Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day 3- Class Project with Jessica Sprague- Adjustment Layers, Colorizing and Hand Brushing

Today with Jessica Sprague's online class I learned some incredible new things! I have never really worked in photoshop. Mostly because I found using filters created some of the same effects and combing multiple filters created even cooler effects.

But now that I am understanding photoshop a little better I just may have to start working more with it!

Has anyone heard of Adjustment Layers? If you have you are probably wondering how I worked so long withouth them... I am asking myself the same thing! It is AMAZING! If you don't know how to use them shoot me a comment I would be happy to let you know! It is the coolest thing on photoshop!

I also learned blending modes and combing layers with a soft light to create an antique look.

I chose a picture of Adda for this one! I just love this photo of her and I loved the blue background and I thought it would be awesome to try and do some cool hand brushing on this picture.

Here is a quick run down on what I did

1) I did an adjustment layer and desaturated photo to -70
2) I did another adjustment layer and selected the colorize box and then did a hue of 36
3) I did some hand brushing teqhniques on the eyes (They are blue now like they used to be when she was a puppy (miss those baby blues!)) and I also did handbrushing around the blue wall and the nose ( I added in some pink).
4) I did a soft light and adjusted the opacity where needed
5) Looked in AWWW of my creation!

ORIGINAL

EDITED WITH AN ANTIQUE LOOK


Our last task was to use all the teqhniques taught. So there is a texture overlay, a frame and stamp added to this photo.

Imagine the possibilities with Adjustment Layers! Before I would hand edit EVERY STINKING photo... but now with adjustment layers you create something you like, give it a name, save it in a PSD format and BAM! Instant photo editing without the extra work! All you do is insert the photo you want into your presets. I always wondered how people did this stuff.... This is the best day ever!! :D

3 comments:

Abby*Lane said...

Wow, girl!! You're doing great! I mean this as lovingly as possible... the new edits are so much better! Seriously, great job!! I'm going to have to check out who Jessica Sprague is now :)

Taylor said...

Looks awsome!! Are you using Photoshop or photoshop elements? I had no idea you didn't use photoshop! That must have been a lot of editing! Now you will have so much fun experimenting with actions! I can't wait to see more. Now you know how I did that picture of Taylor and the horse in the muted tones.

Dea said...

Thanks! I suppose they werent to bad, but i do like yours a lot better! I dont know what exposure i used, I used all the settings you posted, like shutter speed and aperture but i didnt know how to do exposure....???
And i love the edit you did! It turned out so well! And the bingo cards...cute!

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