Portrait Manipulation, created in Adobe Photoshop.
This photo manipulation was created to depict the
subject's inner emotional state and feelings. Titled, "Smoke", the photo manipulation
tells a story of how the subject feels during a time when there is so much going on
around them at once, that everything starts to become foggy and a blur to them. As the
smoke starts to wrap around the subject and consume them, the subject feels numb
and lifeless which is depicted by the skull and bones on their face and hands. However,
while the subject feels like that on the inside, they look emotionless on the outside
which is depicted in the self-portrait, showing how they appear in real life.
In the process of this assignment, brainstorming and ideation was completed,
then inspiration for poses, and photo manipulations similar in theme were gathered.
Then, thumbnails were sketched to create ideas for compositions and placement for the
self-portrait and these were then developed into photographs taken in the photo studio.
After a final self-portrait was chosen, the photo manipulation based on it was created in
Adobe photoshop. This was done using a variety of tools, adjustments, layers and