We have learnt how to use multiple image correction tools and methods to extend images, remove imperfections and re-colour.
These are some of the tools and notes I made during class.
Here we had to use the tools and methods learn previously to remove the crinkles in the photograph as well as recolour parts of it. I used the spot healing brush for the crinkles and a layer set to colour for the recolouring.
We learnt how to use Hue/Saturation and Levels adjustment layers. We also learnt how to use the Colour layer mode.
We used these layers to adjust the colours and value structure of the wine bottles image.
A combinations of masks and selections were used to isolate various parts of the images so that we were able to alter the colour and values of the car and wine bottle images. We also changed the background of the car image to black and white using a layer set to saturation and filled with black. The colour layer blending mode as well as various adjustment layers were used in regards to changing the colours and values of the two images.
A screenshot is included to show the layer structure, adjustment layers and masking experimentation.
The use of adjustment layers and layer settings is something that I have some experience in so this exercise was not too difficult although it was informative to see and experience different workflows and methods that make use of those layers/settings.
We drew/painted an elephant and then either a cat or a dog while learning how to use the brush tool and eraser. The challenge was to use only a single layer.
Elephant (done using a mouse):
Since we were only using one layer and a mouse, I made use of various selections and low opacity soft brushes to paint the elephant. To get the silhouette I initially made large brush strokes and then erased away to get the right shape/s, the second time making the elephant I used the polygonal lasso tool.
Cat (done using a Wacom tablet):
For the cat drawing I used a Wacom tablet and a combination of the brush tool and the eraser.
Update: We have also learnt how to crop, edit destructively and edit non-destructively using the healing brush tool.