David Riffey 2013
Find a transparent object (or objects). Take a photo of your object. Paint the object(s) in Adobe Photoshop or other painting software. Use your drawing tablet.
- the objects could be anything as long as they are transparent (for example, a glass with water, water drops, bottle of mouthwash, wine glass etc.)
- place something behind the object (for example, place newspaper or fabric with pattern behind a glass)
- transparent means you can see through to the things behind the object
- you can paint from observation or photographs. Either way is OK, but painting from observation would give you more unique and original result than using a photo.
- if you use a photograph, please take one for this assignment. do not use photos from the Internet or taken before this assignment
- Your image doesn’t have to be photorealistic. Stylized painting is OK, as long as the objects are transparent and identifiable
Make your PSD canvas size at least 2000 x 2000 px (or thereabouts). Keep your painting/idea simple if you feel you are not confident about painting.
Your image should be at least 8.5Ã—11 inch with 300PPI (2550Ã—3300 pixels), or thereabouts. At 300ppi (dpi when printing), you will be able to print it out at the 8.5 x 11 inch size and it will look nice!
After saving the completed image as Photoshop (PSD) format, resize your image to about 900 x 1200 pixels, save again with a different file name. Please keep your layers. Share the smaller Photoshop file with Jennifer on Google Drive. Please also save a JPEG file and post to the class blog.
Create a new post for your journaling on the course website and give it the category ‘Assignment 1’ and ‘Exercise #6’, include screenshots from the exercise in your post, also include a snapshot of your transparent object so we can see what it looks like in real life (doesn’t have to be super realistic painting though!). Make sure to read the instructions for Journal #6 below.