Turn a Portrait Photo Into a Painting - utilizing this tutorial link, complete this project with one of the portrait images that you retouched. When completed, your finished project should look like this sample:
Yearbook Project - Portraits
A small number of Commercial Art students have been taking student portraits over the past month and a half. Now it's time to get all of us in the program to finish this part of our yearbook. You will be learning how photographers finish a portrait off by correcting and calibrating the following details:
Go Red for Women T-shirt Design
We have been asked to do a community service project for Phoenixville Hospital's celebration of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.
Kathleen Clarke, a cardiac nurse at the hospital, describes what they are looking for below:
We are looking at having a contest to design the American Heart Association Campaign GO RED for Women. We were hoping that the students might help us design the t-shirt that we sell to fundraise for the campaign. My initial thoughts are that you all could do something internally to narrow down to 3-5 designs, and then we could have a vote here, giving a small award to the top 3. We have in the past just used the Go Red portion rather than including the “for women” to make it more inclusive of the entire population.
The Phoenixville Hospital logo will appear on the left front in the pocket position. What we will be designing is the back of the shirt. Your designs should fit into a letter size space (either landscape or portrait orientation.) You might want to do a little research before beginning to create your design. The event is taking place in February of 2014 and might include a heart icon as a start.
Here is the link to the national organization's event website. I would like to see idea thumbnails in pencil completed by Tuesday afternoon and a finished one-color design by next Friday. All work should be completed in Adobe Illustrator.
The winning design will earn an additional t-shirt project in our lab during this school year. I want to see what everyone can do with this as this is great practice for our upcoming SkillsUSA competition in early December.
This week we will be taking portraits of underclass students in our school. All of you will be asked to help in this endeavor. We also need to begin working on methods for retouching photographs. There are lots of ways of accomplishing the same goal when using Photoshop. In the first exercise that we will be studying, we will be using the History Brush and brush modes to add drama to any image. I learned this technique by reading this blog post by Greg Sims on the photofocus site. This is an alternative to using the dodge and burn tool. Download this file for practice images we'll be working with to learn this technique.
Today you will complete the front and back cover for your accordion book. The document dimensions are included in the tutorial for last week's post. Please remember to leave some margin around any type that you place unless you're intentionally bleeding the text .
Once you have completed the cover, watch the video below and attempt to recreate the finished product in the video using an image of your own choice.
Post screen captures of your finished work to your digital journal today!
Mr. Tucker is in his 20th year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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