Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Objectification of Women

If you have done or will do a vexel piece then you must read this linked article. We will discuss it in class.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Super Tut

Beginning kids, if you complete this tutorial and make a quality piece I will get rid of any zero and you will earn an A+ on the piece. If you have no zeroes then you will earn bonus points for doing this.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Advanced and Beginning

You are to complete the following tutorials.


Honors: Getting By

You are to go to the below link and read the article. You must select one of the six persons listed below Mr. Bowers and create three portraits of that person. Think about a setting that goes with their narrative. Instead of using an image of an age-accurate person you are to use an image of your peers.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Honors, Advanced, and Beginning

Choose a tutorial from the 100 listed on this page:

10 Ways to Create Professional and Organized PSD Files

"No matter what type of work you do in Photoshop, keeping organized PSD files is an extremely important task. This is especially important if you work with a team of designers, developers, or artists that need to use your Photoshop files later down the line. In this tutorial, I will share 10 useful tips and techniques that you can use to help create professional and organized PSD files. Let's get started!"
From design.tutsplus

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Google Sketch Stuff




Honors Light Stalking

You are to take a picture of your peer/s. Make sure it is dynamic or exciting in some way. You will then place them in an environment where they are backlit. Make much contrast!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Beginning 3D: Make a Shoe

Using this site linked through the image as a guide, you are to create a shoe or set of shoes for a mythical hero.

Honors: Animated GIF Contest--A Portrait in Motion

psdtuts.com Design Challenge #9: Create a Winter-Themed Animated GIF



  • Use Photoshop to Create a Winter-Themed Animated GIF. Submissions must be 1MB or smaller.
  • Your submission must be your original work created specifically for this challenge. Do not submit previous works from your portfolio.
  • Utilize any technique to assist you, including but not limited to: videography, illustration, animation, digital painting, and 3D techniques.
  • When you submit an entry, tell the community a bit about your piece. Why did you create it? What does it mean? Tell us anything that you think we would find interesting.
  • If you use any third-party assets (including stock photography), make sure that you have the rights to do so, and cite your sources. You can find resources on sites like the stock.xchngPhotoDune123rf, or any other legitimate stock photography website.
  • Avoid using images that are overly violent, offensive, or contain nudity.

How To Submit

  • To submit your artwork, join the Psdtuts+ Community on Google+ and upload your artwork to the wall.
  • Include links to any stock photography used so we can see how your work came together.
  • Tag your post with the Google+ Hashtag #psdtutsdc.
  • You may submit unlimited entries to this challenge.
  • Submissions must be received by February 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.