A beginning course that teaches students how to use a digital camera & digital darkroom skills

Designed to educate students on how to use industry standard digital editing software, hardware and digital camera equipment. Instruction in design, rules of composition, history of photography, master photographers and careers in photography are covered. The CA Visual Art Standards create the framework for students learning skills related to digital camera uses.

Mythical Creatures

The assignment task is to create a mythical creature using your own images or stock imagery from Google of animals and combine them in Photoshop. The mythical creature must include a unique name and a 4-5 sentence paragraph describing it’s environment, diet, prey or predatory, etc… Bumblebee (Bombus sp) flying, Deschutes National Forest, Oregoncetus

Smoke Effect Brush

Adobe Photoshop already comes pre-loaded with several BRUSH options. So far we have just used a round soft or hard edge brush but for this assignment we will load a custom brush that represents SMOKE.

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Please follow the directions given to complete the 6 Smoke Brush images.

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We will also use the same technique using a PARTICLE brush and complete 6 Particle Brush images

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Andy Warhol Inspired Effect

When Warhol began to experiment with screenprinting in the 1960’s, the practice was not a widely used medium. It was a lengthy process that required an exorbitant amount of patience and a keen eye for detail. It was also not unanimously understood as an art form, due to the interference of a machine, which created skepticism by many whose traditional views of art required direct contact between the artist and his choice medium. The replication of pop figures and celebrities was done in a variety of colors and mass produced into large panels.

WARHOL YOURSELF in PHOTOSHOP

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Assignment: You will take 6 images and create a panel of Warhol inspired digital silkscreen panels.

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WATERCOLOR EFFECT

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For this assignment you will be learning more about the BLEND MODES for LAYERS. Provided for you are a set of digitally scanned sheets of watercolor paper and a raw watercolor paper. We will use the BLEND MODES Screen, Multiply, Darken, and Overlay to begin. Screen allows the watercolor to be visible though only the dark areas of your photograph and Multiply allows you to see it though the white areas. watercolorportrait_celeste

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