Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Self-Portrait Suggestions From Period 6

Color enhancement and tone
Lighting: use lighiting for effect
Background and location: make it interesting
Photo Shop Effects
Learn something about the photographer

Monday, April 16, 2007

Photomerge Info

To set up a new Photomerge composition:
Do one of the following:
Choose File > Automate > Photomerge.
In the File Browser, select the images you want to use and then choose Automate > Photomerge from the File Browser menu bar (see Running automated tasks from the File Browser).
In the dialog box, choose an option from the Use pop-up menu:
Files to generate the Photomerge composition using individual files.
Folders to use all the images stored in a folder to create the Photomerge composition. The files in the folder appear in the dialog box.
Open Files to use the image files you have open in Photoshop.
Click the Browse button to navigate to the source files or folder you want to use to create the Photomerge composition. Select Attempt to Automatically Arrange Source Images if you want Photoshop to try to line the images up in their proper order. Deselect this option if you want to arrange the images in the lightbox yourself.

You can add more files by clicking the Browse button again and navigating to the source files. You can always remove a file from the Source Files list by selecting the file and clicking the Remove button.
When you've added all the source files, click OK to create the Photomerge composition. The source files will open automatically and will be processed.

If the composition can't be automatically assembled, a message appears on-screen. You can assemble the composition manually in the Photomerge dialog box using the lightbox. (See Using the Photomerge dialog box.)
Once the new panorama image appears in the Photomerge dialog box, you can work with individual source files and change your view of the work area. If you need to rearrange the order of the images, drag an image in the work area to reposition it, or rearrange the images in the light box (see Using the Photomerge dialog box).
If necessary, adjust the vanishing point or blending settings of your composition (see Changing Photomerge composition settings.)
If you'd like to save each image in the composition as individual layers, which is useful if you need to correct the color of each image separately, select Keep as Layers.
Do one of the following:
Click the OK button to generate the panorama as a new Photoshop file. The composition then opens in Photoshop.
Click the Save Composition As button to save the composition so you can open it again at a later time.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Coloring Your B-Movie Poster

(image will flatten)
Image>mode>RGB color
create new layer (layer>new layer)
select paint brush (b)
select colors on color swatch
paint picture at 25-35% opactity

make sure you make a new layer for each section of paint

You can add text AFTER coloring if you want.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Photomerge Assignment

Your assignment over break.

You will create Photomerge pictures. These are 3-5 pictures that overlap to show a wide landscape or cityscape (one big picture).

Your three Photomerges should be taken at three different locations at three different times of day: sunrise, afternoon, and sunset.

Three locations
One Photomerge from each location
make sure each Photomerge is taken at a different time

Photo Competition

When we return from break you will all be required to enter the Washington State Photo Competition.
There are four categories for digital imaging: landscape/cityscape, people, color, and digital manipulation.

Entry Form: