***When you are finished with this assignment, call me over to your computer so I can check you off and give points.
1.) Login to Pixlr Editor
2.) Choose One of the Images Below--Save it to your Computer
3.) Go to "File"--"Open Image" to open the image you just saved
4.) Select one image with a Green Screen background from below and save it to your Computer
5.) Go to "File" "Open" to open your Green Screen image.
6.) Select the "Wand Tool"
7.) Click on the green area surrounding the image. Once it is selected you will see a dashed line going around the green in you image.
8.) If there are areas of green remaining, hold "Shift" and select those with the wand tool as well. When you are finished there should be no green left that is unselected
10.) Go to "Edit"--"Copy" to copy your selection.
11.) Switch back to your original image and go to "Edit"--"Paste"
12.) The image you selected should now appear on your background (Far Left Image)
13.) You will also see that a "New Layer" as appeared in your Layers Window (Center Image)
13.) Go to "Edit"--"Free Transform" to change the size and rotation of your image (Far Right Image)
14.) The "Move Tool" allows you to change the placement (arrow icon)
1.) When selecting your green areas, adjust the "Tolerance" Bar in the upper left corner of your screen to change the sensitivity of your "wand tool".
2.) There are other selection tools to help you select areas of your image if the Wand Tool is not working.
- Marquee Tool (Left)
- Lasso Tool (Right)
What is Pencil vs. Camera Art?
"Pencil Vs Camera" is an imaginative and fun art form pioneered by Belgian visual artist Ben Heine that began in 2010. Blending photography and drawings, Heine brings together real photographs with fantastical sketches into a fascinating mixed medium where the artist's hand is always present in the images to represent the connection between viewer, artist and artwork.
What is Surrealism?
Surrealism is an art movement that began in the 1920s. It was all about experimenting with your imagination. Surrealists artist like Rene Magritte, Salavador Dali and Joan Miro liked to juxtapose objects that were not normally seen together or create scenarios that didn't quite make sense and were a stretch from reality. Contemporary Artist Ben Heine uses surrealism in MANY of his creations. Try to find an example of surrealism in some of his works.
You will be creating a work of art inspired by the work of Artist Ben Heine. You will be required to include photography and drawing in your completed work.
1.) Choose a photo or take a photo that you would like to work with (make sure it is high resolution 1000x1000 pixels or more is ideal).
2.) Make a plan for your drawing
3.) tear a piece of paper to create your drawing.
4.) Start Drawing! (be sure to tape your drawing down to your photo before beginning)
5.) Upload your original photo to Pixlr.
6.) Take a photo of your hand holding your drawing in front of a green screen and upload it to Pixlr.
7.) Remove the green background and rotate, resize and/or crop the photo of your hand so that it fits with your original photo.
This Project is Due Next Friday (December 9th) at the end of class. I will be covering the tools you will need to know to complete this project throughout the week. You will have some In-Class assignments and tutorials you will also be graded on including your weekly Blog assignment.
11 . 15 . 2016: "About Me" Page is Due at the end of class
11 . 16 . 2016: Pixlr Tutorials: Pixlr Editor Basics--Resizing and Cropping an Image with handout
11 . 18 . 2016: "Blog" Page Must be created
11 . 18 . 2016: 1st Blog Post
11 . 23 . 2016: Website Completion (Webpage must be completed with 3 total pages: 1. Homepage 2. About Me 3. Blog.)
11 . 23 . 2016: 2nd Blog Post
12 . 2 . 2016: Project 1 Due
12 . 2 . 2016: 3rd Blog Post
12 . 9 . 2016: Project 2 Due
12 . 9 . 2016: 4th Blog Post
12 . 16 . 2016: 5th Blog Post
12 . 22 . 2016: Project 3 Due
12 . 22 . 2016: 6th Blog Post
1 . 6 . 2016: 7th Blog Post
1 . 13 . 2016: Final Project Due
1 . 13 . 2016: 8th Blog Post
1 . 16 . 2016: Final Webpage Due
**There will also be IN-CLASS assignments due (i.e. Pixlr, Gimp, wordl, etc...)