Photo Journal

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I took this image on the way to school one morning to show how bright the moon still was that morning. the sun was starting to rise as well so it made a really cool effect. I love the way the blue and the orange really set eachother off and compliment eachother very well. I also like the way the colors fade into one another and theres almost a space of white between the two.

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This photo I took on my way home from work. I love how dark the sky is in the back and then it has the pink swirled through it and then the pop of orange down in the corner from the setting sun. The colors were beautiful.

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This image I created for my photoshop class. It is actually the combonation of four different photos that I edited in photoshop individually then took parts from each one and put them all together. I love how all of the colors are very saturated and vibrant.

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This is another photo I took on my way home from work of the sun setting. The darkness of the sky and the small pops of blue looked beautiful along with the orange color of the clouds from the sun.

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This is another photo on the way home from work of the sky. The clouds were a bright pink color that was really set off by the dark blue of the sky.

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This photo I took at school by the parking garage. The clouds were thick and the sun was starting to rise. It had rained that morning, so the clouds were really thick and a dark gray color, but the orange color of the sky lightened it up alot and made the sky look really cool.

 

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Photo Journal

Image

I took this image on the way to school one morning to show how bright the moon still was that morning. the sun was starting to rise as well so it made a really cool effect. I love the way the blue and the orange really set eachother off and compliment eachother very well. I also like the way the colors fade into one another and theres almost a space of white between the two.

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This photo I took on my way home from work. I love how dark the sky is in the back and then it has the pink swirled through it and then the pop of orange down in the corner from the setting sun. The colors were beautiful.

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This image I created for my photoshop class. It is actually the combonation of four different photos that I edited in photoshop individually then took parts from each one and put them all together. I love how all of the colors are very saturated and vibrant.

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This is another photo I took on my way home from work of the sun setting. The darkness of the sky and the small pops of blue looked beautiful along with the orange color of the clouds from the sun.

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This is another photo on the way home from work of the sky. The clouds were a bright pink color that was really set off by the dark blue of the sky.

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This photo I took at school by the parking garage. The clouds were thick and the sun was starting to rise. It had rained that morning, so the clouds were really thick and a dark gray color, but the orange color of the sky lightened it up alot and made the sky look really cool.

 

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what enslaves you?

Thinking back on our conversation today about freedom and limitations, take some time to imagine and reflect upon projects you have created. Focus on one project (it does not have to be in new media – it could have been a project you wanted to do on your own, like clearing off your old copies of files from your hard drives, or even writing that song you have been thinking about.) But here is the deal, think of a project that EXCITED you when you first thought of your idea. What was it that was so thrilling to you about the project? Describe some of your thoughts about that project (your ideas, why you were excited, etc.) on your blog.

The one project that comes to mind first is the one I did for the Digital Media class.. It was one of the pictures i did for the final that was supposed to be based on a song. i was listening to my itunes while i was doing the project for inspiration and blow by kesha came on. when i started listening to it i knew exactly what i wanted my picture to look like. it was almost like i knew what i was going to do and what needed to go where and what effects needed to be added right off the bat. it was the easiest one for me to finish and it was the one that looked the best and the one that i was most proud of.

Now, compare what you were thinking when you first started the project, and then think about what you actually did. Were they different? How. Explain on your blog.

When i finished the project there were a few small things that changed, but not much. i think i knew what i needed to put into it so the only challenge i had was finding the elements i needed for the image to be what i thought it shoud be.

Here is the meat of the analytical portion of this assignment. What were the limitations that forced your project to change? List those on your blog.

The only reason some things changed in my image were because i couldn’t find the elements that i needed for the image to be what i saw. i knew i wanted bright colors, so i put “party” into morgue file to find something that would fit the song. the image turned out to be like 6 different images that i pulled different things from and put them all together with different blend modes and masks.

Now switch to the bead. When faced with the bead and complete freedom to do ANYTHING with it, but not direction on how to do it or even what to do, what were the limitations that popped up for you? Discuss this on your blog.

when you first said we could do anything, i started to panic. i had no idea what i was going to do. one thing i thought was ironic during class last week when we were talking about the fish bowl was that my first idea that came to my head was to put the bead in an old fish vase that i had neutral colored rocks in. i have a lilly growing in it and i thought with the blue bead it would look cool in the off white rocks and kind of hidden behind the green roots of the flower. but when i went out for my 21st birthday that weekend my bead was in my purse and i lost it. so that was definitely my limitation.. no bead, no project.

Finally, and hopefully the fun part, look at your list of limitations. Choose one. Create something that expresses how that limitation feels to you. Document it on your blog and bring it to class to discuss next week.

 

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Group Role.

For the most part, it went pretty quick for us to figure out what we were going to do. There were really only like 2 people who came up with it and after that we just talked in little groups.

Then we wrote down our favorite movie quotes and read one anothers out loud.

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Class Reflection – 1/9/12

so, i’m super excited for this class. it’s a little bit scary & i don’t really know what to think yet.. but i think i’m going to get alot out of it. i think it’s going to break me out of my shell, and i really hope it does. i guess we’ll see.

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Digital Media Final

 Image Based on Music

 Blow by Kesha

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFWX0hWCbng&ob=av2e

For this image, I used three images from MorgueFile. The background image is of a DJ in front of a laser light. I then took my second image of the girl in the Mardi Gras mask and used the curves tool to change the colors how I wanted them then I over layed it over the background image. I then used a mask to take out the background behind the girl to show the laser lights and I also lightened her up a bit and made her slightly transparent. The last thing I did was took a picture of a disco ball and used the Quick Selection Tool to select it. I brought it over into the image and used another mask to blend it in with the background. I then used the paintbrush tool on the disco ball to help it blend in with the background.

 Image Based on Music

 Someone Like You by Adele 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0&ob=av2e

For this image, I found two wedding pictures. The larger of the two, I set as the background and used the curves tool to edit it. I then edited the second image that I overlayed over the background. I used the curves tool on that one as well and darkened it so the two figures looked almost like silhouettes. After I put it on the background, I used a mask to make it transparent.

 Image Inspired by Famous Artwork

 Dancers in Pink by Edgar Degas

For this image, all I did was, I found an image on MorgueFile that was similar to the scene that is depicted in the painting. I used the Black & White adjustment then used the mask to pull back forward the pink color from the girls dance outfits.

 

 

 Image Based on A Movie

 Black Swan 

This image actually took alot of time to finish. I went away from using a photograph of a human ballerina and decided to use the doll instead. The image didn’t have the same creepy effect with the human. I used the Curve tool to edit the main image. I then found a picture of a hawk and used the quick selection tool to take the wings. I then used the quick selection tool again to select the ballerina so I could put the wings behind the figure. After I put the wings on the figure, I used the paintbrush tool to darken the wings up to make it look more like the “black swan.” I then used a mask on the top layer of the ballerina to make it somewhat transparent to give it the creepy effect. Also for a little added effect, I darkened the background of the image.

 Image Aimed Toward Children 

For this image, I found the picture of the little girl on MorgueFile. I then put a Black and White adjustment on the photo and used the mask to pull back some of the color on the little girl. I then found the picture of the butterfly and used the quick selection tool to select it and I then refined the edge of my selection. After I resized the image of the butterfly, I brought it into the background image and added a Plastic Wrap filter to it. I added a mask to that and brought back forth some of the reflection from the bubble that was covered by the selection of the butterfly.

 

 Masculine Image 

I found this image on MourgeFile and added a Gaussian Blur to it. I added a mask to bring back forth the bottom of the mans boot and part of the glove.  I then added a soft pin light effect to the image and used another mask to darken the background back up.

 

 

 

 Feminine Image

For this image, I found another wedding picture on MorgueFile. I added a Pin Light effect. Then I added a sepia filter and used a mask to bring back forth the two figures. I then added a Screen effect and used a mask to lighten the people back up and the right side of the image.

 

 

 

 Image Based on One Color of Choice

 Red

For this image, I found the background image of the red “person” on MorgueFile. I copied the image and overlayed itself to show two seperate figures. I used a mask to make the second image look more transparent than the first. I then took an image of the back of a CD and used the quick selection tool to select it. After I refined the edges of my selection, I brought it into the background image and I toned the image red.

 

 

 Image Based on a Color of Choice

 Blue 

For this image, I took the picture and added a black and white effect to it. I used a mask to pull the sky back forward then toned the color of the snow blue.

 

 

 

 Typography

For this image I took a picture from an advertisement that I found on MorgueFile. I then toned it to bring out the blue in the face, and the green in the eyes of the creature. After I did that, I took a “Beware of Dog” sign and cropped it so it just read “Beware.” After that, I took the sign and put it over top of the background image. I used a mask to add transparency to the sign image to blend it in to the background image.

 

 

 

 An Image to “Sell” Something/Typography/Masculine

For this image, I searched for Classic Cars on MorgueFile and I found both of these images. For the background, I used the curves tool to change the color settings. I then used the paintbrush tool to darken the sky and everything around the main focus, the beat up red truck. After that, I took the picture of the sign I found and cropped it so it was just the words. After that, I put it into the background image and used a mask and the transparency adjustment to blend it into the background.

 Image  Based on an Adjective

Helpless

For this image, I used an image of a Fountain. I found a picture of the robed figures on MorgueFile. I also found the image of the dragon in the top corner on morguefile. I used the quick selection tool to select the picture of the dragon and put it into the background image. After that, I searched for different textures that I could overlay on top of the two images. I found the picture of the fountain and used the water as the overlay. I used the paintbrush tool and added some extra pieces to the overlay and made it transparent. After that, I used the paintbrush tool again and darkened the entire image with black.

 

 

 

  Image Based on an Adjective

 Enchanting

For this image, I used the curve adjustment tool to edit the photo. I then used a mask to bring back forth the reflections in the water and the trees in the background. After that, I added a warm photo filter on it and used another mask to  darken the trees and the grass back up.

Re-Done Image

I chose to redo the image I had done in one of our first assignments in the course. In the original image, I had added extractions of snow balls and used the paintbrush to add extra snow. I also had added a Gaussian Blur to the image to show Depth of Field. When I redid the photo I added snow to the image in the front, which it didn’t have the first time. I then fixed the blur to correctly show how it should be blurred. I brought forth the girl in the tan jacket and also the woman standing behind her and the man in front of her.  I used the paintbrush to darken up the part of the image in the right corner that was too saturated. After that, I added a black and white effect to darken the image up and I used a mask to bring back forth some of the color. I also added a blue tone to the photo.

 Image Based on a Photograph

For this image, I used old fashioned pin up girls as my inspiration. I shrank down two posters that I like in particular and I put them up like they were posters on the wall of the pin up girl in the middle. I changed the picture to black & white and brought back the color in the main pin up. When I added the posters to the wall, I had to change the posters to black & white as well and I changed the opacity on the effect to bring back a little bit of color.

 

 

 

 Image Based on Music 

 Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DksSPZTZES0&ob=av2e

For this image, I took the background image and I used the curves tool to edit the brightness of the picture. I further  darkened the image by using the paintbrush tool. I then took the image of the rain on a window and did an overlay on the background image. I then changed the opacity on the overlay and used a mask to push some parts back and bring some forward.

 

 Image Based on a Movie

 Finding Nemo 

For this image, I took three images, one of the bubbles, one of the orange fish, and the third of the blue fish. I used the quick selection tool to select both the blue and orange fish. After I selected both fish, I brought them into the background image and added a plastic wrap effect to the two fish. I then used masks to lessen the plastic wrap look and make it more like a reflection off of the bubble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Digital Media Midterm!

 Extraction:

To create this image, I took one of my prom pictures and cropped it so the extracted image would work because the other picture hit at the knee. I quick selected myself out of the prom picture and used content aware fill. I then opened the halloween picture and quick selected the image I wanted to extract. I refined the edge then put it into the original picture. I used the smudge tool to fix the hair on the extraction and I also used the smudge tool around the edges of the extraction to help it blend with the background image. I also added a gaussian blur to help blend the two images together.

  Depth of Field/Blur:

For this image, I used the curve adjustment to brighten the image. I then added a gaussian blur and used a mask to pull the main subject forward then brought some of the background images back forth using the mask and playing with the opacity.

  Content Aware Fill:

For this image, I simply used the Quick Selection Tool and selected the baby, the swing, and the chains. I refined the edges and then used content aware fill. I then moved on to the shadow and, again, used the Quick Selection Tool and selected the baby’s shadow. I refined the edge of that selection as well then used content aware fill to get rid of the shadow.

  History & History Brush:

The first of the three images is the original image. The second one is the one that I edited with the History Brush and Snapshot tools. I used the Curve tool to make adjustments to the image. I took four seperate Snapshots of the image, one for the sky, one for the ground, one for the barn, and one for the trees. I then used the History Brush to blend the snapshots together. I also added the shadows on the ground using the History Brush tool. I then saved the image as a jpeg and took out the little circle of glare from the sun by using the patch tool. Then I added a screen blend mode.

Masks:

 For this image, the first thing I did was add an adjustment to change the color to black and white and changed the opacity to 73%. After that, I made a new layer of the background and added a mask. I added a gaussian blur and then used the mask to bring the lips and eyes back 100%. I then added another gaussian blur and brought the baby back into focus with the opacity set at 20%.

 Patch Tool:

For this image, I simply used the patch tool to take the shiny parts off of the two faces and then I used the red eye remover and removed the red eye on both people.

Black & White:

 For this image, I used the Curve Adjustment and changed the color to black and white, 100%. I then used a mask to pull the color of the water and the sky back forward.

 

Curves:

All that I did for this picture was use the Curves adjustment tool and then I used a mask to darken the background back up again to leave the dog in focus.

 Levels

I used the levels adjustment tool to adjust the color on this image. I then added a Gaussian Blur and used a mask to bring the flower and the girls back into focus.

Photo Filter

For this image, I used the curves adjustment tool to edit the brightness of the picture. After that, I used the Sepia Photo Filter adjustment and changed it to 92%. Then I used a mask to bring her eyes back 100%. I then added a Gaussian Blur and used another mask to bring back her eyes, lips, and her hand.

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