Process: I was excited to take pictures of my home that I was raised in. My grandparents took 3 years to build it. The house is almost 80 years old. I originally took 25 pictures in various angles then had to choose 12 of the best ones. A few were taken from an old dead tree to show the top of the house.
I spent hours reviewing tutorials, reading the e-book, and asking people how to use Photoshop after I downloaded the program. I spent more hours trying to figure out the program by clicking on everything. I met with Ben who helped me better understand the layers.
The pictures were placed in Photoshop and cropped. I used the paint brush and made the house orange. It was awful so I deleted it. I used the glass window as the texture and really enjoyed using the different options to give it a “mirrored” effect. I used the overlay, soft light, and color dodge. The hue gave the extra color in the side of the house for a pastel-colored look. My favorite photo is the one from the tree that makes it look like I can see the house from a window.
The text was done in MoolBoran Regular and was kept on one line to even out the collage that was created in Photoshop. I tried placing a black border around the collage, but it didn’t look as good as the white one.
I had one critique. Kyle, my daughter’s boyfriend, said he thought my pictures looked professional.