Advanced Image Editing Melissa Bell

Displacement Map

These are the two before images and final image that I used for the displacement map technique. I opened the image of the cracked glass and fairy light on photoshop and used basic edits such as brightening, exposure, sharpening etc. I then clicked filter - distort then displace and saved it as 'displacement map'. Next I opened the image of my model and made a duplicate then I cut round her using the select tool and copy & pasted onto a new layer, then I went back to filter - distort then displace and added the displacement map to the image and blended them together. Lastly I adjusted the opacity to what I thought looked best, applied some basic edit techniques, saved as a psd and took screen grabs of the layers.

Advanced Blending

These are the two before images and final image I used for the advanced blending technique. Firstly I opened the image of my model, made a duplicate and applied a few basic techniques, then I carefully cut round the model using the select tool and copy & pasted onto a new layer. For the glitter background image I took a macro filter photo of a glitter christmas bauble, I then cropped it to make it square and applied basic edits such as brightness/contrast, exposure, vibrance etc. Next I added the two images together and done various techniques to blend the two images together to make it look like my model was fading into the glitter. Then I saved the image as a psd and took screengrabs of the layers.

LAB colour and Sharpening

Above is the before and after of the images i used for the LAB colour and sharpening technique. I used a macro filter image I had taken of a white rose, I opened the original file of the rose and made a duplicate layer then I applied a couple of basic techniques. Next I clicked image - mode and LAB colour, then channels and selected the layer that said 'lightness' which would then convert my image to a greyscale. I then clicked filter - sharpen and unsharp mask and a window popped up with 3 bars filter, radius and threshold, I adjusted the filter bar to 88% and the radius bar to 9.5 pixels. After I was happy with the difference between the current and original image I went back to image - mode and switched back to RGB colour then the image went back to the original colours. Lastly I saved the file as a psd and took screen grabs of the layers.

Content Aware Scaling

These are before and after images for content aware scaling, I went to file and open to bring up the original image of my model and made a duplicate layer then applied some basic techniques and sharpened the image. Next I clicked the crop tool, adjusted the width to 10inches and then extended the canvas using the rule of thirds guideline. Following that I pressed edit - content aware scale and extended the image to fit and hit enter. My Image worked out just having doing that but in some cases parts of the image may end up stretched in some places, to avoid that I would have used the laso tool and drew round the part of the image that I do not want to change then convert the selection into channel and deselect. Then go back to edit and content aware scale and click where it says protect and choose that selected layer you want to protect, then size image to fit and the selected part of the image shouldn't have moved. I then saved it as a psd and took a screengrab of the layers.

Smart Objects and Filters

Above is my before and after images for smart objects and filters. I opened up my landscape image and made a duplicate and renamed my layers, then edited the brightness and contrast. I then converted the layer to a smart object by right clicking on it, then clicked filter - sharpen and unsharp mask which brought up the window with the filter and radius sliders, I adjusted them to what looked best with the image. On the layer it will say 'smart filters' below it and 'unsharp mask' beside it will be an icon which brings up a window for blending options which allows you to paint on smart filter. Lastly I saved the image as a psd and took a screen grab of the layers.

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