Lond of the rings poster Edit

Above is the final version of the poster i made using Photoshop, i am happy with how it turned out. The process to make this was firstly to collect all the Lord of the rings images needed.

Open the first image that i used for the background and crop it. Then i opened the image i used for the second layer which was of frodo, using the earaser tool i took the hard edges away from the image so that is would blend in to the background, after this i did the same again for the Third and forth layers.  When all the layers were blended together well , i used image adjustment change the lighting effects slightly so all the layers would have similar shadows and light areas.

For final effects i found a black old textured image to used as a top layer and decreased the opacity, to add to the old-looking effect i messed around with the colour balance to give it a yellow stained look and then finally added the title to the top right corner before flattening all layers. 


HDR photography

October 19, 2009

HDR stands for high dynamic range imagery 

High-dynamic-range photographs can be achieved by capturing multiple standard photographs, then merging them into an image. 

Camras that alow mutiple exposure can be used to make HDR images.

Below are some examples of HDR photos



HDR example1
HDR example2
HDR example3




September 29, 2009

To edit the image of the gravestones below I used Photoshop, first stripped the colour using channel mixer, then by using image adjustment turned it blue from the curves before reducing the red. 

To make the picture look more like a print i reduced the contrast and brightness using image adjustment again, changing the brightness to -15 and the contrast to -20.

I next drew an elliptical shape around the focal point of the image, pressed select and inverse, then select and feather to 20-30 pixels.

To darken the selected background area slightly i used image adjustment levels, then deselected the picture to see the results so far.

Using the eraser tool and the choosing dry media brushes, i made a dark black edge to the picture.

Lastly i found a tea stained texture from google, saved it and used it as a layer underneath,  to give an old stained look to the picture, using the darken technique in the layers, then finally  flattend the image and saved it.

Below is the final finished image.



Gravestone edit image
Following on from this i then used the same techniques on Photoshop with one of my own images, below is what the end result, it is  Surpose to look similar to an original Cyanotype.
Cyan 1
to compare to this i have looked for some original cyanotypes.

The above advert for toothpaste would be an example of an Explicit advert beacuse it is using an image that says , ” Do you want a smile like this?” , if not buy this toothpaste.

Implicit adverts are diffrent to this becuase they give out a message that is less ovbvious,  for example the advert below

The family in the photo look very happy and are all smiling, this might make people subconciously think of the message ” you could also be a perfect happy family like us if you but this car”

Man Ray Research

September 15, 2009

Man ray was an american Painter and photographer born in 1890.

He is associated with dadaist and surrealist. He was first a abstract painter and  started photography to record his own paintings. He was born in America but moved to Paris in 1921 and made a living from advertising with photography and then returned to america in 1936.

Man Ray is well known for inventing Photograms, or as he liked to call them Rayograms.

Below are some examples of his photography work.





In my opinion Man Rays style of work is quite simple and bold and i can see that he mainly works with black and white photography.




Above are a few paintings by Man Ray , and as you can see they are a different style to his photography work , mainly because he has used bold colours, although like the photograms they are quite simple, with large shapes and less detail.