Among many image editing softwares, I always come back to using Adobe Photoshop for its user-friendly interface and smooth movements in applications. Although both softwares are pretty comprehensive with the basic tools available in their software, the intriguing part is that there are wide range of extensions on other websites. For example, Adobe Photoshop allows us to express creatively by experimenting with their brush tool. However, the number of brushes are not limited as we can import new brushes into the program to test out new expression styles. The same goes for other tools such as fonts. This has been used to experiment our poster image for our digital story.
There are a few functions I’ve tried out for this poster, where I have included text on top of the picture and played around with the brushes. However, I have also experimented with the layers and its blending mode, which was not mentioned in the flipped lecture. Originally, the photograph was brighter and personally I felt like it does not reflect accurately to the general vibes of our digital story, which has a thriller/mystery genre. So, I added an extra layer with black and white gradient for more moody vibes, went to Multiply mode and altered its opacity for my desired outcome.
The flipped lecture has only touched on the very basic tools available on Photoshop and GIMP. However, if you are really interested to experiment more with its endless possibilities but clueless on navigating around yourself with the tools, there is always helpful step-by-step tutorials on the Internet.