My final image book winner: SUNGLASSES (this image was created by knocking out the background, converting the image to grayscale, applying a light and dark blue duotone and then copying and pasting the glasses twice. I will show you how to do this too in class!
Image making and selecting are huge parts of being a skillful graphic designer. This next assignment has us choosing an image and then applying many computer and hand done techniques to it so we create new and unique imagery. (Down with internet imagery! down with stock photography! Here's to generating your own material!
In the design classes at PSU it is important that you are able to create your own imagery in a variety of ways (computer, handmade and the skillful combination of both) to be applied in a variety of ways (posters, editorials, proposals, branding, book covers, packaging - you name it - an image is probably involved).
This next assigment will see you tackling many objectives! File management, book construction, printing methods, scanning issues as well as image generation in a TON of different methods!
I am giving you a HUGE list. From this list you must pick at least 20 different image treatments to apply to your chosen image. You are also given extreme flexibility to employ your own ideas and treatments that are not listed on the master list. I encourage you to balance your final list with an even amount of selections from the COMPUTER list and the HANDMADE list.
Each of your documents will be 7.5 wide x 7 tall. I am giving you a half inch extra in width because you will be spiral binding (or otherwise binding) your final documents. Remember that about a half inch of the left hand side of your book will be used for the binding.
You will be outputting all of your images on either matte heavyweight ink jet paper or laserprint card stock. You will be scanning in all of your handmade images and outputting them this way as well. NO lightweight copy paper print outs please!
It is important to note that not all of these treatments will work with your selected image. This is why it is important to think and plan. Select an object that is not too complicated around the edges so it will be easy to extract from it's background. It should also be complex enough that it has more than one or two0 shapes when rendered. Also be sure you have 300 pixels per inch for you final print size! I would also suggest doing more than 20 so you can pick and choose the best images for your book!