The Twilight Saga

Hello everyone!!!

My name is Claire and I cannot wait to begin this GMPG class with you guys!!!

This term we will be learning fun, neat little tricks to edit photos!

We are going to learn things from Level Adjustments to Gradient Maps to Rendering! Don't worry if you don't know what these things are! I'll explain everything during the lesson!

I'm going to try very hard to teach everyone at least one thing that they did not know!

I am not going to say that I am the best at Photo Editing, but I will teach you all what I know!

I'll be working to get all the lessons up and into a list as soon as possible! There are more to come than what if just listed!

Name: Claire

Username: →badwolf←

Favorite Band/Artist(s): Paramore, Regina Spektor, He Is We, Far And Away, Karmin, Florence + The Machine, The Lumineers, Of Monsters And Men, Milo Greene and a BUNCH more!

Favorite TV Program(s): Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Glee, Graceland, The Glee Project, Warehouse 13, Supernatural, Dollhouse, Daria, Sailor Moon, 

Celebrity Crush: Either Aaron Tveit or Darren Criss. <3333

Link to Gallery: Here =D

Name: Courtney

Username: SirensMayFire

Favorite Band/Artist(s): Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire, Pierce The Veil, A Day To Remember, Escape The Fate, All Time Low, Crown The Empire, Of Mice & Men, We Are Defiance, We Came As Romans, Blessthefall, Black Veil Brides, Maroon 5, Oh Sleeper & more:3

Favorite TV Program(s): Adventure Time, Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds & Roseanne:3

Celebrity Crush: Justin Hills from Sleeping With Sirens<3

Link to Gallery: oh hey:3


Username:A Thousand Years

Favorite Band/Artist(s):Florence+the Machine, Lana Del Ray, Sara Bareilles,Taylor Swift, The Fray, Ed Sheeran, and many, many more!

Favorite TV Program(s): The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Twisted, The Fosters, Dance Moms

Celebrity Crush: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, and many more!

Link to Gallery:Here!

Name: Jessa

Username: Jessa Dawson

Favorite Band/Artist(s): The Neighbourhood, Nirvana, Flyleaf, Ingrid Michaelson

Favorite TV Program(s): Doctor Who, Supernatural, Under The Dome, Once Upon a Time

Celebrity Crush: Bradley Cooper :3

Link to Gallery: here

Username:Romance Is My Fiction
Favorite Band/Artist(s):Marina and The Diamonds, Band of Perry, Taylor swift, Casey Abrams, Ingrid Michelson, Sara Baralise, More...
Favorite TV Program(s): Doctor Who, Warehouse 13, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Psych, bones, anything else along the same lines. 
Celebrity Crush: Andrew Garfield♥♥♥
Link to Gallery:

Name: Kelice

Username: Katerina

Favorite Band/Artist(s): Evanescence, Flyleaf, Paramore, Florence and the Machine, etc.

Favorite TV Program(s):Pretty Little Liars, Twisted, Dance Moms, Andy Sixx

Celebrity Crush: Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Kellin Quinn

Link to Gallery: My Gallery

Name: Kara

Username: Kara [SomeNights]

Favorite Band/Artist(s): fun., Walk the Moon, Lana Del Rey, Imagine Dragons, Little Mix, 30 Seconds to Mars, 1D, Florence + the Machine, & Ellie Goulding.

Favorite TV Program(s): Girls, the Walking Dead, & Teen Wolf

Celebrity Crush: Leonardo Dicaprio

Link to Gallery: Click Me c:

Name: Nikki

Username: Nikki, My Dear

Favorite Band/Artist(s): Laura Marling, Marina and the Diamonds, Sky Ferreira, Allen Stone, Bon Iver, Milo Greene, WAY TOO MANY TO LIST.

Favorite TV Program(s): Supernatural, Doctor Who, Merlin, TGP, Malcolm In the Middle, Gossip Girl

Celebrity Crush: Changing all the time... right now its Joseph Gordon Levitt because of 500 Days of Summer.

Link to Gallery: click here

Name: Niya

Username: HeartStealer™

Favorite Band/Artist(s): Sleeping With Sirens, Paramore, Lana Del Ray, Black Veil Brides, BOTDF, 21 Pilots, Maroon 5, Delta Rae, Imagine Dragons, Robert Patterson, Selena Gomez, TIMEFLIES, SIA, AWOLNATION, Blue Foundation, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, FUN, Florence + The Machine, Macklemore, Jake Miller, etc.

Favorite TV Program(s): Twisted, Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Switched at Birth, Teen Wolf, SKINS, Hit the Floor, The Lying Game, The Vampire Diaries, Game of Thrones

Celebrity Crush: Aaron Johnson, Channing Tatum, Kellan Lutz, Dylan O' Brien, Avan Jogia, David Lambert, Alex Pettyfer, Adam S, Gevani, Ryan Guzman, Ian Somerhalder, The Carver Twins, Jack & Finn( twins), Keegan Allen, Jake T. Austin,

Link to Gallery: N/A

Name: Rachel

Username: Rachel [PainfullyShy]

Favorite Band/Artist(s):Ellie Goulding, Paramore, Florence +The Machine,The Pretty Reckless, Taylor Swift, Bridgit Mendler, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Demi Lovato, Britt Nicole and more!

Favorite TV Program(s): Graceland, The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, Orphan Black, Doctor Who, Castle, Bones, Good Luck Charlie, Glee, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Under The Dome

Celebrity Crush: Taylor Lautner, Joseph Morgan, Chris Hemsworth and Nicholas Hoult

Link to Gallery:My Graphic Gallery

Name: Sara

Username: sαяα{♔тнє qυєєη σƒ тнє ωσłѵєs♔}

Favorite Band/Artist(s):Florence+the Machine, Lana Del Ray, Sara Bareilles,Taylor Swift, The Fray, Ed Sheeran,Sleeping With Sirens,Breaking Benjamin, Justin Bieber,Jensen Ackles,Samantha Banks,Marilyn Manson, Theory Of A Deadman, All Time Low, Richard Colson Baker aka Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite TV Program(s): Supernatural,Merlin,Being Human,Lost Girl,Shameless,True Blood, Bad Girls Club,Roseanne,Sex and The City,Awkward,Teen Wolf,um....Oh Degrassi.

Celebrity Crush: Jensen Ackles, MGK, and Dylan O'Brien

Link to Gallery: Merp <3

  • Focal Points and Sweet Spots
  • Level and Curve Adjustments
  • Gradient Maps
  • Blur
  • Rendering
  • Overlays
  • Adding Make-Up
  • Changing Colors



Tags: 5, Editing, GMPG, GMPG5, Photo

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Hey sorry Claire, I'm finally catching up.

Here's my Curves Adjustment~

(Oh and this time I used a picture I took unedited)



Gradient Maps~

Before: (Had to resize the original picture since it was really big)





Thanks so much for catching up Katerina!!!

I love the photo you took!

Next time you might want to try doing a little bit more with the levels and/ or curves. The changes you made are very subtle and I think you would get the point of the lesson better if you saw how levels and curves can really really help to enhance colors.

Don't worry about cropping photos around here unless I say you should, larger photos are ALWAYS better than smaller ones. There is almost never such a thing as a photo too large. =D

What you did with the gradient maps is really interesting!

Have you ever used them before?

I think that you chose a great photo to use for the blur assignment!

I'm going to share with you two questions that I always ask myself when editing a photo:

"Does that look natural?"

"Does this look too unnatural?"

Usually when you take a portrait the hair and body of a person is usually not too much out of focus.

Whenever you blur a photo you always want it to be very subtle, unlike when you use levels and curves.

If you have an Instagram, you may notice how the blur gives a sort of blunt blur line and you always want to make blur subtle.

Just a few things to keep in mind!

I think that what you did with the blur is super cool though!

It's very creative! You might want to try something like that in a banner!

When I was looking at the pictures for the curves It was kind of hard to see the difference, so next time I'll try to make them more different so you can actually tell them apart.

And yeah that's true, I rather have a big picture then a small picture.

I've tried using gradient maps before when I messing around with editing but I really didn't know what they were for really.

In the blur one, I was thinking it looks like both, like a little more unnatural in the face area where you can see the blur half and the clear half of his face. And his shirt looks like a "popping" affect to me I guess I could say that.And I will try it in a banner.

And thanks :)

I also wanted to know that would the gradient look different if it was a black and white picture of him? I was about to use it for that assignment but then I was like no that probably wouldn't work.

Gradient maps are so much fun!

Why don't you try playing around with them?

I find that the best layer modes are Overlay, Color, Hue, and Soft Light.

It would totally still work on a black and white image! The more you play around with gradient maps, the more familiar you will become with them, they are a super fun technique once you learn them!

As for the blur assignment:

You rarely want your photos to look too unnatural, of course there are exceptions to this, but it's always a good idea, especially when first starting out to try and make things look as natural as possible.

Before Blur:


After Blur:

FANTASTIC job Kara!!!

This looks incredible!

Blur Lesson :)



This looks incredible Juliee!

SUCH a great job!!!

I'm not sure if I did this okay.

I think that you definitely did it okay!

Better than okay!!!

You did a great job!! =D



Some parts of the hair was hard for me but it was such a fun lesson!

It's alright Elena!

It looks fantastic!!!


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