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Old 07-16-2009, 07:08 PM
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my first photo blending

just got photo shop today and need some creative criticism..i started off with gothem city for the back ground then blended in the jokers face. thanks and leave your thoughts .
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:31 PM
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Re: my first photo blending

I won't pretend to be an expert at compositions. However, the few things I notice are:

- Overall, I like the composition, color, direction/focus.
- There could be some additional detail given to certain elements to bring our attention to them or add some appeal and/or interest, i.e. the joker's eyes.
- Regarding finishing touches, there are some areas in the black background that are not black, and are appearing as jagged discoloration in the black areas. Also, some selective use of light and sharpening could move our eyes to the elements you desire.

Otherwise a very good first composition. Maybe some other comp guru's will chime in and help you out. If not, don't forget there is a composition forum here on RP that may yield more feedback.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:48 AM
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Re: my first photo blending

Great work. It's very interesting to look at! There are a few things I'd have done differently:

• fading the city overlay down the left side of his face, especially next to his mouth. Right now it's forming a hard line at the bottom almost looking like a mask (real mask, not photoshop). We need to see that grin more clearly! Also fade it in his hair and the shadow that defines the side of his nose.

• I would have made the card opaque.

• I can't tell what the dark brown/red substance is. Blood? I also don't understand why the card would say joker but the image is Batman.
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