means different things to different people. Photographers both amateur and professional
have now become aware of the great advantages of this media. Some have
still to come to terms with the advances of the technology and the mere thought
of touching a computer keyboard will have them coming out in a rash.
images on newspaper pages have never been developed as negatives or transparencies
in the traditional way. Now an image can be shot on a professional digital camera
, sent down a satellite link to a computer on a desk and then on to the page on
your daily paper.
image could be changed in many ways so the idea that a photograph never lies has
gone for ever.
In the film industry computer graphics is the norm in many cases with UK companies like Double Negative and Framestore leading the world with special effects
the south of the province of Anhui are the impressive yellow Mountains ( Huang
Shan ). The highest point is about 1800 meters and all the way up are wonderfully
shaped pines and very photogenic peaks. There are many hundreds of steps to climb
to get to the top.
As you can see from the image of the man carrying bamboo
this was the only way to carry supplies up. Now there may be a cable system.
image is made up from two different images taken in the Huang Shan mountains in
China. The two slides were scanned into Photoshop . The background image was color
corrected and cleaned up using the clone tool.The man carrying the bamboo was
cut out using various selection tools and added to the background. Finally odd
bits to the lower part of the frame with masks were added to make up the final
image. The border can either be added using additions to the canvas size/add small
amount- effect will depend on resolution- for square edges or select/all/modify/border/set
number of pixels/fill/ - for smooth results.
a few examples of the effects that can be achieved in early versions of Photoshop -
This is the original
image taken in a dark passage in the old quarter of Honfleur a very picturesque
port in Brittany, France. The original was not the sharpest of images and hadn't
even been mounted but a few doses of unsharp mask helped
As you can see I
first moved one of the boxes that was out of line and recoloured several of the
boxes using replace color in the image adjust menu
background which was a bit dull was also 'repainted' without having to visit B
and Q. Having
completed the stage now was the time to bring in the actor.
I searched the cat files for one that would fit the bill, added a bit of soft
shadow and a further layer to hide part of the cat.
original shot -above left was a candid shot in Sulawesi. The cloning tool was
used to eliminate the distracting yellow and black poles and the highlights in
the background. Curves was used to improve the image and yellow added to warm
the image. Crop was also used to improve the composition.
original image shot in a field in France a few summers ago. A vertical selection
from the centre was chosen as the composition .Various flowers were erased, cleaned
up, copied and moved. The lighter area of the sky was filled in and darkened after
the distant tree was moved. Several copies of the final layer were made and by
experimenting with various blending modes reached an I liked. The final title
was added by extending the image area in canvas.