Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

ELEMENTS OF ART: COLOR

Students will:
1. Understand the different modes that photoshop uses to define and describe colors by reading an online tutorial on Photoshop Colors and completing the 2 assignments.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Lecture on Colors (continued)
3. Colors in a photo activity.

Digital Zen:
1. What is HUE?
2. What are the 4 ways that Photoshop can describe colors? Describe what the letters mean.
3. In RGB color, how does one get the Color BLACK?
4. Black in HSB?
5. Black in CMYK?
6. Black in Hex?
7. White in HSB?
8. White in CMYK?
9. White in Hex?
10. White in RGB?

Colors in a photo activity (activity #1):
1. Download any photo from the internet. Make sure it is of high quality and resolution. You can go to google and choose LARGE or EXTRA LARGE pictures. -- CHOOSE one with MANY colors!

2. Use the Shape Path tool to create 5 SPOTS that you will sample colors from

3. Create a new layer on the picture and call it, "SPOTS"

4. Stroke your paths with brush size 4 and with white (or any color that will show)

5. Now label each SPOT (HSB, RGB, CMYK, and HEX) - Please use 1 CLEAR Font. (No special fonts please--if possible, use sans-serif)

6. Save as JPEG, and/or PSD (If you feel you want to edit it later).

7. Email JPEG to me, then POST on blog.



Activity #2:
Read about the 2 Color Modes in Photoshop (RGB and CMYK)
Answer these questions onto your blog.
1. What is meant by ADDITIVE color?
2. What is meant by SUBTRACTIVE color?
3. Why is RGB Additive?
4. Why is CMYK Subtractive?
5. RGB is a mode usually used in what form of Media?
6. CMYK is a mode usually used in what form of Media?
7. What would happen if you printed in the wrong MODE?

Activity #3: Color Wheel Simplification
Open up a copy of your color wheel. If you don't have it anymore, you can either make a new one OR click and drag the copy you pasted to your blog earlier.

Follow the instructions on #9 to convert your color wheel to a simplified version with RGB and CMY)

Save as: ColorWheel-RGB-CMY.jpg
Upload to your BLOG.

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