I love Photoshop and still after years there is always something new. And until now i never arrive to get my ideas really work. I tried to put myself in a painting but that didn t work . I wanted to get the structure of the paint on my face and when getting it the color was not right and oppsite getting the color the structure was gone. Si i decided to go on something simple and took the second idea to make me small and something small big. I don t like flys and i always wonder if and how they see me. So i put myself in the eye of a fly, I did find a picture of flys eye on Pixabay an me was from the digital me course there i did some pics of myself. I tried to integrate myself more in adjusting the color of both pics. best solution i found in black and white with a a little sepia or the green version. I f i would have more time i would try to make it looking even more integrated.
After a idid a resaerch how insects see and actually they see much more pixelated i did find already that they don t see a thousand images. So i did a pixelated Version of this image
If i would have to teach this i think its very important to encourage to play around all the options but in the end choose one and stay with it. Mixing to many effects makes a big mess and its hard to choose with what to stick.
I read this lesson today and really liked it. I learned to develop photos in black and white 35 years ago like in the video and his comparision of laboratory and photoshop made me understand why i love photoshop like i loved to work in the dark room. Usually i wait for the live class until i finish my assignment but i was so exited and just wanted to start .
I live in the desert and we have a very old history from hunters and agyptian culture cupper mines and wulfs and deers and mountains and stones. So i took something from all and made a picture from what i feel when biking in the desert. In the winter there is wulfs and i am really frighten of them . I have a dog and sometimes we meet them. The deers living in the desert are frightend from the wolves too . So i put my face into a silhouette of a deer. A hunter from agyptian times i took from google pics free to use and manipulate wants to kill the deer but the wulf will kill him...so at least he does something good or doesn t he? I don t like hunters and i love animals.. The aegypitiasn eye is a pic from Timna park closed to us in the night they have lights in shapes of aegyptian symbols. The Timna Park was once famous for its cupper and all has color of red and orange and yellow. The mountains are the mountains behind my house. I took a pic in the early morning when the rising sun reflects on them.
I worked with many layers, layer masks, and layer blendings. I took some pics to illustrator made an image trace and copied the path as a shape to photoshop. I love how the adobe tools are working together and i think one of the most important things is to learn when to use what and how to integrate the possibilties . There is always so many ways but usually there is a fast way and a long way. When learning photoshop its good to learn all the ways and then the short ones for daily use. I really enjoyed this assignment.
After the europeen class i did another one , this class gave me some great ideas and a great link! I did choose a Rembrandt, my favorite painter and added free pics from Pixabay of the atomic bomb and of garbage. I worked with adjustment color and many blending layer. I found that working on many layers and always doing little adjustments gives smoother integration then doing it all on one layer. And the new selection tool quick selection>select subject even recognized the atombomb and the garbage as subjects. This tool is a huge timesaver!! Together with refining edge it does in minutes what i used to do in hours...
I did this course in the past and i liked the tennis game but in the past course we had an option to find a student to play with and i liked it much more. As in the passt course people make to big changes and leave nothig from what was in the beginning any change becomes harder and less completing a story. I think to play this game in a big group is not very successfull. If i need to do this with a class i always would give this tennis game to two persons may be four when playing double... Like in real tennis its not a game for a big group! Anyhow i added this pic to the game and post the assignment before the class again not for the assignment but to find somebody that wants to play with me the tennis for two!
In the australian class Shaloni gave us another image to edit
I did a mask from the school adjusted the colors to the color of my desertpic. I used the mesh and Puppet tool to fit the school into the rock. I added a sky that will be before the really purple sky in the edit of Shaloni. I left some place to add more. I find it easier when there is no people to get changes and i hope it will not end up in pictures on screens...
After the third class with such an excellent guest speaker that even me forgot to read the chat because it was sooo fazinating. What i took out of this lesson was that creating and creating again and never stop to play and not to quit is most important and it gave me a lot of power just to play around and its true while doing you learn... I took also advices from him about coloroverlay clipping and selecting ... Thanks for this inspiring lesson and everybody who thinks he or she is not creative should see the US recording . He gave 30 minutes Plus in the end that unfortunally are not recorded.