- You are asked to use compositing methods to produce your image.
- You are free to choose how you approach this final project.
- You are only asked to produce one composited image.
How to begin?
I like to start my projects with the act of "PLAY". It's important to work with a playful attitude and an open mind. Allow yourself to enjoy what you are doing. You may decide that you like a color that you have selected. Or you really like a texture. Move forward with those choices. You may then find that you are telling a story or communicating an idea beyond the act of PLAY.
What makes a successful composite?
- Clean Selections
- Blended Layers using Masks (gradients and soft brush)
- Deliberate Soft or Hard Edges
- Layers Transformed to Match Scale or to Exploit the Scale
- Layers matched with Color and Tones
- Use of image sources that would not usually be found together (Contextual Contrast)
- Use of Graphic Shape
- Use of effective Colors
- Use of Texture
- Area of Focus (your subject. It's not simply two landscapes combined, there might be a strong or subtle narrative)
Required: There must be a minimum of 3 images in your work.
Required: 1 image source must be your ORIGINAL image
Use at least one or more:
- This can be an object from your house or something you find on a walk
- It can be a background landscape image
- It can be of a family member that you use as your subject
- Or you might use yourself as the subject
Optional: You can draw on your image (this can be directly digital, or drawn and then scanned / digitally captured)
Optional: Fair Use images from the internet
8.5" x 11" @ 300dpi (or larger)
2550 px X 3300px (or larger)
What to turn in:
and jpgs: (SAVE AS - 12 quality) (Add this image to the Critique Discussion Thread)
And a Text document saved as a PDF
with a Reflection on the work that you created.
Tyra Tate, 2020
What makes Tyra's image successful and compelling?
- The bold graphic red lines extending from the corner and leading our eyes to the center of the image.
- The provocative female subject; not having a head or face pushes our gaze to her body and her identity is removed - we are forced to view her as a symbol of "female" as opposed to an individual.
An attempt at being covered creates a mood and a loose narrative.
- The ocean surface image clipped into the circle shape, then repeated and transformed.
- The color palette: the background is muted and matches the skin tone of the subject. There is a dominance of brown and also a more saturated version finishing with red. In essence we have RED with lowered saturations of that hue. We then have the blue/green of the ocean which is a Hue Compliment to the Red.