Monday, April 6, 2015
Art 3/AP - "double" Friday assignment due 4/17 - none for 4/10
2D - Create a Photoshop mandala.
1. Make a Photoshop document that is 7"x7" with a 300 dpi resolution. Open Photoshop. Go to "file", then "new" to set it up.
2. Go ahead and open up 2-3 layers. Don't paste it on the background.
3. Use a section of one of your previous works for one of the layers. Use any other photograph for the other layer. Feel free to add more layers if you want.
4. Erase, adjust the transparency, contrast, etc. to create the most dynamic image you can. Don't forget that you can add filters to your layers as well.
5. Save this file.
6. Open up a new file that is 14"x14" with a 300 dpi resolution.
7. Create four layers.
8. Paste your 7"x7" piece on each layer.
9. Use "Control T" or "Flip horizontally/vertically" to move and flip to line up all of the edges.
10. You can be finished here or you can repeat the process for more detail.
The above mandala is a sample from Art One. Yours should include a section of one of your works and any photo that relates either by subject or color.
3D - Two crazy toy collages
Use a variety of kids toys (and other found objects) to create a free standing 3D toy collage. Keep the gluing neat. Usually, hot glue is best. These should not take very long, but the quirkier the better. Feel free to raid my stash or scavenge on your own. You can use other materials as well, but you should use at least one piece that is obviously a toy. Do a good job on this - they make for great additions to your Breadth section of your AP portfolio.