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Photoshop Yourself into a Famous Painting!

Photoshop Yourself into a Famous Painting!

Graphic Design students have learned so much this year! One of the last skills we learned was how to edit photos in a convincing way so they don’t even look “photoshopped”. To do this project, students chose a famous painting and took their own photo in the same position. They had to blend their face onto the famous photo by editing color, contrast and brightness. They even had to edit the texture to make their face look like it was on a canvas or had cracked or smeared paint. This project is one of many that bring many ideas and skills together that they have learned over the course of the year. Nice work, Graphic Design!

Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art

PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     2.13 Use color, line, texture, shape, and form in 2D and 3D work and identify the use of these elements in the compositions of others Examples include: line as edge treatment and in patterns; color temperature, mass and volume as functions of color, size, perspective; negative space; visual and surface textures.
     2.17 Create artwork that demonstrates facility in selective use of elements and principles of design to establish a personal style

Magazine Cover Design

Magazine Cover Design

Graphic Design classes just started to learn about what the terms proximity and alignment mean in design. These are two of the four most important concepts to master over the course of the year.

Students chose from a list of types of magazines they would like to design. They then had to work on alignment and have their designs be both aligned on the right and left. This was tricky – a magazine cover is one of the only things that has two different alignments! Students also had to work on their proximity of information. Information that is closer together visually is related to each other. They could have a story or article title as larger information and then have the supporting text right below it in a variant of the same text.

The students did an amazing job of showing their knowledge and comprehension of the two first concepts of design! Keep checking back as more students finish for more photos to be added to the slideshow.

Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     2.13 Use color, line, texture, shape, and form in 2D and 3D work and identify the use of these elements in the compositions of others Examples include: line as edge treatment and in patterns; color temperature, mass and volume as functions of color, size, perspective; negative space; visual and surface textures.
     2.17 Create artwork that demonstrates facility in selective use of elements and principles of design to establish a personal style

Graphic Design Self Portraits

Graphic Design Self Portraits

Four students from the Graphic Design classes submitted their pieces to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Keep checking back here for results!

To view all the student self portraits, please click here to be redirected to Ms. Sharkey’s page.