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

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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Digital Compositing

Digital compositing is the process of combining two or more images to create a believable illusion. The term is applied to both still photography and CGI film effects. There are MANY tutorials online that take you step by step through the process of creating a digital composite.

Welcome To Berlin Episode I (#Photoshop CS6) Alexander Koshelkov


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsmQ7lb28LE&feature=share&list=UUW5QNKHyHpXvxsvkid8aJIQ


Photoshop Cs5: Digital compositing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOOksn-I44E

View the Portfolio of Oliver Wasow
http://www.oliverwasow.com/photographs9799.html

For Fun… view You_Suck_At_Photoshop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Suck_At_Photoshop_(web_series)

Photoshop Tutorials We Like

Art 2016 students, please post the photoshop tutorial you want to share with the class as a comment to this blog entry. Include the FULL URL (http…) and write a few sentences that tell us what the tutorial teaches and credit the source.

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Here is a step by step tutorial from DIGITAL ARTS online

Phil Wheeler talks us through the creative process behind his artwork Sin, where experiments and limited time lead to some interesting results.

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/?featureID=3330761#1