My assignment this week in my Computer Art class was to combine all my previous lessons along with the manipulation of text. I began with taking a photo of an older man with a basket on his head and adding some adjustment layers to lower the saturation and give it that old photograph brown color. Then I removed the background with mask.
Next, I added some text in the background using two custom brushes, one was a paragraph of text and the other was some math formulas. I lowered the opacity of the brown text and set it behind the equations.
I ended up duplicated the old man three times and added different levels of the wind filter (Filters>Stylize>Wind) to give him that disintegrating/blowing away look. I added a rectangle on the bottom right corner and then began removing it with an eraser and painting over it with a brush. I also added some more text to the foreground and background of that lower right corner.
The last couple steps were composed of adding more text to the fore and background, using opacity and size to either push it back further, or bring it to the front. Then I took a brush to that lower right corner again and began removing that hard edge and really get it to blend in with the rest of the image.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” –Walt Disney