For this project we had to take four pictures, each following one of these four guidelines: Highly contrasting lights and shadows Extreme Vantage Point Transparencies Anomaly We also had to have a central theme around our photos so they wouldn’t be so random. I chose to do rocks because rocks are not appreciated enough in […]Read more "Photography Project"
For this exercise we were encouraged to use a direct overpaint technique to exaggerate the colors of the photo. I did the outlining first with a mouse and then used the bucket to fill in the outlines. I tried to use as little color as possible, so the transforming would not be a cartoon replica […]Read more "Color Exercises #7 Exaggerated Color"
I cropped this photo because I realized that having the whole scene painted with arbitrary colors really distracted from the main character. I really like the filter I used here (Palette Knife) because it complements the erratic color scheme. The colors are a little darker that I would’ve expected, but I like the sunset-like atmosphere […]Read more "Color Exercises #6 Arbitrary Color"
The colors I tried to use here were red, yellow and blue: the ultimate triad of color schemes. I found it really hard to balance between the three colors. I didn’t want one color to overpower the others, and even now I think the yellow is a little unobtrusive compared to the other two. However, […]Read more "Color Exercises #5 Triad"
I think this one started to grow on me the more I looked at it. At first, I really did not like how “popping” the colors were. It seemed too Pop Culture -like. Complementary color schemes are often in your face however, which is why for this exercise I had to really step out of […]Read more "Color Exercises #4 Complementary"
This one was more fun than the last two I really like how the color scheme completely changed the mood — and almost even the context– of the entire photo. The color scheme was yellow, orange (although you don’t see much of it) and red. The effects are interesting. It feels as though I’m looking […]Read more "Color Exercises #3 Analogous"
This exercise, as the title states, was to practice transforming photos of color into a photo with a monochromatic color scheme. I personally like the fully colored version of this photo better because there was a blue-ish tint to the boy’s face that complemented his pinkish/ yellowish skin tone. I chose the color purple because– […]Read more "Color Exercises #2 Monochromatic"
This is the beginning of a series of exercises dealing with color schemes on Adobe Photoshop. Though doing the exercises themselves wasn’t extremely difficult, playing around and figuring out which color design worked best was harder than I would have ever thought. For this “High Contrast” color exercise, I used my black dog against a […]Read more "Color Exercises #1 High Contrast"