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Digital media development LO2 part 12

a continuation of my digital media sketchbook


here is a printmaking piece of a flower which shall be the background of the portrait sketch above.

 the difference tool was obviously used first here and i like the spotted pebbled look that the technique has given to the background. i also like how the background has added deeper detail to the portraits skin and the overall colours mix brilliantly together.

 I then edited the ‘difference’ image further by using the tones of yellow via the gradient map tool. the flower in the background makes the portrait look as though she has butterfly wings. The use of one colour has created an overall abstract feel and almost looks as though the image was made with sand.

 I had also edited the ‘difference’ image with the photo filter. I chose an orange filter to shadow the image and I feel that this has highly improved the attractiveness of this work. not too dark but enough to give the portrait an air of mystery.

the photo filter can be accessed via here: -




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Posted by on April 15, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Digital media sketchbook

So for the next few weeks I will be using my blog as a presentational sketchbook for my Digital Media class.

For this post i shall display a few examples of photoshop tutorials:

this is the image i begin with to help along with the tutorials.


for the image above i used the cutout filter to achieve the effect. You can do this by choosing Filter>Artistic>Cutout of which will then open a gallery pannel as well as change the image.

There are plenty of filters to play about with and here are a few examples:

bas relief     stamp


taken from the above cutout image i used i have now adjusted the amount of colour there is in the image. To do this select Chose image>Adjustments>Colour balance. within the tiny box displayed you have the option to change your tone balance; for this image i used midtone whilst changing the colour levels to +100, 0, -100.


you can also change the colour of the image by choosing to make the hue and saturation higher or lower. In order to successfully do this just go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/saturation. for this car image i changed the settings to -45 (hue), +55 (saturation) and +17 (lightness).



this image here was created by using two layers and the difference style. You can create an image layer by going to File>Place of which will then add the new image to layer ontop of the background image; of which i used clouds for this method. i managed to achieve my final design by using the layer styles and decided to chose the ‘difference’ effect as it gives the image a posterized look.

Text was later added. to do this just click on the add text tool and click anywhere on the photo where a text layer will appear. Once the successful image is finished i flattened my image of which merges the layers together and makes the file size smaller.

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Posted by on March 16, 2012 in Uncategorized


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