PHOTOSHOP TRICKS #2 –Focus, Liquify, Retouch.
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.
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!
– 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 should have at least 6 layers when done
o You can always turn them ‘off’ if you do not like the results
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.
|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|
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’