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Spring 2007
Day Subject for the Day Lab/Assignments
Day 1
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  • Syllabus
  • Rules
  • Books
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  • Links
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  • What is art?
  • look at work

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Go to www.lynda.com and find Photoshop CS2 Essential Training with: Michael Ninness and watch the first 2 sections.

Day 2

Lecture:

Photoshop:

  • Palettes
  • Tools
  • Create image
    • Resolution
    • File types
  • Do images
  • Sketch for 5 minutes(think) and then execute in photoshop
    • Anger
    • Sadness

Do 3 non-objective(doesn't’t reference an object in the actual world)sketches each of the following concepts.
1. Peace
2. War
Use only rectangles, circles, and triangles. Pick the best sketch of each and execute it in photoshop using only the shape tool and the eraser.
The images should be black and white only, and make them 600 pixels by 600 pixels.
Save the files as .psd files and bring them with you on Tuesday. Also bring the sketches.

Day 3

Turn in files from assignment 1

Look at work

Shape lecture

Photoshop:

  • Help
  • Preferences
  • Palettes
  • Tools
  • Navigation
  • Picking Colors
  • Start Selections
Bring in sketches and images from assignment 1
Day 4

Lecture:

  • Koop video
  • Look at student work
  • Finish shapes lecture
  • look at Media Arts awards CD
    • photo, illustration
    • graphic design/corporate identity(shapes)

Photoshop:

  • help
  • more selections
  • saving/loading selections
  • color range
  • pen tool
  • quick mask/brushes
  • transforming selections
  • extract command
  • stock photography

Lab:

  • Turn a stock photo into an image using shapes.
    • The image can consist of abstract/simplified shapes, or it can be more naturalistic and representational.
    • See the shapes lecture for help on these terms.
    • Use the tools and techniques we have used so far, like selections, the pen tool, and the paint bucket.

Go through Lesson 4 on selections in your book(Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One).

Bring in an image file or hard copy photo(we can scan it) that you will turn into a piece using a style you practiced in class. The image should have some personal meaning or significance for you. It should also have some visually interesting detail in it, and it should not be a portrait of a person.

Day 5
Feb. 13

Lecture:

  • Look at student work
  • Design Process Lecture

Photoshop:

  • Scanning
  • more selections
  • saving/loading selections
  • quick mask/brushes
  • extract command
  • Start Layers

Lab:

  • work on Assignment 2(see right)

Assignment 2:
Turn the image you brought into an image using shapes.

    Requirements:
  • The image should have some personal meaning or significance for you
  • It should also have some visually interesting detail in it
  • It should not be a portrait of a person
  • The image can consist of abstract/simplified shapes, or it can be more naturalistic and representational.
  • See the shapes lecture for help on these terms
  • Use the tools and techniques we have used so far, like selections, the pen tool, and the paint bucket
  • Try to keep things on different layers so they are easier to change
  • image should be between 800 and 1500 pixels along its longest side(width or height)
  • Your original image should not show at all when you are finished(turn off that layer)
  • Due next Tuesday
Day 6
    Lecture:
  • look at Media Arts awards CD
    • photo, illustration
    • graphic design/corporate identity(shapes)
  • Design Process Lecture
  • stock photography

Photoshop:

  • Basic Scan correction
  • more layers

Lab:

  • work on Assignment 2
Continue work on Assignment 2
Day 7
Feb. 20

Lecture:

  • Look at storyboards
  • Article on Digital Film
  • Look at Assignment 2
  • Finish Design Process Lecture

Photoshop:

  • Correct a scanned image
  • Magic eraser
  • Background eraser
  • More layers

Lab:

  • Lesson 5 from Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One

Links:

Assignment 2 due

Work on Lesson 5 from Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One

Day 8

Lecture:

  • Look at Assignment 2
  • Line Lecture

Photoshop:

  • Brushes

Lab:

Links:

Assignment 3 instructions
Day 9
Feb. 27

Lecture:

  • Finish Line Lecture
  • Stock Photography

Photoshop:

  • Finish Brushes

Lab:

Links:

Bring in sketches for assignment 3 to be checked

Continue assignment 3

Day 10

Lecture:

Photoshop:

  • Finish Brushes
    • Textures
  • Using a tablet

Lab:

  • Practice contour drawing with tablets

Links:

Assignment 3 Due

Start Assignment 4:
Find, scan or take a high resolution image with a lot of detail, like a room or a cityscape. On one or more layers in photoshop, draw outside contours of the objects. After that, begin drawing the inside lines within objects on a differnet layer to describe them. Try to use brushes and a style that fits the lines in the image and the content.

Day 11
March 6

Lecture:

  • Look at Assignment 3
  • Unity

Photoshop:

  • Finish Brushes
    • Textures
  • Using a tablet

Lab:

  • Work on Assignment 4

Links:

Work on Assignment 4
Day 12

Lecture:

  • Finish Looking at Assignment 3
  • Finish Unity Lecture
  • Look at Assignment 4

Photoshop:

  • Layer Comps
  • Blending modes

Lab:

  • Work on Blending modes practice with cars images

Links:

Assignment 4 Due

Assignment 5:
Create an abstract, non-representational image using at least 5 different images of your choice. Use blending modes to combine the images. You can also use layer masks to hide certain parts of certain layers if you wish. Use layer comps or snapshots to store 3 different versions of your image in the same file.

Specifications:
Image size 600px by 600px
Leave layers separate
Turn in PSD file
Include 3 layer comps or snapshots in the file

Day 13
March 13

Lecture:

  • Look at Assignment 4
  • Emphasis lecture

Photoshop:

  • More Blending modes

Lab:

  • Work on Assignment 5
  • Work in Progress check on Assignment 5

Links:

Work on Assignment 5
Day 14

Meet in Room S1-501

Bring a piece of music and headphones

Assignment 5 Due

Bring a piece of music and headphones

Start Assignment 6

Day 15

Meet in Room S1-501 to continue work on Assignment 6

Bring a piece of music and headphones

Bring a piece of music and headphones

Assignment 6(see instructions and new requirements)

See Assignment 6 notes for help

Day 16
March 22

  • Work on Assignment 6 for .5 hour
  • render assignment 6
  • post to you tube
  • talk about quiz
  • artist videos
  • cs2 book exercise
Assignment 6 Due
Spring Break
Day 17
April 3
Lecture:
  • Midterm Quiz on Art Principals and Photoshop
  • Vote for winner of Assignment 6
  • History of combination printing

Photoshop:

  • More Masking
  • More Background eraser

Lab:

  • Take pictures of faces
    • Composit faces

Links:

Midterm Quiz on Art Principals and Photoshop

Assignment 7:
Make 2 images using 2 faces together using layer masks.
Make 1 look realistic and 1 crazy Frankensteinish.
Due end of class Thursday

Assignment 8: See requirements
This assignment is worth 20 points.
Due in 2 weeks.

Day 18 Lecture:

Photoshop:

  • Match skin tones
  • Background eraser

Lab:

  • Work on assignment 7
  • Work on assignment 8
Assignment 7 due end of class.
Day 19
April 10
Lecture:

Photoshop:

  • Background eraser

Lab:

  • Work on assignment 8
Continue work on Assignment 8
Day 20 Lecture:

Photoshop:

  • Free transform
  • Adustment Layers

Lab:

  • Work on assignment 8
Work in progress check for Assignment 8
Bring in what you have done.
Day 21
April 17
Lecture: Photoshop: Lab:
  • Work on assignment 9

Assignment 8 due

Assignment 9:
Use the critique instructions and review assignment 8 from someone else in the class. Answer as many questions as you can and provide as much feedback as you can. You will give it to the artist and me.

Assignment 10:
Do the option from assignment 8 that you did not do before.

Day 22 Lecture: Photoshop:
  • Filters
Lab:
  • Work on assignment 10

Assignment 9 due at 1:15

Work on Assignment 10

Day 23
April 24
Lecture:
  • Color exercise
Photoshop:
  • More filters
    • Make wood texture
    • Liquify
Lab:
  • Work on assignment 10
Work on Assignment 10
Day 24
April 26
Lecture:
  • Color
Photoshop:
  • Finish Liquify
  • Pattern Maker Filter
  • Gradients
Lab:
  • Work on assignment 11

Assignment 10 due

Assignment 11:
Create a spoof ad like the examples on the adbusters site.
Follow the process outlined there.
The method you use is up to you. For example, the image can have elements drawn by hand or in photoshop, or it can be composed of composited photographs. You can also use text.
You will do a rough sketch to show next week.
    Specifications:
  • Image size about 1200px by 900px,either vertical or horizontal
  • Leave layers separate
  • Turn in PSD file
  • The images can be scanned, photographed, found(internet) or drawn.
  • Extra credit for using your own images(photographed or drawn)
You will be graded on creativity and following the instructions.


Day 25
May 1
Lecture:
  • More Color
  • Look at Assignment 11 sketches
  • Look at Assignment 10
Photoshop:
  • Type tool
Lab:
  • Work on assignment 11
Assignment 11 sketch due(drawn or printed)
Day 26
May 3
Lecture:
  • Finish looking Assignment 10
Photoshop:
  • Finish Type tool
Lab:
  • Work on assignment 11
Continue working on Assignment 11
Day 27
May 8

Lecture:

  • Finish looking at Assignment 10
  • Critique Assignment 11
Photoshop:
  • Gradients
Lab:
  • Work on assignment 12

Assignment 11 due

Assignment 12:
Comment on something that you feel stongly about using digital art.

  • It could be a topic of public interest or something more personal.
  • Use any of the techniques we have covered, like painting with brushes, compositing or filters.
  • You can also use techniques we have not covered.
  • Be prepared to defend your artistic choices.
Specifications:
  • Image size about 1200px by 900px, either vertical or horizontal
  • Leave layers separate
  • Turn in PSD file
  • The images can be scanned, photographed, found(internet) or drawn.
  • Extra credit for using your own images(photographed or drawn)

 

Day 28
May 10

Lecture:

  • Illusion of Space
    • Perspective
Photoshop:
  • Vanishing point filter
Lab:
  • Work on assignment 12
Continue working on Assignment 12
Day 29
May 15
Field trip to San Jose Museum of Art
Meet there at 1:00
Bring your student ID and $5, or $8 with no student ID
Continue working on Assignment 12
Day 30
May 17

Final Critique

Review for final exam

Assignment 12 due. You will have at least an hour in class.
May 22 No Class Tuesday No Class Tuesday
Day 31
Thursday
May 24
Final Exam Final Exam