This assignment was a riot! I used four different images for this:A city street, a grumpy looking white cat, a field of poppies, and a clown fish. I played a lot with the layer order in order to get the effect I wanted and masked out certain areas because I was struggling with the way the interacted wit the other layers. For example, the cat layer was almost entirely white and I found that it either over-washed the other layers in white or completely disappeared with the cat. The layers and their blending modes are as follows:
Bottom: City Street with the layer blending mode set to “Normal.”
2nd: The cat, with the layer blending mode set to “Darken.”
3rd: A layer mask for the cat’s eyes with the curves adjustment tool applied to bring the blue of the cat’s eyes a little closer to the color of the sky.
4th: The poppies layer with the layer blending mode set to “Pin Light.”
Top: The clown fish, with the layer blending mode set to “Lighten.”
Part B: I started with this image of a gold circle on paving stones with a bunch of peoples’ feet.
First, I applied the Maximum filter:
Then the minimum:
Then I offset:
Here’s the final image:
While outside of the bounds of the assignment, I tried out applying an oil paint filter for fun:
I really like the way that this particular filter goes in a squared pattern already, so the image ends up being squares on squares on squares.