Two weeks left of this semester. So much to do, so little time.
This week used Photoshop to turn a flat photo into a 3D image. Isolated individual elements like trees, mountains, grass, buildings, human figures; and placed them varying degrees from camera. Added effects like a lens flare, turbulence to animate trees and added a layer of electronic dirt to age film.
Option key used to Clone/repair large pieces of content.
Used the Dodge tool and Channels to isolate trees, automobiles, buildings. Saved Channel Paths to reuse later in project.
Visited http://www.mayang.com/textures/ and http://lostandtaken.com/ to examine stock of textures and patterns FREE to borrow. Discussed caution when dealing with copyright and website disclaimers on images found online.
Fill Content tool used to match/fill patterns like lengthening a cobble stone road.
Positioned Custom camera to adjust spacing and placement of individual elements then added Zoom to move camera through scene.
Lots of hands on and individual tutoring available.