Experimenting with Photoshop

Photoshop is a software that allows you to edit images, we used into work back into our images by scanning our original prints and posting them into the software. Then worked back into them using the variety of different options and settings for example the adjustment of the hue & saturation, colour balance and exposure.

Using photoshop I came across a few problems, for example there are many different settings, this made it complicated to find the tools you need, however using the software became increasingly easier as you became familiar with the whereabouts of all the toolbars and layer options.

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This is my favourite edited piece I did as it is very simple with earthy tones, and the contrast of the dark blue and terracotta over the white works very well. Overall I created a variety of pieces that linked with the theme Organic, although I did play around with inverted coloures and the brightness in a few of y other prints. This gave them a bright and bold look lifting the pattern making it the focal point.

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^ Here we used the lasso tool to cut around the image and duplicating it making a sort of pattern. The print originally had a pattern but I was unhappy with that so changed the threshold making the hole this black.

Another tool was the hue and saturation. Hue is the color in your image. Saturation is the intensity, or richness, of that color.

A filter is a particular effect that can be applied to an image. For example there was the Mosaic filter that gave a tiled effect and the oil paint filter that gave a brush stroke effect.

Overall i found the use of Photoshop very complex, however overtime it became easier to use as you became familiar with the softwares. The settings, filters etc are extremely in depth, i found this slightly overwhelming, although it was very enjoyable to use.

 

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