Digital Goes Analog - Combining New and Old Media
New Media isn't new anymore. Photoshop has been around for more than 25 years and digital video has become a part of everyday life.
Thus, it's not very exciting to look at images that have been digitally manipulated anymore because the millions of us who use social media use these techniques on a daily basis.
Your task is to use digital media as a tool and to combine it with traditional media to create something entirely new.
Your piece can be 2D, 3D or even video - but if you use video, it cannot be made to be shown on a screen. You will have to project it what you project your imagery on should be integral to the piece. In otherwords, if the piece is not projected, it would not be successful.
Your planning should be fully documented using the PP assessment criteria.
You need to find at least 2 artists as inspiration. They do not have to be digital artists! REMEMBER
Some ideas for combining elements:
- Photo transfer
- Printing on other materials: lucite, different papers
- paper mache
- printmaking - silkscreen
- Piece can be 3D or 2D
- Your photoshop piece can be created from sketches that you scan in. You do not have to start from a photograph.
- You can combine scanned sketches and photos in your work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfmI5pM4PSA Image transfer process
Class 1: SELECTION TOOLS and LAYERS
Class 2. RETOUCH AND PAINT TOOLS
Class 3 DRAWING AND TYPE TOOLS
To Print the notes on how to composite these images click here
Photoshop composite image using selection tools, layers, transform tool, fill, erase tool. opacity tool, color picker, layer styles: drop shadow, brush tool
Here are some photoshop tutorials that you can try out to gain familiarity with the program. Any experiments that you do should go into your process journal. Choose one tutorial and follow it. This will help you learn more advanced skills. Do as much as you can in one class and finish the rest outside of class. This could eventually become part of your final piece.
The best website for learning photoshop: photoshopessentials.com