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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

Reflective / Distorted Portraits

Reflective / Distorted Portraits

Illustration students worked on oversized drawing paper to create their own reflective / distorted portraits.  Students searched for a unique object that would reflect their image. Then with shading and a strong use of value they went ahead and illustrated their portraits. These have become great pieces to add to their portfolio’s.

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.