Since for my final project I am doing a video mashup, I decided to go visual on this one. I really enjoy art history and I also like playing around with photoshop. I knew I had to find paintings that were easy to identify, so the audience could fully understand the changes. Ive also added the images of the actual paintings to give the audience a better perspective. I found it quiet challenging to find the right painting combination that would work. I realized that impressionist paintings would work well for the background since they are so vague and tend to be depictions of nature. For the foreground, I had to find painting that had a single subject that would stand out. You would be surprised by the magic photoshop can do. The main tool I used in photoshop was the magic wand. This allows you to take out certain portions of an image depending on liner and color. The subject’s in these paintings had to be really defined so the magic want could recognize them. I had so much fun doing this project.
I first opened the picture on photoshop and selected the background with the magic wand
Then I copied it in to the forground and did some resizing, image editing and croping
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, By Hokusai + The Starry Night, By Vincent Van Gogh
American Gothic, By Grant Wood + Starry Night over the Rhone, By Vincent Van Gogh
The Son of Man, By René Magritte + The House of Parliament, By Monet
The Scream, By Edvard Munch + Cafe Terrace at Night, By Vincent Van Gogh
Napoleon Crossing the Alps, By Jacques-Louis David + Tulips in Holland, By Monet