Can You See What I See?

“We fear death so profoundly, not because it means the end of our body, but because it means the end of our consciousness – better to be a spirit in Heaven than a zombie on Earth.”
– Alison Gopnik (professor of psychology and philosophy at UC Berkeley)

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Why?: Despite being an artist, I must admit that Photoshop has never been my strong-suit. I’ve largely avoided using it due to how much time and effort it takes to learn all of the ins and outs of the program. However, when I started reading through some of the visual assignments on the DS106 assignment bank, the “Can you see what I see?” project stood out to me. In looking at the submissions of others’ eyes with shopped in reflections, I saw a lot of cool images but none that really connected the context of the two images being overlayed. Since it’s Halloween and I am the author of a zombie blog, I decided to take on this challenge and give it the zombie treatment.

How?: I used Google to search for a zombified eye and a first person perspective of a zombie. I settled on two images that I really liked and that I thought worked really well together (see photos below).

I then used a video tutorial (see video below) and Photoshop to help me merge the two together in to create a reflection of zombie arms following a horde.

The resulting image was a subtle change from the original, but the reflection helped to bring context to the eye and create a new story behind the image.zombie-eye-shopped



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