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  1. 1. Making of Poster Focal Image
  2. 2. Firstly, to find the silhouette image, I researched on Google and I found this picture; However, I had to be careful when using an image from Google as this could be seen as copyright/plagiarism. On the other hand, my design idea for my poster involves me manipulating this image, therefore it wont be like this original version. I will be editing this photo on ‘Adobe Photoshop CC’.
  3. 3. Step 1 Firstly, I clicked on ‘file’ then ‘place’, allowing me to insert my chosen picture into Photoshop. Before submitting the image into Photoshop, I resized it to make the black figures larger to make them more dominate as a focal image for my poster.
  4. 4. Step 2 Before im able to do anything to the image, I have to click on ‘Rasterize Layer’. To do this, I right clicked on the layer which is of the image. Once I right clicked, it gave me all these options, along with the one I need.
  5. 5. Step 3 In the original picture, you can see the background has a blue tint to it. I wanted to get rid of this background colour. To do this I clicked on the tool highlighted which allowed me to click on the area around/inside the image which I wanted to delete. The screenshot above shows an example of me getting rid of the blue tinted background.
  6. 6. Step 4 For the areas that are difficult to erase on the image, I used the ‘lasso tool’ to do so. The screenshot above shows an example. The selected background in-between the two figures noses was done using the lasso tool. This tool allows you to select the small difficult areas, creating a more perfect cut.
  7. 7. This screenshot shows the finishing of erasing the background to the picture. As you can see, the silhouettes have also lost the blue tint to the colour. This is because I wanted the image to be almost black, therefore at the bottom I clicked on ‘solid colour’ which allowed me to change the shape/contrast/brightness of the image to make it darker.
  8. 8. Step 5 In order for me to include the pattern of a kaleidoscope, I had to find one from Google again to use. Again, to eliminate any chance of plagiarism/copyright, during this process, I will be cutting/pasting and changing this chosen image in order for it to be different from the original however have some similarities. Here is a picture I used;
  9. 9. Step 6 Creating a new file in Photoshop, I ‘placed’ the kaleidoscope pattern in order for me to copy and past sections which I wanted to include in the other image. To do so, I clicked ‘CMD+A’ which selected the whole image. I then clicked ‘CMD+C’ which copied the picture.
  10. 10. Step 7 For me to paste the pattern into the first image, I needed to use the ‘Magnetic Lasso Tool’ which allowed me to select and highlighted the places which I wanted the pattern to paste into. In this screenshot, you can see the highlighted space in the middle of the two figures. This is an area I wanted to paste the pattern into.
  11. 11. Step 8 To past the pattern into this selected area, I clicked on ‘Edit’ then ‘Paste Special’ then ‘Paste Into’.
  12. 12. Here is the result.
  13. 13. Step 9 Using the same method, I pasted the pattern into different selected sections of the image, as shown above.
  14. 14. Step 10 To make it clear to the audience that the pattern is from a kaleidoscope, I wanted the focal image to be within a circle, to represent the shape of the kaleidoscope’s lens. To do this, I created a new layer which would allow me to add/draw on top of my first image.
  15. 15. Step 11 I named the layer ‘Circle’ in order for me to remember. To make it clear from the background and the background, I clicked on ‘Solid colour’ and changed the background to a random colour. I then dragged the image layer over the top of the circle layer to ensure the image was on top of the background colour to see it.
  16. 16. Step 12 To be able to draw a circle shape over the top of the image, I had to duplicate the layer in order to do so. To do this, I right clicked on the ‘Circle’ layer. To get the circle shape, I right clicked on the highlighted square and chose the option ‘Elliptical Marquee Tool’.
  17. 17. Step 13 Here I have selected a circle around the image. I have carefully placed it to get the two characters heads in it, along with some of the background in order for me to include more of the kaleidoscope pattern.
  18. 18. Step 14 For me to delete the images around the circle edges, I right clicked on the image and clicked on ‘Layer Via Copy’ then deleted the ‘background’ layer. I then clicked on ‘solid colour’ to change the background colour back to white. Using the same technique as previous, I filled in the additional blank spaces with the kaleidoscope pattern.
  19. 19. Here is my complete image.