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Digital Photography: Impossible Images 2019

Objective:

Students will be able to make an “impossible image” by using digital photography, selection tools, clipping masks and transformations in Photoshop so that they can demonstrate their ability to use real digital images to produce realistic (but impossible) image compositions.

Links:

Impossible Images (CNN): http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/19/world/gallery/photoshop-artist-martin-de-pasquale/

Topics Discussed:

  • Photoshop
  • Selection Tools
  • Clipping Masks
  • Transform Tools

Assignment:

Over the past few days, we have tested our acquired Photoshop skills by fixing a Photoshop Disaster. Today, we are going to use our acquired Photoshop skills to create something entirely new, and completely impossible.  

  1. Visit the above website for inspiration. Notice how many of the images use scale (size) to make the images impossible: some of the elements are impossibly big or impossibly small. Others place elements in places where they don’t normally belong (i.e. a giant mouth where the subject’s stomach should be).
  2. Your goal is to produce an Impossible Image, just like the ones in the example link, with the following restrictions:
    • You may ONLY use photographs that you took yourself. You MAY NOT use any images borrowed from the Internet, from other people, or from any other source other than your own original photo collection.
    • You may use your own camera, but you must provide the original photo files as proof that you are the photographer who took the pictures. If you do not have a camera or phone with camera capabilities, you may borrow a digital camera from me.
    • You must use at least THREE original images to comprise the final composite image.
    • Your image should depict a completely impossible scenario, situation or condition, but should look as realistic as possible.
    • Your image should be 11″ x 17″, (or 17″ x 11″, if you’re making it landscape).
    • The final image will be placed in InDesign, in a photo frame with a 1″ colored border.
  3. Apply whatever modifications you feel are necessary to make the image look as realistic as possible. Pay close attention to detail, shadows, scaling and your selection edges. Don’t make this into a Photoshop Disaster!
  4. Save your image as a .psd file before importing it into InDesign.
  5. Create a new 11″ x 17″ InDesign document. Save it with your name and “Photoshop Impossible Image”.
  6. Place the Impossible Image Photoshop image on the page in a photo frame with a 1″ stroke. You may make the stroke whatever style or color you choose.
  7. Place your name (or signature) somewhere on the page. This is your original artwork, so you should sign it and be proud of it!
  8. Save your Photoshop image (.psd), the pictures you used to make your Photoshop image, and the InDesign (.indd) file into a new folder with your name on it, and place the entire contents of the folder into the “Impossible Images” post on the Google Classroom page by the end of the day on Wednesday, November 20th.

Assigned: November 14th, 2019
Teacher Pacing Due Date: November 20th, 2019

Adobe Photoshop – Photoshop Disaster Recovery 2019

Objective:

I can use Photoshop image repair tools to fix a “Photoshop Disaster”.  

Links:

http://www.photoshopdisasters.com/

Google Image Search Result: “Photoshop Fails”

Topics Discussed:

  • Photoshop Disasters
  • Photoshop Image Repair

Assignment:

In our last assignment, we tested our acquired Photoshop skills by building a composite image using several smaller images. Today, we are going to look at some examples of Photoshop alterations gone horribly wrong. By the end of the week, we are going to use our skills to recover some of these “Photoshop Disasters”.  

  1. Visit the links above. Look through the examples of “Photoshop Disasters”, have a good laugh, and select one that you think you can correct using the image repair techniques we have studied in class. (Keep it school appropriate!)
  2. Save a copy of this photo to your Documents, and open it in Photoshop.
  3. Apply whatever modifications you feel are necessary to make the image look more realistic, or to fix the obvious problem. The final image should look more realistic than the original, so pay close attention to detail. The final image should be realistic and convincing, not just “less bad”.
  4. Save your corrected image with a different filename than the original.
  5. Create a new InDesign document. Save it with your name and “Photoshop Disaster Recovery”.
  6. Place both the original image and your corrected version into the InDesign document. Label the original and the corrected version, and use lines and shapes to point out exactly where the changes were made.
  7. On the same page, write a few sentences explaining the exact process you followed to correct the image in Photoshop. Use the correct terminology and tool names. (Did you use the Healing Brush Tool? The Spot Healing Brush Tool? The Patch Tool? Did you use a Lasso Selection? A Quick Selection? The Magic Wand? Did you have to manipulate Layers? Did you have to flatten Layers? Did you have to Scale portions of the image?)
  8. Save both your original and corrected image, and the InDesign .indd file (3 files total) into a new folder with your name on it, and upload a copy of all three to the Google Classroom assignment post  by end of day on Wednesday, November 13th.

Assigned: November 8th, 2019
Teacher Pacing Due Date: November 13th, 2019