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Second Semester Projects
Project 18 warhol.indd

In the 1960s, Andy Warhol created several images from photographs of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe as shown in this photo.

Make a similar display using a classmate as a model. Take a photo of your model and use Photoshop techniques learned in class. Your display will have six images on an InDesign file in landscape format.

Project 19 Vaserely_01.psd

Connect to the website http://www.vasarely.com/ Look at Vaserely's work from the 70's and 80's. Make an image like the ones Vaserely did.

Make a small image of the pattern that you will be using for this project in Photoshop. Use the rectangular marquee to enclose the pattern. Under Edit go to the Define Pattern tool and give your pattern a name.

Start with a new file with a white background. Under Edit choose Fill and fill the page with your pattern.

Choose Filter > Distort > Spherize and it will spherize your pattern. Color it in with a very specific order. Rember to show changes in saturation and value to create the illusion of form.


Project 20 Vaserely_02.psd Make another Vaserely with Photoshop and then make several instances of it that make parts of it change in color. Make an animation. You will need to resize your images before you import them to the Flash Library.
Project 21 tesselation_01.psd Connect to the website http://www.tessellations.org/ make a tesselation like the samples. Use the technique demonstrated in class where you define a pattern and then fill the page with the pattern.
Project 22 tesselation_02.psd Make a tesselation using an animal as your subject.
Project 23 Tesselation_03.jpg Make a tesselation pattern on top of a photograph of a person's face. Take a photo of a classmate. Select a pattern of regions that will allow the face to show through.
Project 24 Vaserely_03.jpg Make a Vaserely pattern on top of a photograph of a person's face. Take a photo of a classmate. Select a pattern of regions that will allow the face to show through.
Project 10 geometric_photo.indd Take a look at this geometric sample.
Look for views around the campus that will produce a similar perspective of geometric shapes. Place in InDesign and describe the geometric elements in the photo and how you took the photo.
Project 11 geometric_photo_nature.indd Find a perspective of geometric shapes around campus that are next to an element of nature. Place in InDesign and describe the geometric elements in the photo and what effect they might have on the perception of the natural element.
Project 12 Concept 4 Take a photo that shows perspective and place two objects within the perspective to empahsize the point of convergence.
Project 13 photo_gradient.ai

Take a full length shot of a classmate. Open the program Adobe Illustrator. Begin a new file that is letter size.

Make the photo fit the working space.

Place the photo on the canvas. You will have to resize it so that it fits the canvas. You can resize by locking in the width and height and then reducing the width or the height until it fits. You can also zoom out of the working area until you can see the entire photograph and grab one of the corner boxes with the mouse pointer. While holding down the shift key drag the corner box towards the center of the picture until it fits. You can then use command-0 to zoom to the full screen working area.

Outline the entire region around your subject with the pen tool.

Select the gradient tool. Select the icon that will let you create a new gradient. Choose two hues from the articles of clothing that the subject is wearing. Don't choose hues that are two close to each other on the color wheel.

The samples are quickly done for illustration only. Your quality should be better.


Project 14 photomask.ai

Take a photo of a classmate. Make this a medium shot. Open a letter size Adobe Illustrator document.

Place your photo on the canvas. It will be much larger than the canvas. Resize it so that it is at least 300 points in width.

Make a new layer.

In the new layer use the star tool to create a star. After creating the star, manage the size by making it 300 points wide and 300 height. It should match up with the photo below it.

Select both the star and the photo. Remember to use the shift key.

After both are selected, click on object in the menu. Choose clipping mask and then create.

Project 15 fivemasks.ai Use Adobe Illustrator and open a new letter size document. Create 5 shapes and mask with 5 different photos. Use at least four varieties of shapes, circles, squares, stars, and polygons. For the background use a gradient that covers the entire document.
Project 16 Concept 5 Take five photographs that demonstrate the rule of thirds. Each photograph must be unique.
Project 17 symbols.ai Place a photograph with a person in it in a lettersize document of Adobe Illustrator. Use the symbol pallet to decorate the image with symbols that follow a theme. Load more symbols if you need to. You may be able to find some on the Internet as well.
Project 18 not_true.psd Take two photos around campus to use to create a new image with an arrangement of buildings or landscape that is not an actual setting.
Project 19 whatisit.psd Take a photo of an object in such a way that it will be difficult to identify what the object is or where it is located. Sample.
Project 20 five_colors.jpg Convert a color photograph into an image with four colors. Divide the photograph into five layers and assign a color to each. Use color balance for each layer. Each layer will have its color dominance.







Yearbook Students will become familiar with all aspects of a student-produced publication that attempts to serve as an introduction to a professional publishing environment. Students will undergo training in imaging, graphics, and dynamic copy. The yearbook is an attempt to capture a record of events that occur throughout the year and to express them under a theme and a design that is visually pleasing and readable. This class is an elective in the English Department.

Imaging Imaging for Today and Tomorrow is an attempt to cover as many aspects of digital image manipulation in order to successfully and artistically express well thought out concepts. Two-dimensional images, three-dimensional images, digital audio, digital video are manipulated with appropriate software in order to achieve an artistic expression of a concept. Students will also engage in analog exercises using pencil and sketchbook

Digital Photo Digital Photo is a year-long art class. The students will learn to deliberately capture images within parameters that are under their control. They will achieve mastery in technical fundamentals that will be followed by training in advanced imaging techniques where captured images will be subjected to further manipulation in order to communicate well-developed concepts.

Photo Tech This is a semester-long introductory course which is an excellent course in preparation for the Digital Photo class and the Yearbook class. The photo tech student will achieve mastery in the ability to identify all parameters associated with a successful capture of a digital image with purpose using an SLR camera and software. The Photo Tech student is expected to verbally express the process they undergo to obtain their images and to complete an interpretation of the final product using desktop publishing software.

Graphics Communication and Desktop Publishing All students must immediatelly show mastery in using a word processor to create a simple text document, the ability to perform a search on the Internet to obtain target information, use of e-mail to communicate, use a spreadsheet to manipulate numerical data, use a database to organize information, use a desktop publishing program to create a publication and to use proprietary software to enhance the learning of a school subject. Concepts in design and communication are explored. Graphic creation, manipulation and enhancement are also mastered in this class.

StageCraft In my spare time I devote time to helping out the LCCHS Theatre Department remain one of the best theatre programs in the nation. Building sets and training students to operation audio and lighting equipment in the David H. Thompson Performing Arts Center helps to put on some of the best shows and to prepare students interested in pursuing further study of StageCraft in college. Check out the theatre website at www.lccanyontheatre.com

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