Creative Collage – Photoshop

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Mastery of Photoshop selection tools including: Quick Selection Tool, Magic Wand, Healing Brush and Spot Healing Brush, Layers.

Photoshop HELP

Photoshop Layers

Photoshop Effects

Fundamental Tools

Assignment : Digital Collages:

Using Photoshop selection tools and the magic wand tool,

make TWO : 8” x 10”collages using sections and pieces of your own original photographs. The two collages can be in the same style/narrative or they can be completely different aesthetics.

Use at least 3-4 different images in each collage – think about how to compose an interesting design with the images that you have. Remember to assess the formal Principles of Design – Balance, Repetition and Rhythm, Scale and Proportion, Contrast and Directional Forces. Be sure to save two versions – a .psd and a .jpg

I’d like your collages to be 75% images taken by YOU. If you need 1-2 stock images – please use pexels.com or unsplash.com for high quality, free images.

Think of a way to create a collage with any of the following themes: 1. Memory 2. Documentation 3. Texture (see above links for free texture images) 4. Fantastical Landscape 5. Self Portrait See Maggie Taylor’s work or Jerry Uelsmann’s b/w photo work for inspiration on fantastical digital collages.

Great example of masking

Bird Ladies! 😉

General collage links

Technical help with selection tools and masking: 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/selection-tools-basics.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/making-quick-selections.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/select-mask.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/create-temporary-quick-mask.html

Requirements: (2) – 8″x10″ .jpgs

DEADLINES: 

Monday, April 5: Due in Google Drive by 8 a.m.

Monday, April 5: 12:30 p.m. Live Meeting – mini crit + introduction to last assignment!

2D collage artists to reference: 

Henri Matisse

Robert Rauschenberghere and Norton exhibit  

David Hockney as some really interesting photo collages

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