Week 2: 14th March

Photoshop just may be the biggest challenge of my year.

I am so excited to learn more about Photoshop, I know it is such a useful tool. My problem comes when I have big visions for an image but just don’t have the skills to develop it. I really struggled with this first image of the Maraetai wharf, I imagined turning the sky to night, casting moon shadows on the water, a multitude of stars in the sky and darkening the light of the wharf. However, my image process including a lot of frustration, pop us telling me that I can’t do the action and somehow deleting my work.

My process:

My process started with an image of the Maraetai Beach wharf which is positioned at the end of my driveway. I chose this image to describe myself because this happened to be the image I took my first morning of traveling to Unitec.


I then removed the sky and cropped out the road, darkened the bridge removed some trees.

Added new layer and sunset background

Used smudge tool to soften landscape and horizion to not appear so sharp.

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 3.10.12 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-21 at 3.10.27 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-21 at 3.10.37 PM




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