Week #3 – Info & Resources

Week #3 – Info & Resources

Welcome back!

Forward motion on assignment #1 – most students have completed part 1 of the first assignment, we will take a look at the progress and begin work on part 2 of assignment #1 – part 2 asks us to remix and hack something that is already in existence. Did you find some vintage images that you want to work with? Are they vintage postcards or other various pieces of media?

Assignment #1 part 2 class tutorial by Prof. Ses on cutting out images, working with assets, the pen tool, the section tool, and the new object selection tool.

This is also a great tutorial for photoshop tips and tricks via the 2020 version of PS:

(Im reposting these tutorials just in case you did not get around to them – Here are two photoshop pen tool tutorials to help you practice this week)

For Part 2 of Assignment #1 I found a series of images that I wanted to work with, mostly from the creative commons search engine over on flickr -some are old post cards and others are simply “otherness” like old travel posters, click the images below to expand them.

After “hacking” and “extracting” fragments from these existing images I will create a series of assets – it is then time to remix and recompose them. The best part about having assets is how easily they can be reused and reapplied. Ill share a few examples (much like the image at the top of this page) Lets talk about formatting our work as well. The layout of our post card and picture plane structure in photoshop can easily display both sides of your post card in one art board. I suggested laying out both the front and the back side of the postcard in one composition using layers to work with the card in unison together. We will also talk about variations and iterations by tweaking subtle things like background colors and playing with the composition and scale. Here is a visual from the layout demonstration. Using rules and guides makes it very easy to control your layout.

 

 

Design Inspiration: (Discover Awesomeness)

Laci Jordan – http://www.solacilike.com/work/

 

More Tutorials / How -To Resources:

Adobe.com also has a ton of great tutorials and many of their evangelists have youtube channels for their live streams.

Check out one of my favorite’s, Terry White here.

I also really like Paul Trani’s channel here

DANSKY is another great teacher of Adobe application techniques

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