One of the first times I found my favorite image editor was the time I changed one of my noir safari photos to be orange and blue, so I wanted to show how to do it through that same image editor. Those who have followed my blog probably already know what it is but the image editor I usually use is called fotoflexer.com which is a website for image editing and I like it because it is really easy to navigate.
First the photo needs to be uploaded which can be done when you go to the website. If you wish to upload additional photos then go to the top left hand corner and press the “load another photo” For this tutorial, I will be using this noir cat photo.
Here I want to produce a duo tone, two color effect. I went to the effects tab and there are multiple effects to choose from but this one allows for editing the photo to be two colors. The picture above shows what it would look like when you first press the effect button. The default choices are blue and tan so in order change them you must press the colored fields.
To change the colors, press the arrow in the bottom right corner of each color block. This gives you a bunch of color options to choose from. I wanted to change my cat to be blue and red. After you have chosen your colors, press the apply button and you have changed the colors of the photo.
Here is the final product. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!
I created two assignments for my ideas.
Terrible Crossover Fanfiction- There are some terrible fanfictions out there that make us question our lives and make us laugh out loud. Go to http://kaction.com/ and generate yourself a terrible crossover fanfiction idea with fandoms you are familiar with. It can be as brief or as long as you choose just make is as bad as possible. Be creative and make it hilarious.
3 starts- I made it 3 stars because I thought it would be pretty easy to complete but might take a bit of creativity. It isn’t really hard or really easy so I put it in the middle.
Cinemagraph Dat! – Cinemagraphs have to be some of the coolest gif out there. Take a picture of anything and edit it so that there is one thing within the picture that is moving or take a video and edit it so that there is only one thing moving in the scene. Cinemagraphs are known for their subtle motion so make it as the movement as subtle as possible.
3 star- I made it 3 stars because cinemagraphs can be difficult but they are easier than some of the other assignments we have done in class.
Overall, I wanted to create assignments that I thought were fun and cool uses of digital technology. I like reading fanfiction and the idea of creating a terrible one is a fun concept. I have always enjoyed cinemagraphs for their subtle movement so it would be interesting to see people create their own.
For my daily create ideas, I wanted to do simple things that had to do with photography because those seemed to be my favorite types of daily creates.
Color Daily Create: There is so much color all around. Take a picture of something that you normally see every day that has many colors.
Food Collage Daily Create: If you had to choose five foods so eat for the rest of your life and you couldn’t eat anything else what foods would you choose? Create a collage of the five foods and post it on Flickr.