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Design Reflection – Impossible Images 2019

Objective:

  • I can reflect on my most recent project and how effectively I used the Photoshop tools and techniques studied in class.

Topics Discussed:

  • Reflection

Links:
http://classroom.google.com

Topics Discussed:

  • Reflection
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Digital Photography
  • Original Artwork

Assignment:

  1. Connect to the Google Classroom site and click on the link to the Google Form at the bottom of today’s assignment post.
  2. Use your completed “Impossible Images” design to answer the questions in the Google Form. Review the previous posts on Photoshop techniques if you need a refresher on what a particular tool or technique is called.
  3. You must have at least one complete sentence for each question in each prompt, but use as many sentences as you need to complete your short answer.
  4. Please be specific on each question as to what exactly you did on your banner design to represent each of the four principles.
  5. Once you have answered all the questions, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. Do not click any other buttons or navigate away from the page before submitting your answers, or they may be erased. You may even wish to type your answers in a Google Doc or Word Document and then transfer them to the form.
  6. Once you have submitted your form, return to the Google Classroom assignment post, and click the Mark as Done button to mark this assignment as completed and ready for grading.

Assigned: November 21st, 2019
Teacher Pacing Due Date: November 22nd, 2019

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