Saturday, September 08, 2012
Experiments for the Graphic Novel Project
Hello out there in blog land. I apologize for the long delays in posting. It has been a busy few weeks for many reasons. One of which I am experimenting on some Photoshop techniques for processing the images for my Graphic Novel Project or GNP as I lovingly call it now. The series of images were made from a series of photographs my friend David Walker took of my studio when I had made lots of heads waiting for their next stages of development
I used a cool filter called Lithograph to get the basic effect. Then it was tweaked in the image menu with the adjustments functions.
This image is a cropped version from the above using a adjustment palette of saturation and contrast to achieve this look.
This is another image using color saturation and contrast in addition to a noise filter called dust and scratches.
Finally this is a two layer picture that uses the lithograph filter with a layer of technical pen sketch filter that is blended together here to create a color sketch look. I also used the noise filter to give a bit of an edge. I like the third version the best but, will continue to experiment. I am trying to see if I want to mimic the look of a hand drawn and colored graphic novel or just use the photography of the characters and scenes straight up with little processing. This will be a fun process.
Until next time my friends and followers. Thanks for your continued support. I have also been busy applying for some grants to help me fund this massive project. Stay tuned.