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
6. FILE – SAVE AS
7. Next to FORMAT change the image from PHOTOSHOP to JPEG
8. Make sure you save on DESKTOP
1. Printout the photo and tape printout to your computer
HAVE A PROJECTOR? FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:
DRAWING THEN SPEED IT UP!! HERE IS AN EXAMPLE!!
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.