Visual Art #2

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“A man needs retire as much from his chambers as from society”- R.W. Emerson

Description of assignment/work    

In this assignment, my partners and I chose some images and also took some pictures using a Cannon Rebel T5i EOs 700D. The purpose was to find a lyric or quote from somewhere and be able to relate it to an image. The requirement was to put the text on the image and make it in either Photoshop or Illustrator. The materials that were required photoshop, Illustrator, quote from the internet or “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The integration between subjects was that the skills that were learned in humanities can be applied in other subjects that require me to use graphic designing programs.

New skills learned:

New Skills I learned were how to change the size of a picture in both photoshop and illustrator. It is done by pressing control and then t. When that is done a box is put around the image and then one can make it what to whatever size is needed. I also learned what the composition of a photo is. I also learned how to make the textbox shorter without messing with the text. My partners and I also learned the ten rules of composition.

Connection to class content:

The connection to the class content was that we had to choose a quote that was relatable to nature. This was asked of us because we are reading ” Nature” by R.W. Emerson. In this piece of text, there are many themes. Some of them being Nature itself, Commodity, and Beauty. Each individual person annotates their text to whatever extent is necessary for their comprehension. Then the themes are spoken about in groups and/or as a whole class by doing Socratic seminars once a week.

Personal reflection:

I think that just by looking a the quality of the image one can see that the amount of effort put in by my group as whole is much greater than the previous piece of work. My role in this piece of art was to actually come up with the setting and positioning of the photo. My partners and I then chose to crop the image due to size requirements nad then layered the text onto the image. My work ethic was much higher I was more enthusiastic about taking the picture and completing this part of the whole assignment.

Current Score:

9/10

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