The above Photoshop assignment perhaps references a little too much Science Fiction/Fantasy Imagery and requires further development in terms conceptual, thematic metaphorical content but does demonstrate some very good digital collage techniques with a reasonable sense of space progressing from foreground to background.
This work above is also demonstrating the following technical skills:
-Playing with different levels of opacity in select layers of the work
-Different levels of feathered edges in some select images
-Colour saturation and colour contrast has been both increased and decreased in different selected areas of the picture. These different levels of colour saturation and colour contrast help to strategically bring visual emphasis to certain areas and at times can clarify a progression of space.
Avoid Visual Clutter or Visual Noise:
As in this work have some visually quite, visual breathing spots or less dominate areas are useful to avoid visual clutter or noise in the work. Sometimes making a lot of images/layers the same colour or lowering opacity, or colour contrast in grouped areas can reduce visual clatterer noise.
In most cases using a more asymmetrical composition will be more successful and generally allows for more visual tension.
Interior Rendering Assignment
1st Year Environmental Design (Architecture Faculty) Students
(Works in Progress):
The four images below demonstrates traditional drawings beginning to be integrated with the digital collage and painting techniques of Photoshop. As well they offer an examples in the use of the selection tools and fill tool. These works demonstrate another technical option for the Photoshop assignment, but keep in mind the examples below do not demonstrate any or very little thematic or metaphorical content. Once again please remember that the Photoshop assignment for this class is required to work towards integrating thematic and metaphorical content into the digital picture.
Bus Shelter Assignment
1st Year Environmental Design (Architecture Faculty) Students:
The five images below once again demonstrates traditional drawing integrated with the digital collage and painting techniques of Photoshop. As well they offer a greater use of colour adjusting and use of the transform tools to manipulate scale and/or alter shapes of select images in certain layers of the picture. Once gain the five examples below do not demonstrate any or very little thematic or metaphorical content, but offers a very good example of technical skill with the Photoshop program.