Monday, 17 December 2012

Handmade Negatives in Photoshop

Using the same tutorial I made for the selective development in Photoshop I created a handmade negative in Photoshop. I like the way it looks but comparing it to a handmade negative that I have made I don't think it looks as technical. With my darkroom handmade negatives I used a range of different materials such as sugar, washing up liquid and food colouring. With my digital handmade negative it looks like I have used only one material such as washing up liquid. 

1. Find a black spray paint splatter on the internet
2. Open the image in Photoshop
3. Open your desired photograph in Photoshop
4. Click on the paint splatter image. 
5. Select - Colour Range - move the fuzziness slider to 200, use the eye dropper to select the black colour in the paint splat, click OK
6. Go back to your photograph - Select > All > Edit > Copy
7. Go back to your image with the spray paint splatter selected, Edit > Paste Special > Paste Into
8. Re-size the image if needed
9. Select the splat layer. Go to Edit > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. Drag the saturation down and lightness down.

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