I’m working on a marketing exercise and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
“Extreme Alterations”: Alter at least two photos changing the colors and other features with the Photoshop software.
- Alter at least 2 photos
- Copy and paste into a Word document. Under each photo, describe what was done to each photo. The description should refer to the artistic intention of the photo and be presented as a “before-after” comparison.
- Save the document and attach it to the assignment before submitting it.
This assignment should at least be as elaborate as the sample below.
I altered the original photo in several steps. First I applied the artistic dry brush filter, which made the picture a little bit blurry. Then I selected the stones with the lasso tool. Afterwards I used the tool â€œenhance – adjust color – color variationsâ€ and hit the â€œincrease red buttonâ€ several times, until the stones got this yellow-red appearance. Then I selected the water in the foreground with the Magic Wand Tool with several clicks, holding down the shift button. In the next step I selected Filter â€“ Adjustments â€“ Photo Filter and applied a blue color with a high density to the water. After that I selected the forest with Rectangular Marquee Tool and then the lasso tool. I changed this section to black and white. Finally I applied the artistic dry brush filter again, so that the image got a little bit blurrier.
I think the final result shows an interesting image, the application of a creative process. I used my Photoshop skills to alter the original image into something very different. The message completely changed. The water appears to be contaminated, unnatural, and the stones look â€œerodedâ€. The black and white forest does not invite the viewer anymore to enter it. In me the image causes a strong feeling of rejection. It looks false, not real, and artificial, in a sense destroyed. I would like to know how others feel about this?