Assignment 3

I do not believe that location is limited to geography. A “place”, or a location can be anywhere that someone feels it to be. This can be said for something like someone’s home. The place where they feel at home can be anywhere or even in multiple places, making it not limited to geography. This idea also ties into the fact that space can have a personality. The space in one’s home is inviting and comforting. This space can make someone feel safe and happy. This happens because of the connection that people can have to a certain space. They have good memories at their house and that results in the space having a personality that greets them at the front door.

I connect to my space by personalizing it. This means that I like to alter it in good ways that make me feel more comfortable in it. This can also mean that I take pictures and videos of my space to have it with me forever. Some of my favorite memories from my childhood were captured in a photo and I am glad that I have that to connect with. Due to all of these reasons I definitely feel as if I am connected to my space. I am reflected in the space I occupy by the way I leave it for others. I am a believer of leaving a space in the same or better condition that when i found it. This results in a good reflection of myself and my personality.

Week 2 Assignment

In order to create this image i used the marquee tools to take out the sky, clouds, and grass patch. I replaced those with a puddle of honey mustard and a sunrise. This assignment helped me learn how to use these tools and also how to replace certain objects in an image.

 

These are my three alternative images. The first image was posterized, the second was inverted, and the last image was desaturated.

The tattoo and freckle removal project taught me how to use non destructive editing. This is a very useful tool as it allows you to “touch up” certain parts of a photoshop project. Some of the struggles that I had were finding the right hardness for the clone stamp tool and changing the setting so that the texture of the skin is preserved.

 

Once I figured that out, however, I was able to remove the tattoos and freckles. The steps I took in editing this photo were first to use the spot healing brush tool to remove individual freckles from the woman’s face. I then switched to the clone stamp tool and used that to replace the tattoos with skin. After that I used the smudge tool to smoothen out some of the harsh edges.