Original picture I am recreating I pasted my chosen photo out of all my shots into Photoshop. Trying to recreate this look will be hard and so I am playing around with different effects. The first effect I am adding to my picture is brightness and contrast to try and get the darkness and shadows like the original picture.
Then I used an effect called diffuse glowto give my picture a bit of a glow roundthe edges of me like on the original. Then I used an effect called curves to make my picture darker in certain areas like the original.
Then I placed the original pictureunderneath my recreation. I did this so that I could then rub out bits of my recreated picture to reveal the rays of light from the original picture so that it looks more like the original.
Then I used the rubber tool to carry out rubbingaround my recreation to reveal the old pictureunderneath. At this stage I have left in more ofmy recreation and just rubbed away to showsome of the rays of light in the original. Ive donethis because I think recreation background looksgood anyway and I don’t need to get rid of it. In the original picture there is a bit of glow. I used the effect Guassian blur to give this effect on my picture.
To build up my glow effect I used the effect lensblur to the whole picture.
Then I placed the recreated picture onto the same sheet with the original picture and put itunderneath the original then rotated it so that it gave my finished picture the mirroring effect I wanted.