week 04

June 22, 2009

Open Work Session – Finish Concept Word Project, versions 1 & 2

Concept Word Critiques

Review of Material Covered in Week 03

Photoshop Intermediate: Blending modes. Gamma and Color adjustments with adjustment layers, Retouching (see Week 03 Work files)

Open Workshop: Begin working on your Celebrity Composite Project – *Doc dimensions: 8 x 6 inches, 2400 x 1800 pixels, 300 ppi

Work on two versions: your first version will be your draft. The final version (due next week) should be realistic and look as if you are really interacting with the celebrity. Save these assignments as (lastName)_CelebCompos_v1.psd and …._v2.psd (ex. Smith_CelebCompos_v1.psd & Smith_CelebCompos_v2.psd)

Homework wk04: Read “The Politics of the Retouched Headshot” http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200810u/photo-retouching, “Designers of 2015 Trends” http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/designer-of-2015-trends and “Vector Graphics” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_graphics . Before class next week, in 50 words or less, comment on this reading on our class blog in Week Four.

**AND apologies for the incorrect link last week to the reading. The correct link to the wikipedia entry is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Work_of_Art_in_the_Age_of_Mechanical_Reproduction