Assignments May 22-25

40. Triptych Emotions – Due Tuesday before class is over

Go to the following website to learn about Triptychs and look at examples for the project. 

Create a triptych of images that depict various emotions. You can depict 3 different emotions or 3 variations of one emotion.

Pick from the list or think of your own:

  • Acceptance
  • Affection
  • Aggression
  • Ambivalence
  • Apathy
  • Anxiety
  • Boredom
  • Compassion
  • Confusion
  • Contempt
  • Depression
  • Doubt
  • Empathy
  • Envy
  • Embarrassment
  • Euphoria
  • Forgiveness
  • Frustration
  • Gratitude
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Hatred
  • Hope
  • Horror
  • Hostility
  • Homesickness
  • Hunger
  • Hysteria
  • Interest
  • Loneliness
  • Love
  • Paranoia
  • Pity
  • Pleasure
  • Pride
  • Rage
  • Regret
  • Remorse
  • Shame
  • Suffering
  • Sympathy

 

All images have to meet the following criteria:

  • Unity of all images, use of repetition and rhythm
  • Appropriate dimensions
  • Each emotion is evident in the artwork
  • All images are extensively edited in Photoshop. Filters and/or blending modes are used. 
  • Creativity
  • Craftsmanship – that means “quality of selections” in Photoshop!
  • Overall flow in the design. Try to “tell a story” or convey some message with your artwork!

41. PowerPoint Presentation Due Thursday before class is over

Create a PowerPoint presentation with the projects that you have created in Photoshop and on the iPads. You should have a title slide with the title of the project, your name and some kind of drawing that you created. The rest of the presentation will have your favorite 10 projects that you created during the semester. Each slide should include your piece, a title for the piece, and why you liked this project or what you did with the project (Do not say, “this was an easy project,” or “this was fun.” You need to explain in complete sentences what you liked about the project and how you created it). When you are done you need to upload the file to your blog as “PowerPoint Presentation,” if you can’t get it to upload to your blog email it to me.

You will be graded on:

One title slide with your name, the title, and a drawing that you created

10 of your favorite project or piece created

Each slide has the piece clearly visible, a title, and a reason why you chose this piece to include in the slide show

Creativity of PowerPoint, including color and font scheme

You will present your PowerPoint on Wednesday the 31st for your final

 

Assignments May 15-18

36. Sliced due Monday before class is over

You have one class period to create something sliced! What you choose and how you slice it is up to you, however, your best bet is to consider matching shapes, colors, textures and contours carefully. Below is an example. Upload to your blog as “Sliced.”

37. Superhero Mashup With Disney Due Tuesday before class is over

Combine any Disney or Pixar character with the super powers you just know he/she deserves. You pick the character and the power. Be creative and have fun! Below is an example. Upload to your blog as “Superhero Mashup.”

38. Scrambled Body Parts due Wednesday before class is over

This body part might not go here and that part might not go there. Mix up some body parts. Below is an example. Upload to your blog as “Scrambled Body Parts.”

39. Bad Mail due Thursday before class is over

There’s a bumpy package on the doorstep with a lion’s tail hanging out the back. There’s something very wrong with that envelope. We just got a letter, the worst letter you can possibly imagine. Show us the bad mail! Below is an example. Upload to your blog as “Bad Mail.”

Assignments May 8-11

32. Vacationland Typography – Due Monday before class is over

Using large block letters (such as 72 pt. Arial Black) to spell a state and then fill the letters with pictures that represent tourism in that state. Superimpose your text layer on top of a map of the state. Should be 8×10. Upload to your blog as “Vacationland Typography.” 

33. Magazine Cover- Due Tuesday before class is over

Create a magazine cover putting yourself on the cover of a magazine of your choice. Make sure to include everything that is usually on a magazine cover, you can find covers online or in my bucket. Add text to identify you on the cover and be sure to add the magazine title. Your finished project must look like a realistic cover. Your finished product must be 7″ wide x 10″ tall. Upload to your blog as “Magazine Cover.”

34. Fonts – Due Wednesday before class is over

Go online and download fonts that best match the following words/phrases, and in a photoshop document write the words/phrases in the font downloaded, you can add special effects and colors to match the words as well.

*Anger
*Business Like
*Rock and Roll
*Hilarious
*Frightening
*Teenager
*Old
*Fresh
*Strange
*Your ChoiceSelect a word/phrase of your own!

The document should be 5′ x 7′. You can change the color of the font, but make sure it’s still legible when you’re complete. Also, make sure to do a different layer for each word/phrase. Upload to your blog as “Fonts.”

35. Infomercial – Due Thursday before class is over

Infomercial (change your body …. add or remove weight …. or results from plastic surgery, or results from using ProActive acme medication)… show before and after pictures. Both images should appear on a 11″ x 8 1/2″ sheet with a heading for your infomercial product at the top of the sheet. At the bottom of the sheet list a toll free number for people to call along with a website where they may order your product. Upload to your blog as “Infomercial.”

Assignments May 1-4

30. Your Photography Business Powerpoint Due Thursday before class is over

You will start a (pretend) photography business by yourself as a sole proprietor. Create a Powerpoint Presentation to present to the class and include the items on the list below. (This assignment will count as 3 grades in your gradebook: 1- Your Powerpoint/ 2- Your Presentation/ 3- Your Business Card and Logo):

* Business Name and Logo (make a logo in Photoshop for your business. Research photo business logos online to get ideas)

* Your name as sole owner and your roles and job responsibilities. (ex: president, vice president, photographer, editor/retoucher, sales and marketing etc…)

* Where will you conduct your business?  (which state will you live, will you work out of your home or rent office space in which location)

*Address and phone # (pretend)

* The type of photography you specialize in, and the types of jobs you intend to get.

* Samples of work you would like to produce for your clients. (not your current work, but work from online which is the type of work you would like to produce)

* Your web site address (pretend)

* What equipment will you be using? (cameras, lenses, strobes, flash, studio set up, hot lights, gels, etc)

* Who are your inspirations?

* Branding: Create a logo for your business and also make a business card (Make your business card a 3.5 x 2.5  300 res document in Photoshop). Include your logo and business card in your Powerpoint.

* Marketing: Include a slide about how are you going to advertise and get jobs in your field?

* Market Research: How much money you would like to make in your first year of business, and how much you foresee making in 5 years, and also in 10 years.

31. Painting and Photo due Thursday before class is over

Take a photo of a landscape, crop a part of the image out, and place it in the middle of an 8×10 document. Using the painting tools, paint the part of the image back in that you cropped out. Below are some examples. This is due before class is over on Thursday. Post to your blog as “Painting and Photo.”

Assignments April 24-27

30. Your Photography Business Powerpoint Due next Thursday before class is over

You will start a (pretend) photography business by yourself as a sole proprietor. Create a Powerpoint Presentation to present to the class and include the items on the list below. (This assignment will count as 3 grades in your gradebook: 1- Your Powerpoint/ 2- Your Presentation/ 3- Your Business Card and Logo):

* Business Name and Logo (make a logo in Photoshop for your business. Research photo business logos online to get ideas)

* Your name as sole owner and your roles and job responsibilities. (ex: president, vice president, photographer, editor/retoucher, sales and marketing etc…)

* Where will you conduct your business?  (which state will you live, will you work out of your home or rent office space in which location)

*Address and phone # (pretend)

* The type of photography you specialize in, and the types of jobs you intend to get.

* Samples of work you would like to produce for your clients. (not your current work, but work from online which is the type of work you would like to produce)

* Your web site address (pretend)

* What equipment will you be using? (cameras, lenses, strobes, flash, studio set up, hot lights, gels, etc)

* Who are your inspirations?

* Branding: Create a logo for your business and also make a business card (Make your business card a 3.5 x 2.5  300 res document in Photoshop). Include your logo and business card in your Powerpoint.

* Marketing: Include a slide about how are you going to advertise and get jobs in your field?

* Market Research: How much money you would like to make in your first year of business, and how much you foresee making in 5 years, and also in 10 years.

Assignments April 17-20

28. Cubism due Tuesday before class is over

Look up information on cubism, Pablo Picasso, and David Hockney. Then create a cubistic photo image after looking at the work of Pablo Picasso and David Hockney. Take one of your photographs and cut it into pieces and reassemble on a new document. Should be 8×10, CMYK, PSD. Due Tuesday before class is over.

 

29. Social Issue Due Thursday before class is over

Decide on a social issue and create a 12×24 poster. Include appropriate graphics and text to support your cause. Make sure the graphics are not too small and not a lower resolution.  Submit as a JPEG, blog post should be “Social Issue.”

Assignments April 3-6

25. In History due Tuesday before class is over

Find a historic photo online and include yourself in the scene. Adjust size, color and resolution to match the historic photo to look as realistic as possible. Add in at least three other items. 8×10, JPEG. This is due Tuesday. Blog post should be “In History.”

26. Snowboard Design due Thursday before class is over

Design a unique double sided snowboard. In Photoshop you will create your image 8×20 so that you have enough room to put both sides of the snowboard (front and back on one page). You can probably find a blank snowboard and then fill in your design. Be creative when coming up with the design. Blog Post should be “Snowboard.” 

Assignments March 27-30

24. Advertisement Due Thursday before class is over

For this assignment you will create a photograph that would be used for advertising purposes. First you will research advertising photography on the Internet to generate ideas. You will write a proposal before you begin to shoot. Answer the following questions (by Tuesday) in a blog post titled “Advertisement Proposal”:

  1. Who is the client, or company you are representing?
  2. What is the product?
  3. Who is the target audience?
  4. Where would you expect to see this advertisement?
  5. What kind of lighting are you going to use to make this look professional?
  6. What props do you need?

Then Shoot the product and use of variety of compositions. Think about: lighting, composition, depth of field, product placement. Use Photoshop to tweak and enhance your photograph. Add necessary text and captions. Post your best advertising shot, EDITED. Examples below. Blog post should be “Advertisement.”

Assignments March 13-16

22. Vacation Due Tuesday before class is over

You need a vacation! Find an image online of a place you would like to go for your vacation. Include yourself in the scene and add at least 3 props to take along with you. (ie: sunglasses, camera, friends, suitcases, shopping bags, etc…) Make sure the images are large enough, should be at least 8×10, PSD. Due Tuesday end of the day. Blog post should be “Vacation.” 

23. Am I Talking to Myself Due Thursday before class is over

Take numerous photos of yourself or someone else relating to themselves in some creative way. Merge them all together in Photoshop to make a fun and humorous montage titled Am I Talking To Myself. Due Thursday end of the day, should be 8×10 or bigger, JPEG. Below are some examples. Blog post should be “Am I Talking to Myself.”