Animated Gif

Open Photoshop

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Go to File – Scripts – Load Files into Stack

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In the Load Layers Panel Click on Browse

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Navigate in your computer to all your photos you would like to be in the slide show.

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Holding Shift select all the photos.

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Click Open

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Your layer palette should look like this.

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Label all the photos with your text

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Go to Window – Timeline

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Once it is open you will see a button click the little arrow on the right for the drop down menu.

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Choose Create Frame Animation and Click on the Create Frame Animation button.

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Your timeline should look like this.

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Click on the timeline fly out menu on the top right.

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Choose Make Frames from Layers

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Your timeline should look like this.

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Change the display time from 0 sec’s to 5.o sec. for each frame

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Your timeline should look like this.

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Change the loop from Once to Forever.

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Save your file as a photoshop document just in case you need to edit it again.

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Now save your file as a GIF by going to Export  – Save for WebScreen Shot 2016-09-07 at 9.26.11 AM.png

Make sure your settings are set to a GIF

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Click Save

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When finished turn in your assignment in canvas with a paragraph in the comments section about what you learned in this project.



History of Graphic Design



Shigeo Fukuda (1932-2009) 'Victory 1945', poster

Shigeo Fukuda (1932-2009)
‘Victory 1945’, poster

In order to have an appreciation of what is good in graphic design it is necessary to study the work of the best graphic designers from the past and present.

The following is a list of links to some of those who have achieved international fame:

(USA) – Saul Bass, Robert Brownjohn, David Carson, Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Reid Miles, Paul Rand, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher.

(UK) – Jonathan Barnbrook, Neville Brody, Alan Fletcher, Abram Games, Edward McKnight Kauffer, William Morris, Peter Saville, Si Scott, Storm Thorgerson.

(Switzerland) – Josef Müller-Brockmann, Erik Nitsche, Niklaus Troxler, Wolfgang Weingart.

(Japan) – Shigeo Fukuda, Yusaku Kamekura, Ikko Tanaka.

(Italy) – Armando Milani, Massimo Vignelli

(Holland) – M.C. Escher, Irma Boom, 75B

(France) – Philippe Apeloig, A.M. Cassandre

(Spain) – Oscar Marine Brandi, Bernardo Rivavelardi

(Germany) – Lucian Bernhard, Holger Matthies

(Russia) – Alexey Brodovitch

(Israel) – Dan Reisinger

(Iran) – Reza Abedini

(Australia) – Ken Cato

(China) – Xiao Yong




'The Creation of Adam', (1513) by Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Logo design: ‘I Love New York’ (1977) by Milton Glaser.

Photo Composite – Part 2

Using the following artist example (Barbara Kossy)

Create a Photo composite of the building ATC from outside. You will need to show the entire front of the school. You need a minimum of 20 photographs.

After you have take the 20 photos piece them together using the knowledge you have of photoshop

and/or the Automate – Photomerge Feature you learned in class.

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Photo Composite


George Fairbairn Photography uses Composite Photography to combine multiple images to make a composition.

Below are the six photos used to create the above image.


Take 4 photos of yourself and one of the environment with you in it and composite yourself into one image.

You should have a total of five clear images with good lighting and an interesting composition.

You need to use all your OWN photography for this project.


Double Exposure

Open Photoshop

Open one portrait photo in Photoshop.


Go to File – Place

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Choose the background File Image


Click Ok to place the image.

Rename your layers. One should be called portrait and the other background image.

Now your layer palette should look like this:

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Right click the background image and rasterize the layer.

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Turn off the visibly of your background image layer.

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Select the subject (person) of your portrait image

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make sure your are on your portrait layer and click the Mask button on the layers palette

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Your layer palette should look like this.

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Turn off the visibility of the portrait image layer and turn on the visibility of the background image.

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Go to Edit – Define Brush Preset

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Name your brush

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click to make the background image visible and make the portrait image invisible.

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Add a layer mask to the background image layer

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Using your paintbrush with your new brush design click one time on the layer mask, making sure that your fill is set to the color black.

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With the background image layer selected go to EDIT – Invert

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Add a new layer by clicking on the layer icon on the layer palette.Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 9.03.42 AM Move the layer to the bottom of the stack.

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Fill the layer with White by going to Edit – Fill

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your final result should look something like this below. Save as a jpg and turn into canvas.

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Environmental Portrait




Fishing for skate and monkfish aboard f/v Dawn T about 60 miles southeast of Nantucket, MA.



What do these people do? This is not an action shot, this is a person looking directly at the camera in their environment surrounded by what they love to do. Their environment defines them.

An environmental portrait is a portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings. The term is most frequently used of a genre of photography.

  1. Please choose YOUR environment. Find 4 examples of environmental portraits of others in YOUR environment.
  2. Please find at least 2 examples of Large High Resolution Files of Backgrounds with NO PEOPLE where you could be placed in your environment.

Found Type – Name Photography

Using your camera take photographs of objects while considering the composition. You will take one photo of each letter of your name. You may use either your first or last name, you need to do a minimum of 4 letters (no initials).  Upload your photos to your blog before editing. Then use all the photos and arrange them together in one document using the editing skills you have learn so far and create found type art.

Here are some examples

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Digital Art 2 – Project List

Project List

  1. You Are What you Eat – Favorite Foods – Selections
  2. Lighten and Darken an Image – Show before and after
  3. Darken an Image – Show before and after
  4. Black and White Image – Show before and after
  5. Logo and Filter – Show before and after
  6. Personal Interest Collage – 20 photos
  7. Cloning – three parts
  8. I’m Famous
  9. Barbie Photo Edit
  10. Rotoscope Self Portrait
  11. Found Type – Photography
  12. Environmental Portrait
  13. Photo Rotoscope
  14. Image as a Sketch
  15. Article Review
  16. Image in Type
  17. Blur Background
  18. Colorful Silhouettes
  19. Image in A Shape
  20. Puzzle Edge
  21. Puzzle Effect
  22. Soda Bottle Label Design – multiple parts
  23. Content Aware, Patch, Red Eye
  24. Digital Painting
  25. Crop, Perspective, Slice and Art History Tool
  26. Animated GIF
  27. Eye Art – 2 parts
  28. Button Designs
  29. Playing Cards
  30. In Your Hands
  31. 3D Text – Extra Credit
  32. Elements and Principles of Design
  33. Final Campaign