My favourite monthly editing challenge, One Photo Focus for July is here and I got a chance to participate after sitting my last exam YAY!
Details on how the One Photo Focus challenge is, with the original source image and ALL the other exhibits is HERE – Go and see wonderful art, I will wait for you 🙂
This months source image was supplied by the talented Robin Kent and I was really excited to see it and instantly had a conceptual idea of what I might do with it. Luckily I found images with Creative Commons licences that allowed me access to use them.
Post Processing Steps:
1. Find all the images and see if they worked as part of the whole
2. Blend in the top corner images in separate layers using gradient blend tool via a mask and tidying up the edges with a brush. Added in a reasonably low opacity.
3. Add in the Monument valley image to the bottom and spend ages with mask and brush tool, painting around the edges trying to blend it into the grass nicely. Fail!
4. Try and clone out the people in the grass – PS kept having a hissy fit with this image and stop access to tools and it would not let me do any cloning, patching or healing. Fail Again!
5. Add in top layer which is the Declaration of Independence original handwritten document. Turn it on a tilt for added interest, desaturate so we only get the texture and blend in using Vivid Light at 54%
6. Be slightly unsatisfied with finished colour image and spend ages trying other grunge textures on top. Fail Again!
7. Add in a Hue/Saturation Layer, decide that Sepia is the way to go and Success!
New techniques used here (successfully) – using Mask and Gradients to paint in a softened image into the corners
The concept for this image was to take iconic American images easily identifiable and add them in around the White House, and finding the Declaration of Independence document available was the icing on the cake 🙂
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