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Jason Lachance
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Multiple Me Project

Project Published 5/19/18 Last updated on 5/19/18

The multiple me project was created for the first year graphic design students. Its a great project for using multiple adobe applications and works for any of these courses Photography foundation, Photoshop foundation and InDesign Foundation. The student plan and execute a photoshoot of themselves or a model photographing themselves multiple times in one scene. The students need to pay attention to depth of field, focus and shoot in manual mode. The camera can not be moved once the first image of the background is shot. Then using a timer or a friend they take multiple shots of themselves in the scene in various poses and positions. The students tend to work this project much more when they use themselves as the model. I use this photo of me dressed as the Village People playing poker to get the students inspired (all though none of them know who the village people are anymore so I might need to remake it soon).

Using Adobe Bridge or Lightroom they filter through and choose five images plus the image of the background. They need to pay attention to placement of the model/themselves in the various shots as to not overlap them. I start the project having the students sketch out 3 or 4 ideas on paper. We discuss their ideas in class and they choose a runner. Once they have their 6 shots they open them up in photoshop as layers either from Bridge or Lightroom. Using selection tools and Layer masks they paint in the multiple shots of themselves in the image. You can search how its done on Youtube. The students are then asked to create a booklet in InDesign with entrance reflections, sketches of ideas, sketch of runner idea, final PS image and exit reflection. I will include some examples of the booklets, final images and rubric. Super fun project for all ages.

Products
  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Lightroom

    The cloud-based photo service for people who love photography.

  • Bridge

    Centralized desktop access for all your files and assets.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

Age Levels
Duration
1+ Week
ISTE NETS-S
Communication and Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
Materials

A DSLR Camera for best results but any camera that has manual mode would work.

Tripod

Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop, Bridge/Lightroom and InDesign.

Depending on the idea they might need some props to support their ideas.

Most of all CREATIVITY.

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Rana Fakhry

Posted on 9/20/18 11:37:24 PM Permalink

​This is awesome! Can't wait to see what my students do with this.

Thanks for sharing.

Eric Labonté

Posted on 9/20/18 6:16:23 PM Permalink

​Love this idea!! Very well organised and presented. Nice to see the student examples too.

Judy Durkin

Posted on 9/20/18 2:53:07 PM Permalink

Excellent! Thank you​

STEPHANIE GAUTREAUX

Posted on 9/20/18 1:41:44 PM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing. I teach Digital Media in high school and the students are really excited. They have done exceptional jobs with all the assignments I have given. I cannot wait to see what they do with this.

Aileen McGinnity

Posted on 9/20/18 12:13:34 PM Permalink

​This is awesome. Thank you for sharing. I teach Graphic Design in high school and am always looking for new fun projects. The kids will love this one!

WAI HUNG NELSON TSANG

Posted on 9/20/18 11:18:56 AM Permalink

​Thanks a lot Jason, it works so well to make the students applying their skills in different application as a whole.

Shannon Bourne

Posted on 8/1/18 2:18:49 PM Permalink

​Great project, Jason. Thanks so much for sharing. I teach Introductory Graphic Design at the college level and am always looking for projects that help my students jump into using several of the applications in a creative way. This will be a lot of fun to do at the beginning of the semester. Thanks so much.

Adobe Education

Posted on 5/24/18 4:08:59 PM Permalink

Awesome project Jason - well thought out and lots of great examples (love the Village People one!) and resources to go with the project. This will be so easy for other educators to use in their classrooms.

Thanks for sharing!!

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