# Pearl Earring
A dutch paining of a still life room (empty)
John and Judy
A flower power pattern
Park Street Kiss
An image of Times Square on the V-J Day
Der Blaue Guitarist
A picasso like blue abstract cubist patter
The life of Venus
A renaissance blue pattern
We Can Do It
Black and white image of either a collage of feminist icons, ordinary woman or images from feminism movement in the post war period.
# Pearl Earing
Der blaue Guitarist – Variation 1
Der blaue Guitarist – Variation 2
The life of Venus – Variation 1
The life of Venus – Variation 2
The life of Venus – variation 3
We Can Do It, Too! – variation 1
We Can Do It, Too! – variation 2
John and Judy
Park Street Kiss
There was not much to edit in Camera Raw for this image but it was quite tricky to get the picture in the phone.
After having measured the distance of the phone to the face myself I knew the scope of how close up the photo should be.
I then took a screen shot me taking an image from my LapTop screen/
This was good as it has all the touch screen buttopns on it.
With a lens blur filter I tried to adjust the blurriness of the “out-of-focus” area to the phone image.
It turned out quite challenging to smoothen the lines between phone and image and I am not 100% happy with it.
The Venus was mostly adjusting colours in Camera Raw.
In Photoshop it was just cropping the image to a square size and making colour adjustments here and there.
In addition I tried to get rid of little disturbances in the image background like a particular light reflection or poster behind the Venus’s head.
It was not always possible to remove it entirely but I could make it less disturbing at least.
My aim was to get rid of the shine in the background but whatever I tried it would not work too well, it always was quite obvious to me that something had been done to the wall.
So for this image image I mainly did colour changes in Camera Raw
Unfortunately I did not get the chance to reshoot this image because the Loans Desk is closed over the weekend.
After editing the images in Camera Raw (chaining clarity etc.) I first did basic editing on the skin. I removed under eye circles, little spots, make the lipstick edges sharper and evened out the skin tone here and there.
The next step was to cut out the image from the black background which was easily done using the Quick Selection Tool.
Important here was to pay attention to the individual polkadots that tend to missed in the selection. I had to go back a couple of times because I always missed a little detail.
For the time being I saved my Selected Rosie the Reverter onto a transparent Image Layer.
Meanwhile I created a gradient background based on the colours of the original image with help of the Eyedropper tool.
Separately I cut out the speech bubble from the original poster and placed it on the yellow background.
The reason I did not do the speech bubble myself is that my research showed that it is quite tricky to get the right font as well as a speachbubble like this.
To finsh the image Icopy and pasted Rosie the Reverter onto the background.
The rest was filing work. For example selecting a particular area with an adjustment mask to change something about it like the saturation of the scarf.
I also added a layer mask onto the Rosie the Reverter layer and softened the edges between her and the background. However I quite liked having a bit of a line as I thought it looks more like the poster aesthetically speaking.
The process for this image was quite complicated and I ended up sticking a lot of different parts together .
For example I enhanced the ribs with a layer mask of an image that had those more prominent.
The most challenging thing was the light. Because the body of John was relatively uneven I had to light and colour adjust them separately using an adjustment mask.
What was important to get a high contrast (as much as possible), and a Pink tone overall yet saturated blue jeans.
Through a new layer I then modified the border when I was done with the image.
This looks just like the images I have made for my basic idea of digital frames within the image.
The idea is to take this image but where there is the screen of the phone there is an actual screen that shows a motion of the event.
So here we assume to see a man cursing an officer, what we do not see is the reaction of the officer or what happens next.
So what the screen would show is a series of images following the development of the situation.