Double Exposures and Collages

Today in my class, Introduction to Design and Digital Media Environments, we are learning how to use Photoshop to make simulated double exposures and collages.

Concepts Covered:

  • Using layers and opacity in Photoshop
  • Using the pen tool to select and copy elements of an image
  • Using free transform and other adjustments to tweak an image

Simulated Double Exposure

double exposure

Collage

collage

Original Source Photos

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Gutai: Splendid Playground Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum

Gutai: Splendid Playground presents the creative spectrum of Japan’s most influential avant-garde collective of the postwar era. Founded by the visionary artist Yoshihara Jirō in 1954, the Gutai group was legendary in its own time. Its young members explored new art forms combining performance, painting, and interactive environments, and realized an “international common ground” of experimental art through the worldwide reach of their exhibition and publication activities. Against the backdrop of wartime totalitarianism, Gutai forged an ethics of creative freedom, breaking through myriad boundaries to create some of the most exuberant works and events in the history of Japanese and international avant-garde art.

The Gutai: Splendid Playground exhibition runs from February 15–May 8, 2013 at the Guggenheim Museum. The exhibition includes a free interactive mobile app, featuring voiceover narration by ME!

JETAANY is organizing an informal group outing to see the exhibition on Saturday, March 16 during “pay as you wish” admission hours from 5:45 pm-7:45 pm. Feel free to arrive anytime and explore the museum at your own pace. I will be at the museum at 5:45 pm on the 16th if you would like to meet up.

RSVP on Facebook (Optional)

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Launching miLES

WE ARE LAUNCHING!!!

Since last summer, miLES (Made in the Lower East Side) had been listening to the community and positioning themselves to better suit the needs of different stakeholders within the Lower East Side. We are happy to announce that miLES is launching our new website and have partnered with Fourth Arts Block to open the first miLES storefront at FABWORKS starting April 1, 2013 for a three-month period.

Learn more and apply to be a coworker on our website!

FABWORKS is conveniently located at 75 E 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Ave near many subway stations including 6, N, R, B, D, F, V. We will be hosting an array of programs in our storefront, including co-working on weekdays, classes and events on weeknights, and pop-up shops on the weekend.

Apply as a miLES CO-WORKING MEMBER to share the workspace!

Join us as a FREE miLES BASIC MEMBER to host classes, events, or pop-up shops!

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Lesson Plan: Intro to Color Composition in Illustrator

Tonight in my Intro to Design and Digital Media class:

1. Find an image with a color story that inspires/provokes/interests you.
2. Use the eye dropper tool and rectangle tools to create a palette of color swatches based on the image.
3. Use Illustrator to create your own abstract composition using the color swatches from Step 2.

owls color palette

sideways owl abstract

#DesignThyself – Week 5

I got myself a Korean tutor. We are meeting next Monday! I’ll keep everyone posted, but I think I should have enlisted help much sooner.

I’ve made it halfway through Level 2 of Talk to Me in Korean. I’m continuing my Gangnam Style infinite repeat loops on my commutes to and from Staten Island. I think it’s starting to gel and enter my brain through my subconsciousness.

Two more awesome renditions of Gangnam Style: