Currently, I’m taking PR 319, which to anyone not taking it could basically be described as a graphic design class. The curriculum is centered around three programs: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. The first portion of the class focuses on Photoshop, learning the basics, eventually working up to more and more advanced tools and techniques. Here are a few pieces I’ve created in the program.
For this project, I photoshopped an old picture of the late JFK into a restaurant scene having a lovely meal all by his lonesome. To my the picture more realistic, I made the entire picture black and white, and gave the illusion it was a “National Inquirer” story.
In this picture, originally black and white, I used effects that recolored the entire photo in a way I thought it would be. I also photoshopped the picture of the cactus woman into the picture frame, also recolored.
This is probably the project I’m most proud of. A fabricated magazine ad, I made this entire picture from scratch bringing in each individual piece, from the bottle to the hand to the sandy background, and working on them separately. I gave the type a plastic texture so it would truly look as if it was part of the bottle, as well.