Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's sessions students will:

1. Identify Balance and Imbalance in a print composition.
2. Create Balance and Imbalance in a print composition.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Balance in Composition (continued)
3. Working with Multiple Canvases.

4. Basic Procedures: Cropping.

Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. What is SYMMETRICAL BALANCE? Describe what it looks like. How does it make you feel? What is the mood?
2. Find a PRINT ad that shows SYMMETRICAL BALANCE. Place it on this blog. (Use http://www.google.com/ or http://www.adsoftheworld.com/)
3. What is ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE? Describe what it looks like. How does it make you feel/what is the mood?
4. Find a PRINT ad that shows ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE. Place it on this blog. (Use http://www.google.com/ or http://www.adsoftheworld.com/)


Balance in Composition Exercise #1: SYMMETRICAL BALANCE
In Photoshop, create a document with size: 5inches x 3inches @ 200 dpi.
In this Composition, you must create 2 SYMMETRICALLY BALANCED layouts for the following objects on your COMPOSITION.

Save Composition #1 as "PX-last-first-date-Symmetrical1.psd" AND as a jpeg.
Save Composition #2 as "PX-last-first-date-Symmetrical2.psd" AND as a jpeg.

YOU MAY CROP THE IMAGE, CHANGE THE TEXT SIZES AND COLORS. BACKGROUNDS MUST BE A SINGLE COLOR (Please no picture backgrounds or gradients as this will disrupt the BALANCE you are trying to achieve).

Element #1: A picture

1. Grab the picture on the right.

Element #2: A main text

2. Copy and Paste the following text

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum


Element #3: A main Heading
Type the following main heading
This is the Main Heading


Balance in Composition Exercise #2: ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE
In Photoshop, create a document with size: 5inches x 3inches @ 200 dpi.
In this Composition, you must create 2 ASYMMETRICALLY BALANCED layouts for the following objects on your COMPOSITION.



Save Composition #1 as "PX-last-first-date-ASymmetrical1.psd" AND as a jpeg.
Save Composition #2 as "PX-last-first-date-ASymmetrical2.psd" AND as a jpeg.

Use the same elements as before, however make sure that your balance is ASYMMETRICAL. Change the sizes of the pictures or text as needed. Try to achieve tension and change of mood in the composition.

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