Looking for something to take pictures of can get difficult. Especially when you are sitting around staring off into space. Two days ago I played with my camera phone to test some of the effects. It turned out the original image (touched up) looked better than the image with effects. Today, I think I have a proper example of an original photo turned into something pretty cool. With Camera 360 and Photoshop Express, and then Lightroom on my laptop, I achieved the final result.
Everyone reading this has probably seen these things before. They are the magnet words you get in a package. Just so happens we have some teacher/student ones in the workroom here. Not sure why we have math ones, because this is the humanities building, but they are there. A few weeks ago, I was sitting around waiting for some food to heat up when I started playing around. I wanted to do something ironic with these words, because quite frankly, they are a little too cheery for me. I tried my best to make two phrases that used these words against themselves. It was rather difficult. Now, don’t take from this that I hate my students or anything. I think teachers worldwide can sympathize with this and know that sometimes they get under your skin in some fashion. So this one goes out to my peeps.
The original image is taken off a grey filing cabinet. The words are all white with different color lettering. I really liked the effect I picked on Camera 360. It is Black and White Sketch. It looked pretty cool to start, but I wanted a little bit of color and clarity. When all was said and done the image above was born. I think I got this pretty far away from a photography and it looks like a cartoon drawing.
The moral of the story is that staring off into space isn’t such a bad thing, especially if you are paranoid about asteroids heading to Earth.