Friday, August 6, 2010

The power of under or over exposed photos.

Tip: Make sure you have your camera with you at all times.
This is just a tip not necessarily one relating to this post ;)  
When you are taking pictures of something else turn sidewards and around and to the other side to see what is around you. I was taking a few pictures of a temple and wanted to see what the road looked like in the camera, it was okay, but then I thought why not take one over exposed (to clip out the boring stuff like houses and clouds) and try to make it look like a ink illustration or drawing and BANG That's what I got.  I like it, but it's been a long week and I'm sorta looking forward to a very un-eventful weekend.
To get these results: 
  1. crop and straiten your image to the desired size if needed.
  2. open the image in photoshop (if its not already)
  3. in the adjustments section add a Posterize layer and set the level really low like 4 (this will clump colors together sorta makes it blocky)
  4. now add a Threshold layer you have to play with the settings it's really cool to see.
  5. Save your image and share it with people on the web (like me, let me see your art work)
Note/tip: you may need to play with the Posterized and Threshold layers to get the look you like.

I want to help you.  If you have an image you would like me to look at for corrections or tips send me a link or the image and we can talk about it.


  1. Umm... You totally amaze me! Yeah.

  2. Thanks, it's pretty fun. Now I need to make some money so I can keep doing it with new toys!


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