Editing Via PhotoShop

Initially when I first started editing images I decided to rework some of the slightly more abstract images that I captured within the earlier photo shoots. When I first started editing my tutor Jonathan Worth showed me some interesting ways of achieving different effects using dueotone, gradients and curves as a few to mention. I decided to edit the images through stage and these stages I will show below, visually and through the written word.
Here is a link to the screen recording of reworking the images with help from my tutor Jonathan Worth-  http://youtu.be/y_SbjXOCilk

Stage 1 –

Open the image up within photoshop.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 02.51.38Stage 2

Change the image to black and white.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 02.51.46Stage 3

Within the adjustment settings, add a tint to the photo.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 02.52.40Stage 4 –

Now that I had added a tint to the frame, I would then go into curves.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 02.53.36Stage 5 –

From this point I would then alter the curves of the image, changing the general contrast balance and saturation.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 02.54.27Stage 6 –

I then went into Image > mode > greyscale.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 02.54.46Stage 7 –

After changing the image into greyscale, I would then go back into image > mode > Duotone.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 02.55.10Stage 8 –

Once I was in duotone, it was important to check that the 1st ink was black, 2nd ink was Pantone 437CVC and that the 3rd ink was pantone 127CVC. The type of tone was called Tritone.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 02.56.03Stage 9 –

After the Duotone, I would then go into gradient.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 02.56.22Stage 10

Once in gradient I altered style – Radial, scale – 150% and ticked both the reverse and dither box’s.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 02.56.55Stage 11 –

I then would go into paint brush and and burn aspects of the imagery that needed some extra work.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 03.01.15Stage 12 –

From here I would then go into layer > merge visible, this flattened down the layers of reworking that I had just completed.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 03.04.03Stage 13 –

And theres my final frame.

Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 03.04.23

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