PHOTOSHOP

Development of my skills in photoshop: I used the mask tool with a black brush to control where you could apply the different effects to one image such as contrast, curve, saturation and hues. As the image is white using a black brush effectively rubs out the mask you created so the unchanged image behind it can come through.


Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 10.39.02

I particularly like the changes made to this image as I was able to apply a monochrome saturation to the sky, this created a really interesting contrast with the red/brown hues of the road. Being able to create a divide like this highlights the difference between the two halves of the photo, road and sky. However the white lines on the road (unaffected by the hue setting on the road) that aren’t tinted red/brown  forms a line for the eye to follow into the centre of the image where the road meets the sky, the white lines extend into the greyscale sky.


Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 10.36.45

This image has the same original/base as the one above however I used red/orange hues across the whole image. The increased contrast and saturation of the sky bring out the dark reds which adds to the dark stormy sky in the foreground. I didn’t apply the increased contrast to the centre of the image, I just added more blue hues where the road meets the sky I think this helped provide a lightened focus point.


Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 10.48.25

In this image I used the opposite to the one above I lowered the saturation of the road so it was monochrome and increased saturation and blue hues of the sky. This highlighted the man made concrete structure of the road compared to the deep blues of the natural sky.

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