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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