Current Event Collage
This lesson is the end cap to many smaller lessons that acclimate students to the PS workspace, selection tools, photo editing options, blending modes, and color replacement tool. Students learn about juxtaposition and storytelling in artwork. Students then choose a current event from the past year and create a composite image to tell the story of that current event. Since they are using images from the web, it is required that they change images dramatically as well as create a works cited to give credit to the original owner of the photo. Students really enjoy this assignment because it allows them to choose their own area of interest while still meeting the goals of the assignment. Students participate in a group critique at the end of the assignment.
Students will be able to successfully utilize juxtaposition in digital artwork in order to convey concepts and ideas to the viewer. Students will able to successfully utilize a variety of Photoshop CC tools, specifically the lasso tools, quick select, magic wand, select by color range, blending mode and color replacement tool.