Anna Cornell
Design / Media Teacher

Self and Soul (Mixed media design)

Project Published 5/5/15 Last updated on 3/2/20

This is a year ten digital media project I have created in 2015. It utilises photographic and illustrative skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

The task is a self portrait photographic print that includes hand drawn organic and geometric illustrative elements. The students are to create a print that is monochromatic and applies the gestalt principles and elements and principles of design in the final outcome.

Image manipulation skills are key in making this work successful.

  • Photoshop

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

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • Lightroom Classic

    Desktop-focused photo editing.

Age Levels
1+ Month
Custom Standards
Visual arts curriculum
ISTE Standards
Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

DSLR (Portraits shot on Canon 600Ds)

Computer lab ( Apple Mac desktop) 

Adobe Creative Suite

Tracing paper / Drawing materials


CC License
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Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 9/2/16 9:39:40 PM Permalink

Very helpful resource,
Thank you for sharing

Brenda Sywalski

Posted on 2/24/16 6:13:57 PM Permalink

Thank you! Again, love the brief. Great assignment; like the artist resource, perhaps another artist working in a similar manner would balance out the possible points of view of the project. Wonderful assignment.