So this is my portrait, my Model was Makaila Iorge, I used a reflector to reflect the light of the sun to shine on her face to get better lighting, after that I went on photoshop and cleared up a few blemishes and fixed the brightness and contrast on the entire picture and well… boom, done

Dodging using a Layer Mask

Open Image in Photoshopscreen-shot-2017-02-17-at-12-40-23-pm


2. Window>Layers to make a Layers palette appear on the right.screen-shot-2017-02-17-at-12-41-47-pm

3. Click on the 4th icon from the left at the bottom of layers palette. It looks like 1/2 circle with the top half dark, bottom half white

Choose “Levels”. Then move the right slider to the left until the faces look nicely exposed.screen-shot-2017-02-17-at-12-43-07-pm

4. Click once on the white layer mask

5. Type “Command” + “i” to invert the layer mask to make it ‘black’

6. Select brush tool shortcut ‘b’screen-shot-2017-02-17-at-12-44-22-pm

7. At the bottom left of the tools palette, if the foreground color isn’t white click double headed arrow to move ‘white’ to foreground’screen-shot-2017-02-17-at-12-44-58-pm

8. Paint in the areas of your picture you want to dodge.

9. If you make a mistake painting, press the letter ‘x’ to switch foreground color to black and paint over the area.screen-shot-2017-02-17-at-12-45-25-pm

Mirror Image

So for this project we were supposed to find a subject and make the picture reflect to look like a mirror. So for this project I chose my TA Kaley, she’s really high spirited and amazing! To make my picture look like this, I had to widen my canvas and make a new layer, after I made the new layer, I “Free Transformed” and chose an edit called “Reflect”, after reflecting I moved the second picture to make it look like a reflection

How I Did My Color Splash Project :))


Step 1: I found this fire hydrant walking through my school, and thought, “Hey I could take a picture of this and Color splash wherever the light hits”

Step 2: After I took the picture, I thought it was a great idea to shoot from different angles

Step 3: After choosing this angle, I rushed to photoshop to edit my picture

Step 4: First I used the “Lasso” tool to quickly select all the areas of the fire hydrant the light hit

Step 5: After carefully “Lassoing” I right-clicked my mouse and chose “Select Inverse”

Step 6: When I clicked “Select Inverse” I went to the Adjustments tab and clicked “Black and White” and fixed the Contrast to make it darker

I would’ve changed the angle of the picture and the contrast, it looks too dark.

I chose this subject because I thought it would have been unique to just Color Splash the light.

This is Makaila's Beautiful Flower picture

This is Makaila’s Beautiful Flower picture Here is a link

Makaila‘s Photography is very unique and beautiful because she makes it her own.