"A Slice of Reno"

© Lorraine Foster

"A Slice of Reno"

Uploaded: September 01, 2001

Description

Contemporary piece, where photo is cut into a slice and then rescanned on black paper.

Comments

Glenn Theal September 01, 2001

Hi, Lorraine:

I hate to burst your bubble. I am sure that you worked hard to slice and re-scan the image.

But, you really can save so much time by doing this in PhotoShop. It is actually very easy.

1) Select the lasso tool.

2) Hold the button down and then choose the Polygonal lasso tool.

3) Click in the image where you would like to start your slice.

4) Drag to the next point and then click.

5) Drag to the next and so on.

6) To Finish the shape simply drag back to the start and click. This will close the selection area.

7) Go to the Select Menu and choose Inverse.

8) Go to the Edit Menu and Choose Fill.

9) Now, you can fill the selection with any colour or pattern that you want.

This is so much easier and faster.

Cheers,
Glenn
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Glenn Theal September 01, 2001

Hi, Lorraine:

I forgot to mention that you are not just limited to filling with a plain colour, you could also import photos into the selection areas to make an interesting composite.

Cheers,
Glenn #889

Lorraine Foster September 01, 2001

Thanks, Glenn, I didn't know that. I shall try it next time. What did you think of the concept, though? I was trying to take a different look at Casino row. Lorraine #892

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