So, I decided against the bicentennial man scene and chose the Fight Club scene. I thought that I could create a better image if I chose this scene. It gave me the ability to create a whole image and scene rather than just a model. I used the same thought I had earlier when browsing through stock. I wanted to use an underground car park and create the dark and bloody scene like the film. Here is what I have produced.
I started out with this image which is already a dark setting and a nice yellow light. This picture was too wide for my liking and I decided to crop it and focus on the wall in the centre. As the setting was underground I decided to give it a damp feel by adding damp, moss patches. I have created damp and water stains from the drain on the leftFor the characters I chose to take the pictures myself. I started with the guy that was ‘knocked out’ from a fight. I needed him to be slumped up against the wall, as if exhausted. I used a person with a slightly muscular form already, which is what the film is about. I cut him out of this picture and laid him on the new image. I had to make him lighter as the original was too dark. Along with this I enhanced the muscles by increasing shadowed areas and increasing the lightened areas. I added some blood trickling down the face with lasso tool and fill with red and changed the layer mode to soft light. The same technique was used to create the blood trickle on the floor from the body. Some bruising was made with the brush tool. I then added to the theme of damp and dark underground car park by making some dirty driping from the ceiling. I wanted to have the guy who beat up the other guy in the shot as well. He needed to be bigger and seem dominating. Again I took the pictures myself to get the right shot. I wanted a close uo of the guys back and shoulders. Here is the original and edit. I cut him out and added shadows an lighting to emphasise the muscles. A shadow has been added from the main light in the picture to create a better atmosphere. This was created using brightness/contrast.