(Design Assignment Are We There Yet?)
It’s just a sunny Summer day and I’m sitting in the public gardens in Halifax. I decided to bring my favorite book to have a good read in the sun, right? But what about the lighting and what about how flat the book is? Okay, clearly I’m not actually there, but I wish I could be! This original image is from when I went to a Broadway show in 2019. I liked the idea of trying to change what was in my hands for this as before I was holding a playbill. I thought it would be more of a challenge to create the extra layer of my hands, and it was! Do I regret it? Only for how much extra time it took.
Here is the original image:
I tried to lessen the purple lighting but struggled to without ruining the rest of the photo. Overall the hands were definitely the hardest part and I just couldn’t make them look right.
How did I make this?
First I made duplicate layers of the original image. I then used the selection tool, Intelligent Scissors to just select the hands on the top layer.
Then I inverted the selection and erased the outside of the image.
I did the same process on the next layer to cut out me from the background. Then I opened the background I wanted and put it behind the two layers. I then added a 4th layer between the hand layer and the main layer of the book I wanted. I scaled it down until I could place it just right in my hands!