Then and now

In this project you will use your Photoshop skills to create TWO then and now photos.

Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 11.44.07 AMWhat’s a then and now photo?  It combines two view of the same scene, one recent and one from the past, into one image.

Let’s practice with the two images on the left.  Click on eaScreen Shot 2014-11-03 at 11.38.55 AM ch thumbnail and download the FULL SIZED image. Don’t download the small image.

We will use these tools in Photoshop:

1. file, place
2. layer masking
3. edit>transform (distort, warp, perspective)

Now create TWO Then and Now image of your own

You may choose any location on the planet.

Inspiration:

Photographer Shawn Clover – 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Then and Now

http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2013/05/09/highbury-and-newington-green-then-and-now/ and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2303250/The-poignant-images-combine-present-day-locations-momentous-historical-events-took-place-there.html

Image sources:

  1. scroll to the bottom for three pairs of old and new images that you can work with OR
  2. use these before and after shots of the effects of climate change OR

3. find your own old and new images.  Start with the old photograph first.  Sources of old photos:
-ebay.com (search for [location] postcard)
-images.google.com
-[location] historical society like San Anselmo Historical Society

Modern photos: Google Street View is ideal for this.

 

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