Recently I began editing my images for my Liverpool brief. I decided to stick to traditional methods at first. To create this piece I used two Images one from the top of Liverpool Library and another from Matthew Street I cut them both out and stuck them down this was the outcome. I used the printer in order to change the colours of my outcome. I did one red and black and the other blue and black. I picked these colours as they represent Liverpool’s football teams.
I then took this into Photoshop giving me this outcome I wanted to have it as if it was in strips of colour so this is what I decided to do.
This is my outcome inverted. Although I didn’t want to do this I decided to see what it would look like. I think it looks good but doesn’t look professional and this wouldn’t show someone especially through a billboard that this was anything to do with Liverpool. It would have to be worked out and thats not what I want my outcomes to be like they have to be noticeable with a quick reaction of knowing what the billboard is promoting as most billboards are seen by people driving cars.
However, I used the guide tool so that I could make each strip equal this meant that my final outcome was going to have both blue and red. This worked out quite well.
The bottom corner of the people walking holding hands seemed to dull to me and I wanted people to see my outcome feeling welcomed to Liverpool. Because of this I used the marquee tool and took some of the original image. I then used the eraser in order to erase any unwanted parts. To finish this I lowered the opacity to 80% as I wanted this to be a noticeable area but after you have seen the Matthew Street sign.
From this screenshot you can also see how I have made sure I know which parts of my image are red and which part are blue. I did this simply by selecting each layer and right clicking and highlighting them the colour which I had changed them too. This made it easier for me to re-do a layer or move it to fit the page better.
Once this was done I used the brush tool setting it to soft light and choosing red I covered half of the Matthew Street sign in red and half in Blue this was a slight tint to the original and made the final outcome brighter and more noticeable to people seeing it.
I have decided that this is going to be one of my outcomes for my final piece to develop further I am going to place this onto a billboard so I can see if will look professional or not. I hope that this outcome works as it’s my strongest piece up to now and if it places onto a billboard well this will make the final outcome look even more effective than just placed onto a page.