|Photographed by Kernia Belizaire|
This picture looks dark, and gloomy I know. That was what I was going for.
This photograph was originally brighter, but I darkened the brightness with the curves in photoshop. I named it levels, because of how big the house actually is. This house was roughly the size of a mansion, and even though I took the picture on a bright sunny day the house just gave me this feeling of dark loneliness. Hence the reason why it was named Levels (the levels of the dark and lonely). The house just reeked of coldness, and that just made me want to capture this in that exact moment.
I originally shot the very top of the house, and then made my way towards the bottom, but this exact picture just drew me in and then I just decided--this one was it.
"Why won't you have sex with me already?"
A Psycho obsessed girl
And A Man with an invisible beard (this is a long story)
I think I made this my sophmore year of High School in my graphic arts class. I didn't really like using Indesign all that much, and felt a whole lot more comfortable with photoshop so I practically had to beg my teacher to let me use the half and half (half photoshop, and half indesign). Though truthfully I kind fo used mostly photoshot, and a tiny bit of indesign for when I had to print it out.
To make this design I used a mixture of photographs, and layers.
How was this made?
To make this photoshop mixture I used the following:
- A .png of a heart
- A picture of shattered glass (which was duplicated and cloned to go throughout the heart and seem as if it had different parts)
- A clear picture of a kicking man. The background was removed using the magic wand tool.
- A randomy colored belt. The color was changed to back (using curves), and then I used the fx tool in the layers pannel to add the outline to the belt.
- Text was used for the "I" in "I love shotokan." It was then rasterized. Afterwards I used the selection too to select half, and command J to create a second copy of just that half. Then I selected the original "I" layer, and cut the upper part of the "I." Using the transform tool I rotated the "I", and made it look like the man was kicking it.
- Text was used for the "Love shotokan part also" except I used a clipping mask to make it seem like it was made out of fire.
- The fire in the background was a picture of fire duplicated enough throughout the picture.
- That is all. That's how the "I love Shotokan" picture was made.
Backstabbing best friends, undertoned romance, cinematic action and power hungry villains. Imagine if everything you thought you knew were lies...this is Alkami.