CCG Unit 9

Roll


Week 9 Quiz


Change screen resolution

Shut down Photoshop. Open up system preferences. Open up Displays- second row. Choose “scaled” Change screen resolution to 1600 x 900.


9A Photomerge exercise

This is for students with large format artwork that will not fit on the scanner. The board is scanned in multiple passes with at least 1/2 inch overlap. Then Photoshop’s Photomerge function is used to ‘sew’ together the multiple overlapping image files. Simple adjustment and cropping in Photoshop.  Download photomerge.zip  2 pts.


9B Key Adjustments in Photoshop

Image<Adjust< from simplest (least useful) to most complex:
brightness/contrast
Levels
Hue/Saturation isolating single primary/secondary hue

Key image retouch tools in Photoshop:
Dodge
Burn
Blur
Sharpen
art tools: Smudge
Liquify


Break


Lab Time for Final Card project.

Your final illustration must be derived directly from your own sketch, demonstrating the painting process using layers as shown in class last week. Focus on deliberate separation of elements onto layers.

Move sketch in.
Duplicate sketch layer
Adjust sketch image layer copy with levels.
Select white pixels with magic wand. Continguous turned off.
Delete white pixels so only lines remain.

At 4:15: submit Final Card  progress check:
“Lastname 9D.psd” to Faculty Boxes


Student Progress Report

Friday 5:00 pm of this week (9) is the deadline to withdraw from a course you cannot pass. A withdrawal does not affect your GPA (though it does affect your wallet). If this is an necessity for you in any class, see your academic director before doing so to learn the consequences this may have on your financial aid/loans/GI bill etc.


Homework:

Work on your Final Card Project. Bring a layered .psd card illustration file to use in class next week. We will be assembling your case study in class next week, and sufficient progress on your card is necessary to do next week’s exercise.


Lab Time for ‘I am Secretly Famous’ project.

Open your selfies photos and your celebrity image options, and continue using layer masks to put your face on the face of the celebrity’s body. Or Photoshop yourself into an existing photo using layer masks.

Peer Crit:

Get with two other students you don’t sit next to and examine their project:
1. Does the vertical angle of the heads/faces match?

2. Does the horizontal angle of the heads/faces match?

If they don’t, Tell your peer crit partner. Show them the problem. Suggest solutions: a better selfie, flipping layer horizontally.

Your final native file must exhibit the logical and effective use of layer masking for credit.

Adjust the color of each component of the composite to match. Blur, burn, dodge to match images.

Source information Type layer

Please create a type layer (hidden) in your .psd which contains the source information for the images used. Submit native file next week in class, beginning of class.


Submit Secretly Famous progress check:
“Lastname 9C.psd” to Faculty Boxes


Homework:

1. I am Secretly Famous project. You will submit the native file next week in class, beginning of class.

2. Work on your Final Card Project. Bring a layered .psd card illustration file to use in class next week. We will be assembling your case study in class next week, and sufficient progress on your card is necessary to do next week’s exercise. Full case study due week 11.

3. Next week is the last week to resubmit improved projects for a possible better assessment.
Next week is the last week to submit late work. No late work will be accepted after the end of class next week. Please review your student progress report closely and act on that information.