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What a Dream! Surrealistic Photography

Photoshop Magic!
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Melanie Rapp

on 6 December 2014

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Transcript of What a Dream! Surrealistic Photography

What a Dream! Surrealistic Photography
Steps
1. Brainstorm
2. Plan. This includes sketching ideas and thinking of WHAT images you will need to take.
Remember: Same angle and light!
3. Take your photos and download.
4. Create a 16x20 PSD file.
5. Copy layers.
6. Use the eraser, clone, and healing tools. Other tools are useful as well.
7. Remember craftsmanship!
8. Save as a PSD.
9. Flatten layers and save as a JPG.
Project Requirements
1. Must contain at least three separate images.
2. Images must be merged on a 16x20 canvas.
3. Image should be well-planned, creative, and interesting.
4. Use the same light, same angles.
5. Craftsmanship! Use your Photoshop tools and techniques to the best of your ability.

DEMOS: PSD, Layers, Clone, Heal, Copy, Paste, Eraser, Textures.

DUE: (Will start working on the final project soon, so use your time wisely).
Erik Johansson
“I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas. To me photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in my mind. I get inspired by things around me in my daily life and all kinds of things I see. Although one photo can consist hundreds of layers I always want it to look like it could have been captured. Every new project is a new challenge and my goal is to realize them as realistic as possible.”
Erik Johansson is a photographer from Sweden. He now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. This contemporary successful artist does both personal and commission work for companies around the world.
Ted Talk by Erik Johannson
Ronen Goldman
Tomas Banišauskas
Ramin Hossaini
Jerry Uelsmann
What is surrealism?
Surrealism is an art movement founded by the painter Salvador Dali. The images appear realistic, but upon further inspection, one can see the images cannot be real. They look more like dreams.
Salvador Dali
Brainstorm!
Thinking back to the TED talk:
Use the steps Erik Johansson used to plan your image.

WHAT? What will your image be about. What images will you need?

HOW? How will you put your image together?

WHY? Why is this idea important to you?

EMAIL your answers to mrapp@dcsdk12.org
Essential Questions
1. Why do artists follow or break from established traditions?

2. How is creativity and innovation linked with breaking tradition?

3. Is knowledge of technique important or is it all about concept? Both? Explain.
Let's Collaborate!
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