This week is an important week. We need to complete last minute details, package all finished pages, and upload the finished packages to Tuckers Resources>2015 Shield Files>DONE PAGES folder. We will be checking on Thursday and Friday to make sure all files are present. During spring break I will be compiling the finished book and ALL FILES have to be there for that work to proceed so we make deadline.
Last week we took a picture for senior standouts that was slightly out of perspective - the image included a frame around a portrait of Matt and Luna. We will be working with this image to understand how later versions of Photoshop allow us to fix the perspective so we get the image that we need. Download this image to complete this lesson.
Project Choices for the Coming Weeks:
Once your yearbook responsibilities are complete, you have a number of options for project work. We will be working on these three projects over the next three weeks. All students will be required to complete at least two of these projects by April 17th. All three should be really fun to work on and they will be a welcomed break from yearbook pressures and NOCTI testing.
Defying Gravity with Photoshop tutorial step-by-step
Shape Cluster Photo Display with Photoshop tutorial step-by-step
This project should prove to be a real challenge, but you will love the finished product. I'm sure you've never created anything quite like this before. You will be creating a style of visual art that was conceived by the Israeli artist, Yaacov Agam. To learn about his life's work, watch this video below:
- Our finished working size for this will be 8" x 16" with 1" panels. That means that your drawings or images must fit an 8" x 8" area. You will end up with 16 panels that will hold both of your images.
- This can be done analog (totally hand-done in any media) and then glued to your folded sheet. This would allow you to work on a larger piece if you wish.
- To complete this in Photoshop you will need to know how to set up a grid, resize your image to 8x8, and how to make consistent 1" x 8" marquis selections.
- Be creative with this. Contrast two things and don't be afraid to take risks.
Below is a sample image that I created in Photoshop: