Word 1: Beauty

In the last post I showed you my unedited photo shoot. In this post I shall be showing you the process in which I achieve the final outcome starting with step 1: Editing the photograph:

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I mainly used the Levels tool, lasso, feather, heal brush, clone brush and Hue & Saturation. Nothing too fancy because I put a lot of effort into the initial look of the photos.

Now for the part that I found a little harder, the Digital Illustration. I used the pen tool in Illustrator for this, below you can see how I did it:

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Basically here you can see me using the pen tool and different brush settings in Illustrator to add arrows, dashes and other features to the original lines, this includes their weight and distance between the dashes ect, you can click to enlarge the images.
The next step was for me to import the illustration into photoshop as a Vector, this way I could merge the image and the illustration together and make amendments where needed:

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The steps above are me dragging the vector from Illustrator and into Photoshop via two open windows. After this is completed I simply rasterize the layer so it becomes a regular, editable layer. After this I altered and aligned it with the picture below before changing the opacity then flattening the images and saving it as a Jpeg.
Here is my final outcome for “Beauty”.


I shall be continuing this module with my next choice of word.


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