Afternoon everybody, long time no speak. I am officially no longer a student so I have some time to do some artwork/graphic design/photography. I recently bought the Canon Eos 600d SLR camera and I have to say it’s a great long term investment. Already I notice a major difference in picture quality in comparisons to my Sony A290, and the fact that it’s not broken like my Sony, I can further utilise RAW photos and bring out a truly beautiful piece of art. Enclosed is a picture I took last week of a matchbox and beer coaster. As you can see, I smoothed out the black surface as it was rather dusty. I left a little bit of the flash in the left to add a little bit of lighting. Furthermore, once distinct approach I took was using two different monochrome tonings in regards to the coaster and matchbox. Finally, I sharpened the colour of the match itself and left it orange. Whilst doing all these changes, there was a lot of dust around the top left of the original photo. By using the clone stamp tool on photoshop cs6, I was able to clean up the image.
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