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Friday, May 25, 2012


This is Diptych week.This week I did a Documentary Photography Diptych Project. A diptych is any object with two flat plates attached at a hinge. This type of art was quite popular in the ancient world.  The modern day diptych is a set of two images that work together or separately; they are a mini story in two frames. You can read more about the history of diptychs at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diptych 

I took a series of photos in Downtown San Jose, CA. I then combined several of them for each diptych to show parts of the downtown that stood out to me.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Transparent objects in Photoshop


This week's exercise is placing transparent objects from one photo  into a scene of another photo and ensuring that they appear transparent. There are several ways to do this. In image 1, I removed the  background using the blend if option so that the winery showed through the wine glass. The image inside of  wine glass was also rippled and bloated a bit so that it looked distorted through the glass.
 For the second image, I used select color range to select and copy the white part of the light bulb so that the images I placed inside of it would show.