This is an important week in our lab. Senior Portrait sessions begin this week and we'll be taking portraits of this year's graduating class. Our job is to get the best images possible for our upper class students. That means being patient and working to make our clients happy. We'll be doing test shots on Monday and determining our base settings and lights.
We'll be taking three shots for all of our models: an informal image for ID cards, a formal shot for the yearbook and a cap and gown shot for everyone's mom. Feel free to take additional shots if you want to be creative, just make sure we have at least the base shots covered.
We will also be continuing our work in Adobe Photoshop basics that we've been doing over the past three weeks. This week we'll be working on several different projects:
This week will continue to work on basic Photoshop skills. Our projects this week will focus on collage techniques. Much of what we do in Photoshop is built around these basic collage skills:
This week we will continue to focus on Photoshop basic skills through a major project we'll be using to decorate our room. On Friday, Sean asked me if we could do an Andy Warhol style portrait. Warhol was the father of pop art and he was famous for this style of serigraph (screen printing). Warhol's portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy and other famous people in the 60s were some of his most popular work. It is important to remember that these portraits were done in an age before Photoshop and Warhol hand cut the color separations for his work.
Photoshop makes creating this style much easier. The Photoshop skills necessary to alter a photograph into this style are as follows:
Below is a video tutorial that we'll be using to learn this technique. We can all create one of Marilyn Monroe. You can download the same image being used in the video by clicking on this link. After you've worked through the technique with Marilyn, I'd like you to create a self-portrait study using either a photo you already have or one taken in our lab. We'll be printing these out for a Welcome to CommArt bulletin board section.
One aspect of working in Photoshop that you will learn is that there are multiple ways of solving a problem. Below is another way to create a similar style. Both ways work, if done carefully.
This is our first Photoshop project this school year.
In this project you will learn to:
This week we worked with two basic skills - zentangle drawing/doodling and cutting mats to present a finished work to a client/customer. We used ink pens, pencils, prismacolor markers and our new mat cutter to fiinish the work. Will add to the collection as we finish our first project.
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd 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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