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GWP's Pictures from his Summer Class
« on: June 03, 2013, 11:02:46 pm »

So, since this forum is deader than a vulture carcass, I've decided to make this thread for no reason.  See, I'm taking a summer class at my college, and I decided to share the pictures that I have made from that class.

If you don't like it, shut up and be slightly aggravated somewhere else.

Now, my class works as thus:  We are instructed as to how to make a picture using certain tools in Photoshop.  For homework, we need to make the picture again using new assets.

WEEK 1 - Movie Poster
For the homework we were allowed to use the Title, Rating, and "Tantamount" symbol.
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After his first Calculus final, Chris joins up Brad and Colby to party the night away.  However, a deviant thought elsewise...


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Re: GWP's Pictures from his Summer Class
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 11:29:13 pm »

So you're taking summer classes?
I'm still not done with spring quarter.
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Re: GWP's Pictures from his Summer Class
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 12:35:01 am »

i liked the second one
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Re: GWP's Pictures from his Summer Class
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 12:58:26 am »

Nice. I liked the 2nd one the best even though I know it must've taken awhile to break those bricks. How'd you do it btw? Not sure why. Maybe it's the color and composition of the 2nd matching more
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Re: GWP's Pictures from his Summer Class
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 02:16:31 am »

The first one, we were handed all of the pieces and directions, while the teacher went step-by-step.  The brick was pre-broken, though, but we still had to remove the scene that was inside the bricks.

As for the second one, I found a dorm, some math scribbles, a chalk outline of a person, and a red Solo cup.  I used the perspective tool on the scribbles and the chalk outline to line them up to the floor/wall. Then I colored the chalk red, since I'm guessing chalk outlines aren't used on wood.

I'll post the second week's stuff tomorrow.
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Re: GWP's Pictures from his Summer Class
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 02:47:47 am »

Y'know what, this thread gave me an idea for another, more general thread. I'll make it after I give some criticism though, so as not to completely derail.

Also, criticisms:
1) The first one looks alright, but don't entirely rely on the quick select (or magic wand for that matter) tool. It leaves this ever so slight 1-2 pixel wide gap that you need to remove. Try changing the tolerance next time so you don't get that. It's visible in both the brick and city layers. The farthest back image should match the city layer more, or the other way around. Too much contrast to make that sort of lighting condition look realistic. Put a Hue/Saturation layer on one of those to fix it (but do it in quick mask mode, otherwise it'll grab it in every layer; you can rasterize that part later if you want).

2) Better than #1, but the main thing is the shadow on the cup. See where the light is? Imagine a line going from that to the cup, and the shadow should go that way. Skew the cup's shadow a little bit as well, as well as make it diffuse slightly (it's a shadow, that's what it's gonna do with a non-powerful light like that).
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2013, 03:06:38 am »

Also, criticisms:
1) The first one looks alright, but don't entirely rely on the quick select (or magic wand for that matter) tool. It leaves this ever so slight 1-2 pixel wide gap that you need to remove. Try changing the tolerance next time so you don't get that. It's visible in both the brick and city layers. The farthest back image should match the city layer more, or the other way around. Too much contrast to make that sort of lighting condition look realistic. Put a Hue/Saturation layer on one of those to fix it (but do it in quick mask mode, otherwise it'll grab it in every layer; you can rasterize that part later if you want).
I actually had to redo the picture since I didn't save a copy from class, so I basically did a mock-up of the original picture.  It may sound like a cop-out, but I didn't try with this rendition.

2) Better than #1, but the main thing is the shadow on the cup. See where the light is? Imagine a line going from that to the cup, and the shadow should go that way. Skew the cup's shadow a little bit as well, as well as make it diffuse slightly (it's a shadow, that's what it's gonna do with a non-powerful light like that).
Yeah, that was my main qualm with the picture as well, but I was already getting upset at the picture (was gonna put in a passed out person instead of the chalk outline, but couldn't find a half-way decent picture of one, except for the one with his penis out), so I said screw it.
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Re: GWP's Pictures from his Summer Class
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 03:17:07 am »

(was gonna put in a passed out person instead of the chalk outline, but couldn't find a half-way decent picture of one, except for the one with his penis out), so I said screw it.

hehe, that makes me giggle
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Re: GWP's Pictures from his Summer Class
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 09:24:22 am »

The look good. The maths made me laugh.
Random tip though, if after you select an area (like the gap in the brick wall) you can then choose "feather". This will kind of blur the selection a little around the edges. Then when you delete it you'll find it should help remove that kind of white edge that the gap gets around it. Alternatively you can just choose to expand a selection by a pixel or two but I find that the feather effect works really nicely.
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Re: GWP's Pictures from his Summer Class
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 04:06:10 pm »

WEEK 2 - Continent Collage

Pen tools, filters, and masks.  Oh my.
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