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How I created my Cover Image I took pictures of my friend Ben with my Nikon D200 digital SLR camera. I shot with the ambient light from my bedroom and nothing else, as flash took away the atmosphere. I shot this picture at 1/40 sec and f-stop 3.5 at ISO speed 1600 and at 18mm on a digital lens (27mm equivalent on 35mm camera). To edit the image I used the college’s Adobe Photoshop CS2 software. Here is the picture before and after editing: Before: After: Here is the process of editing to get from beginning to end. File>Open>DBC_1011.jpg Firstly, correcting and enhancing lighting. I use all three of these drop-down menus on ‘Adjust Lighting’. I brought up the contrast of the midtones and then added a little light to the shadows.

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Page 1: danbristonisnotgnarly.files.wordpress.com€¦  · Web viewI took pictures of my friend Ben with my Nikon D200 digital SLR camera. I shot with the ambient light from my bedroom and

How I created my Cover Image

I took pictures of my friend Ben with my Nikon D200 digital SLR camera. I shot with the ambient light from my bedroom and nothing else, as flash took away the atmosphere.I shot this picture at 1/40 sec and f-stop 3.5 at ISO speed 1600 and at 18mm on a digital lens (27mm equivalent on 35mm camera).To edit the image I used the college’s Adobe Photoshop CS2 software.Here is the picture before and after editing:Before: After:

Here is the process of editing to get from beginning to end.

File>Open>DBC_1011.jpg

Firstly, correcting and enhancing lighting. I use all three of these drop-down menus on ‘Adjust Lighting’.

I brought up the contrast of the midtones and then added a little light to the shadows.

Page 2: danbristonisnotgnarly.files.wordpress.com€¦  · Web viewI took pictures of my friend Ben with my Nikon D200 digital SLR camera. I shot with the ambient light from my bedroom and

I then increased overall contrast and made the photo slightly brighter.

Afterwards, I added more black colours into the mix and also added some midtones to brighten it a little more.

Page 3: danbristonisnotgnarly.files.wordpress.com€¦  · Web viewI took pictures of my friend Ben with my Nikon D200 digital SLR camera. I shot with the ambient light from my bedroom and

To achieve the strange blue/grey tone I converted the picture to black and white.

Which brings up this menu:

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I chose the ‘Newspaper’ setting, then reduced the contrast to around 40% and pushed Blue over 50%.

After this, I returned to:

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And added midtone contrast again, reduced shadows and saved.

Then saved the file under a new name.

And selected ‘High quality’ and ‘Baseline Standard’, then clicked OK.

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