But, the best way to illustrate this is to show you some of the impressive and highly creative way my students have responded to the four assignments.
In no particular order, this is just a snippet of their work:
|Original shot by John St Pierre|
|Same image, overlaid with a David Hockney-esque Polaroid framing technique.|
|Original barn shot by Pam Cone|
|Sculpture by John St Pierre|
|Original streaky night shot by Erin Cori|
|A simple transformation is made by duplicating the layer once, then flipping the top layer horizontally and changing that (top) layer's Blend Mode from Normal to Difference.|
Nice result from Erin Cori.
|Radically defocussing parts of this harbour scene produces a great Miniature Mode effect. |
(Pic by John St Pierre).
|Home spun goodness from Debbie Lieske|
Part of this class is designed to push students into learning how to deal with clip art, fonts, camera RAW tools and of course, selections...
|We also delve into the world of art by testing out the Art History Brush to transform a regular image into one that looks more painted than shot with a camera.|
(image by John St Pierre).
|Family group shot with a difference...|
John Reveley demonstrates nicely what you can do with the Art History Brush
|Another exercise involves adding a dot screen over a regular image to produce what I call the |
Roy Lichtenstein 'look'.
Here's a great example from Jo Horne.
|Another successful screen overlay effect from Corinne Bramwell|
|OK, so here's a grumpy cat photo (top) that seems to have a naturally-designed balancing space on the top of its head for an apple, or so Debbie Lieske thought. |
It's a great example of what you can do with the Pen tool in Photoshop.
|Debbie Lieske's Polaroid effect landscape. |
Though this technique does take a bit of time to get right, it's a useful lesson in learning how layers, and clipping paths, work in Photoshop.
|Another great result by Debbie Lieske |
This time defocussing the foreground and the background for emphasis on a grand scale...
|Another near-perfect Pen tool extraction by Jo Horne|
|Great example of what you can do using the Art History Brush in Photoshop|
Image by Jo Horne