Graphic Art / Photo Manipulation

Kybernetik: Techtonik

(Advanced Photoshop Project)

Date: September 2007

Distribution: Print and Electronic Media

Project Description: This photo-manipulation project was carried out entirely in Photoshop CS2. It makes extensive use of high-resolution stock photography which has been layered atop the background image to add the impression of organic skin-graft textures. The photograph of the model making up the background of the composite is 2657x4000 pixels. The finished graphic design has a resolution of 100dpi and prints at approx 2.25 x 3.5 feet.

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Reduced size swatch of completed Photoshop designPhoto manipulation, illuminated gauge, close-upPhoto manipulation, spinal biotech input implantsPhoto manipulation, skin-graft layers on left shoulderPhoto manipulation, skin-graft layers on right shoulderPhoto manipulation, stamped text on backPhoto manipulation, right arm and secured plate coveringPhoto layering, close-up of hand and scar tissue

A Watchful Corner

(Advanced Photoshop Project)

Date: August 2007

Distribution: Print and Electronic Media

Project Description: I didnít have a clear idea of the final image when I started this graphic design project, though I did know that I was seeking something representative of the cyberpunk genre and postmodern decay or an urban jungle. As I worked with an assortment of organic and non-organic textures to use as overlays in Adobe Photoshop, the image hidden within their blend began to reveal itself, and I had something more concrete to aim for. The final graphic design became, in my eyes, the image of a homeless street girl peering around the corner of a building, her face a mixture of weariness and wariness.

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Reduced size swatch of completed Photoshop designPhoto manipulation and layering, thumbnail of left eye and cheekPhoto editing and blending, thumbnail of lips and chinPhotoshop layer blending, thumbnail of shoulder resembling graffito of skullPhotoshop blending techniques, thumbnail of wall texturePhotoshop blending techniques, thumbnail of wall texturePhoto blending processes, thumbnail of wrist bone and skin textureAdvanced Photoshop layer blending techniques, thumbnail of wall relief and hair

Kybernetik: Interstitial

(Advanced Photoshop Project)

Date: May 2007

Distribution: Print and Electronic Media

Project Description: This is the first in a series of cyberpunk art and graphic designs on which Iíve recently been working in my spare time. Iíve decided to call the series ĎKybernetik,í and am attempting to diverge slightly from what I would consider more typical examples of cyberpunk artwork, and its abundance of dark shadows and neon shades of green. Iím a fan of the cyberpunk genre, but I find certain aspects of it to be played out.

This graphic design project is intended to show the shedding of skin, revealing subtle cybernetics and wetwired circuitry beneathÖ a more subtle and organic blending of man (alright, woman) and machine. This series utilizes an original set of techniques, some of which came about through trial and error as I worked with various custom brushes and textures in Photoshop.

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Reduced size swatch of completed Photoshop designFull-resolution swatch: hand and fingersFull-resolution swatch: left shoulder circuitry, close-upFull-resolution swatch: right shoulder and shedding skinFull-resolution swatch: center of back and peeling skinFull-resolution swatch: kanji tattoo close-upFull-resolution swatch: lower back shedding skinFull-resolution swatch: left shoulder-blade, skin and circuitry

Kybernetik: Redemption

(Advanced Photoshop Project)

Date: January 2007

Distribution: Print and Electronic Media

Project Description: This Photoshop project is a more basic example of complex layer and pattern blending. The final result has a somewhat watercolored and dreamlike quality. The original, unedited image is shown for comparison.

Complete swatch of unedited original image shown for comparisonComplete swatch of completed photomanipulation shown for comparisonClose-up of hair and lighting effects on superimposed backgroundClose-up of title text and watercolor blending effect beneathAdvanced Photoshop layering and blending techniques with simple crosshatched filter effectAdvanced Photoshop layering and blending techniques

Kybernetik: Reguard

(Advanced Photoshop Project)

Date: September 2006

Distribution: Print and Electronic Media

Project Description: The 'Reguard' project was designed alongside the 'Introspect' design, and shares similar textures and patterns which have been brushed onto skin, giving the appearance of complex cybernetic and circuit-board details embedded within the flesh.

Advanced Photoshop Project: Layer and Pattern Blending, Final ResultPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Right Eye, Full-resolution SwatchPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Left Eye, Full-resolution SwatchPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Right Shoulder, Full-resolution SwatchPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Embedded Brass Plate, Full-resolution SwatchPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Left Shoulder with Cybernetic Inlay, Full-resolution SwatchPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Stomach with Cybernetic Inlay, Full-resolution SwatchPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Belly with Embedded Socket and Cybernetic Inlay, Full-resolution Swatch

Kybernetik: Introspect

(Advanced Photoshop Project)

Date: September 2006

Distribution: Print and Electronic Media

Project Description: The 'Introspect' project represents my early attempts at developing techniques for altering the appearance of human skin using complex patterns and textures.

Advanced Photoshop Cyberpunk Project: Layer and Pattern Blending, Final ResultPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Face with Cybernetic Inlay Pattern Shown from Oblique AnglePhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Left Shoulder with Cybernetic Inlay PatternPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Chest with Cybernetic Inlay Pattern and Embedded Brass DiskPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Right Shoulder with Cybernetic Inlay PatternPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Frontal View, Cybernetic Inlay PatternPhotoshop Layer and Pattern Blending, Belly with Socket Implant and Cybernetic Inlay Pattern