Brief 1- The Process of creating a time travel image

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These are my final images for the UFO brief.

How I did it;Arranged a model and a make-up artist to come into the studio.

Styled the model in this short playsuit, chunky boots, neutral skin make-up with a smoky eye. This was to give this image a fashion feel to it, to look modern. Although I wanted to achieve a time travel feel, I wanted an image that wouldn’t look out of place in a magazine_MG_5629ufomaybe4.

In the studio; used 4 lights, lit the background with 2 lights with coloured gels, 2 lights used on the model, 1 with a gel and the other with a soft box. I used the lighting gels as I felt these would help add to the time travel affect.

The editing process is where I was going to give it the time travel feel I wanted to achieve.

This was going to need more than just the image of the model in the studio, I used other images to create the final, these were 2 images previously created in the studio by painting with light. These images were perfect for adding the light effects that I was looking for. These are the extra images I added;

 

 

These images were created in the a dark studio, using fairly lights and a light wand, I moved these lights around while exposed for 6 seconds. I feel this is a great way to capture a section of time.

Editing;

3This images shows that I copied the original image, then I added a new layer with one of the pink painting with light images over the top of it, I changed the blending mode to overlay and opacity at 100%

4Next new layer was the same pink image added again this time fully over the image, blending mode was set to overlay at 100%.

 

 

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Another new layer with the same pink image this time I move it slightly to the right as I’m trying to introduce some downward vertical lights shinning through my image, blending mode soft light and at 100%6

Here I have now added a new layer this time with the blue painting with light image, and I have changed the blending mode to Luminosity, at 100%.

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Another new layer the same blue image, this time the blending mode was switched to vivid light, 100%.

 

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Next new layer is of the original image of the girl brought back in as I want to build her back up a bit, make her reappear. Blending mode is set to exclusion at 13% opacity.

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So now what I have done is using the quick selection tool, cut out the girl, made a new layer and altered the colours using the channels and set the blending mode to pin light at 35% opacity.

 

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Next new layer is a copy of the girl cut out and moved slightly to the left so its slightly out of position, I then used colour channels again to alter colour then set the blending mode to darken at 37%.

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Next new layer another copy of the cut out and again moved to the left a little bit more than the previous, this time blending mode is set to pin light at 44% opacity.

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Next new layer I made a copy of those previous 3 layers and put them together in a group, made the blending mode for that group Pass Through at 100% opacity. I also positioned this slightly to the left and up slightly.

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This next new layer is  copy of the group and repositioned, this is to help create the feeling of movement.

 

 

15Another copy of group repositioned.

16Another copy of group repositioned.

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And another layer repositioned , again to create more movement within the image.

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Now that I am happy with the movement that I’ve created  overall I want to add in a slight more to her middle , so I add another copy of the original cut out and used the smudge too to swipe over the arm and stomach. I changed the blending mode to linear dodge(add) , I add a layer mask to obscure some parts and made opacity 44%.

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For the final layer I brought another copy of the original cut out into that layer as I wanted to re introduce some more of the colour of her skin tones over all the colourful copies, but I didn’t want it at full opacity so lowered the opacity to 55%, however I wanted to retain details in the eyes , so I added a layer mask and brought back some detail in the eyes.

Conclusion

I am happy with the final outcome of this brief. I have managed to create an image with a time travel feel , I think that the use of colour and the many copies of the cut out of the female adds to the effect I was trying to create.

 

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