Question 4: Technology used to create my front coverPresentation Transcript
Using Adobe Photoshop CS4 By Timothy Clarke And Tom Garnett
Removal of the backgroundTo remove the green screen background from my model, the Background Eraser Tool was the most appropriate tool to use to edit out the green screen away from the majority of the body. To avoid erasing any of the model, adjusting the Tolerance was the answer to most of the body, excluding the hair. To remove the outer background around the side of the image, the Eraser Tool was efficient as the Background Eraser Tool detected too many different shadows and colours to erase quickly.
There were two ways in which I could achieve this. The first method is by selecting then Polygonal Lasso Tool and drawing the outline of the part of the hair I wanted to keep. Right clicking this highlighted section and choosing Refine Edge... I could have smoothed out the hairline.
The second method I decided to use, was again using the Eraser Tool, but to avoid sharp edges in the hairline, changing the Brush type to a Soft Round Style To smoothen out the sharp erased partings of the hair, I used the Blur tool.
To make the feathered hairline style match all around, I used the Clone Stamp Tool to replicate the appearance of the blurred hair on this section. To enhance facial features, such as teeth and eyes, the Burn Tool and the Dodge Tool allowed me to lighten and darken features.
To even out uneven skin tones, I used the Spot Healing Brush Tool. I could have also selected a section of skin I wanted to air brush, and filtered a Gaussian Blur effect to give an air brushed look.
To ensure my picture of my star would fit an A4 format, I opened a new Spot Healing Brush Tool. I could have also selected a section of skin I wanted to air brush, and filtered a Gaussian Blur effect to give an air brushed look.
To superimpose my masthead behind my stars head. I simply drag and dropped the layers I wanted in my preferred order in the layers pallet.