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Digital media development LO2 part 17

part 17 of the digital media sketchbook

    

for this post i have decided to use another self portrait and also a mixed media piece of a train tunnel

 in my usual style the ‘difference’ tool has been used from the layers selection. the image would have been successful if the the face had not been completely hidden away especially as the effects of the background have worked nicely into the rest of the portrait.

from the difference image i then went on to use the gradient map as usual but the red completely overpowers the whole image resulting in both the background and the portrait a difficulty to make out.

 therefore here i chose a different angle for the gradient map on the ‘difference’ image by using the orange and purple tones. once again unfortunately the yellow tint added around the hair seems to take the image over and i am unable to make out the portrait.

 

sadly this part 17 experiment was a failed attempt.

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Digital media development LO2 part 7

continuation to my sketchbook part 7

  

the image above was done as a mono print plant as was the nude. Both were later manipulated using a number of techniques.

 this image here was made using the chalk and charcoal tool within the sketch box of the filter gallery. i love the monotone shades mixed with a bright pink around the outlines of the figure.

  this was created using the difference tool of the layers selection. This is another tool that I am beginning to adore mainly because of the wonderful colours it is able to bring out in an image just like it has on here. the red and greens really stand out against the light brown shading of the backdrop to the nude making the nude the focal point.

 this is also taken from the layers section and is called ‘screen’. I have never used this layer technique before and i have to say it is basically a lighter version of the ‘multiply’ technique which is also found in the layers selection. I think this technique has worked wonderfully with the alignment of these images together. I chose to experiment with the ‘screen’ image further with gradient filter shown below.

  with this one i chose the brown tint for the gradient map tool. it gives the image an overall spooky look and i also like the fact that you are able to make out the detail of the plant yet the nude is still the focal point.

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both of these creations above were used with an orange and purple gradient map tint. Both images work well together and the colours do not overpower each other.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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