Photoshop Face Collage
DUE DATE: Sept 10th
For this assignment, you will practice your skills in photoshop and material collecting by making a digital college in the style of John Stezaker. You will create a 8x10in design using 2 different images that you match together to create a new face. You will apply your understanding of historic and contemporary collage and photomontage, the principles of design and composition, and basic photoshop techniques and tools. Create your collage in Adobe Photoshop, using the techniques, tools, and best practices covered in your tutorials and class demos. The 2 images you choose to bring together should both be archival photos that are in the public domain, and must be black and white or sepia toned. (we will tackle color in future assignments.)You may either choose 2 faces to mash together or 1 face and one other image (see examples of John Stezaker’s work for inspiration). The material used in your collage should have appropriate citations and links provided. And your file should be turned in properly and reflect and understanding of file formatting.
We will have a brief introduction to the Photoshop workspace in class, and you are expected to follow the required tutorials as homework and when time is available during class. Your instructor will provide as much one-on-one assistance as possible. You are welcome and encouraged to seek out additional tutorials to supplement your knowledge.
~A digital collage using 2 sourced images and adobe photoshop. No text or original drawing allowed.
~At least one of your images should be of a face and your final design should still resemble a face.
~Your images need to be from an archive and available via the public domain.
~Your images should be back and white or sepia toned.
~Principles of Design and Composition were considered. (be prepared to talk about your choices)
Open Content Program at The Getty
John Stezaker’s work
About Creative Commons:
About the Public Domain:
John Lovett’s “The Elements of Design”
WSU Library’s Creative Commons and the Public Domain: Images
Techniques/topics this project covers:
• Basics of Photoshop and relevant file formats
• Resolution, Pixels, and Image Size
• Lossy versus lossless file formats
• Resizing images
• Working with layers
• Making selections
(All files will be turned in via canvas)
~ Your finished Photoshop file with layers intact (file extension PSD). Your file should be 8×10 inches at 300 ppi (2400 x 3000 pixels).
~ Your finished file re-saved as a high resolution PNG.
~ Your online image sources as you originally downloaded them with a link to the page you downloaded them from.
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