Monday, January 29, 2018

Tutorial 2: colorization

Photo retouching is not only big business for Photoshop, but for graphic designers, photographers, and museum curators.  

When I was younger people described dreaming in black and white, I never did and can imagine this is largely due to the media they consumed like black and white television. 

Yet, in modern times it's strange to think of media being in black and white unless it's intentional. Usually the reasons for making modern work black and white is to give it a nostalgic old feeling, create dramatic contrast, or focus on clarity. However, the choice to utilize black and white is just that an artistic choice. This wasn't always so. Television, film, and photography used to have to be black and white, but with Photoshop it doesn't have to remain that way. We can add color to try to envision what Winston Churchill may have actually looked like. 

Whatever you think of the bright idea to add color to black and white the fact that is possible is through the wonders of Photoshop. Tutorial 2 gives you the opportunity to try your hand at it, 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Revised Schedule

Project 1 is due January 24th

Have all 3 retouched images ready to go for review.

Project 2 is due January 29th

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Chip Kidd

Book cover designer, Chip Kidd,  may be the most famous book cover designer in the world.

He has created some of the most iconic book covers in literature history, as well as being a huge influence on popular culture.

He has designed covers for some of the most important comic books.

Kidd has designed book covers for huge best sellers.

Design is about messaging and find the simplest way to convey the most important and relevant information. Think of efficiency.

Hopefully, you have fully read your book and now we can begin designing. 

Take chances and experiment. Through failure we find discovery.