Portrait / Self-Portrait Diptych
For this 2nd Creative Project, you are asked to produce 2 portraits (of other people) or self-portraits (of yourself). These 2 images will require quite a bit of digital work applied to it. In addition, the 2 images will work as companion pieces. Because they will function as a Diptych, the 2 images need to create a dialog between them or there should be a comparison/contrast between them.
This can be accomplished by any of the following methods:
- Use of Contrasting Color
- Soft and/or Hard styles
- Varying gestures within the frame that allude to a narrative
- The use of overlaying images that allude to a narrative
What is needed in your Photoshop files:
- Demonstrated use of selection tools
- Advanced masking
- Color manipulation
- Control over transformations
- The use of more than one photograph within each digital image composition
- Original images (taken by you)
- You may use Fair Use images too, I would like to see those images adjusted to fit your needs (color changes, selections, transformations)
2 original digital image composites
8.5" x 11" @ 300dpi (or larger)
You will of course work with PSD files. You will not turn those into me.
Instead you will take screenshots of your Layers Panel for each image. (Directions are at the bottom of this assignment page).
What to turn in: (submit work to CANVAS)
lastname_p2 [Zip this folder before turning in]
(Save As, jpg format)
And a Text document saved as a PDF
with a Reflection on the work that you created.
May Xiong, "Anyone, Anywhere | IO" (Links to an external site.)
Tim Tadder (Links to an external site.)
Andy Warhol: Portraits (Links to an external site.)
Roy Lichtenstein (Links to an external site.)
Take a Screenshot of your Photoshop Layers
Because our PSD files are too large to upload to CANVAS, we will turn in a screenshot of our layers. Move your layers panel towards your canvas and drag it down so that as much as possible is visible. Then you will use one of the many screenshot options I list below that works on your computer (our class is now using both MAC and PC at home).
How to take a Screenshot
on a MAC:
- shift command 4 - allows you to click and drag across what you want to take a picture of
- shift command 3 - takes a picture of the entire desktop
On a PC:
- Print Screen(PrtScn) - it is now on your "clipboard" and is waiting for you to paste. In Photoshop, create New, allow for the default settings, and then Paste the image onto the canvas. Save as a .jpg
- Alt and Print Screen - will take a screenshot of an open window
- on Windows, holding the Windows button and Print Screen - places a screenshot of your entire screen in the screenshots folder