Art 1013 / dreamscape + animation

Art 1013 Students explore multiple ways to use Photoshop in these beginning digital assignments. Dreamscape Assignment below…

Photoshop tips : https://jrockdigitalart.wordpress.com/category/photoshop-tips/

Part 1 – Dreamscape assignment:
Create at lease two versions of your composited fantasy landscape and share those in the class google folder.
During this assignment, learn these techniques:
How to open up a new document, how to set image size and resolution
(use resolution: 72ppi for web and animation, 300ppi for print work)
How to bring more than one image into a photoshop document
How to use layers (and folders of layers)
How to select and separate a person or object from its background
How to resize or rescale an image or object against a new background
How to alter colors, contrast, curves and how to apply filters
How to adjust various qualities in multiple images to composite a single, believabledreamscape
Part 2 – Dreamscape Animation:
Part two of the assignment asks you to create a multi-layer dreamscape using animation tools in photoshop.
To do this, you may move back and forth between two photoshop documents:
#1 is your puppet theatre, where you can move your subject around on a separate layer above the background.
When you have a moment you want to save to your animation, you can follow these steps:
Select All (command A)
Copy Merged ( command, shift, C)
and then create a new document (command N)
and Paste (command V) into #2 document
Repeat the process, going back and forth.
The layers build as a flip book in document #2
Once you have 20 layers, open the timeline window in Photoshop
Click the middle button, “Create Frame Animation”
Use the three line “mystery” button pulldown menu to “Make Frames from Layers” and create a 20 frame animation to include some movement in your dreamscape.
File > Export > Render Video
and test several different export settings to see how you like the exported video file
Try to create the animation and upload to the Google Dreamscape folder
Title the animation:  Dreamscape_animate_YourName
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