Monday, March 31, 2014

Watercolor Portraits

Graphic Design

We will be creating watercolor effects in Photoshop.This project will focus on layers, blending options, color, contrast, filters, and you will learn how to create a MASK.

Step One:Find a reference photo.  It does not matter if its black and white or color.  However you should choose a photo with good lighting (highlights, shadows, contrast).  Save as .jpeg to your folder.

*Tip- choose subject matter with minimal to no background.

Step Two:Find interesting paper textures.  You will need to find at least 3 different types of paper.  Wrinkled, Crumpled, Lined, Notebook, Watercolor, Canvas, Stained, etc... Save files as .jpeg to your folder.

Step Three:Find 6 different Watercolor textures.  Type in watercolor droplets, watercolor textures, watercolor splatters, drips, etc...Save files as .jpeg or .png to your folder.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Introduction to Art/ Monochromatic Paintings/ Stage One

Hero Vector Portraits

Part Two of Tutorial Click Here

You will be adding a Skin layer & Line detail

Junkyard Treasures Part One

Painting students will:

1. Read Junkyard Treasures, answer questions and jot down notes, thoughts, and ideas in sketchbook.
Click here to read Junkyard Treasures Article
* Tip for easier reading <View<Page Display<Two Up

2. Find a reference image that needs to be saved and emailed to yourself.  We will be editing it and printing it out for a painting next week.

Now its time to watch the power point for further instructions.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Super Hero Vector Portraits

Graphic Design's Vector Portrait Assignment:
Part ONE

Mrs.Hurd's youtube tutorial Part One

Here is my vector portrait that I created last year.