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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

Graphic Design Party Invitations

Graphic Design Party Invitations

Graphic Design students are starting to combine many different concepts together to create original designs. For this project, students were assigned a client in class to design for. This is much different than designing for yourself in the way that the students now did not have the ability to choose color schemes, imagery or text. They had to create a design that showcased their knowledge of contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity as well as choosing font pairs that complimented their theme. Students balanced the client/designer relationship well to showcase their aesthetic as well as making their client happy. Great job, 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 Portraits

Graphic Design Portraits

During Term 1 in Graphic Design, we started to learn about how color choices are everywhere in design. For example, muted tones will make you more relaxed than bright colors. A five star restaurant will use neutral colors to make you want to stay a while while a fast food restaurant with bright colors will not give you that feeling. Color choices are important!

We used the app Scribbler Too to create a portrait that showed an emotion or feeling. We then learned how to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop much like how fabric and wallpaper is made. When we put them together, we created some pretty awesome portraits! Check them out!

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
     2.15 Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of the elements and principles of design in establishing a point of view, a sense of space, or a mood

Graphic Design Travel Posters

Graphic Design Travel Posters

Students in Graphic Design completed a new project recently. They picked out of a hat for a state to design a travel poster for so no two students had the same subject matter. Students had to use a specific color scheme: monochromatic, analogous or complementary colors. They could only work in silhouette and started learning about type. The results were AWESOME! Great job, Graphic Design!

Graphic Design Zombies

Graphic Design Zombies

Happy Halloween!

Both Graphic Design classes participated in a quick activity to learn some new tools in Photoshop by making themselves into zombies! One tutorial was provided to them and they could use the tools they have already learned plus Googled tutorials to further expand their knowledge of Photoshop.

The results are frighteningly awesome! Viewer beware, some of these are pretty ghastly!

Graffiti in Graphic Design

Graffiti in Graphic Design

Street art is any form of stencil, poster art and/or street installation that is put up outside of a typical venue. Graphic Design students took a blank wall and had to transform it into a wall that had been covered with graffiti. They used their Photoshop knowledge so far this year to create really convincing scenes. Check out the before and after images below!

Graphic Design Band Posters

Graphic Design Band Posters

The two graphic design classes learned the first two rules of design: contrast and repetition. They focused on these two rules to create their band posters. The most important information has the most contrast and there are repeated patterns, colors and shapes that create repetition to lead the viewer’s eye around the piece.

Next up are the next two rules of design: alignment and proximity. When following all four rules, great design is guaranteed!

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.