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

Life Drawing Stop-mo


Every easel in a life drawing class captures a different angle of the model. This film was created by editing each drawing with the next, moving around the circle of easels. Find out more about life drawing classes at The Book Club visit wearetbc.com
Shot, produced and directed by Wriggles & Robins
Graded by Aline Sinquin at MPC
Sound Mix by 750mph
Music by davidkamp.de
Life model: Clelia Rinaldi

Animation in Photoshop

Many students don’t realize that they can animate in photoshop. It’s not the same as animating in Flash or After Effects, but you can create a range of movie files (from animated gifs to quicktime movies), without learning an entirely new program.
Try it!
Be sure to watch tutorials for the version of Photoshop you use. (The animation tools are slightly different in every version of Adobe CS…)

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop/cs/using/WSB8C58284-9DEB-44f2-9D8F-7F77594A8CC2a.html

How to make a Cinemagraph
http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-make-a-cool-cinemagraph-image-in-photoshop

How to create frame-by-frame animations in Photoshop:
http://blog.teamthinklabs.com/index.php/2012/02/22/animation-in-photoshop/

Create an animated avatar
http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorial/Create-an-Animated-Avatar-The-Dark-Side-of-Human-Nature/79319

In this video you can witness the power of Photoshop’s animation features…


http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/2011/04/were-all-in-this-together-commercial-created-with-photoshop-only/

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Animated Gifs / Cinemagraphs


GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout
their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from
functional to entertainment. Now, 25 years after the first GIF was
created, they are experiencing an explosion of interest and innovation
that is pushing them into the terrain of art. In this episode of Off
Book, we chart their history, explore the hotbed of GIF creativity on
Tumblr, and talk to two teams of GIF artists who are evolving the form
into powerful new visual experiences.

From PBS / Off Book

Featuring:
Patrick Davison, MemeFactory
TopherChris, Tumblr
Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader, Reed+Rader
Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, Cinemagraphs

ALSO CHECK OUT:
http://publicdomainreview.org/animated-gifs/