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!
COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGE!
1. extract background (explore selections)
2. change color
3. your object, but repeated
6. super contrast / brightness
7. add another object that ISN'T your selected object and blend.
8. create a new background for your object
9. combine a handmade treatment with a computer treatment.
10. combine a handmade treatment with a computer treatment. (you may do this twice - or more if you wish).
11.black and white
12. pop art
14. totally deconstruct your image
15. change a selected area to a different color
16. transform tool explore!
17. create a silhouette!
2. collage (print out, rip up, add other elements).
4. ink pen
5. xerox transfer (will demo in class).
6. spray paint stencil
9. hand drawn text (make the shape of the image out of hand drawn text)
10. wire (build your image out of wire and scan).
11. construction paper
12. 3-D illustration
14. potato cut
15. non-traditional liquid media
17. punk rockify it (xerox it, tear it, destroy it, scan it, print it.
19. xerox-transfer with additional media
20. designer's choice
21. designer's choice
5 of your illustrations must include a word describing the object.
Use the following techniques.
1. cut paper
2. designer's choice
3. computer type
4. hand drawn type
5. designer's choice
Due Dates MON/WED:
Today 5/06 // Introduce Assignment.
Monday 5/13: You should have both photoshop and hand rendered images by now. Upload what you have to Flickr.
Monday 5/20: Upload 10 images to Flickr.
Monday 6/0:, Have all of your images uploaded to Flickr! You should be ready to bind by the end of today if not before!
Wednesday 6/05: BOOKS DUE.
Due Dates TUES/THURS:
Today 5/07 // Introduce Assignment.
Tuesday 5/14: You should have both photoshop and hand rendered images by now. Upload what you have to Flickr.
Tuesday 5/21: Upload 10 images to Flickr.
Tuesday 6/04: Have all of your images uploaded to Flickr! You should be ready to bind by the end of today if not before!
Thursday 6/06 : BOOKS DUE.