What are the basics? Basic design principles means: The building blocks of composition. Shapes Lines Mass Texture Fonts Colors Images Text Photos Balance and harmony
Lines Adjectives of lines: Straight Curved Thick Dotted Horizontal Vertical
Using Lines Organize, connect, separate Create movement Provide texture Convey a mood or emotion Define shapes Provide emphasis Provide a framework
Using Lines A solid line separates columns of text, a pair of lines set apart a phrase, and a short dotted line separates a section of text from other parts of the page.
Patterns A pattern is something that repeats in a design. In some cases it can be lines. Patterns can be: Repetitive but STILL interesting!
Patterns: Kristen Nikosey Kristen Nikosey is a graphic designer whose work has been hugely influenced by textile design, pattern designs and impressionist paintings. Kristen works both traditionally in acrylic on canvas, as well as in a digital format utilizing software such as Illustrator and Photoshop.
Textures You can use texture in: Type of paper Visual design Type of printing We are going to focus on visual design.
Texture in Photographs
Texture in Photo Editing Software
Texture in Actual Texture
Texture in Line or Shape
Photoshop Tutorial Today, we are going to talk about: Cropping Creating: Shapes Lines Patterns Textures
Saving Files The file format for Photoshop is .psd Saves layers Saves all information about the file You can open it up and keep working on a project You usually want to save your image as a: .jpg file (good for photographs) .gif file (good if you need a small image; use if you want a transparent background)
Tools You need tools to make changes to an image: Marquee tools Move tool Lasso tool Magic wand tool Crop tool Slice tools Correction tools…etc.
Filters Filters are different ways to alter an image: Make an image look like painted art Blur an image Add light to an image Add texture to an image
Cropping Definition: to select part of a shot in order to take out part of a picture.
The focus is now on the castle.
What do you think of the balance?
What about here? Where is the focus?
Cropping and Filter tools Go online and download a picture of people to your computer Open Photoshop Watch my example as I go through…. First – Open Photoshop
Filter Gallery Filter – Filter Gallery You can adjust the zoom of the picture, and edit the settings for each filter in the filter gallery.
Task Today Select a photograph from the internet, or use one of your own. Download the photograph to your computer. Crop if necessary. Then use filters to modify your picture. Add an interesting title to your picture. The picture should be interesting and tell a story. I want you to Photoshop a picture, then you must upload it to the course website. Tell the rest of the class what you changed about the pictures, why, and how the picture makes you feel. Please make sure the image is .jpg or .gif format.