So I messed around in Photoshop in a serious way just to get back into it, since I haven’t used it in maybe a month, and now that I have it I might as well use it to practice, right?
Anyway, this is a gross old picture of me (maybe three years ago?), first with some rudimentary iPhoto color correction slapped on it, and second with Photoshopping.
Retrospectively, I went a little overboard with the skin retouching, seeing as there’s barely any texture left in it, and I was floundering at fixing the eyebrow,
and sweet jesus the eyelashes remind me not to try touching those ever again, but overall I think I’m generally pretty happy with it. I was playing around with different combinations of adjustment layers and layer masks, which was helpful for the saturation of different parts of the picture in this case. So there you have it.
For the Theater in the City class that I took last week, we were required to submit a portfolio at the end of the class, part of which involved designing the cover for a playbill to a play of our choice. Essentially, the cover had to reflect the themes within the play, which conveying something about the mood.
I designed this cover for the play I chose, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. It’s one of my favorite Shakespeares, because I love the all of the mistaken identity and eavesdropping and general sneakiness that happens through the course of the play. Of course, being a Shakespearian comedy, there’s romance, which helped determine the color scheme.
I’m honestly not quite satisfied with the design, but I have yet to figure out what it is that feels off to me. I am quiet happy with the overall concept, though; I love the simplicity and drama of the mask reflected on the black backdrop.
Any final suggestions?