Having selected the image or images needed to create the final composite, they need to be converted into black and white 'pencil' drawings . This is done using the following navigation:
Filter > Stylize > Find edges; Control +I; Control + Shift + U
The next step is to add the artistic effects, in this case a blue and grey wash and etching to bring out the detail of the stone work.
This assignment was very challenging in terms of developing a set of images that were able to be sequenced in order to communicate a narrative and also in developing a range of Photoshop techniques to replicate the different artistic styles utilised by Piper.
My initial attitude of 'how difficult can this be' quickly became 'why do I make life so difficult for myself?' This was much more do do with the development of the narrative rather than the way I wanted the final image to look. Once I could visualise the image, it was a case of trial and error to develop a technique that delivered that result.
My key learning form this assignment - be methodical and ensure that all of the assignment elements are covered before deciding what you want to do. I was (still am) fascinated by Pipers work and wanted to use him in one of my assignments. As such, replicating his technique was my area of focus; the development of a "documentary photo-essay" got lost until I finally had to pull the assignment together.