Monday, November 30, 2009

Final Projects

Just a reminder your final projects are due next Monday, December 7th. The assignment is PERSONAL PRESENTATION. Answer the following questions:

Who am I?
I believe...(can be a philosophy on school, life, or art)?
I create... (what and why)?

Each person will have a MAXIMUM of ten minutes to set up, present, and break down. It is very important that you work out any technical glitches you have before you come to class. Your actual presentation must be at least five minutes. Remember there needs to be a verbal or performance element to this. Bring me a typed, printed script the day of your presentation. At the end of each presentation we will take 2 minutes to email responses: what were the presentations strengths? what were its weaknesses?

Your presentation can be created in either iMovie or PowerPoint. Remember, you can't transfer workable iMovie files. If you are working in iMovie, export your piece before you come to class so can it can be transferred and played on the class projector. Add some sounds or music too!

Do a trial run of your presentation with the exact file you are planning on using in class to make sure everything is working as it should.

Good luck!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009


Scan the available magazines at a resolution that will enable you to make at least an 8"x10" print. Then using the tools discussed in class, retouch your scan so it looks like a new print. Post both the original scan and your retouched version.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Photoshop collage

Remember to pay attention to the size of the images you are using:
(in the pull-down menus) Image - Image Size... to make adjustments

Make selections using these tools:
magic wand
various losso tools

Clean up your selection using the "add to selection" or "subtract from selection" options that are available in the upper left part of you control panel with the various selection tools.

Then feather your selection using a quick mask:
hit "Q" on your keyboard to enter quickmask mode
(in the pull-down menus) filter - blur - gaussian blur... to control your feather.

Save your selection by using the "select" pull-down menu:
"save selction"
"load selection"
(they will be stored in your "channels" palette

To scale or distort your image, use the "edit" pull-down menu:
edit - transform - scale, rotate, distort, etc.

Use your "move tool" to move objects.

Remember to keep each object on a different layer!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What can happen to photos on the internet?

Shepard Fairy's Obama poster debate.(look it up!)
Photosynth.(see links list on sidebar)
Virgin Mobile Flickr fiasco.
Definition of fair use.

Monday, September 28, 2009

due October 5th, use type to create images

Be sure to have 5 images posted to your blog that use type creatively. The images can be representational or abstract. Be sure to play with the fonts, and colors, as well as the variety of type tools. One of the images must visually convey the meaning of the word or phrase that you choose.

text ascii art generator

it's fun... check it out!