Monday, December 13, 2010

Final Pieces.

ART 262- These are my final pieces for this class. I think I learned a lot. I definitely wouldn't have been able to do this before I took this class. I know that you could just look up a tutorial for this, but the fact that I was actually comfortable with the program says a lot. I am now comfortable with the keyboard shortcuts and I know how to use most of the adjustments in photoshop. I feel really good about my pieces. I know we were suppose to incorporate our actual major and I did just that. The photos in my pieces were taken by me. I just put a little spin on them. I'm proud of them. I hope everyone likes them and can see that I worked really hard on them.

First I started with my image that I was going to use. I desaturated it then saved it as a PSD so that I could use it for displacement. Then I open a blank document. I filled it with black. Then, I used the horizontal text tool and just started typing different things. I would change the size of the font and I would change up whether it was bold, italic, or regular. Once I got enough text that I was happy with, I added a layer style to each of the text layers. I put a drop shadow on each with a 90 degree angle. After that, I put all the text layers into one group then merged the group. Then I copied the group and put a slight Gaussian Blur on it, then merged the two group layers. After that, I went to filters>distort>displace and used the file I created at the beginning. After that was done, I brought in the color file and then I went to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options and chose linear burn which brought to the front the text. That's the basics. I brought in a another copy of the color file and overlaid it on top and that made the image brighter and brought out the text better. You can also de saturated the image a little to give it some better tones. I did this with each image but I gave each final piece a little uniqueness. Like I said before, I like how these turned out and I am very proud of them.

Huntsville Vs. Houston

ART 236- For our third assignment, we went to the streets of Huntsville and Houston and just shot what we saw and such. It was fun. I definitely like Huntsville better but just because I knew it better.



Nancy Game

ART 262-

Pencil Vs Camera!

ART 262- Mine is not nearly, NEARLY as good as this guy---->

BUT I like how it turned out. Pretty cool.


ART 236- This was a hard assignment. I just didn't feel like I really understood the assignment. But I had fun.

Illustrator Tools

ART 262-
The Eraser tool (Shift-E) erases any area of the object over which you drag.
The Perspective Grid allows creating and rendering artwork in perspective.
The Blend tool (W) creates a series of objects blended between the color and shape of multiple objects.

Photoshop Tools

ART 262- This is for our final.

Tool One (w)- The Quick Selection tool: It lets you quickly “paint” a selection using an adjustable round brush tip.
HOW TO USE IT: 1. Select the Quick
Selection tool 2. In the options bar, click one of the selection options: New, Add To, or Subtract From. New is the default option if nothing is selected. After making the initial selection, the option changes automatically to Add to.

3. To change the brush tip size, click the Brush pop-up menu in the options bar, and type in a pixel size or drag the slider. Use the Size pop‑up menu options to make the brush tip size sensitive to pen pressure or a stylus wheel. When creating a selection, press the right bracket (]) to increase the Quick Selection tool brush tip size; press the left bracket ([) to decrease the brush tip size.

4. Choose Quick Selection options. Sample All Layers Creates a selection based on all layers instead of just the currently selected layer.

to-Enhance Reduces roughness and blockiness in the selection boundary. Auto-Enhance automatically flows the selection further toward image edges and applies some of the edge refinement you can apply manually in the Refine Edge dialog with the Contrast and Radius options.

5. Paint inside the part of the image you want to select. The selection grows as you paint. If updating is slow, continue to drag to allow time to complete work on the selection. As you paint near the edges of a shape, the selection area extends to follow the contours of the shape edge.

If you stop dragging and then click or drag in a nearby area, the selection will grow to include the new area.

To subtract from a selection, click the Subtract from option in the options bar, then drag over the existing selection.

To temporarily switch between add and subtract modes, hold down the Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac) key.

To change the tool cursor, choose Edit > Preferences > Cursors > Painting Cursors (Windows) or Photoshop > Preferences > Cursors > Painting Cursors (Mac OS). Normal Brush Tip displays the standard Quick Selection cursor with a plus or minus sign to show the selection mode.

Tool Two(J)- Spot Healing Brush Tool: removes blemishes and objects
HOW TO USE IT: The Spot Healing Brush tool quickly removes blemishes and other imperfections in your photos. The Spot Healing Brush works similarly to the Healing Brush: it paints with sampled pixels from an image or pattern and matches the texture, lighting, transparency, and shading of the sampled pixels to the pixels being healed. Unlike the Healing Brush, the Spot Healing Brush doesn’t require you to specify a sample spot. The Spot Healing Brush automatically samples from around the retouched area.