Isaac B.

Project #4: Self Portrait

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2011 at 11:35 am

For this project we had to create a self portrait that incorporated objects and images that embodied or expressed who we are, our likes and dislikes, etc. I had many a ideas for this self portrait, but none of them seemed interesting or doable to me except  for this one. For this piece I decided to portray what I would like my future to be like. I would like to live in the New York, drive a mustang, and enjoy the night life in the city. So I used objects like the Ford Mustang, images of a city, the night sky, and the Yankee’s logo to project an image of what my future would look like. I put this image in a crystal ball to symbolize the fact that I am looking into the future. To add a more personal quality to the piece, I included myself wearing the jersey of my favorite soccer team and wearing my favorite hat in the background. There is also a soccer ball within the glass  orb, but it is very transparent.

To create this image in Photoshop, I used tools like the brush tool, the quick selection tool, the eraser tool, and the blending and layer masking tools to create the image inside the crystal ball. For the orb, I looked up a tutorial on how to make glass orbs online. The background image is simply an image that I took with my camera that I altered using a dry brush filter.

I like the way this piece came out. I don’t think that there is anything else that I would do to change it besides adding some more images of myself or things that I like.


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