Project Option B: Branding

The details about your project: First, you should start off with designing a LOGO.  Work with colour, text and graphics to finalize an idea that is visually interesting and pleasing to the eye… as well as communicates your brand values.  Your logo should be at least 1000 x 1000px. Second, start making your branding materials.  … Continue reading

Project Option A: Zine

Some in-depth details about your ZINE: Pages should be created separately in Photoshop – make them 4×6 inched (200 dpi).  This will be ample rersolution for publishing online through ISSUU. You need to include at least THREE original images (can be photographs or illustrations) in your work You need to write one interview article Your … Continue reading

Reimaging a Movie Poster

This week, you’ll be recreating a classic film poster.  It’s up to you what movie you select and ultimately what your poster looks like (graphic design, minimalist, a photographic recreation). Get some inspiration from these links: http://speckyboy.com/2009/05/20/21-amazing-movie-posters-recreated-with-lego/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2089807/Avatar-Inception-Movie-posters-recreated-1950s.html http://inspirationfeed.com/inspiration/illustration/70-powerful-examples-of-minimal-movie-poster-designs/ ASSIGNMENT: Create a movie poster, using all the regular movie poster conventions (title, tag line, credits), … Continue reading

Levitation Photography

Levitation Photography

You can achieve realistic levitation or floating photography with the Photoshop and Photography skills you already posses… I’ll take you outside to show you about posing and elements that you need to be aware of, and how to make your images the most successful, but the rest will really be up to you. Thanks to … Continue reading

Panoramas, Three Ways: Part 3

Last panorama assignment! Promise! Now, you are going to take a panorama and bend it into a circle, creating a “small world” (cue Disney sing-a-long!). But really, this is a wicked way to transform our panos into something totally creative. (This tutorial is borrowed from the amazing Photojojo site.) ::::: Starting Simple: Planet San Francisco … Continue reading

Panoramas, Three Ways: Part 2

Panoramas, Three Ways: Part 2

First, you focused on technical accuracy in Photoshop – stitching together multiple images to create one, seamless panorama. Now, you will create a more fragmented or disjointed panorama, using multiple stills to create a cubist-inspired image like the ones below. Start with a room or space again, just like the original pano. You shouldn’t be … Continue reading

Panoramas, Three Ways: Part 1

Panoramas, Three Ways: Part 1

Your first panorama will be an exercise in perfection – you will take a minimum of 5 images and stitch them together to look seamless. Start by setting up your shot – you will stand in one location and take all the shots from the same place (don’t move your feet!). You should have 5-7 … Continue reading

Album/Photograph Mash-up

Album/Photograph Mash-up

While exploring the depths of the interweb, I found two seemingly different but amazingly similar projects that I just *loved*.  Taking an existing piece of art (a photograph, painting or album art) and insert it into a new photograph.  Some call it trick photography.  I think it’s witty and clever. The sites you can visit are: … Continue reading

Multiple Image: One, Two, Three Final Assignments

Multiple Image: One, Two, Three Final Assignments

This is the last week of mulitple exposure photography – we’ll end it with 3 assignments. First: A “CMYK” multiple exposure.  I call it CMYK after the colour print process – which includes Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black – and the funny off-set that can happen with printing presses. Second: An Emo multiple exposure.  Try … Continue reading