Photographic mosaic – playing with colours

face me

I created this image by using Photoshop. I decided to change and enlarge areas of my face, I also changed the colour on certain areas to create a different effects.

I created this image by using Adobe Photoshop cc 2015.  I identified a photograph of me that I wanted to experiment with. I opened the image in Photoshop, then I began manipulating the image by using the various tools.  I selected areas of my face, copied the selected area, pasted the area as a new layer, then transformed the selected layer.  I experimented by slightly changing the size or the colour hue.  After I had modified these various aspects of my face in many layers.  I merged all the layers and elements together to create a composite distorted face, but you can still recognise the face as me.

Overall it gives an interesting dysmorphic or distorted view of my face.

Why I chose the colours and the size of certain parts of my face

In certain places I decided to change the size of my face making parts bigger or smaller, this was because I wanted the final picture to look different and interesting, still be recognizable as me, I also wanted it to grab peoples attention. I also experimented with the sizes to see how it would distort and change the picture.

I used different colours to see how it would affect the picture and how it would change my image.

How I modified and changed colours in Photoshop

I changed the colours by selecting a layer, then changing the hue and colour saturation of different layers

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Open an image and select it.  Click on adjustments that is just below the colour histogram on the right hand side of the screen.  Click on Hue/Saturation presets and click one of options such as cyanotype, then move the slider to increase or decrease the colour stauration.  This will change the colour of the layer.

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Alternative method to change colours.

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Click on the histogram chart. Click on the drop down list of options. (Default shown below)

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Click on the slides on the histogram or enter a value in the boxes and experiment to see what effects changes has on the image.  Make sure the preview box is checked so that the changes made will be displayed immediately

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Once happy I was happy with the changes in colour I applied the change to the image.

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