Using 6 artboards, place and compose Rectangle Shape, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Star and Flare. change and explore color for stroke and fill as well as dash, weight, etc.
Abstraction and Color
Due Date: End of class Thursday, 10/24
We have an inherent nature to create something we recognize–house, a tree, a smiley face. We can’t help it. This Project will help you to see something past the cliche’.
Abstraction, like looking in the clouds, can remind us of any number of things, but not in an exact way. In this project we need to steer clear of realism and recognizable things.
Gather 5 different objects that you can either scan or photograph. If photographed, make sure that you fill the viewfinder with your object utilizing maximum size. Also, photograph against a white background. Scanning objects eliminates both of these hurdles, but if you have to photograph, you may.
Using objects, assemble into a custom brush or custom brushes and create an abstract background at least 24×36 inches. Crop interesting sections of your background. These cropped sections will be the “best” parts of your background.
**Leave a 1″border of white all the way around your composition, use guides to help you do this.**
Using color theory and/or Adobe Color Themes, experiment with color choices. And finally use Blending Modes to blend colors together with chosen abstraction.
The best work will be displayed in 24×36 frames.(4 frame limit) Other work will be displayed in 18×24 frames.(5 frame limit)
(due at end of semester)
Structural Packaging and Design
In this project, we will use the templates in Paul Jackson’s book STRUCTURAL PACKAGING to design boxes for toys that we will 3D Print. So this project will have two elements.
1) A designed package for your toy and
2) the toy itself.
If you have not gone through the tutorials for TINKERCAD, I suggest you do. These tutorials will help you out a great deal. Your designs should be 100% original. We are not interested in creating a toy that already exists.
You should also be thinking of a name for your toy and a design for your box. Will your box be a cage for a terrible monster? Or will it be a cute nest design for something adorable?
Everything should be posted.
P02: Cosmic Canvas
Due Date: 10/10 (end of class)
Explore the universe as you create your personal Cosmic Canvas. Use your talents in lighting and coloring techniques to add charm to your work. This has a 70’s/80’s vibe so search out cosmic art to inspire.
I expect to see your Photoshop talents put to use including, but not limited to:
As stated before, the best work will be printed large format. This in an incentive for you to concentrate on composition, craftsmanship and concept.
CE15: Filters Limited
Filters are a sore subject for me. On one hand they can allow the user to do some amazing things, but this can get out of hand so much that the user relies only on Filters. This is recognized easily by anyone who has ever used Photoshop. When you make future work, the job then becomes how much can we get away with before it becomes obvious. We don’t want it to get out of control. This is your challenge.
I am going to cover a limited amount of filters with you.
Blending modes are like Christmas Morning!
They can take your art work to the next level. Basically, they combine color and brightness between two layers. Like making a “super combination”. Cycle through and use 24 Blending Modes in Photoshop. Discover new territory and new combinations. Post original images and Blending mode examples.