For the Do- Now, open up the following tutorial on Tilt Shift Photography
Drag the image from the top of the tutorial into Photoshop CS6.
Have the tutorial open on the right hand side and the image in Photoshop on the left hand side of your screen, like below.
Graded on the following (100 points total)
1. Photos used were using the birds eye view technique of shooting from above (20 points each photo)
2. Time on task (10 points)
3. Gradual blur (10 points)
4. Effective use of the contrast and saturation tools for the illusion (10 points)
5. Good craftsmanship- no smudges/ scratches/ thumbprints on photo/ resized photos (10 points)
For a refresher on how to do the HDR Technique-
Go to Photoshop CS6
File > Automate > Merge to HDR Pro
Choose five of the exposures of a composition (-1, -.5, 0, +.5, +1)
Press okay- then a screen with a box will come up with presets and ways to adjust your image
When you are happy with how it looks, be sure to merge the layers and save as a jpeg.