Project 1: Kaleidoscope
Project 2: Digital Cubism
I started with about 30 photos of my kids that I took in a "photoshoot" we did for a bookmark about two years ago. I figured I would have plenty of different facial expressions to work with and the lighting was consistent. The one problem I found as I was working at combining the images was that it would have been nice to have more from different angles to get a truly cubist look.
This is the type of project I really enjoy in Photoshop, and the extra information I received about how to use the blend modes was really useful. I have several pictures from a walkabout the university campus my class went on together, including a UAF sign and some icicles. I used several masks, the healing brush, blend modes, and adjustment layers, experimenting with settings in each of them until I got to this result.
Project 4: Special Effects
I really enjoyed this project. Learning how to control and manipulate the brushes better was awesome. In addition to what was taught in the tutorial, I decided to change some extra options. I think it was the "Roundness Jitter" that gave the little bits some variance in perspective so they weren't all just perfect little squares. It seems to me like in a pixel explosion pieces would be more chaotic than that, and fly out every which way.
Me, myself, and I