For this image I used my own ideas and creativity to edit it. Although the changes I made to my image are very subtle, I feel like it adds a very strong tone to my image. I also changed the contrast on my picture so that the dark parts were more harsh and the water is more vibrant.
If you would like to achieve this look follow these steps:
Step One: Bring your photo into Photoshop
Step Two: Duplicate your layer by pressing ctrl + J (Or if on a Mac use Cmd + J) then hide the original image layer by clicking the eye icon beside the layer.
Step Three: On the image copy layer use the patch tool to outline the person or object that you would like to add this effect to, then simply drag the selected area to an empty space. This will make the selected object disappear.
Step Four: Make the original layer visible by clicking the square beside the layer to make the eye icon re appear.
Step Five: Use the eraser tool to erase half of your subject.
Step Six: Lastly select a one of the following brushes, match the colour to your original object, and then use the brush to create a pixelating effect.
As I am approaching my halfway point of blogging, I am starting to learn many things about myself.
- I have explored why photography and Photoshop are my passions.
- I am able to see the progress I have made. In the beginning I was following tutorials and slowly I started to incorporate my own ideas into the tutorials I followed. Now I am able to think of a way to edit the picture, and not need a tutorial to achieve my goal.
- I am now starting to be inspired by other people and their work. An example of this would be the blog lensaddiction. This is the link to their blog: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/404689 I highly recommend looking at it. I have been inspired by many of their photographs and even tempted to try some of them or edit my pictures in Photoshop to get a similar result. My favourite post of theirs is the “Dark Moody Food Photography” because it was accomplished using the different camera adjustments and lighting, however, I want to try achieving it using Photoshop instead.
I am proud to see the progress I have made throughout these few weeks of blogging. I have been to competitions for my photography, and I am able to essentially create my own Photoshop tutorials for others to use.