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4 Basic Tweens

Here is a video that I did a while ago explaining the four basic tweens. Finish this project up before you go to work on the bouncing ball animation



One of the biggest things that is probably missing from your composite is shadows. It’s the biggest thing that will show your viewers that your image is manipulated. Here is a demonstration that will show you a couple of methods of manufacturing shadows:



Here is a demo where I cover the use of Layer Adjustments:



In this demonstration, I show you how to use Adjustment Layers and Layer Masks to change the color of the paint on a car, and then I also give it racing stripes. Many people would just hand-paint the colors on the car, but that would not help you when it comes to reflections and other things that would be covered up by the paint. This method works so much better!



Easy Layer Masks for Complicated Objects

For Review:


Finding High-Resolution Images Online

Just a reminder…



Here is the “official” handout for our current project…


Here are a couple of demonstrations on how to get rid of the backgrounds from your images.  The first one deals with simple backgrounds (like a green screen), and the second one deals with more complicated backgrounds.




Surrealism Photography Schedule

Tomorrow I hope to have the first few people shoot their portraits.  I want to see how long it takes, but I hope to have 3 or 4 finished by the end of the day.  With that in mind, here is the first two days of the schedule, and I’ll add the rest tomorrow after I see how long it takes to shoot each portrait.  Remember to wear the clothes that you will need for your shoot, and to bring in any props that you might want for the photo.  If you need to, you can drop anything off in my room before 1st period, and if you also want to take your photograph after school, that is completely ok, as long as your partner can be there as well!

  • Thursday, November 30 – Kate S. and Alaina B.; Celia D., and Lizzy T.
  • Friday, December 1 – Ella B. and Rory L.; Mert G., and Kevin H.
  • Tuesday, December 5 – Heather K. and Alexis M. and Adelyn B.; Peat I. and Tristan K.
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Sketchbook Day; Ceci G. and Evelyn V.
  • Thursday, December 7 – Jackson M. and Jacob M.;  Oliver D. and Tim F.

Surrealism – Visual Research

You are to look on the interenet and find what you think is an excellent example of a surrealistic composite image – it can be a painting or photographic in nature. Copy the image into a Word document and the you will need to write about three major subjects concerning this image:

  1. STORY: Write 1 or 2 paragraphs about what is happening in the image.  Why is this interesting?  How do the visual element in the image support this story? Beyond what is actually happening in the image, what is the concept behind the image?  What is the theme of the action?  Is there a message that is above and beyond just what is happening?
  2. DESIGN:  Write about how the artist used some of the Elements and Principles of Design.  How does this help the story?  How does line or color contribute to the emphasis of the image?  Where is the subject located on the page?  How does that help the balance of the image?  Those kinds of things.
  3. TRANSFORMATION:  Talk about how the artist transformed a part of the image.  What is that element (or elements) like in normal life, and what is it like now?  How does that help tell the story now that it is transformed?  If there are multiple transformation (as there usually are), how do all those transformations help the story of the image?

This project is to be printed out on the color printer and is due on the Monday we come back.  This should take about 1 full class, so get to it and don’t dally too much.

Have a great Thanksgiving!