week 03

June 15, 2009

Photoshop Tool Panel and Workspace Cheat Sheets:
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Lecture: The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction/The Culture of the Copy:
See: http://j-bel.net/sva/week03/terms_OrigCopy.html

Review of Last Weeks’ Material: Image size, File size, Compression, Layer Masks
Finish Week02WorkFiles

Open Workshop: Finish your Concept Word Collages, iterations 1 and 2.

Photoshop Intermediate: Blending Modes, Masking, Manipulating and Recreating imagery in Photoshop. Gamma and Color adjustments with adjustment layers, Retouching
About Blending Modes:http://j-bel.net/sva/week03/Week03Notes/wk3Notes.html

Practice: see Week03WorkFiles

Homework wk03:

A. Collect a number of pictures (from magazines [to be scanned], the internet [please search the extra large image category], stock photos, or posters) of celebrities in different poses, the more we can see of the person and the higher the resolution of the image the better. Your “celebrity” can be an artist, actor, writer, politician, game designer, athlete, etc…

B.Take a photo of yourself (new for this project) in an activity (such as playing cards, basketball or running) and if you have access to a computer this week “Photoshop in” the celebrity. This first version will be a draft. Next week in class we will have an open workshop to work on these. The final version should be realistic and look as if you are really interacting with the celebrity.

Readings: “Computer Art” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_art and “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (Wiki Description is all that is required however there is a link to the actual essay if you would like to read!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Work_of_Art_in_the_Age_of_Mechanical_Reproduction

Before class (next meeting date), in 50 words or less, comment on these readings on our class blog in Week Three.

Celebrity Composite Student Examples: