High Key and Low Key Lighting. The positive and the negative, the hyper bright, everything is coming up roses, and the jet black let's find a sliver of positive in the midst of all that dark. Yes, it's that way being a Digital Photo teacher. But in the demo I did today, I found a way to use layer masks in tandem with a gradient, where the gradient does a slow fade of what's visible and what's invisible in Photoshop. What we get is an airy meditation, but because the image is high key, it doesn't look as dark as it could. And maybe that's because Spring has sprung in the Pacific Northwest, but either way, I'll soak up as many rays as I can until the next wave of dark wakes me up in the middle of the night to remind me of my mortality.
Bliss in the mist, or how Gradient Masks work as metaphor.
by Adam Strong March. 12, 2019 530 views
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Musings On Image And Meaning.
High School Photo & Video Teacher, Novelist and Short Story Writer based in Portland, OR