D2 – Spring Break in the Matrix

Challenge: Create a series of three Matrix-style images using the turorial below.  Save all three as jpegs and post as a gallery to a new post in WordPress.  I also recommend saving the original file as a .psd in case you need to return to the file later. The three images should support your reflection from your spring break.

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Enter the Matrix

  1. You will need this file
  2. Instructions:
    1. Skip this step: <Use Ctrl+I to inverse the colors of the background and numbers layer.>
    2. Use Ctrl+U to colorize the layer to the color you want.
    3. Show the photo layer.  Notice, the example uses a picture with strong light and shade.  Also, the background is solid black.
    4. Use Filter –> Pixelate –>Mosaic.  A cell size of 12 will make the mosaic pixel squares match perfectly with the number grid provided.
    5. Optional: Image–> Adjustments –> Posterize (4) to reduce the number of grey shades.
    6. To turn on the numbers: change the layer mode from Normal to Multiply.
  3. Task:
    1. In addition to the example we created together, use google images (or your own photos) to alter 3 images that somehow connect to your spring break.
    2. Post them to a New Post in WordPress as a Slideshow (Add Media, Create Gallery, Add All three images, select slide show under the view options)
    3. Post Title: D2 – Spring Break in the Matrix
  4. Caption:
    1. Make sure each image has a short caption explaining how it connects to your Spring break.