In Visual Rhetorics this week we focused on color. We first had to find our signature colors hex code.

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I made a color palette for myself based on my signature color which is Dazzled Blue or #304C7C.

For our design activity, we had to take a portrait of ourselves and make our eye color brighter. I struggled a lot with this activity and tried it multiple times, but could not get the result that was similar to the video tutorial I was following.¬†We were in Photoshop for this editing and followed Phlearn’s video called “How to Color, Brighten, and Sharpen Eyes.”

This was the picture I had taken for me (shoutout to Brendan) that I used for the activity. I made sure that automatic focus was on so that I would definitely be in focus. It still turned out blurry when I had to zoom in on my eyes which may have to do with the amount of artificial light and not natural light.

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My first attempt started by sampling colors in the eye and exaggerating them.

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The colors then had to be blurred.

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As you can see in the next image that there is hardly a difference.

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I brightened the eyes and there was a slight change.

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I was quite disappointed that I did not get the results that I had hoped for. Hopefully, after a bit of practice my eyes will get brighter.

Here is the final results side by side:

After my frustration with this method, I tried a completely different tactic that admittedly resulted in some bold results. I took the same picture and used the magic wand tool to outline my eyes. I then used the paint bucket tool to make my eyes blue.

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It turned out more creepy than I had expected, but I think the result is amusing.