Gregory Shmegory


Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Day 6

Posted by gregory wendt on Monday, September 12, 2011, In : Reflections 
After a somewhat brief review of masks and selection tools, the students worked on combining two images from Little Grassy Lake, trying to make everything look in focus. In one image, the foreground was in focus, in another, the background. Many students had trouble with this. A few seemed comfortable. They'll have time on Monday to finish, but this may be too hard for many of them. We'll see about pushing through or making a modification. The assignment requires focus, some planning, lots of...
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Day 5

Posted by gregory wendt on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : Reflections 
Back to class after 1 week due to labor day holiday. Was quite happy with almost all of the grid assignments. Some were surprisingly good. The students seem to be getting comfortable with Photoshop. We reviewed all the grid projects with me displaying them on their monitors. Several of them needed minor changes and there were a few that were less than acceptable, but those were in the minority.

We spent most of the rest of class going over some selection tools we've used and some new ones, al...
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Days 3 & 4

Posted by gregory wendt on Friday, September 2, 2011, In : Reflections 
Overall, the students are doing great work. They already created a second collage, this time using their own images. Very interesting and varied results. They also wrote one-page reflections on their process, and most of them feel like they are learning a lot, enjoying the mostly new digital art world and though frustrated at times, they keep learning new things and getting past their difficulties. We spent about half of day 4 sharing the computer screen and reviewing their collages. Most peo...
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