Graphic Design 3  & MGD 114 Projects

Thursday 10/29
Fall Final: What Is Your Mind Surrealism Self-Portrait

Exemplars: Strong photo editing and adjustment layer skills are used, color is used to create hierarchy, balanced designs, masking skills used well. 

Objective

You will be creating a surrealist self-portrait in the style of Constantini to tell a story about yourself with the images you choose. . You will need to include objects and elements that represent yourself and use your photo editing techniques to color correct the design so your objects have similar lighting and work well together. 
 

Self-portrait

You can use a photo of yourself that you have already taken, or you can take a photo in class. It will be easier to remove your image from the background if you use a solid white background behind yourself. Consider what angle you want your face to be too. Are you looking up, down or straight? This will depend on what type of objects you will have coming out of your head. 

 

Projet Steps

1. Create a new PSD file - size 11x17” and 180 resolution

2. Remove your image from the background using masks, pen tool or selection tools. 

3. Start to add images and apply photo editing skills to the images to blend all of the images together. 

 

Project Requirements

1. Your face must be recognizable in the final design and photo removed from the background.

2. The use of clouds don’t need to be used like the examples. However, it may help to blend images into your head this way. 

3. At least 6 images need to be used. Search free stock photo (royalty free) websites to find large enough images or use your own images. If you are struggling with finding certain images, let Mr. Wiant know.

4. Overlap images to give the illusion of DEPTH.

 

Turn-In Directions

Save your PSD file and a high-res JPG file as “lastName_ Self-portrait” and upload them to a folder titled “Self-portrait”.

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Self-Portrait and save it into your Self-Portrait folder. 

Thursday 10/14
Surrealism

Objective

You will be using Photoshop to create a black and white surrealism design. You will apply your knowledge of photo editing to blend multiple pictures to create a surrealistic styled, dreamlike design that gives the illusion that all of the images belong together in the same scene. 

 

Project Steps

1. Create a Photoshop file 11x17” or 8.5x11” and 180dpi. 

2. Remove image backgrounds to start to combine the images into a surrealistic styled scene. 

3. Apply photo editing skills to blend the images so the scene looks realistic. 

 

Project Requirements

- At least 4 different images are used

- Design is black and white

- No type is allowed

 

Turn-in Directions

Save your PSD file and a high-res JPG file as “lastName_surrealism” and upload them to a folder titled “Surrealism”.

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Surrealism and save it into your Landscape folder. 

Thursday 9/16
Personal Impact Poster

Objective

This project will allow you to express yourself through creating a poster that represents a large event that impacted you personally. If you can’t think of something that impacted you personally, then you can use an event that may have impacted your close family.

 

Project Skills

1. A variety of past AND new Photoshop skills are used.

2. Design concepts are used strongly together. 

3. Creativity and attention to details are used.

4. Attractive typography was used that represents your theme if needed. 

 

Project Requirements

- Project spec: 11x17’’ and 180dpi

- Many layers are used to create the poster

 

Turn-in Directions

1. Save your file as a high-res JPG and PSD titled “lastName_Poster”. 

2. Turn-in both your PSD and JPG files into the Poster folder, which needs to be in your Final folder.

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Personal Impact Poster and save it into your Poster folder.

 
Monday 8/30
About Me Poster

Objective:

To create a poster in Photoshop that represents who you are. The poster should use a variety of design skills and use design concepts from last year such as balance, white space, flow, etc.

 

Project Skills:

1. Correctly set up a file, save a file with the correct extension and submit files correctly.

2. A variety of past AND new Photoshop skills are used.

3. Creativity and attention to details are used.

4. Attractive typography was used that represents your theme. 

 

Project Requirements:

1. Your name needs to be on the design.

2. Project spec: 8.5x11’’ and 180dpi

 

Turn-in Directions:

1. Save your file as a high-res JPG and PSD titled “lastName_AboutMe”. 

2. Turn-in both your PSD and JPG files into the About Me folder, which needs to be in your Final folder.

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled "Rubric - About Me" and save it into your About Me folder.