Unit 5: Final Front Cover

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.29.19 To get this picture I printed out the original image and used felt tips to cover Helena’s face in I then scanned this image in using the printer and opened it up onto photoshop. When I opened it I used the magic wand tool to get rid of the background. Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.29.39I then used image> Auto colour to enhance some of the colours on the face as they looked somewhat dull compared to the original. Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.30.55 I then used Image> Auto contrast which gave me this screenshot. Once I was happy with the colouring I started to begin editing the image properly. Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.31.08

I opened up the filter gallery and used sketch> Water Paper this linked into the art movement fauvism as it was slightly blurry, I also did this because my magazine cover was going to be more of a modern design and this helped show how an image could have looked in present time for such things as equipment e.g. the quality the camera took the photo.

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.38.32Once i had finished editing the face I started to edit the hair I found a background which I particularly liked I used the rubber tool to get rid of any unwanted background which wasn’t needed. Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.42.03

I then added a black background and some white areas showed to get rid of these I used the paintbrush tool and selected the colour black and filled them in  Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.44.41

This is my image before I have fully finished using the paintbrush tool.

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.56.45 I then finished using the paint brush tool and decided to add text I added vogue in so each letter was placed blow another I then used the select tool to move the text around until I got to an area that I was happy with.

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When I looked at the image I didn’t think the colour of the hair looked right I went onto Pinterest and found watercolour backgrounds I then added them into my image and placed them into the hair.Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 11.15.59In the end i found a pink watercolour background which I think contrasted well with the colours on the face. I then made sure there where no areas showing of the background which I didn’t want and got rid of them.

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This was my final image in Adobe Photoshop before flattening and saving it as a JPEG.Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 08.43.36

This is my image opened as a JPEG

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Once I had saved I realised that I hadn’t added a price in I looked on Pinterest for prices and barcodes I didn’t see any barcodes on all of the front covers I looked at,  also some didn’t include the price but if it was included it would be in a corner normally next to the font so I placed a price on my front cover next to my text rotated at the side. I then saved my image as a JPEG to be printed as my final front cover.


Unit 5: Photoshop Manipulation & Experimentation

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Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 10.45.30Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 11.29.43Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 11.29.43Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 11.37.32For my first design I went to file.open and selected a picture of helena which showed a full portrait image of Helena I started off by zooming in and focusing on her face I zoomed in and painted the face, I then used the magic wand tool to fill in her hair, With the remaining parts which wasn’t filled in on the hair I used the paint brush tool to fill any parts which wasn’t already filled in with a different colour. I then used the filter gallery to add effects to the brush tool to make the paint look more vivid. I also then used the magic wand tool to make the clothing black and the paintbrush tool to add lines of paint brush strokes into it I also then copied the body and duplicated it I then used the filter gallery and added mosaic pattern I duplicated the layer so that it didn’t effect and more of the image apart from the clothes. I also then added a watercolour background, to go with this I added a white layer using the fill paint bucket tool. Once I did this I cropped the image and then saved my image onto Adobe Photoshop and also as a JPEG so that this was now a complete image but I could also edit if i needed to.

Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 12.25.49Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 12.05.02Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 12.06.24Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 12.36.01For my second concept I took a landscape image of Helena and added a background which I found on pinterest. I then used the magic wand tool and edited the image of helena so there was no background once i did this i could select Helena I used the filter gallery to experiment I found one which I liked which outlined her and created a realistic but cartoon effect I then flattened the image and saved it. Once I did this i cropped the image, I then also added to it using the text tool and added ‘VOGUE’ in I placed this on the leg as it was different and when putting it onto the background it didn’t work too well as the background had too much detail and overshadowed the text, However this was a creative away to add text into an image and helped me understand how placement is important within a picture as it can be more effective in some areas rather that others because of colour and size. I also wasn’t going to use this for my final image even though I liked it as it was a landscape image and I wanted my final to be portrait.Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 12.44.54 Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 12.44.44I used file>open and used the image which I took of Helena in the studio I used the magic wand tool to get rid of the background and added a new background which I found on pinterest. I was going to complete the image as I wasn’t going to use it for final but I decided to experiment with it more so i duplicated the layer of Helena three times and moved two layers so that they was next the main middle image I didn’t change sizing I kept it the same to see the effect when i did this I moved the original image of Helena to the top of the layers panel so she was the main point of focus I then flattened the image and saved it as a JPEG. I’m not going to use this for my final image as it looks to simple and I don’t think this is something what you would see as a magazine cover I also am going for a more professional outcome but this looks simple and unprofessional.

Fauvism Concept Development: Photoshop

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 10.03.26I did another experiment completely using photoshop I used the flat high bristle count brush to paint with. I used different colours to create a fauvism effect. Once my image was full with colour i used he filter gallery as fauvism can sometimes look vivid I went into the filter gallery and picked splatter which gave me the effect in the second screenshot. I then saved my file in photoshop in case I wanted to edit again and also saved it as a JPEG. 
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Concept Development: Photoshop

SB6-03-C28015011612070Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 11.21.45Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 11.29.10I scanned in one of my concepts which i used felt tip to create a fauvism look and scanned it into photoshop I then cut the background out using the magic want tool and the lasso tool,I also went into image and selected Auto tone, Auto Colour and auto contrasted  After this I added a watercolour background which I found on pinterest I then put the background at the bottom and went to layer>flatten image.

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 11.28.51Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 11.48.30I then uploaded my image which i had originally drew over with felt tips I used the magic wand tool to take away most of the outer area but left some ares so it wasn’t all gone, I liked the main part looking perfect and as it goes out becoming broken, I added two backgrounds to this picture one of them was from my space tutorial which I made and the other I found on interest when I put them together changing the opacity helped the background I found on pinterest show but mix together with my space tutorial background.
For this I scanned my original drawing in which I painted using watercolours, To start off I got did of the white background using the magic wand and the lasso tool, I then used the patch tool to edit an area of the head which disappeared when I used the magic wand tool to get rid of the background. I also used Image> auto tone and auto colour to enhance some of the detail. I then added an image I found on pinterest, Once I had did this I wanted to bring the background out more I added a new layer and made it black, this then made my background stand out more than the dress but it didn’t overshadow anything. I didn’t like this design when I did it traditionally as I did it quickly for an experiment but as I’ve made it digital I now like it better.

Sellotape experiment


In college we used a picture which we had taken and printed it off we then used Sellotape and used a ruler to scrape over the Sellotape so that there was no bubbles this also helped in making the picture begin to stick we carried on using the sellotape to completely cover them; overlapping each last piece we used and repeating the same process until the picture was completely covered, we then put the pictures into warm water until the paper was gone and the picture was stuck to the sellotape.

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Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 11.25.12I took the photo and opened it into Adobe Photoshop where i began to experiment above shows me adding a star background into the picture and simply changing the opacity multiple times until I was happy Once I did this I cropped the photo giving me my first experiment complete.
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I used Adobe Photoshop to experiment again I took a watercolour background which I found on Pinterest and pasted it into the photo changing the opacity until I was happy, I also copied Amy and pasted her again and moved the image to the right and changed the opacity so that it looked like she had been mirrored. 

I liked this experiment as it was different and developed my understanding for how printing a picture of and doing something different with it can effect the way it is because some of the picture doesn’t have to be perfect because its a traditional technique. when the image was complete it also gave an overlapping,smooth look when it was finished. Even though I liked this experiment it was time consuming so wouldn’t be useful to do for a size of A3 as doing A4 would also take a lot of time to finish.

20th Century Art Movements

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/90987771″>Art Movements of the 20th Century Song</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user26619642″>School of Yule</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

For my photography unit 5 work I used vimeo to find a video about art movements I found a 20th century song that was helpful, This is also useful as my art movement Fauvism is from the 20th century.

Valeriya Kutsan- Magazine Front Cover Inspiration.


‘2D or Not 2D’ by photographer Alexander Khokhlov, make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan, and photo retoucher Veronica Ershova.

While on pinterest I found an artist called Valeriya Kutsan who is a make up artist, I liked her work as she is creative this has also given me ideas of how I can show my work I could paint someone and then photograph them or I could take a photo of someone and then traditionally add watercolour to it on one half and on the other half do it digitally to create my magazine front cover.  

Even though she isn’t a photographer I like how this shows Make up artists are also important in portraying someone or something and how it can make a big effect on how someone looks. Although she has painted onto the woman physically I think this photo has been taken and digitally manipulated so the work looks more computerised and if its been put onto the woman instead of drawn on also to add certain highlights and shadows to emphasise certain features.