I then went back and took those 7 levels of grey to make layers masks for some curve adjustment layers. Once those were all in line it looked closer to the end product.
Since a lot of the adjustment layers were a little more extreme than usual it really made the focus on the collage rather than the portrait. My solution, black and white filter set at 70% opacity. I think it reads far better after this change….
I’m not so good with glue and glitter so this is my version of getting “messy” in photoshop. It was a good experience to play around and arrive on solution that looked different than I would have anticipated. Can’t wait to play with more creatives like this in the future.
New site is now LIVE, you can see the post about it here. As promised I would provide a little more of an in depth look at how each image was created with regards to the post production. So many of you will now be familiar with this image here:
Now some of you have asked me what kind of lens did you use to get a shot like this? Well it’s not one shot…it’s actually 101 images stitched together as you can see here:
Stitching can take a while and frequently needs to be redone so all the layers register correctly with each other. In this case I stitched the ceiling and the floor separately and then stitched THOSE separate files together. The result of stitching all the images together is right here:
So a little tweaking of curves and a nice clean crop and this is the final result:
I’ll be attaching this explanation to image on my website here later today.