November 8th, 2018

What’s Due?

  • Your completed Broad-Range Painting.

Materials needed:

  • Thumb drive with your original portrait
  • Come prepared to complete a digital collage in photoshop.

Color Painting Supplies for the next project:

Show and Tell

  • Anyone have any interesting design-related ideas, objects, or events to share?
  • Augmented Reality

Review: Classroom Etiquette

Learning is a group activity. The actions of each person in class affects the learning outcomes of others. You are a college student and you are expected to act in a mature manner; to be respectful of the learning process, your fellow students and your instructor. Review Syllabus: CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE

Demo: Digital Collages in Photoshop

Materials Needed:

  • Your hi-res portrait photo. (DOWNLOAD)
  • Photoshop

Goal: Using photoshop, recreate your second paper collage composition.


  • Download your hi-res portrait photo. (DOWNLOAD)
  • Open your photo-portrait file in Photoshop.
  • Create a new file: Size: 12″ wide x9″ high, Resolution: 300 pixels per inch, Color Mode: grayscale.
  • Save your file with your first initial and last name and the project title:
    For example: jsmith_value_added.psd


  • Use your Narrow-Range collage as a guide.
  • Set the Move tool (V) options to Auto Select > Layer.
  • Use the Rectangle Marque tool (M):
    • select portions of your original photo portrait and copy and paste them into the new document to recreate the paper collage.
  • Use the Move tool (V) and click on the pasted objects in your collage to quickly select and rearrange your “collage” pieces. This also selects them in the Layers palette and allows you to manipulate them.
  • Use the Transform Tool (Command + T) to rotate your “collage” pieces. Add in the Shift Key to restrain the rotation to 90 degrees.
  • Hold down the Option Key while dragging with the Move Tool to create quick copies of a selected layer/object.
  • DO NOT USE OTHER FILTERS, COLOR, OR ANY OTHER TRANSFORMATION TECHNIQUES, besides transform, flip, rotate, or mirror.
  • If you are familiar with Photoshop, feel free to use more advanced techniques, as long as they keep within the guidelines of the project description.
  • Save frequently!


  • Print and mount your digital collage print to a piece of bristol.
  • Save another version as JPG 72dpi, as demonstrated in class for upload to the class blog.
  • Print out (5) b/w laser prints of your finished digital collage and bring to class for a group collage!


If necessary, use one of the following labs to complete and print your digital composition:

Work Time

  • Digital Paintings in photoshop


Supplies Needed for Color Painting!