#Triangle. The three heads of the dandelion, one yet to bloom, create a triangle of focus for the viewer.
As I was walking around downtown, I came across these black stairs, illuminated by white light. The vertical line is the handrail leading up the stairs. I liked the dramatic lighting and textures caused by the contrast of light and dark, and I really liked how the vertical line broke up all of the horizontal lines.
#FilterThrough & #FinalEdit
I didn't go far for this challenge. Just walked around my condo association with the fresh layer of snow.
I only took about 5 photographs, and so it was easy for me to narrow it down. With the sun quickly disappearing, I needed to act fast, and I snapped this photograph of a tree next to my building.
For editing, I only increased my exposure, contrast, and clarity.
I gave you all 5 days to process your images, partly because I have a lot going on (thank you, fire in our building), and partly because you have been taught basic editing processes and don't need me walking you through each one.
I didn't do anything extraordinary with my final edit. If I did, I would walk you through it.
You will notice though, my choice of crop. I decided to do a "banner style" image, making it long and short. This will make it easily fit into a banner spot on a website. A lot of web builders crop images to a banner style to fill blank spaces on a web page, or they will post words over the image and turn it into an advertisement.
February 28: #FinalEdit
I'm excited for this final edit!
Seeing as my subject is my Batman piggy bank, I want to make the photo look like a comic. I'm going to start off with having both my basic edited and my black and white edited photographs open in Photoshop. I'm going to duplicate my color photograph background layer so that it opens in my black and white edited file.
To get the half-tone print look that comic books have is pretty simple in Photoshop, as they give you the option right at your fingertips! Go to the Filter menu at the top of the window, down to Pixelate, and select Color Halftone! You'll want to play with the values to determine what works for your photograph.
Now I'm going to adjust the photo so that it gets more of the look I'm going for. I'm going to move the background copy 2 (my copy of the black and white background) so that the colorful half-tone layer is between the black and white layers. With the top black and white layer selected, I'm going to go into the mode menu which is found right next to the opacity meter above the layers. I'm going to select darken.
Now it's too dark, so I'm going to take the top layer that I already have selected and decrease the opacity to 65%.
And voila! Now I'm finished!
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