Saturday, June 6, 2009

My Portfolio

With this picture I really wanted all the focus to be on the dog from that I just wanted to keep it simple. I also wanted to focus on the light from the sunset on her face to high-light just one side creating sort of a warm feeling. I also took the picture with that background to have the dog not blend and to draw more attention to her. From the beginning, I cropped the picture on the left side using the crop tool on Photoshop Elements 6. Afterward I went to Create, Artwork, Text, and then selected a font style and font size. Once I was finished I scaled the image and saved it to my computer.
On this picture I wanted to give make be an absolute winter in my perspective. I also wanted to make it have a cold like feeling. From that I converted the photo to black and white. Then I lightened the photo, by going under "Enhance" using Photoshop Elements 6. Like a few of my photos I really just wanted to keep it basic to match my ideas so I then scaled it & resized it.
This picture I really liked working with, because I really liked the scenery. I started of with going to "Filters" (under Photoshop) then to "Filter Gallery" after that I browsed until I found a filter called "Film Grain" then selected that. Afterward I went to the "Create" tab, then artwork, & text. From there I selected my font and my font size and added it to the upper-left hand corner of my picture. Finally I scaled it and saved it to my computer.
For this picture I wanted it to be scenic and to reflect a sort of a relaxing atmosphere. I basically just cropped it using Photoshop Elements 6, I also adjusted the color settings under Enhance and Adjust Lighting to make it a little lighter than it was before. After I finished it I scaled it and saved it to my computer.
On this picture I wanted to give it a point of view as if you were standing right on the pathway looking at the lake. So when I took my picture I made sure to include it. To give it more of a mood I wanted to convert the picture to black and white. To make the colors convert to that I used the "Convert to Black and White" option under Enhance using Photoshop Elements 6.
This picture to me has more of an adventurous feel. I think that the wideness of the lake gives that sort of allusion. I didn't do to much to it like my others because I like simple photographs rather than really decked-out. On the picture I used the "Crop Tool" on GIMP to cut out any of the uneccesary corners then I scaled it and saved it afterward.
For this picture I wanted to create something that had a good flow of colors, almost like a story book (for example). I also wanted to create an up-beat theme to my picture. So to bring it together I basically used the "Water Tile" filter on my photoshop to give it more of a cartoon look. Afterward I cropped out a bit of the left corner to bring the focus more to the dog & what I wanted as a look.
For this picture I just wanted to make it simple to match my style. I really liked the colors in the background too because they were light in color and the dog was also. Using Photoshop Elements 6, I started off with softening portions around his head to add not so much of a roughness to the picture. To make the soft area I used the "Blur Tool" to a certain amount. Then afterward I scaled the picture and saved it to my computer in jpg format.
For this picture wanted to create a comic book like look. I also thought that giving it an outline would give in more of a edgier look than the original soft look it had. I really wanted it to reflect more of a good mood to it also. For bringing this picture together I used GIMP instead of Photoshop Elements 6. To start off with I went to Filters, clicked cartoon, then selected cartoon, then adjusted the settings then I finished that part. Afterward I applied the Van Gogh effect under Map on the menu and finally I scaled the image and saved it.