Homework Due THIS CLASS

  1. Finish your painting. Make sure it’s protected with tracing paper.
  2. Bring your original hi-res Value Portrait and Posterized Portrait (saved to thumb drive). We will be scanning your painted portrait and creating short videos with your original Value Portrait.
  3. If you didn’t contribute to the Visual Library yet this week, do so! You should have added at least 8 posts by next class. Consider adding an image that demonstrates: Contrast.

Materials Needed THIS CLASS

  • original hi-res Value Portrait on thumb drive
  • Posterized Value Portrait on thumb drive
  • flash/thumb drive

Visual Library

Let’s designate a facilitator and take a look at your new Visual Library posts, looking at images that demonstrates: Contrast.


What is Transformation?

What is Transparency?

Lab: Scanning & Animating

Using the scanner in class, scan your Painted Value Portraits with the following settings to your thumb drive:

  • Format: Color
  • Resolution: 300dpi
  • File Name: FirstnameLastName.PortraitPaintingScan.jpg

Paint to Pixel Transformation

  1. In Photoshop, open your painting scan: FirstnameLastName.PortraitPaintingScan.jpg
    • Adjust Rotation: Image > Image Rotation, if needed.
    • If there is uneven framing, use the Crop tool.
    • Save as: FirstnameLastName.PortraitTransformation.psd
    • View Screen Capture.
  2. Choose Image > Image Size. Change the resolution to 72dpi and change the Height to 1080 pixels.
  3. Choose File > Place > Embedded and select your your original Value Portrait. Use the resize handles to adjust the size and placement, if needed. Press return.
    • Repeat above for your Posterized Value Portrait, if you wish to use it in your animation.
    • View Screen Capture.
  4. Choose Window > Timeline to reveal the timeline. Choose Frame Animation. Add “keyframes” and transitions or “in betweens.”
  5. We will create a 10 second frame animation in class; transforming your original Value Portrait into your Painted Value Portrait.
    • The goal is to show the transformation of your portrait from one medium to another using only achromatic values.
    • In doing so you should think about how you want the transformation to play out.
    • Will it be a slow, smooth transition? Or will there be a dramatic, jarring climax in the middle of the transformation?
    • Think about the mood/emotion and the story you are telling with the transformation.
    • Consider using a blur filter or other subtle effects to create transparency.
    • Keep it simple and limit your palette to grayscale.
    • View Screen Capture.
  6. Save your work as an animated gif.
  7. Preview your animation in a web browser.
  8. Save your animation to Dropbox or GDrive and create a sharable link to add to your Deliver post.
    NOTE: Please DO NOT upload to OpenLab Media Library.
  9. If you missed this class, follow along with screen captures above.


Homework Due Next Class

Materials Needed For Next Class

  • flash/thumb drive