Using the ideas we’ve learned from the previous two lessons, lets learn how to scan, manipulate and output high-res imagery. Using a small item upon your person, scan it on the flat bed scanner at high resolution (at least 3000 pixels on one axis). Save the image from the scanning software as an uncompressed tif file and copy it to your USB drive. Using high resolution images from loc.gov or sxc.hu, stitch the scanned item into a photograph such that it appears very large in scale and to actually be in the original photograph. The final composite should be at least 2500 pixels on one axis in size. It can be color or gray scale. Save the image as a PNG (but keep a PSD for yourself) and place it in a zipped project folder and email it to patterson53@gapps.marshall.edu. Open your PSD file on one of the printing computers and print your image at 10” x 8.5” at best quality. This will take approximately ten to fifteen minutes to print, so plan accordingly.

You will be graded on the quality of your scan (no pixelation), the dramatic nature of the composition/color/contrast, the ability to follow the directions and the quality of your write-up.Deliverables:
1 10”x8.5” inkjet print
1 high resolution PNG and project write-up (attached to this assignment)

Due 1-29-13

20 points

Tutorial from class on scanning:

Scanning

Basic Compositing

Here’s a helpful video tutorial course from lynda.com:
http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-CS5-tutorials/creative-compositing/65891-2.html
(you’ll need to log in to see this here: http://www.marshall.edu/lynda )

Example Work by Douglas Hawley 2010

Mr. Douglas created this image for this assignment in Art 219 in 2010. It went on to win 1st place in the Annual Juried Competition. He won $500 and also got an A.

M. Douglas created this image for this assignment in Art 219 in 2010. It went on to win 1st place in the Annual Juried Competition. He won $500 and also got an A.