Photoshop Painting Project

1. FInd a photo

2. Drag into PHOTOSHOP

3.Click on IMAGE- MODE -GRAYSCALE

4. Click BLUE BUTTON each time it appears until it stops

click for  Rasterize

click for  Flatten

click for  Discard

5. Then go back up to IMAGE- ADJUSTMENTS- EXPOSURE and play with the 3 dials until your photo is 2 colors: BLACK AND WHITE. No Gray. Click OK

Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 10.58.20 AM-16. FILE – SAVE AS

7. Next to FORMAT change the image  from PHOTOSHOP to JPEG

8. Make sure you save on DESKTOP


File-Print it (IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PROJECTOR)
UPLOAD TO GOOGLE DRIVE (IF YOU DO HAVE A PROJECTOR)
 
DON’T HAVE A PROJECTOR? FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:

1. Printout the photo and tape printout to your computer

2. Go to the website 
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/Auto_Racing_White.svg to get your screen WHITE

 
3. Tape blank paper on top of your printout
 
4. With a pencil, LIGHTLY trace. Put faint X wherever it is black.
 
5. Fill in with pencil, marker, or paint (at home)



HAVE A PROJECTOR? FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:

1. Save photoshop image as a jpeg (FILE- SAVE AS- Change Format to JPEG- Save to desktop_
 
2. Upload the image to drive
 
3. Go to a computer connected to an LCD projector
 
4. Open google drive and download.
 
5. Project projector to wall
 
6. Tape paper on wall.
 
7. Trace EXACTLY as you see it. Put faint X where it is black- so you will know what is black and what is white.
 
8. Take it off wall and paint.

 

What is the connection between technology and art? More than you would imagine. Technology has given us the ability to create artwork never seen before, without losing the artistic integrity of the piece.

Below are samples of artwork created from photographs manipulated by Photoshop.

Students uploaded photos of themselves, discarded the color and after creating a very high black and white contrast, they projected the photo onto the wall. There they traced the image with pencil and then painted it. The entire tutorial is here.photoshop painting You can do this project at home very easily. Don’t have photoshop? Download GIMP onto your computer for free. Or, better yet, manipulate photos using the Photoshop app on your phone for $0.99. Don’t have an LCD projector? Borrow an old overhead projector from a school or find one online (they are relatively inexpensive).

You can also do this without a projector, just follow the directions below.

This painting technique of integrating technology and art was started at Elm Place years ago by Beth Grobarek. As technology has continued to evolve, we are fortunate to continue this process as a bonus assignment in CMA.

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