Thursday, August 9, 2012
I have chosen ten images for the exercises of this Chapter, some are the same of Chapter One, others have been selected from my greater collection of water and sky photos.
In some instances I have cropped and/or posterized the pictures in order to emphasize their lines. For this I used the poster effect of the PaintShop Pro software (Effects Menu ---> Artistic Effects ---> Posterize).
All the following photo collages are virtual: the intermediate stages were photographed and then cut again, in some cases just once and in others twice.
This is the procedure I used to make the computerised collages:
First I opened all the pictures I wanted to use in each collage, resized them to have them fit on a single page, then opened a new page of adequate size and moved them on this by means of the copy and paste feature of the Edit Menu. I am explaining because it took me an hour to find a way of doing this and maybe somebody else is interested! I can explain the process in more detail if needed.
… AND FINALLY SAMPLE TEN
Thursday, August 2, 2012
I have chosen eight water and sky photos from my collection of images and created marks using different drawing implements, and sgraffito, frottage, resist and discharge methods.
I have arranged all my small samples (4x4 cm approximately) around each one of the photos.
This last page shows a small group of experiments on transparent surfaces – tracing paper, acetate, polythene and bubble wrap.