As part of my future work I want to become proficient in setting my designs into real world settings. Whether this be architectural illustrations, product designs or any other 3D projects. Over time I want to teach myself how to merge and blend different photographs to create backdrops for 3D designs. I decided to take an image from Google maps of Scunthorpe museum to practice some Photoshop techniques. The aim of this exercise was to remove the two sets of people to give an image of just the building and its situation. I can then look at how I may alter this building to make it more attractive. I intend to produce some illustrations and then set my ideas into this background to give my designs a real world setting.
I needed to remove the people from the image.
Using the brush tool I tried to roughly paint over the people with matching colours from the surrounding area. At this stage I just wanted to get a feel for how the area would look behind the group.
I did the same here, but used the clone stamp as well to create matching areas of colour and texture. I needed to try and do this without creating a repetitive pattern anywhere.
This area was nearly complete. I was happy with result.
I was working on the tree trunk and floor area here.
I needed to try and form the base of the monument so that it remained realistic.
The finished image. As a first exercise I was pleased with the end result. This is something I need to practice more with, but I feel I have got to grips with the basics.