Difference between revisions of "ScuArt"

(Introduction)
 
(12 intermediate revisions by the same user not shown)
Line 13: Line 13:
 
=Background=
 
=Background=
  
The images to the right are selections from a set of 33 photomontage images collaboratively produced by surrealist artists André Breton, Paul Éluard & Suzanne Muzard between 1928 and 1931. Individual authorship is impossible to attribute, as the collages were only discovered (in a spiral bound notebook) when Breton's estate was dispersed in 2003, thirty-seven years after his death. These images were made in the spirit of the surrealist exquisite corpse, demonstrating cut-up collage, collaborative authorship, and found materials. More images from the series are available [https://www.ubugallery.com/exhibitions/33-collages/ here], and you can read more about the series [https://brooklynrail.org/2012/09/artseen/andr-breton-paul-luard-susanne-muzard-33-collages here].
+
The images to the right are selections from a set of 33 photo collages produced by surrealist artists André Breton, Paul Éluard, and Suzanne Muzard between 1928 and 1931. Individual authorship is impossible to attribute, as these images were discovered (in a spiral bound notebook) when Breton's estate was dispersed in 2003, thirty-seven years after his death. Technically, the collages are composed of cut-out photographs glued to notebook paper, in some cases colored with analine dye. These images are made in the spirit of the Surrealist exquisite corpse: demonstrating collaborative authorship, cut-up collage, and the use of found materials. Further images in the series are available [https://www.ubugallery.com/exhibitions/33-collages/ here], and you can read more about the series [https://brooklynrail.org/2012/09/artseen/andr-breton-paul-luard-susanne-muzard-33-collages here].
  
 
=Introduction=
 
=Introduction=
  
This is a short hands-on demo demonstrating the basics of working with layers in photoshop to make a photomontage. The goal is to combine a number of source images to make a surreal juxtaposition.  
+
For this short hands-on activity we will combine a number of source images to make our own surrealist collage using layers in Adobe Photoshop. Technically, we will learn the basics of manipulating layers in a photoshop composition, scaling and positioning images, adjusting the hue and saturation of imagery, and exporting a final product.  
  
To begin, please download this photoshop file: [[Media:twomey_demo.psd|twomey_demo.psd]]
+
To begin, please download this file [[Media:twomey_demo.psd|twomey_demo.psd]] and open it in Photoshop.
  
 
=Activities=
 
=Activities=
# Controlling Layer Visibility
+
# Controlling layer visibility and changing layer order
# Scale and Position Images
+
# Moving images
# Hue and Contrast Adjustment
+
# Scaling and rotating Images
# Image Export
+
# Hue and contrast adjustment
 +
# Image export

Latest revision as of 13:18, 27 February 2018


André Breton, Paul Éluard, and Suzanne Muzard, "Untitled" ca. 1931. Aniline colored collage on notebook paper. Page numbered '21' on recto
André Breton, Paul Éluard, and Suzanne Muzard, "Untitled" ca. 1931. Aniline colored collage on notebook paper. Page numbered '8' on recto


Background

The images to the right are selections from a set of 33 photo collages produced by surrealist artists André Breton, Paul Éluard, and Suzanne Muzard between 1928 and 1931. Individual authorship is impossible to attribute, as these images were discovered (in a spiral bound notebook) when Breton's estate was dispersed in 2003, thirty-seven years after his death. Technically, the collages are composed of cut-out photographs glued to notebook paper, in some cases colored with analine dye. These images are made in the spirit of the Surrealist exquisite corpse: demonstrating collaborative authorship, cut-up collage, and the use of found materials. Further images in the series are available here, and you can read more about the series here.

Introduction

For this short hands-on activity we will combine a number of source images to make our own surrealist collage using layers in Adobe Photoshop. Technically, we will learn the basics of manipulating layers in a photoshop composition, scaling and positioning images, adjusting the hue and saturation of imagery, and exporting a final product.

To begin, please download this file twomey_demo.psd and open it in Photoshop.

Activities

  1. Controlling layer visibility and changing layer order
  2. Moving images
  3. Scaling and rotating Images
  4. Hue and contrast adjustment
  5. Image export