Photoshop – Contrasts in photographs

Jack Black and White

Today in Tony’s lesson we were creating a portrait on a photo taken from real life. the photo had to be black and white so I chose this photo of Jack Black which in my opinion was totally worth it to make that title. We had to focus on areas of high contrast between the black and white around the face of our character. The aim was then to make a grey base layer of the general shape of him, then, create separate layers adding the highlights of the darkest and lightest areas hopefully coming out with something that resembles the face on our picture.I used the brush tool with the colours, black, grey and a slightly off colour white, then using the smudge tool to make the hair look more accurate to create my portrait.  However, details on the face were not important so the portrait didn’t have to be completely accurate.

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