Portrait Edits





Firstly, I copy the one layer from background named blemish for preparation. Then use the spot healing brush tool to remove obvious blemish on the skin. Secondly, To make the skin more smooth, we also should creat the two copies of the blemish layer and rename it as skin tone and details separately. Use the gauss blur to remove the texture on the skin tone layer and use then use the ‘apply image option’ to subtract the color of skin tone from details layer. Adjust detail layer to linear light to make the image can display normally. Use the lasso tools to select the area you think should be more smooth and use the gauss blur tool to blur them.Thirdly, Create a new copy of skin tone and use the dodge and burn to adjust the portrait as you want. Lastly, To enhance the eyes, create a lightness and contrast layer and improve the brightness of whole portrait. Then use the brush with black but white ground to cover the whole picture  except pupil.

Group Joiner Project

The digital collage we assembled in Photoshop

The digital collage created by Photoshop using the Automate feature

The physical collage we cut and glued in class


Finally, we finished the group joiner work. It’s really a hard work for us. The most frustrating things for us is that sometimes, we found two pictures whose characters’ postures has a good link with each other, but then we realized quickly that when we put these two pictures together, the backgrounds of these pictures didn’t match each other at all.

I feel I am very lucky since I got three pictures which capture three different shots of the movements of character’s head. This is very helpful to improve the continuity of our whole work.

No, the photoshop doesn’t know how to think, and it won’t know what humans want of course. Like the pictures we provided above. What we want is to show a person’s different action at the different moment in one picture. But what the photoshop do is to combine a complete stair for us.

Hockney must be very exciting and surprising about this new technology since it means he can do the more precise modification of this work and creates more complex and beautiful picture.

I think we should treat photoshop as a tool for creation. As I said photoshop can’t think by itself, and they won’t know what you want forever. What they can do is the more precise modification and post-processing of your work like the pen or camera. They will only work under your instruction.



Composite Landscape

Tool:  layer masks, selection tools, and gradients.

I use the selection tool to select the image I want and use the layer mask to cut the erase part of the image from the layer.

Gradient is used to create the sense of distance for the train like the one travel from distant place.

Free transform is also very important to coordinate size of layer to make the sense of dimension.


HW 03

Hi, guys I will show you an interesting picture I made by the Photoshop.

The reason that why I choose this picture to finish my work is that I just think Napoleon is charming since he let the France conquer the large area of the European under his leader.


origin painting name <<Bonaparte franchissant le Grand-Saint-Bernard>>, Jacques-Louis David

To finish this picture there are several step to do.

You need to use tool adjustment-curve, marquee tool. blur-average, layer mask, brush, flatten layers.

Use curve tool, you can tweaked the RGB channels. Firstly you need to use shift-left click to achieve information from the layer you cut from the historical image. Then shift-command to select the layer from your own photo, type the RGB information you achieve before in the sequence Red, Green, Blue.

User layer mask tool to make the counter of the layer from your picture melt more softly in the historical painting.

You may also need cut tomask tool several time to cut the layer from painting, reduce opacity and cover your photo’s layer to mimic the texture of original painting on your photo’s layer.



Blog Entry 2: Color


Choose image and click adjustment. And you will find monotone, open it and choose your favorite color.

Channel mixer

Choose image and click adjustment. And you will find channel mixer option, open it and choose green channel, push the green button to the right side.


Choose image button first, and click Greyscale.


Choose image and click adjustment. And you will find saturate option, open it and adjust the second button to zero.

1st homework


Value: specifically means the brightness or darkness. In this picture, the lights near the two side of the door have the different brightness.

Space: including the positive space and negative space. In this picture, the positive space like clock tower much more lighter than the negative space like the building behind.

Shape: The contour of a flat object. The shape of this pattern on this paper box is rectangular.

Form means 3-D object. The metal box with words ‘SONY’ is a form.

Color: chromatic form. The curtain in my room has different color like purple, green and brown

Line: moving point. This is a picture that consists of the curved line and straight line.

Texture: Tactile quality of the surface. The texture of this PCV project is smooth



Alignment: arrange in a straight line. In this picture, the Led lights range in a straight line.

Proportion: The four color, orange, green, yellow, pink, shares the same proportion in this picture.

Contrast: The red hexagon has a great contrast with surrounding hexagons whose colors are brown and black.

Unity: this picture, the contour of dark part and black part link up perfectly, which make this image looks like a unity.

The image on this slipper looks like a leopard in movement, jumping over the words ‘PUMA’.

Emphasis: highlight the existing of one object by using different color, shape, value etc.

The snake-like shape on my laptop was emphasis since it has a relatively light color in the dark ground.

Pattern: The pattern of the ground is serval squares one by one.

Balance: A distribution of equal visual weight. The book at the top of the plank is in balance. So that it can stand on the plank.






This is the entry for my Art Education 2520′ blog!