he LETS her beat him up! Not really, we actually got mugged. Mugged by Photoshop! I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while after seeing something similar in the film “Get Him To The Greek”. My favourite part of this is the handmark bruise on Charlotte’s arm; nicely subtle.
Just when I needed a dose of inspiration, it hits me like a kid playing on the train tracks! Dave Hill is a fantastic photographer, but more than that is his heavy use of post processing that makes his photos so astounding. After watching a couple of his “Behind The Scene” videos on Vimeo, I can kind of grasp the way he does his shoots, shooting each element separately from each other, cutting them out and then manipulating them together along with some other post processing techniques.
I love Photoshop and I’m getting into this Photography lark quite a bit so I may take try to make some pieces like this. It doesn’t compare, but my Self Portraitattempt, it seems (due to the cutting out of elements and heavy post processing photo manipulation) is a very small scale version of this manipulative photography. I have tried this before for a few things, but half the techniques I know now, I didn’t back then. All I need is some more equipment and an idea for a shoot, then maybe people will be blogging about my photography too!
I’ve recently been wanting a super cool, awesomely epic and badass self portrait. Tonight I tried my hand at it. This, from the start, was obvious that it wasn’t going to be my prize and glory, but I thought fuck it; I’ll give it a go.
Of course, with no natural or studio lights, I could only hope to learn technique rather than be left with a kick-ass final image. I had a tripod, a chair, a blank wall, a standard lamp (which you can see in my glasses) and the room’s ordinary ceiling light. I also had my trusty Olympus PEN.
This is the image I captured with manual focus and the 2 second timer:
This is what using some basic and intermediate photoshopping techniques achieved:
But then I got bored of being on the computer so I went and hung out with some girls. I was excluded.
I made another Photoshop video, pretty random, but I’ve grown quite accustomed to doing them. I think it’s something to do with being able to see the whole process of what you’ve done played back to you.
It’s still being ‘processed’ by YouTube, so I’ll just blabber for a moment.
This blog is starting out to be quite Photoshop orientated.
I’ve always wanted to make some sort of viral advert, I mean studying advertising – fair enough, but before then I’ve just wanted to make one, a successful one, I’ve just not had the means to do it though. I have the software, just never tried using it.
Maybe I’ll try my hand at After Effects and make a massively successful viral that’ll make me rich beyond my wildest dreams.
That’d be nice.
The video has finally finished processing so here it is. Ends quite abruptly though.
This is a quick demonstration of the effects that can be achieved using Photoshop to manipulate the human form.
Please be aware that this was just a quickie project, as you’ll notice on the video there can be much more done in terms of fine details such as the skin shading, blending and just generally ironing out all the fine details and cleaning it up a bit.