Create an "original" cover in a 5"x5" square format. Use only "your" art/work: photo/drawing/manipulation/combinations/etc. "Show off" your Photoshop skills and creativity. Decide on music genre and theme for the "new" album. Cover will have title as well as artwork. Back cover will have song titles to represent album theme.
Use your up-close and personal photograph(s)... to create an interesting "digital painting" using Photoshop.
*Complete photographic assignment "up-close and personal." *Post 3 best images to your weebly portfolio page. *Use 1 of those images for finaldigital painting assignment. *Upload chosen image to Photoshop (file open). *Duplicate layer. *Begin "painting" over image with desired color palette... *Select first color, select brush style and begin. *You may alter original image in any way you'd like. * Continue "painting" with additional colors and "brush strokes." *Your final work will look more like a painting than a photograph.
PLEASE NOTE: This final assignment is an assessment of your gained knowledge and skills in Photoshop.
It is helpful to know your"style" before you begin... (abstract, impressionist, expressionist, surreal, realistic, realistic, pop-culture, etc.)
Subject matter? Still Life~ Portrait-Self~ Portrait~ Landscape~ Seascape~??
What's Your Color? (examples with black & white background)
Due: "What's Your Color?"
Post-process images in Photoshop: Please read instructions to class (and make copies if possible).
Use selection tool from tool bar (magnetic lasso/quick selection) to select the area of image WITH "Your Color"
Next, go toSelecton menu bar, select Inverse(this will create marching ants on border AS WELL AS on selected area...then,
Change background area to black & white by going to: Imageon menu bar, then Adjustments, then Black & White
The final image should be in Black & White EXCEPT the area(s) of "Your Color" see examples @ www.dydigital.weebly.com (Digital Lessons page)
If more than one area of same color is needed, work in reverse...select area(s) to be changed to Black & White and then Adjustments/Black & White (no need for Inverse).
Upload images to weebly portfolio site (SAVE all work!).
If unprepared with own images, practice using images online (save work to your weebly for credit).
Finished and nothing to do? Start researching images for your own magazine cover (and save on own weebly page). For the next lesson, you will either be using a current magazine title with pics/side bars of your choice OR making up your own magazine title and theme. Start thinking about your plan and collect images to support it...Will you be using a current magazine, or creating your own? Begin preparation and save all work.
In addition, make sure Digital Pop-Culture assignment is complete and posted to your weebly.
Pop art is now most associated with the work of New York artists of the early 1960s such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg, but artists who drew on popular imagery were part of an international phenomenon in various cities from the mid-1950s onwards. Following the popularity of the Abstract Expressionists, Pop's reintroduction of identifiable imagery (drawn from mass media and popular culture) was a major shift for the direction of modernism. The subject matter became far from traditional "high art" themes of morality, mythology, and classic history; rather, Pop artists celebrated commonplace objects and people of everyday life, in this way seeking to elevate popular culture to the level of fine art. Perhaps owing to the incorporation of commercial images, Pop art has become one of the most recognizable styles of modern art.
Students will create a digital pop-culture poster in the style of a collage using images that represent a particular decade of choice. Themes may include, but not limited to, fashion, music, film, toys, celebrities, political figures, science, environment, current events or combination of all.
Graded assignment objectives include best picture quality-clear representation of decade- and overall collage design.
Can you guess the decade (or theme) of the collage above?
Students will combine at least 3 different images to create one final surreal like image during digital studio/computer lab time. Use of Photoshop tools and techniques explored and demonstrated in class will be utilized and implemented.