Mastery of Photoshop selection tools including: Quick Selection Tool, Magic Wand, Healing Brush and Spot Healing Brush, Layers.
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
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.
Technical help with selection tools and masking:
Requirements: (2) – 8″x10″ .jpgs
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:
David Hockney as some really interesting photo collages