Quick Mask Tool

In this activity I used the ‘Quick Mask Tool’ to paint a 2D image from referencing from a 3D image. I decided to work on an astronaut on the moon holding a bottle of beer.
The first thing i had to do was set the 1080p image to the background on photoshop, which would give me a constant reference, after i made the a background copy to hide the original background layer. To select a new section of the image i would use the ‘Magnetic Lasso Tool’ and draw around the area. After selecting it, i would create a new layer an paste the area in the same position and then use a block colour to fill it in.

I did this process on the astronauts helmet and managed to get the space shuttle in the reflection and the small details on the cooler and Earth. I continued these stages throughout the image to create the image at the bottom.

To ensure that i had the right image, i had to alter what was parting of the marching ants, i did this by erasing and adding on new parts to the layer. On one of the layers i created black outlines to add more detail onto the image, then it would hopefully be a better image all together.

I found this task particularly difficult because i had not used this task before but i had become used to Photoshop throughout the last couple of tasks. I feel like it would’ve been better if i had enough time to make another one or finish the astronaut one to a better standard or a higher quality. However I do like how i was able to do complete the Earth to a good standard, including the clouds on one side of the Earth.Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 10.54.32 Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 11.09.09 Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 11.47.34


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