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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.


flyingbeader said...

Love love the last one. Isn't photoshop the greatest? Also there is a place that does the metallic printing. If you're interested in a picture then I'll get the link from Chris.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Dot, this is a fun process experimenting. I like the last one the best and it was the most sophisticated of them all to create. Hmmm, metallic prints? Interesting.

Judi W. said...

I love the look of the filters! To me it screams graphic novel rather than photo book. JMHO. It's going to be fab!

Mary in Indy said...

I love the looks Cody! Looks like you're having a lot of fun editing and experimenting. I love playing around with photos too.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Judi and Mary, I am having a great time figuring out just the right look. I am learning how to do actions which allow me to automate the process a bit. Once I find a combination I like I will create an action to process all of the photos. Judi, I too like this look a bit better. As it gives me the feel of the graphic novel without it looking like a scrap book. Now I just need to be mindful of how I take the actual photos for the book. Yikes! That's a whole different ball of wax.

Karen Mallory said...

Those turned out so cool! Lot really graphic! The heads are fab!
hugs Karen

Karen Mallory said...

Meant to say Look really graphic.
hugs Karen

PB said...

What a wonderful garden of faces :) I love them. Can't wait to see what is coming next!

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Karen and PB, I am really getting excited to start.