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IDM Raster Exercise - Mosher

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UNIT II: Raster

 

Project 1

(Part I) Dream Colors                                                             

 

Objective

To demonstrate how the application of color can reveal parts of a personal identity and express aspects of the unconscious.

 

Project Overview

Construct a collaged image, 11”x 14,” articulating a dream or nightmare. This “dream” can be interpreted loosely. 

 

References

Romare Bearden, Hieronymus Bosch, Salvador Dalí, Yves Tanguay, Joan Miró

 

Materials

Collage materials: Google Image Search / Digital Camera Photos

 

Process

First: Make small sketches in your sketchbook/notebook of your dream image.

 

Second: Collect various collage materials that have the colors you feel best express the ideas and/or imagery of your dream.

 

Third: Create a new photoshop document 11”x14.  Layout the materials to construct your image. Experiement with the different Marquee tools to select, cut, and paste.

Critique

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Grading

Students will present their projects to the class. Discussion will include analysis of formal elements, as well as the perceived and intended concept of the finished work. The use of color will also be discussed in how successfully its use transformed the materials and/or carried meaning. 

9 possible pts: 3 pts for concept, 3 pts for craft & technical proficiency, and 3 pts for expression of concept.

 

 

 

Project 1

(Part II) Nightmare Colors                                                        

 

Objective

To demonstrate how the application of color can reveal parts of a personal identity and express aspects of the unconscious.

 

Project Overview

Reverse the content of someone else’s dream image, no larger than 11”x 14”, turning a dream into nightmare or vice versa. Focus on how color changes the content— do not change the imagery severely. 

 

Process

First: Exchange the dream image file with someone else.

 

Second: Using only the source images used in the original, adjust to contrast, hue, saturation, color, etc using adjustment layers of each image to make them feel nightmarish.  It may be easiest to do this on the sources rather than the final collage.

 

Third: Layout the materials in a new way to construct your creepy image. 

 

Fourth:  Post a png/jpg of both the original dream composition you were given and your modified nightmare to the blog.

Critique

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Grading

Students will present their projects to the class. Discussion will include analysis of formal elements, as well as the perceived and intended concept of the finished work. The use of color will also be discussed in how successfully its use transformed the materials and/or carried meaning. 

9 possible pts: 3 pts for concept, 3 pts for craft & technical proficiency, and 3 pts for expression of concept.

 

 

READING:  Launching the Imagination Ch. 1 Basic Elements (read) + Ch. 2 Color (cmap)

 

 

Based on a project by Patrick Vincent. 

 

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