Jen Fawkes, PPSA, SPSA  

Industrial Joker by Jen Fawkes, PPSA, SPSA

October 2020 - Industrial Joker

October 2020 - Jen Fawkes, PPSA, SPSA

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October 2020 - Jen Fawkes, PPSA, SPSA

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October 2020 - Jen Fawkes, PPSA, SPSA

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About the Image(s)

i'm practicing with layers as part of my studies in Photo Artistry with Sebastian Michaels. This image is a composite of 5 images that starts with a base image and adds parts of the other 4 images using a variety of blending modes and brushes for each addition. I had to flip the image of the joker to make sure that he is looking into the image rather than away, and I believe this helps to create a triangle within the image.

13 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
WOW! I could finish there, but this work is so far ahead from anything I could produce, there is no way that I can criticise anything about it. Fantastic!!!!!   Posted: 10/02/2020 03:14:27
Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
Thanks Mike, its not so hard after you watch the video multiple times!!   Posted: 10/11/2020 21:49:49

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
An excellent composite. Your tuition sessions are obviously paying dividends. Your blending of the various elements is spot on. Great imagination to bring parts of these images together.   Posted: 10/09/2020 13:25:09
Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
Thanks Ian, this is all a steep learning curve for me. I'm sure being in this group will be a great help   Posted: 10/11/2020 21:50:52

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
I agree with WOW ! Just one spectacular and creative image.   Posted: 10/09/2020 13:50:17
Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
Thanks Mark, its a long slow haul to learn these creative techniques.   Posted: 10/11/2020 21:49:02

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
I think this is a great composite.
My eye is drawn to the bottom left, so I would prefer to see the image flipped horizontally. Perhaps the graffiti will still appear ok.   Posted: 10/10/2020 18:24:54
Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
Thanks Jerry
I did a flip, but for me it doesn't make much difference. The exercise for me was more about playing with multiple photos and practicing blending. I doubt this image will ever see the light of day anywhere else.   Posted: 10/11/2020 21:48:26
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Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Very interesting image. To me there are so many things going on that I am not sure what is the subject of the photo. My eye is drawn to the staircase and the joker so one suggestion would be to feature just the staircase and to its left have the joker looking sideways at it.   Posted: 10/11/2020 20:01:38

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
(Groups 37 & 64)
Jen, I like your color palette on this very complex image.
Congratulations on your wonderful Member Showcase image. How did you get that streaked effect?
  Posted: 10/18/2020 00:24:24
Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
Thank you Helen, that's very kind of you. I'm assuming you mean the streaked effect in the Member showcase image-
The streak effect is in photoshop
filter>blur>motion blur (choose 90deg to get vertical blur) and set the intensity to what you want.
then I added a mask and used a brush to remove the blur in parts of the image.   Posted: 10/18/2020 01:26:25
Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
(Groups 37 & 64)
Thanks for responding, Jen. I had envisioned a collage using that effect, and now I know how to acheive it.   Posted: 10/18/2020 11:45:33

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Great composite image, I have nothing sensible to contribute.   Posted: 10/25/2020 05:18:13


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