Online Quiz exercises

The final piece of assessment for ACM202 is an online quiz that includes multiple selection questions about:

  • how to interpret histograms,
  • the impact of various curves adjustments,

and practical exercises in:

  • the adjustment of pixel dimensions,
  • assigning colourspace,
  • use of layer masks
  • and selecting pixels/hair.

Useful readings:

Evening, M 2010,  Adobe Photoshop CS5 for photographers

See Chapter 5: Image Editing Essentials for revision on Histograms and curves adjustments and Chapter 9: Layers, Selections & Masking

With regards to selecting a figure/hair from a background, you may also want to review the video tutorials by Martin Evening:

(If the links play up, you can google for these on youtube. They are published by

These are my exercises:

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I am not very happy with the first one but I think the second one looks a bit better as in more natural:

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Online Identity Web Project (work in progress…)

So my Online Identity project will be based on MY OWN online identity. My main online identity is Facebook, therefore I will use this social network site as a template for my website project.
I will “recreate” somehow my profile page of Facebook where each part of it is linked to images as in nowadays society “we show rather than tell”. So clicking on each part of it (Where I work, What’s on my mind, My feelings, Places etc…) you will be redirect to images related to that topic. It will be a sort of a “window” into my “private life” although, it is still ME who decide what I want to SHOW and what I don’t!
Glitch Art really fascinates me so I decided also to include this “strange/abstract” art to my online web project as glitches are basically “errors in communication because of/through technology” symbolising that what you see online is not always what it seems!

This is the first draft:
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However, I also thought that I could “glitch” each part of my Facebook content but I am not sure if it would too confusing :/
Well…I have done it to see how it would look:

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Glitch exercise

As the definition of Glitch is an “error in communication” I thought it could be funny/ironic to use a picture of me and my ex boyfriend to produce a Glitch Artwork.

This is the original photograph:
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And this is the Glitch version of it:
















Some other example from the same photograph:

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Class exercise of retouching techniques for ‘About Face’

In the first image I was only practicing how to change hair and eye colour. I also used the Spot Healing Brush to retouch skin imperfections, spots, pores and moles:
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While in the second image I retouched the skin texture softening it and sharpening the details like eyes, lips, nose, hair etc. I also retouched my face making my eyes and lips a bit bigger, my nose smaller, my eyebrows thinner and my features slimmer with Liquify:
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