You will be graded on how well you execute your image technically as well as on your original idea for a surreal image.
Masters of Surrealism:
Need help coming up with ideas? Check out Operational Techniques.
Photo Gallery 1
Photo Gallery 2
#1- Plan out your image... what are you doing? Who is in the image? what images do you need to take? what are people wearing? what time of day? post your sketch or inspiration images also and any research you need to do to to complete you image.
#2- After your image is complete, export it as a JPG & Upload to a new blog post. Write a paragraph or so about you image addressing the following questions:
- What have you decided to title your final piece?
- What does this title signify to you?
- Specifically, what is it about your photographic image that makes it “Surrealist?” (André Breton said that Surrealism “reunites the conscious and unconscious realms of experience so completely that the world of dream and fantasy are joined to the everyday rational world”)
- Specifically, what is it about your photographic image that makes it an aesthetically pleasing piece of “Fine Art?” (Use Art Concept terms here, such as some of the Elements of Arts, Principles of Organization, and/or specific photographic composition concepts that apply to your image!)
- Specifically, what did you learn while doing this project (technical, composition, other)? Describe in detail what you did in Photoshop (list all the Photoshop steps that you performed)?
Basic Editing Procedure
- Plan out your idea - sketch it and write a post about the image you need to take in a Blog Post
- Look for images that match in angle & lighting
- Save all images in your ‘Photo Composite’ folder
- Open your main image and Save As > PhotoComposite.psd
- File > Place your images into the document and re-size them (Ctrl + T), apply the size change by hitting Enter on the keyboard or by double clicking the image.
- To 'cut out' an image use the selection tools (Quick Selection or Magic Wand) to select what you want to cut out. If selecting the 'background' of an image you must 'Select Inverse' to reverse the selection.
- Select 'Add Layer Mask' to mask out parts of the image you want to hide
- Edit the mask's properties in 'Properties' > 'Mask Edge' to refine the edge to make it look more realistic.
- Continue 'cutting out' images until you scene is put together.
- Add 'Adjustment Layers' to change to color, contrast and overall mode of your image.
- If you want to effect a specific layer of your image select 'Clip layer' in your adjustment layer properties.
- Continue to add & adjust details to make your image as photo real as possible.
How do you......
Re-size & Rotate Layers in Photoshop (free transform)
Use the Quick Selection tool
Use the Magic Wand tool
Refine the edge of a selection
Add Layer Masks to 'cut out' an image
Replace a sky
Add Adjustment Layers
Use Blending Modes
Remove something from a picture (Content-Aware)
Use Puppet Warp