Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Two ways to creatively alter what the camera captured
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The next step is to select a soft brush and white as the foreground color. Paint over all parts of the image except the eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth. Here's a half-painted screenshot to show you the effect. Reduce the Opacity of the brush when working around areas like the eyes and lips. That way, you'll paint out the details at a slower, more controlled rate, which gives you more creative control over what you're erasing.
For more color fun, try the Bi-Color filter in Nik Software's Color Efex Pro. Here, I selected blue as the top color and red as the bottom color. Experiment. Have fun.
As you can see, reality does leave a lot to the imagination—your imagination.
Rick Sammon teaches photography around the world and on his website. Go to www.ricksammon.info.
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