Spot Colour Assignment

We were given the task to ‘Make two pictures: one should be a pure photograph that uses spot colour as a contrast point in the picture.  the second picture should do the same but using Photoshop to create the effect’

For already demonstrated examples of spot colour I took these unedited photographs:

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I used Photoshop to create these two images which demonstrate examples of spot colour:

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These are the two final images I decided to use for the Spot Colour assignment, the first being completely unedited and the second having been created in photoshop.

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Panorama Assignment

Panorama Assignment

For this task we were to ‘Make a panorama in Photoshop then add something to this panorama that wasnt there.  Make it look like it belongs there.’

Firstly I had to create the panorama of all the images I took for this task.

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This is the panorama I worked with for this task:

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Firstly, I used a basic colour burn brush to adjust the colour of the image as I had taken the photographs on a very foggy day

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I then used a darken brush to add to the adjustments made to the colour

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I then began to add items to my panorama, I started by adding this plane

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Secondly, I added a picture of two people walking to my panorama

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Here, I used a basic eraser tool to remove the original background of the picture of the people walking

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I then added a flag to the flag pole on the top of the James Graham building at our University

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Finally, I added one of the buses that shuttles students to and from Headingley campus to my panorama.

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Using the erase tool once again to remove the background of the orignal bus image.bus erase

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This is the final panorama I created

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 http://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk/getting-to-the-airport/~/media/Images/lba-airport/content/getting-to-the-airport/bus-new.jpg

Retouching Location Photography Assignment Images

 

 

 

This is the original photograph I worked on for this task
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Firstly, I used the unsharp mask filter to adjust the contrast between the edges of the image.

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I then used the quick selection tool to select my subject and separate her from the rest of the image.
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I then used the quick mask tool to mask the selection.
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I then used a basic brush tool to mask the areas of the image the quick mask tool had missed.
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My subject was now completely selected.
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I then used a Levels adjustment layer to adjust the skin tone of my subject.
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I then used a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to reduce the saturation of the image and decrease the lightness.
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I then adjusted the Vibrance using an adjustment layer to reduce saturation and make the colours in the graffiti stand out more.
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I used a basic colour burn brush to darken the colours in the photograph.
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I then used a curves adjustment layer to darken the tone of the image.
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This is the final outcome. I am really happy with how this image turned out as I think the contrast between the subject and the background is effective.
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Image Processing Workshop 6- Preparing For Print

During this workshop we learnt about Colour Spaces, the differences between RGB & CMYK, enlarging files and Sharpening in PhotoShop.

This is the original image I worked with during this workshop.  

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Below shows the process of calibrating my screen to match images on the display to print output. 
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I then used the Proof Colours tool to preview what my image would look like in CMYK.
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This is what the image would look like in CMYK as apposed to RGB.
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I then enlarged the image.
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I then used the Unsharp Mask filter in Photoshop to increase the contrast between edges in the image.
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Next, I created a new layer via copy.
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I then used the High Pass Sharpening feature to sharpen the edges of the image.
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I then adjusted the layer to a Soft Light format and reduced the opacity.
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Finally, I used the Gamut Warning tool to see which parts of the image would not be printable in CMYK, as I was working in RGB.
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Making Selections

 

 

We were given the task of changing the colour and skin tone of the subject in a portrait photograph, then change the mood of the image by changing the background.

This is the original image I used
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To start, I used the quick selection tool to select my whole subject in order to start the process of changing her skin tone. 

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I then used the quick mask tool to create a mask over my selection.
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I then filled in the missing spaces of the mask simply by using the brush tool.

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I then feathered my mask.

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I then created a levels adjustment layer.

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I used the new levels adjustment layer to adjust the skin tone of my subject.

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I then inversed my selection in order to be able to adjust the background rather than my subject.

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I then created a curves adjustment layer to allow me to adjust the colour and contrast of the background of the photograph.

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I then used a basic pen tool to select a rough area around the eyes of my subject.

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I then created a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and used the sliders to adjust the hue of my selection, therefore changing the colour of the eyes of my subject.
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This is my final outcome, I’m quite happy with how this turned out as I tried to keep changes relatively subtle in order to make the image still look natural.
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Image Processing Workshop 4- Making Selections

 

During this workshop we learnt about Making Selections and how to use the Magic Wand, Colour Range, Quick Mask, Alpha Channels and Pen Paths tools in Photoshop. 

This is the image I worked on during this workshop. We were given the task of changing the colour of a set of lips in the background of the photograph.
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I started by using the pen tool to draw around the lips.
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I then made the pen path into a selection which would enable me to separate the lips from the rest of the image.
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I then used the quick mask tool to mask my selection.
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I changed the colour of the mask to blue rather than red, to make it easier to differentiate between the mask and the lips.
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I then created a new selective colour adjustment layer which would enable me to change the colour of the lips.
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This was the final outcome. As you can see the path around the lips is quite rough, however I am quite happy with how this turned out as it was the first time I have done it this way, and if I was doing this for something other than practice I would have taken more time to make the selection neater.
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Adjusting the Mood of an Image Using Adjustment Layers

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This is the original image I worked with for this task.

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I created this dark, almost horror-like mood using levels, curves, selective colour, hue/saturation and brightness/contrast adjustment layers. I think the dark green tint gives the image a mysterious and disturbing feel, setting the theme for a typical haunted fairground scene.

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To create this cheery and fun mood, I used hue/saturation, levels, curves and selective colour adjustment. I think the yellow tone gives the image a happy feel and reflects the joy fairgrounds are traditionally known to give. 

Image Processing Workshop 3- Colour

The main focus of this workshop was on Adjustment Layers and the difference between them. 

This is the original image I worked on during this workshop.

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I began by using the quick selection tool to select the subject in the image.

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I then used the quick mask tool to mask my selection.
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I then used a basic brush tool to mask those parts missed by the quick mask tool, especially around the hair of the subject.
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I then inversed the image so the background was selected rather than the subject in the photograph.
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I then created a new levels adjustment layer so I could set the tonal range of the image and adjust the contrast.Screen shot 2013-03-16 at 6.25.02 PM

These are two rough examples of how the levels adjustment layer can be used.
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I then created a new curves adjustment layer in order to be able to refine the adjustments made by the levels layer.
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I then created a new selective colour adjustment layer to enable me to adjust the mood of the image through changing the background.
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I then created a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.
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RAW Processing Task

Original

This is the original RAW image I worked with for this task. 

Colour temp

I adjusted the colour temperature of the image, making it look a little warmer. 

Tint

I adjusted the tint of the image, again making it look a little warmer.

Exposure

Here, I  made the exposure of the image higher. 

Fill light

I adjusted the fill light of the photograph.

Tone Curve

I adjusted the tone curve, decreasing the lights and increasing the darkness, however keeping the highlights the same. 

Contrast

I increased the contrast of the image to make the buildings stand out more from the sky.

Detail- Sharpening

This print screen shows how I adjusted the sharpening of the image. 

Detail- Noise Reduction

This shows how I adjusted the noise reduction of the photograph.

HSL: Grayscale

I adjusted the colour using the HSL/ Grayscale tool.

Split Toning

I adjusted the colour of the photograph using the split toning tool. 

Lens CorrectionsHere, I enabled lens profile corrections. 

Camera Calibration

I didn’t adjust anything using the camera calibration tool. 

Effects

Effects 

White Balance tool

Using the white balance tool I adjusted the image to give it the effect of it being evening. 

Crop tool

This is a basic example of using the crop tool.

Adjustment brush tool

I used the adjustment brush tool to make the clouds look darker and slightly stormy. 

Graduated filter tool

This is an example of what effects can be created by using the graduated filter tool.

Rotate tool

This is a basic example of using the rotate tool. 

Rotate tool

I used a combination of tools to create this final image.

Image Processing Workshop 1- RAW Processing

In this workshop we learnt about the tools available in the Camera Raw function in Photoshop.

This is the image I worked with during this workshop.

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I then adjusted the sharpening and noise reduction.

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I then kept the Hue the same, but adjusted the Saturation and Luminance, again making the photograph look warmer.

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This is an example of using the basic zoom tool in Camera RAW.
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You can use the hand tool to move around your image in Camera RAW.

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This is an example of using the white balance tool.Screen shot 2013-03-16 at 4.09.29 PMI then experimented with the colour sampler tool.

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Camera RAW also has a Targeted Adjustment Tool however this was not necessary for the image I was working on.

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This is an example of basic use of the crop tool.
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The spot removal and red eye remover tools are also often useful, however not so much for images such as this.
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The adjustment brush is probably one of the most useful tools available in Camera RAW as it enables you to adjust the exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness of the parts of the image you use the brush on.
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This is an example of use of the graduated filter tool.
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This is the final version of the image I was working on.

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