Display 16 original photos on your web site, taken by you during this semester, at least one each in the following categories:
A1) People or things around campus (Feb. 25 exercise)
A2) Portrait of a person
A3) Nature or animals or pets — Tell a story with this.
A4) River — Portrait of the New River in spring.
A5) sports event — Get close. Be sure people are a big part of the frame of your shot. Move the camera with the action to keep the foreground in focus.
A6) Tall building / architecture – Use the Photoshop grid warp adjustment
A7) atmosphere / light / Abstract in the everyday — Look for a pattern or something unusual in the things you see everyday.
A8) — Shoot in famous photographer style You may also see images by famous photographers on the masters-of-photography web site.
How these are graded:
Subject should be appropriate for assignment
Theme is emphasized within the frame
Composition is balanced; rule of thirds, etc.
Proportions are pleasing and dynamic
– Technical issues:
Light and colors are level and balanced
Pixel depth is 72 ppi
Size is no more than 10 by 12 and no less than 5 by 8
File is optimized as a compressed jpg
Photos provided on D2L site
L4 – Canvas size, layers, select tools, gradient tool — L4 photo is provided. This exercise is based on a hypothetical situation in which you need to create the cover of a magazine and this photo is the best you have from the great Balloon Race last week.
- Download the balloon photo and open it in Photoshop.
- Rotate the canvas
- Invert (change from negative to positive) Image / Adjustments / Invert
- Crop to basic image
- Use “magic wand” to get rid of sky / background
- - select sky and delete (probably have to do this a dozen times to get it all.
- - you should have empty space there now.
- Expand Image / Canvas size to 8 w and 12 h.
- Using the layer pallet, create another layer underneath the balloon image. Call it “sky.”
- Using the Gradient tool, create a blue to white gradient on the sky layer.
- Using the text tool, write your magazine’s title in the space across the top. It could be anything you like (as long as its clean).
- Save the basic .psd photo on your desktop.
- Save for web and devices as a .jpg when you are done. This will flatten all your layers, so dont do that before you do step 13.
- Use filters, layers and knockouts to do something creative with this photo:
- Create a set of layer “comps” (comprehensives) for an advertising or news design presentation.
L8 – Animation
- Create an animation 728 x 90 leaderboard as per Internet Advertising Bureau standards.
- Use Photoshop and create a new 728 (w) by 90 (h) image.
- Use Photoshop animation effects for both a moving object and fading texts.
- Display on your website with a link to some other website.