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Marko
09-01-2008, 09:14 AM
Both assignment ideas come courtesy of Travis :highfive:

Assignment - 1 is #1 Inventive/creative use of Photoshop(or equiv) on an image. Outside the box image construction. Severe image manipulation.
#2 - portraiture of any kind

But this thread is only for assignment 1 as per the thread title.

Thanks Travis! - who is posting first? :D

tegan
09-01-2008, 07:42 PM
OK, I will be first. I do a lot of ocean, lake, and river shots.

Tegan

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/ocophoto/oceanpointm2_f.jpg

tomorrowstreasures
09-02-2008, 08:15 AM
Beautiful, Tegan! And moody!

Marko
09-02-2008, 09:09 AM
Nice capture. I like the colours and lines and the strange mood this image puts forth (futuristic, desolate, cold - just some feelings this image evokes for me).

marko

tegan
09-02-2008, 09:44 AM
Thanks, TT and Marko. To warm it up, here is another for the September assignment.

Tegan

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/ocophoto/sunsetwater.jpg

Marko
09-02-2008, 10:15 AM
I like this shot even better. Very warm and bright.

I may have placed the sun a bit more to the right but that's it.

M

tegan
09-02-2008, 08:58 PM
I like this shot even better. Very warm and bright.

I may have placed the sun a bit more to the right but that's it.

M

You mean that you are turning my critique of the centre of interest being too close to the frame back on me. :eek::eek:

I have to agree. :)

Tegan

tomorrowstreasures
09-02-2008, 09:58 PM
Tegan, I love the colors!!! The warmth and the glow... gives promise of a new day.
Susan

pslove
09-02-2008, 10:00 PM
really like the second one too, tegan. would you mind describing the process that went into it? i think it would also be kind of neat to see the original photo.would you mind?

mindforge
09-03-2008, 01:21 AM
http://mindforged.com/photo/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/headshot-popcart-400x454.jpg
This is an edited image from a family shoot I did a few days ago. Lots of contrast, desaturation, healing brush work... took about 15 minutes of work. Used cutout on a layer with adjusted opacity.

tegan
09-03-2008, 07:43 AM
really like the second one too, tegan. would you mind describing the process that went into it? i think it would also be kind of neat to see the original photo.would you mind?

Well the assignment is "severe manipulation", so to somewhat surprise everyone this is as "severe" as you can possibly get. This comes under the heading of computer simulated photography or imaging. The image is created totally on screen sometimes using wire frames and then adding texture and colour and then using a software simulated computer camera to "take a photo" of it. The on screen simulated camera is of course adjustable and can be placed in 3 dimensions.

It is like drawing something and taking a picture of it, but in this case, both tasks are done on and by the computer.

Of course, with more time, I could have added a real boat from a photo into the scene, but getting the perspective and size correct is quite a challenge. :)

Tegan

Marko
09-03-2008, 09:51 AM
I like this portrait mindforge!

Nice glowy feel!

tegan
09-03-2008, 10:26 AM
http://mindforged.com/photo/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/headshot-popcart-400x454.jpg
This is an edited image from a family shoot I did a few days ago. Lots of contrast, desaturation, healing brush work... took about 15 minutes of work. Used cutout on a layer with adjusted opacity.

It reminds me of the people images found in videogames, which I don't play but have seen. Create a textured background in a 3D program and put her into it. :) The creative possibilities are endless.

Interesting work.

Tegan

mindforge
09-03-2008, 01:03 PM
The non-web saved version doesn't have the rendered lines. Well, they are definitely not as prominent.

tomorrowstreasures
09-03-2008, 05:15 PM
MindForge - Cool effects!

kiley9806
09-04-2008, 10:30 AM
somber self photograph, manipulated severely...

tomorrowstreasures
09-04-2008, 06:53 PM
Kiley - your image really invokes a deep melancholy! Well done!!!
Susan

tomorrowstreasures
09-04-2008, 07:00 PM
Here is my manipulated photo. This old vehicle was found on a path in Whistler, BC when my husband and I traveled there this past November..... The color made me think of a school bus, which made me think of youth and energy....which, in my mind was a juxtaposition of an old retired school bus driver who was tired.
537

pslove
09-04-2008, 10:44 PM
my submission:P dino and crow are grace a magnetic polygonal lasso. 3 different pics rolled into one.:p overlayed and multiplied on a ttv frame filter with a heavy curves adjustment. crow was added as an afterthought after the adjustments were done and then faded to 93 percent to blend in with the background.
hope you like:) this was fun.
Jess


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2828893147_96823887c2.jpg

tegan
09-04-2008, 10:47 PM
Re: TTs photo:

The blue/green in the foreground is distracting but the vehicle and the background seem to go together well. The colour of the car and the black and white in the front give it an African feel and the dry brush does not contradict that impression.

Tegan

pslove
09-04-2008, 10:51 PM
Here is my manipulated photo. This old vehicle was found on a path in Whistler, BC when my husband and I traveled there this past November..... The color made me think of a school bus, which made me think of youth and energy....which, in my mind was a juxtaposition of an old retired school bus driver who was tired.
537

i bet the original pic was great. i love stumbling upon scenes like this in deserted areas. it's a little like finding the photographic equivilant of buried treasure to me..lol. the blurred glow is neat.

tegan
09-04-2008, 10:55 PM
Very original and creative PS. That is an interesting style and approach that I could never imitate but find intriguing none the less.

Tegan

Marko
09-05-2008, 07:52 AM
Kiley - Excellent self-portrait. Love the blue tones and somber feel
TT - Very nice old car image. I might try to pump up the contrast a wee bit to see if it makes it pop any harder, but i still think it's a cool shot.
pslove - very interesting and playful shot. i love the fact that the subject is just standing there smoking.

Marko
09-05-2008, 07:53 AM
This is definitely some severe manipulation - what do you think?

kiley9806
09-05-2008, 10:18 AM
those electric ducks are AWESOME marko! :D

tegan
09-05-2008, 10:34 AM
Yes, good description, Kiley. Seeing the position and movement of the legs adds a bit of unexpected humour to the "electric ducks". :)

Tegan

pslove
09-05-2008, 10:57 AM
pslove - very interesting and playful shot. i love the fact that the subject is just standing there smoking.

lol. thanks. I had fun with it.

marko- i like the ducks. looks like you painted with light.
kiley- i missed that you had posted a self portrait. i like the colors you used. i look at the photo and my mind immediately assosiates it with the montreal jazz fest...::grin:: don't ask why..i have no idea...maybe the moodiness of it?

scorpio_e
09-06-2008, 09:41 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2833218980_8dccfa3b11_o.jpg

kiley9806
09-06-2008, 12:02 PM
scorpio - thats a really funky window - i like how you kept some green in the leaves. and i really like the quote on the bottom of your post - i hate it when people see my pics and say 'wow! you must have a great camera!'.... grrrr!

scorpio_e
09-06-2008, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the compliment. The window was a QUICK grab shot taken on a tour at Hemingways house in the Florida Keys. The story goes that the lighthouse attendant would watch Hemingway's wife shower through this window.
I wanted to make this window with ghostly effect.

scorpio_e
09-06-2008, 03:02 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2563028332_6dd69daa33.jpg

This is a little of both :)

tegan
09-08-2008, 08:33 AM
I like the shot, Scorpio. Its very uniqueness gives it visual impact and demonstrates great creativity.

Tegan

Marko
09-08-2008, 10:55 AM
I agree with tegan on this shot , nicely done...and I also like your Hemmingway's window shot scorpio_e!

Marko

tomorrowstreasures
09-21-2008, 12:35 AM
scorpio - wow! that guy looks alot like ozzy osborne!

tomorrowstreasures
09-21-2008, 12:21 PM
I just finished creating this up for a student.. I really liked the way it turned out, so I thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone by posting it here due to the fact that it is severe manipulation and share it too. :)

598

tegan
09-22-2008, 08:46 AM
I'm certainly missing something because I do not see the relationship of the photos to the particular student: Matt Hays at the top.

Tegan

tomorrowstreasures
09-22-2008, 09:44 AM
I'm certainly missing something because I do not see the relationship of the photos to the particular student: Matt Hays at the top.

Tegan
Understandably. Matt is camera shy...so he allowed to me to photograph him by photographing his hand holding his class ring. (Which I really liked.) So, this is his class picture from me .... I guess it is in the details. hmmmm. Funny how some people love to be photographed and others, not so much. He is a nice looking kid, too. At any rate, I put the photo here because I manipulated it to bits. Doy - :lightbulb I should have said all of that when I originally submit the thread. TT can be very dense. Oh well... Thanks for bringing it up, Tegan.... :)

tegan
09-22-2008, 08:18 PM
I think I would have tried to take a different approach such as at least having him in the background in a school shot or related to a sport or something that he really liked.

If you can get him to talk about why he is camera shy it becomes possible to shoot around many perceived personal problems related to looks or whatever.
Ask him, how he sees himself and figure out if it is possible to shoot that.
For that matter you could combine some school shot already taken with a special effect composite.

Combining people skills with photographic skills, it should be possible to solve a problem with a camera shy person in a flattering manner that includes an image of the person.

Tegan

tomorrowstreasures
09-22-2008, 10:12 PM
Tegan - great insight and advice! Thanks so much!

MikeS
09-24-2008, 03:55 PM
This is definitely some severe manipulation - what do you think?

Marko, dude! How did you do this?!?!
It looks awesome!

asterismos
09-29-2008, 01:26 AM
Spinning toy on playground equipment.

colored pencil filter/effect in photoshop

scorpio_e
09-29-2008, 03:56 PM
I just finished creating this up for a student.. I really liked the way it turned out, so I thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone by posting it here due to the fact that it is severe manipulation and share it too. :)

598

I like the first one. I got it when I saw it.

I can understand about being camera shy and there are ways around it. A night time silhouette or even a sunset silhouette might work. Possibly have a lampost light the subject. Or even the subject doing thier hobby where it is not that posed type shot.

tomorrowstreasures
09-29-2008, 09:34 PM
Thanks, Scorpio!

aophoto
11-02-2008, 01:06 AM
I used a spot lighting effect in photoshop, and added the moon. The original was taken on a very cloudy day, one of many in summer time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
I figured that I could make something out of it.:)