So far using different tutorials I have created a few things in photoshop.
My first try at double exposure didn’t turn out very well but it was a good learning experience. Through a video I learnt how to use vector masks and the pen tool to make two pictures be layered upon each other. While this didn’t work very well because of the choppy cropping and not the best picture, this skill will be very helpful in the future.
Because I found double exposure mostly boring I found a tutorial with just pictures and words on how to make a ribbon-like x-ray portrait. While I began this in class, I worked on a majority of it at home as it was very time consuming. The main skills I learnt whilst doing this was how to use the pen tool to cut out areas, make areas look 3D using the burn tool, changing the ‘stroke’ size, and use effects on specific layers. Overall, I feel this was extremely successful because whilst I ran into a lot of problems, it looks fairly good by the end of it.
After Nikko and Masooma presented for us, I was both amazed and inspired by both of their digital art portfolios, especially Nikko’s art. Looking at his figure drawings reminded me of drawings I’ve done in the past, and because I really liked the style of it, I tried replicating it onto one of my older drawings. In addition to this, he explained how you can input videos/gifs into Photoshop, and how he used it for his concentration piece in AP art. Originally I wasn’t planning on using videos, but I found the shirt especially hard to shade in, so I ended up playing around until I found out how to insert videos. Lastly, after some trial and error, I figured out you can convert a video into a gif using photoshop. Using this knowledge, I was able to make my drawing ‘video’ into a gif.
Process of Mikayla drawing:
Drawn using iPad
Colored and shadedInserted gif 🙂