Portrait Retouch

For this assignment we were asked to take one of are photographs from a previous assignment and create a perfected hyperreal version in Photoshop or a surrealistic creature by retouching are model or portrait. I chose to use one of my portraits to do the following task.

This is the original portrait I chose.


Firstly I used the magnetic lasso to select one of the eyes.

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I then slightly adjusted the brightness and contrast of my selection and copied it on to the forehead.

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I Used the eraser tool to smoothen the edges around my copied selection.

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Finally I used the smudge tool to distort certain areas of the face for a more surrealistic effect.

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Here is my final distorted alien like Image.

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Portrait Adjustments


This was one of my original portraits. For this task we were asked to edit a portrait using various photoshop techniques.

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The first edit I made was adjusting the shadows and highlights of the face, using the magnetic lasso to make the selection.

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After this I altered the colour of the hat again by using the magnetic lasso to make the selection and then adjusting the colour balance.

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After this I chose a photograph I had taken from a holiday in morocco and added a slight warming filter to the image.

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Finally I used the magnetic lasso tool to select the portrait and dragged my selection on to the other Image, before slightly adjusting its size and positioning.

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Here Is my final Image

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Raw Images

For this task we were asked to take an image in a raw format and then work through various adjustments on camera raw.

The First adjustment I used was changing the temperature, this gave my image a slight orange tint.

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After going back to the original image I then altered the tint, making the image slightly purple.

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I the changed the exposure of the original image.

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Next I Adjusted the recovery.

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Here I altered the image by increasing the fill light.

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Here I made the image darker by increasing the blacks.

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Again I made the original image darker here by decreasing the brightness.

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Here I altered the contrast.

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Here I decreased the Vibrance.

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For this image I increased the saturation.

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This Is the final edit I made using a selection of these alterations together, as you can see there are many editing techniques that can be used in camera raw to adjust both the style and mood of a photograph.

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Spot Colour

For this assignment we were asked to take a photograph that uses spot colour and then edit it in photoshop. Here is my original image.


Here Is my edited image.

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To create this effect, I started by opening my image into Photoshop and selecting the magnetic selection tool.

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After highlighting the dandelion I then went to select Inverse in order to select the rest of the image.

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Finally I went to Image, adjustments, black and white. In order to change the background colour to black and white.

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For this assignment we were asked to create a Panoramic Image on photoshop, and then edit something into are image that wasn’t originally in the photographs we had taken.

This is my panoramic Image.


So to create My panorama, I first went out with my camera and took various photos of a view, turning slightly as I took each shot. I then opened photoshop and went to file, Automate, Photo merge.

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I used the auto layout and uploaded my images into the drop down bar.

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After Photoshop had loaded my panorama I then cropped the Image to get a tidy outline.

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The next step was to add something to the image that wasn’t already there. So i found an image of a tiger on the internet and loaded it in to Photoshop.

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I then used the magnetic lasso tool to select the tiger from this image.

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After this I simply dragged it on to my panoramic image and resized it slightly to fit in where I wanted it.

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Finally I adjusted the brightness and contrast of the tiger to match my Panorama.

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Final Image


Over all Im happy with my final image.

Colour Assignment

For this assignment we were asked to choses one of are images, and create 2 different copies of the Image by adjust the colour in photoshop, allowing us to change the over all mood and feel of the picture.

This is the picture I chose.


Here are my two Photoshop edits.

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First I used the magnetic selection tool to select the area I wanted to remain the same as it was in the origional image.

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I then selected the inverse of the selection allowing me to alter the background colour and keep my selection the same.

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After selecting the inverse I adjusted the Hue and saturation of this selection until I found a point and style I was happy with.

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I feel this method successfully altered the mood and feel of my image, using the magnetic tool on such small areas such as around strands of grass was extremely difficult. Despite this I feel my adjustments added a nice surrealistic element to my images.