cutout’ tool from the filters selection just to add a different affect but unfortunately it was unsuccessful although it has tamed down the colours and are not as powerfully bright.

 i later used the gradient map on top of the ‘difference’ image and the bright colours makes the image look too busy; it shows a level of abstraction as well of which i am not too fond of as the portraits initially used before development were already abstract.

     

here i used a different shade on the gradient map from the previous ‘difference’ image. the chosen shade for this is the orange and red; now i know i complained about the image ‘being too bright’ a few comments above but for these i actually think the brightness works well. yes it is overpowering and yes it hurts your eyes but the colours are vibrant and summery as well as i just simply cannot stop looking at them.

 i decided to go a completely different way with this and decided to transform the ‘difference’ image to black and white using the filters gallery for the graphic pen effect. out of all the above images this is just simply the most successful. there are no colour tones to clash the portraits and there is also a sophisticated feel to the image as thought the ‘african’ lady is a model for vogue.

 

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Digital media development LO2 part 15

continuation of my digital media sketchbook part 15.

    

here i chose an architectural piece made using  technique and also a self abstract portrait.

 here i used the difference option within the filters selection. The development here has brought out a lovely purple shade amongst the right side of the face and displays a strong and dark demeanour.

   here i used the lighten option from the layers selection and with this one you are able to see the portrait more clearly although i do feel that it is quite bland and boring to the eye unlike the above ‘difference’ image.

   taken from the above ‘lighten’ image i developed it further by using the gradient map tool. I like the fact that i am still able to see that the portrait is prominent as well as the architectural background thanks to the lighter colours.

 this is also a gradient map image taken from the ‘lighten’ image. i find this to be the most successful of the above – it brings a vintage feel to the image because of the brown tint and also makes the image more fine art related rather than a digital image.

 Also taken from the ‘lighten’ image I used the green and blue gradient map for this creation. I am very fond of this due to the vibrant colour tones however it is unclear to make out fully that this is a portrait.

  once again taken from the ‘lighten’ image a fourth development using the gradient map tool is shown above. the portrait of this is much more prominent to the eye unlike the previous image above but for some reason i am not keep on the colour mix with orange and purple; it does not seem to stand out and the detail of the background is unclear.

 this is the second last one taken from the ‘lighten’ image and has been created using the underwater theme within the photo filter selection. with this selection you are able to recognize the portrait straight away of which is what i am aiming for within this project. the opacity of the portrait is quite low and mixes well into the background.

  last addition from the ‘lighten’ creation i then decided to play with the filter gallery. i came to the plaster technique here and the image could almost be an advertisement for a gangsta movie as the background reminds me of a busy highway thanks to the dark shadings and the eye catching portrait is strong.

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Digital media development LO2 part 11

a continuation to the developmental sketchbook of my digital media

   

here i chose a textiles piece i sketched up to use as the potential background and the self portrait of myself which is slightly demonic.

 I used the lighten layer from the selection available under the layers box. I really like the effect it has managed to achieve here with a soft hippy floral feel. I really like how the portrait has morphed into the flowers but has remained the focal point.

  This was done by using the vivid light from the layers selections as well. unfortunately this one was not so successful – too dark and the reds have been over-used; it is also quite hard to make out the portrait because of the high contrast.

 taken from the above vivid light i decided to improve it somehow and lighten the high contrast. Therefore i used reticulation fond under the filter gallery within the sketch section. This has vastly improved the image as the portrait is more noticeable and the red is softer.

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Digital media development LO2 part 9

continuation of the digital development sketchbook.

    

here i thought i would experiment with mixing a rope sketch with another abstract male portrait. this post is not as extensive as the rest of the developmental posts have been for my digital media as the image sadly seems to have not been that successful apart from the below image: -

  the piece has a rough edge about it and even though the portrait was already abstract before the manipulation, the rope has helped it along by being compositioned within the middle of the contorted portrait to give it the extra abstracted appeal.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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