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Image & Meaning - 4 Techniques of Photo Manipulation

Calista Lee

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 - 01:07:41 am

@ EnvisioninCrafts

Task: Create a 2-D Imagery that consider the use of the following action: ‘Add’, ‘Subtract’, ‘Substitute’ and ‘Superimpose’.

1) Adding to the Image: Smoking Your Way Though (Addition)

Description: I added in a man smoking right infront of the no-smoking sign; to show the blatant irony of how people seem to disrespect rules and signs nowadays almost to the Read more →


Zooming off to Project 1A

Valantia Chang

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 - 11:34:25 pm


We are starting off with a new Project-1A! 

We were tasked to create an image using:-

Add, Subtract, Substitute and Superimpose.


This picture describes Inspiration and Motivation as nobody would expect Usain Bolt to be that fast, showing that we should not give up easily and push to our limits in order to achieve something that no one thought was possible.


This picture can go Read more →


Project 1A

Vanessa Ang

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 - 10:56:17 pm

@ V for Vanessa

(Note: Thought I had published this but apparently I had only saved it as a draft)


I added an image of a maze to the head. What I wanted to portray is that we should not judge a book by its cover. While on the outside, the lady looks put together and confident, her thoughts are messy and jumbled on the Read more →


Project 1A


Monday, Sep 05, 2016 - 11:46:45 pm

@ sugarmonster

Using the methods of addition, subtraction, substitution and superimpose, I aimed for my work to challenge certain laws and societal mindsets and to advocate for certain societal issues that have been ignored.


This was intended to create awareness that although social media allows us to gain insights into another’s life, at times it Read more →

some playful images you've created there. particularly like the gun with water and blank sushi. keep playing!

4D Project 1A: Stand and Deliver

Jaime Goh

Saturday, Sep 03, 2016 - 01:45:20 am

@ Why are we still here

Inspired by The Postman by David Brin, I wanted mail to be the central conceit of my project, with an overall theme of progress. I used Photoshop to manipulate all the images.


Message: Mail bridges the distance between people, bolstering and solidifying relationships in spite of obstacles.

Debrief: The romantic postcard look emerged by accident, but I think it Read more →

Good start! Do continue to play! Your project 1B smashed it! well done you!

4D Foundation I

Audrelia Lim

Thursday, Sep 01, 2016 - 11:41:29 pm

@ Aurelia NTU Blog

Substitution I used substitution for this photo as I wanted to tap into the sub consciousness of people when they are dreaming. Thus, I have substituted the bed with a dreamy looking background and the subject is sleeping on the clouds which represents how she can be carried away in her dreams as she is not thinking too much when Read more →

particularly enjoyed the thorned screen and dreaming images. dont be afraid to play more and attack your images! keep up the good effort!


Claudia Tan

Thursday, Sep 01, 2016 - 01:37:33 pm

@ space plus one

Hello! For our first project in 4D class, we were assigned to create pieces with the techniques – Addition, Subtraction, Substitution, and Superimposing.

I wanted to create meaningful and thoughts-invoking images which was why I was inspired to have a theme of “21st Century problems” for the four images. Although I was quite rushed to create these images, I still had fun in Read more →

love the water drop composition. enjoyed the details attention paid to the work. keep it going...

Add, Subtract, Substitute, Superimpose

Lydia Lui

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 - 09:27:48 pm


The very first 4D assignment! To be honest, inspiration had started to hit me when the professor was going through the project brief. Initially, my plan was to find a female model holding and spreading her skirt, then apply the techniques. I wanted to have raindrops falling from her skirt, but then realized that the emotive quality of the image Read more →

Tags: 4D | stop motion
enjoyed the illustrative and poetic feel of your work. keep pushing, don't stay too safe .

When all else fails, make up a story


Monday, Aug 29, 2016 - 10:45:10 pm

@ Dormiveglia

So we were supposed to create 4 photos that had to do with add, subtract, substitute and superimpose. It sure did create great confusion in the class.

As for me, I was still very unsure even after the countless attempts to make it clear. Hence I decided on a story first, a story that had to do with the four words.

It Read more →

Enjoyed the texture, image play and story! keep it going...

Project 1A

Cassandra Lim

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 - 04:04:32 pm

@ Catastrophe.

Goal of work

To bring about awareness of certain social issues prevelent in our society today such as pollution, body imaging, drunk driving and cultural conformity.


This visual is to create awareness regarding the issue of water pollution and its effects on marine life.  I subtracted the interior of the fish and replaced it with garbage to show how pollution has Read more →

have some very interesting idea brewing in your images. Keep playing! Good job!