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14 - Class Project - Focus Area

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Questions & Comments

Ron Doran - 3 months ago

Select focus area with drop shadow

Administrator Emma Norton - 3 months ago

Good progress Ron, I'd keep having a play and see what alternative you come up with.

Anuj Kumar - 3 months ago

here it is:)

Administrator Emma Norton - 3 months ago

Good experimentation here Anuj

Ron Doran - 3 months ago

V2 updated the shadow effect as per comments from Emma

Administrator Emma Norton - 1 month ago

Bold shadow

cheryl ramsay - 2 months ago

Focus selection and a 'linear light' drop shadow.

Administrator Daniel Scott - 2 months ago

Awesome work! Super believable :)

Loz - 2 months ago

Tomato

Administrator Emma Norton - 1 month ago

Good job here!

Daniel Kyriacou - 2 months ago

Focus Area Project

XINJUAN DENG - 2 months ago

shadow is hard to adjust

Administrator Emma Norton - 1 month ago

Good effort

Juan Zapata - 1 month ago

Focus Area Project

Administrator Emma Norton - 1 month ago

Very creative using two. Good experiementation

Glenn Mathisen - 1 month ago

Hmmm...

Administrator Emma Norton - 1 month ago

Good blur on the edging Glenn

smoey - 1 month ago

Detached shadow used, low opacity 34%. Adjustments on colours made on both the tomato and overall pic. Not too convinced of the shadow direction, perspective and blending of tomato to background. Happy to hear your critique Dan/BYOL team.

Administrator Emma Norton - 1 month ago

Good work Smoey. Maybe try make it a bit darker and I'd go a bit more extreme to the right for your shadowing. Keep it up! :)

Sara King - 1 month ago

Really big tomato or really small chopping board? - who knows!

Administrator Emma Norton - 1 month ago

Haha massive tomato. Good work on the shadowing

Annemarie Johnson - 3 weeks ago

Now I'm hungry.

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Video Transcription

All right, I have got a fun class project for you. This tomato, that chopping board. The rules are in the Class Projects Word doc. This one here, Class Project - Focus Area. Both the files are in Project 03. And the rules of engagement are, you have to use the Focus Area to get started. You'll have to tweak it using anything you like, but probably select a Mask. And the one that I'm interested in is how good your shadow ends up being. 


Not a graded test, everyone's going to do something different, but please post what you do, even if you think it's bad. It might be bad, that's okay. Your post might make somebody else feel better. If his is average, yours is bad, makes things feel good. Plus we're all here to learn, so post it and tell us what you did. How you did it, whether-- you can do the detached Drop Shadow option. 


Well you might just paint it in, there is no Blending Mode you used. Maybe you didn't use black for the shadow, maybe it was a brown. Try and make it look realistic. You have to work out which way the light's being cast. It looks like, from there from this one, slightly different from this one. You don't have to just use these features here, make sure you do these, but you can use anything else to kind of color grade or add noise. 


Anything you like for the class project, and at the end, post it, at any of these places up here at the top, I'd love to see what you do. Onward to the next video.

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