Resource Search Results (786)

How To Create A Silhouette In Photoshop

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on May 11, 2015

Nothing beats the drama of a silhouette. There is, at least for me, a certain tension and foreboding when you see a shadow appear through a drawn window blind or on the wall or sidewalk in a dimly lit street scene. Creating this effect in Photoshop is not terribly difficult to accomplish. At a minimum you only need the photograph of the subject that will become the shadow and a surface for the shadow. In this “How To” my subject will be the statue of Bruce Lee in the Hong Kong harbor. I chose it because his stance is so aggressive and the surface for the shadow will be an old paper texture I found in my Textures collection. To add a little bit more drama to the effect I will show you how to add a bit of texture to the shadow using a Grunge texture , which is also in my Textures collection.
0 449
  • No Ratings

Cool Infographics

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on May 11, 2015

Infographics are a great way of presenting information and data visually. Cool Infographics is a blog that collates the coolest, most artistic and most engaging infographics on a range of topics. Their tagline is Charts and graphs can communicate data; infographics turn data into information.  You can scroll through the 1000+ posts or search for an infographic on a specific topic - from Science to Social Media everything is covered. Here are a few choice examples (just to give you an idea of the breadth of topics covered): An Illustrated Guide to the Galaxy of Women's Shoes Flight Patterns Deconstructed The Shapes of Snowflakes When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG Image File Types Chef Hari Ghotra's Key Ingredients Infographics The Size of Our World How To Be a Google Power User
0 678
  • No Ratings

How to replace a bad sky in Adobe Photoshop

Posted on May 6, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on May 6, 2015

It has happened to all of us. You photograph a great scene and discover the sky has washed out or is not as vibrant as you remember. You now have two choices: chalk it up to bad luck or replace the sky. In this case I was impressed with the bands of colour on the beach, the water of Lake Superior and the sky. As it turned out the sky in the photo was not exactly what I expected to see. In this “How To” I am going to walk you through a simple compositing exercise that replaces the dull sky with another from the photos taken at the same location.
0 379
  • No Ratings

Painting Special Effects with Photography and Photoshop

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 by Dawn Bradley Last Activity on Apr 23, 2015

Have you ever wanted to explore photography and light science? Inspire students with Painting with Light. Let their imagines run wild. This lesson is age appropriate for any level, although some adult supervision with cameras may be required. You will need one of the following: DSLR, camera with a long exposure setting, or cell phone with a long exposure app. Light sources: small LED lights, flashlights, glow sticks, anything that lights up. (open flame not recommended). Tripod or something to stabilize your camera. Darkened environment.
0 501
  • No Ratings

Movie Mate: A Photoshop Parody

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 by Dawn Bradley Last Activity on Apr 21, 2015

What happens when you combine two existing movie titles to create your own movie? Movie Mate Parodies, of course. This project allows students to show off their creative side while demonstrating mastery using masking, non-destructive editing, adjustment layers, blending modes, filters, and the type tools. The project usually takes a week to complete if you are working in one hour sessions.  The original lesson was created for Photoshop, but it could be adapted to Illustrator as well. 
0 1050
  • No Ratings

How To Use Photoshop's Adjustment Layers ... Part 1

Posted on Apr 3, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Apr 3, 2015

There are a couple of real benefits to using adjustment layers as opposed to making changes directly to the image or selection. They include: This is a non-destructive process. Changes are not baked into the image layer.Make selection on an adjustment layer and you can apply a change only to the selection.Adjustment layers can be copied and pasted between images
0 747
  • No Ratings

How To Create A Sepia Tone In Photoshop CC 2014

Posted on Apr 3, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Apr 3, 2015

Sepia tone images simply add a dash of colour to a black and white image.This photographic technique has its roots in the 1880’s. At that time photographic prints were exposed to sepia in order to replace the metallic silver in the photo emulsion. By doing the replacement the photo developer could change the colour, and increase the tonal range of the photo. It was also believed the sepia toning process increased the life of the print, which explains why so many sepia photographs still exist. So where did this sepia come from? Sepia is nothing more than the ink extracted from a cuttlefish. In this “How To” we are going to look at 3 ways of using an Adjustment layer to create a Sepia Tone image.
0 459
  • No Ratings

Gamification Elements

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 by Valery Keibler Last Activity on May 11, 2015

Gamificaion is an interesting concept which may increase learner engagement and retention.  This course is intended to allow educators to consider the elements required for ramification of a course by exploring the elements of a successful program, duoLingo. The resource provided is a PPT with screen captures from duoLingo.  An instructor could introduce Ps, Ai, or other Adobe programs and allow participants to crate their own ramification elements after discussing the PPT.  If desired, instructors can create their own video using the PPT to supplement their instruction.
2 903
  • 2 Ratings

What do you have in your head?

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 by Ana Laura Gomes Last Activity on Apr 16, 2015

This idea come up visiting a behance portfolio of Akatre Studio, Paris, France - it would be a great project for photoshop classes, even illustrator: what do you have in your head? the people could take pictures of real objects over/in front their heads or make photoshop collages. if working on illustrator, they could draw objects, vectorize their own photos and create portraits. 
2 1115
  • 3 Ratings

My Story: Story Telling using Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Elements, Presenter and captivate with Success

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 by Shanlee Liu Last Activity on Mar 30, 2015

A professional development plan for educators, staff and administrators was designed with a month long flipped on-lined training for participants to learn essential skills and functionality necessary on their own pace in order to advance to the 3 hours face to face workshop session. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to create a lesson plan template and post a link to their digital media product. This is a work in progress. Your suggestion will make it better. Thank you so much in advance.
2 2034
  • 1 Rating

9 Photo Composition Tips

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 by Matt Niemitz Last Activity on Mar 23, 2015

COOPH explains 9 photo composition tips with the help of Steve McCurry's incredible photographs.  Rule of ThirdsLeading LinesDiagonalsFramingFigure to GroundFill the FrameCenter Dominant EyePatterns and RepetitionSymmetry Source:  Credits:Director: Matthew RycroftVideographer / Editing: Andrea Schernthaner
1 936
  • 1 Rating

Photography Book with inDesign - Lesson Plan

Posted on Mar 1, 2015 by Candie Witherspoon Last Activity on Apr 10, 2015

Here is a lesson plan that I will be using for my Photography Class as their final assignment this year.  I have used this assignment in the past few years but not with inDesign.  I have used the free BLURB book creator desktop app that is downloadable from their website where we set up a store to print and sell extra copies of our student books as a fundraiser effort for my photography class to help offset costs for the course on things such as software renewal, photo printing paper, lighting equipment, etc.  We haven't raised a lot of money, because most are usually satisfied with their one copy, but I share the link with them to give to family and friends and tell them to encourage them to buy more copies as holiday gifts and to let them know that most of the proceeds go to support our class and to keep it going. As my class photography final I make them create a book designed from their best photos that they took this year.  They are required to make adjustments and manipulations to... Read More
3 2499
  • 1 Rating

Create a promotional poster for a school event

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 by Jim Babbage Last Activity on Mar 28, 2015

Select an upcoming school event (Black History Month was one of my favorites) and have students work in pairs to create an event poster, using images they have created themselves, along with supplied artwork such as a guest speaker photo, school logo and promo copy about the event. Encourage students to research public domain imagery to help add more visual strength/relevance to the poster and to learn about copyright. During the creation of the poster, students should post iterations of the work on Behance, using WIP. Teachers and students can post helpful, constructive feedback during the creation process. Once the poster is finished, students should post the final work as a project, link it to the WIP and make sure that they share credit and attribution to their partner and list the external resources they used to finish the project. After the assignments are submitted, don't just grade them; invite a range of faculty and staff to view the final work and pick their top three posters. Once the result... Read More
3 3061
  • 2 Ratings

Creative Digital Photography

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 by Ross Wallis Last Activity on Feb 18, 2015

This is a slide show presentation of work by my students and myself, mostly using smartphones and tablet computers. There is an extraordinary revolution happening in photography, perhaps the biggest upheaval since it's invention two centuries ago. If I had asked my class 10 years ago how many had a camera, I might have had a few raised hands. Now everyone will have a camera, and they will have it with them all the time. Combining a pretty decent camera with a very powerful computer and some amazingly creative apps, this has simply got to be revolutionary. Click here for the presentation.
1 1692
  • 1 Rating

Mitosis/Meiosis Activites

Posted on Feb 8, 2015 by Arthur Wohlwill Last Activity on Feb 10, 2015

These are Scratch Activities I have developed for learning mitosis and meiosis in connection with genetics For the  first activity, there is only one "correct" way to align the chromosomes. For the second activity,the student can work freehand. (Here are the instructions) I have also added some supplemental activities. The first is a worksheet containing cells at different stages of meiosis. The X chromosome is a long black bar and the Y chromosome is a short grey one. The students cut out the cells and put them in order from one cell with one X and one Y (mitotic cell) to 4 sperm with an X or a Y.   The other worksheet shows the answer)
0 1505
  • No Ratings