The Capital Storm
This was a last minute thought after watching the TV news. It seems there is always something brewing in Washington and how appropriate for a storm. The original image is in the bottom right . The rest was pen tools and brushes.
Not sure how this one got started except to say I thought about Noah’s ark in the mountains. I needed to locate various type of ships in color. The image of the mountains was also stock. The most critical part was to make the ships look old and be sure of my shadows.
Streets of New York
This image was harder to do because of the busy background. Separating the cabs from the image too a little time. Then deciding what to do wit the background was easy. Now I can see that the perspective is off.
A little sci-fi time-travel thinking. This image required several stock photos to composite. Getting everything together took a decent amount of time. Of course I am not sure how those vintage planes got into that dimension.
Dearborn Ford Historic
I decided to try my hand at photo restoration and found out it is not as hard as I thought. You just need to take your time and using the clone stamp is extremely helpful (that’s a hint).
I got this image from Kennedy Space Center after visiting the site. Wasn’t sure what to do with it at first. Then I came up with it being used as planned…in space. The original images are at the bottom right. Brushes for the starbursts and motion.
I was in Facebook when I found a request for someone who could fix this image. There were a lot of suggestions but no real help. It couldn’t be re-shot due to health issues of the customer. I decided to give it a try. The object was to remove the glare on his glasses. It was necessary to put back the parts that were no longer visible. How did I do?
This was going to be used on my website but I decided it wouldn’t work as expected.
The idea was to show that freelancers can work anywhere…even on the moon.
Connecting the different layers took time and some cloud brushes. The transition needed to be flawless as if you could see from the beach through the clouds to the moon.
The laptop was added at the end since working on the beach is actually fun.
This was going to be entered into a PS contest but I decided not to at the last moment. The idea was to create a poster using one of the Photoshop tools as the main item.
The image is actually one of my photos this way I wouldn’t need a release. The rest was using brushes and FX tools.
Woman Skin and Tone
I received this from a cell phone. The image was not great anyway but it made it harder to fix.
I brightened it and altered her skin tones to clean it up a little.
My advice practice if you want to restore images it’s the best way to learn.