Townscape images

Unfortunately I had lost my first pen drive that I had at the beginning of the course which in the process lost all the townscape screenshots of all the work I did but the skills and techniques I had learnt aren’t lost.


Hilly van Eerten Mono print artist

Hilly creates many art pieces with mono printing which is which is what I have done. I chose Hilly because I really like her artwork on mono-prints because of the colours and buildings she focus’ on. Hilly is a contemporary graphic artist from Amsterdam city. She mainly makes unique mono-types as graphic print art on paper. She mix’s and combines several selected images from her photos of the city. This is the source for creating and printing her mono-type art. That’s why her graphic art has always a number of different layers and colours. Hilly’s artwork inspires my work because when printmaking I liked to use a lot of colour to bring out the building I was working from and exaggerate its original colour even more. I also like the textures of the buildings she works on which is quite like my mono-prints as well.

Final Outcome


This is the final outcome of all that I have learnt from the previous lessons in photography. I have used many elements in this piece from what I have learnt and the ones I liked the most using which are multi layering, filter, adjustments and modes. Firstly, when creating this piece I chose a range of photographs from my photography file and used the arrangement tool to float all of the images in windows. Which is how I could move them onto one blank canvas,  using edit, transform and scale to change the size of each image to fit into the blank canvas and blend well with each image. I chose one main image to duplicate 3 times which is inspired by Stephanie Jung my photography artist that I had recently researched. I had used the filter gallery for the background image with the ink outline effect to give the piece more texture, then used the saturation to change the sky to pink with a bold green on the truck to give some bright colours into the image and make it look more edited.

 I used the mode hue on layer 2 to bring out more exotic colours  and layer 3 with the effect bright light to bring some paleness to the image so that there isn’t too much colour. I used the adjustment tool and used the curves effect quite highly on the first layer copy that I had duplicated. The second copy I used hue and saturation in the blue section to compare different colours in the same image so that it’s not all the same colours.  On the 3 layers that were duplicated I put different effect on them to make it stand out and more 3 dimensional with pin light, soft light and luminosity which are quite similar but you can still see the difference between them and how they are positioned. I really like my final piece using my favourite tools  which I had learnt in my photography class. I think this piece has a lot of depth and texture, the scales of the different images blend well together.


Selection in Photoshop


I tested out the selection tools on Photoshop, There was the rectangular marquee, and the magic wand tool that was used in this image. I liked the magic wand tool the most because when using it you need two images where you can take a specific colour like the red on the brick or the scraped off paint shape and move it to the other image to apply more texture to the original building, making it the photograph look more raw with the different colours. Also adding layered effects to the edited sections so it blends well into the photograph too. I enjoyed using selection because completely changes a photograph for the better and give it a creative, unique look. It’s easy to use yet the tools are limited to what you could use it on each image because if you took something that couldn’t go well with the photograph then it would not look good which is its only downfall.

My Multi Layered Image


Even though I had only created one multi layered image I really love the look of this piece and the creating process was quite simple. Firstly I had picked out three images that could correspond well together, then I had used the arrangement tool so that all of the images could float all in windows which would make it easier for me to move each image onto the landscape canvas. Then used edit,transform and scale to get the two other images smaller than the third image so that they can blend well together. Each layer has a different effect that I used; Saturation, Hard mix, Bright light and grayscale. I chose these because I liked them the most and I think it had a good contrast between each image so that you can notice that I have used different images yet still positioning it to look like the original photograph. Lastly I cropped out the white canvas so that it looks professional, I enjoyed multi layering the images together I think this process is cool and unique and gives the image an edgy feel to it.


Photographic Filters


When using the Filter tool it was really easy to use and I liked most of the  effects in the filter gallery. The one I liked the most was the bubble wrap effect, especially on this photograph. I thought it gave the image added texture on the colour and structure, which is why I chose this specific bubble wrap effect. This effect can be altered which makes the bubble wrap appear thicker or a soft overlay. I enjoyed using this tool but I think  the effects could only be used for certain images so that it will make the photograph overall more creative.

Digital Collage in Photoshop



I chose these two images to work with for my digital collage piece, Firstly I picked two images that could blend well together from my photography photos I took myself. Then I put the two images in different windows by floating them with the arrange down bar .

I used the rectangle Marquee tool and cut a certain section of the first image and then used the move tool and move the section to the second image and position it where I want it to go.Going to the layers section I chose a mode which was multiply and it got the grunge look on the pipe.

I did the same steps with the other section and used the overlay mode to get a camouflage print on the wall. I cut one more section which looked similar to the wood on the second image and used the subtract mode to blend on the wood yet darken it. I like the overall image because it looks like it has more texture to the photograph and more colour to it than the original image.

I also tried out the Polygonal lasso tool where I used the same steps but just used the lasso tool instead of the rectangle marquee tool and used the vivid light mode which isn’t much difference for the overall image but I like the light streaming over the cut out section. I added the magnetic lasso tool too using the same steps swell which gave the overall image look like I have edited it as i cut out a big piece.

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