Monday, April 26, 2010
USING PREVIOUS HAND MADE IMAGES IN PHOTOSHOP TO CREATE NEW WORK.
The first three layers, scanned into my computer separately from previous works were layered into one Photoshop document and resulted in the fourth image. To achieve this, I pulled down the menu for various modes in the Layers Tableau, and kept selecting different modes in the box, for each of the top two layers. As each layer was changed, it affected the image seen on the screen. Numerous options are possible with this method. I know how each of the original images was made. The first was begun in KidPix, using the paint tools to create the linear textures. The second was a fabric piece from a hands on tie-dye workshop later sewn into a vest. The third was an abstract painting incorporating collage. Next I saved each desirable image as a separate merged document. The last step was to alter those resulting images by adding shapes, repeating shapes, changing colors, sizes and the orientation of some sections within the picture plane.
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