I first took this photo into Camera Raw to adjust the highlights and shadows.
I then reduced noise in the image using the noise reduction tools.
Photoshop Settings Used:
I started by cropping the image
I used the fill feature to fill in the sky and the building on the right side of the image
I used the clone stamp tool to correct some spots on the fill
I used various brushes to add the painted effect
Design Thoughts: I wanted to turn this image into a painting using Photoshop brushes. I began in Camera Raw in order to adjust the highlights and shadows. Once in Photoshop, I used principles of alignment to crop the photo. I used the rule of thirds to adjust the image, making the missionary's head and hand intersect with the rule of thirds lines. The principles of alignment helped me to create a focus and white space. I used the principle of repetition as I used the brush tool to add a painted effect to the image. I repeated many colors and brush strokes throughout the image in order to pull it all together. The colors in the image were already contrasted well, so I just stuck with many of the original colors. I added the name of the missionary using the principles of typography. The type needed to stand out, but still look like it was meant to be there. For this purpose, I chose a script font. I also used the principle of proximity when adding the type. The typed words correlate with the focus of the image, the missionary. I placed the type close to the missionary, making sure to leave white space.
Contrast: I didn't add much contrast to this photo because the colors already maintained a great level of contrast. I tried to maintain the original colors as I added the painted textures.
Repetition: The blue in the sky is repeated in the reflections of the windows. The colors in the brick are also repeated throughout the image
Alignment: The subject of the image is aligned using the rule of thirds. His face and right hand align directly with a rule of thirds line.
Proximity: The words "Elder Bell" are close to the subject's left hand.