PS2

PHOTOSHOP TRICKS #2 –Focus, Liquify, Retouch.

Instructions
INTRODUCTION:

Learn 4 advanced tasks in Photoshop. For each you might have to take a photo to work with, but each task should be completed in one class. Check the online tutorials for details.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

For all of these tasks keep a copy of the original image on the bottom layer of your file for reference.

Tilt Swift or Depth of Field
– Change the depth of field of your image, to give it the appearance of a miniature
– This works by creating exaggerated drop-off in depth of field focusing.
– OR use a gradient Alpha Channel to control Depth of field in an image

Perspective Lens Correction
– Adjust distortion in an architectural photo
– You might have to take a photo you can work with (looking up at a building)
– Make sure to keep your original for reference!

Liquify
– Add Muscles or distort someone’s face
– Much of your time will be spent figuring out how to use the tool effectively
– Create one GOOD image, but save some of your other attempts (mistakes) as well!.
– Aim to make an image that is still plausible but definitely modified.

Retouch (Makeup / Remove Wrinkles)
– Learn how to clone and draw onto new layers, which allow you to blend results
– Great for removing parts of an image or for cosmetic fixes
– Work with MANY layers and save them all.
o You can always turn them ‘off’ if you do not like the results

SUBMIT

1 Completed image for each task
All source files in one folder for reference
Everything submitted as one folder with you name and block in the folder name.

KEY CRITERIA:
Tilt Swift Focus drop-off exaggerated / or Using Alpha Channel in DOF
Lens Correction Lines Parallel, size corrected
Liquify Result is plausible but strange
Retouch Adjustments and changes on at least 6 or more layers, original intact
CHALLENGE:

Create some extreme images with the Liquify and Retouch tools, and submit this along with the ‘gentler’ versions.
– Submit two extra versions of you images, label them ‘extreme’

How to Guide & Video



Gallery of Samples
Depth of Field / Tilt Swift
Fixing Perspective
Liquify Tool
Retouching
Photoshop Guides (Careful some are older guides – the Videos are more up to date!)