Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Photos i have used, and how i manipulated them.

Here are the images you will see in my final copy of my magazine. I will now explain how i managed to get the image looked the way it does.

This is the image i finally decided on using for the main image on my front cover. As you are able to see, the image looks very different on the front cover to what it looks likes without any manipulations. In order for us to get the correct lighting conditions, we had to take the photo outside. To make it easier for me when i cutting it out on Photoshop, we placed blue boards behind use, so i could use the Magic Wand tool to take away the areas of blue quicker. To remove the areas of the image i did not need, i had to zoom right in, and use a rubber on a small scale in order to get the best looking cut possible. Once i had done this, i transferred it on to Photoshop, which looked like this. This image used in the background is one i had taken at a concert. I desaturated the colour levels, to make it look black and white. I wanted to use a colour image with a black and white image to give connotations of a hard yet successful lifestyle. The black and white being the doom and gloom times of thier lives. And the colour image being the fun, happy times of their lives. Although the black and white image is of a concert, it reflects the hard times they've had, as touring is apparently a really stressful time for musicians.

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