Editing: Blending Modes & Type Effects
Tractor Overlay: First thing I did with this picture was added a levels adjustment layer and darkened the exposure just a little. I then increased the vibrance some. I then added a hue/saturation layer and decreased the saturation. I also increased the contrast to help with the old time look of the photo. I then opened the photo of the weathered wood siding and decreased the saturation on it. I switched to color channels and selected just the green channel. Doing this allowed me to just select grain and pull it over into a new layer on the tractor. I rotated the grain so it ran diagonally to the tractor. I chose the vivid light overlay because of the way it worked with the colors in the picture. I also reduced the opacity to 35%. I then went back to the wood grain picture and drug another layer on to the tractor picture. I rotated this layer as well only slanting in the other direction. For this layer I chose the screen overlay option and reduced the opacity to 50%. I added a mask to this layer and painted with black at 60% to reduce the effect of the overlay on the tractor. I thought the picture would finish off nice with a border. In order for it to look right and not overcrowd the tractor I had to increase the size of the canvas. I then drug the wood siding over into a new layer underneath the tractor. I then used a mask on the tractor layer and painted with black using a jagged brush to give the boarder a rough look.
Stand Out: I started off by opening two pictures, one with the green and red gummy bears and another with just green gummy bears (the one used in the color study post). I used stencil text to type out “stand out” on the green gummy bears. I sized and positioned it how I wanted and then hid the gummy bear background. I used the magic wand selection tool to select the transparent background around the text and then inversed the selection. I then turned on the gummy bear background and turned off the text layer so that only the gummy bears were selected in the shape of the text. I then moved the selection to a new layer and beveled and embossed the selection and gave it a slight drop shadow. I then moved it over to the picture with the one green gummy bear and sized and positioned it how I wanted. I then selected handwriting text for “in the crowd” and used the same white as where the gummy bear is sitting by using the eyedropper tool. I chose to place this text behind “stand out” to make it stand out a little more.