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

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Original Source Photos

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Sarah Palin & Dinosaurs Comic

6 October 2008 – UPDATE: After getting some feedback from my Comm Lab class, I have made some changes to the comic and replaced the version shown on this blog as well.

I worked with Ruxy on this week’s Comm Lab assignment, which was to tell a story using 4-10 sequential images. We created our comic using Photoshop and images we found online. The final assembly of the comic was done with Comic Life.

We were inspired by an article published in the LA Times on September 28, 2008, that cites a conversation Sarah Palin had with Wasilla, Alaska resident Philip Munger in 1997, in which Palin said, “dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth at the same time…she had seen pictures of human footprints inside the tracks.”

Click here or on the image above to download the hi-res PDF version of the comic.  Also available as a T-shirt!