This past week in CT101 we began the collaborative GIF the Portrait Project. Working with the digital version of the project, students continue learning the basics of adobe photoshop and generated their individual portrait animations. Students that were present in class during week #5 left our class session with their first GIF created from scratch using photoshop.
Lets review the first part of the project as I will need for you to submit a single frame to me via email – Rseslow@york.cuny.edu – to get our collaboration underway.
- Use an Internet search engine to find for a Portrait of someone who inspires, motivates or has an impact on your life. Be sure to find a head shot that clearly captures your subject without chopping off a part of their head, hair, ear or face. Selecting a large or medium image will work best!
*Pro Tip – Find an image that looks similar to this one below. The image size that you will be submitting for the group collaboration will be sized at 8″ inches wide X 10″ inches high. (This is a standard headshot size.)
2. If you cant find an image of your preferred subject that looks similar to this example, then you may be able to “crop” the image in photoshop. You can then copy and paste the image back into the photoshop (.psd) document. (See video Below).
3. Open Adobe Photoshop and select FILE -> New – Set up your document to be 8 inches Wide X 10 inches High – Make sure the background Contents is set to “Transparent”. Click OK.
**Newer versions of Photoshop have a slightly different looking document interface but the info is the same, follow the setting in this example.
Your blank 8 inch X 10 inch document will look like this below.
Watch the short video below on how to open and place your Image into the photoshop document, scale it smaller and save it.
You can now alter and manipulate the image using some of the Filters (play with them, there are many ways to alter the original image) Send only 1 to me as a .JPEG file via e-mail here – Rseslow@york.cuny.edu