I have gotten over my fear of Photoshop! I was becoming more and more frustrated and flummoxed with the complexity of it. I would thought that it’ll just be a slightly more advanced version of ‘Deluxe Paint 2’ that I had on the Amiga 500? Boy was I wrong. To me, using Photoshop for the first few attempts is the equivalent of trying to pilot the ‘Millennium Falcon’ blindfolded!
I found the whole concept of layers and background baffling. Quite frankly, the only ‘Magic Lasso’ I was familiar with is Wonder Woman’s Lasso Of Truth.
I am working my way towards getting on the course of Computer Games Art, so I knew I had to start to become more comfortable with it.
For the ‘Marks & Traces’ project we had to use my digital nemesis to merge my photos (which I took over the Xmas break) with a drawn version.
Firstly I scanned in my experimental hand drawn copies, of which I thought we needed to work from? This wasn’t the case as I hadn’t realised that we were to take the standard original photos into the workshop lesson, not the modified ones. This held me back due to my mistake, and therefore had to do them again in my own time. This was fine, as I managed to achieve the objective in the end.
Here are my finished ‘Marks & Traces’ pictures done in Photoshop: