Week 12: Create Surreal Compositions in Photoshop

Creating a striking and unexpected Photoshop composition through the juxtaposition of a food and human/animal element.

Beginner

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Use the donut and one of the model images from the link below and create one visual using Photoshop layers and layer masks. Make the donut look like it is a part of the image although there is an unexpected /surreal relationship between the 2 visuals. Add a uniform colour fill background to contrast or complement the composition.

Intermediate

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Use 2 or 3 donuts and both a male and a female models, of your choice from Unsplash, ours are just a guide. Create two visuals using Photoshop layers and layer masks. You can use images of your choice - there needs to be a food element and a human/animal element to the composition. Make the donuts/food look like they are a part of the image although there is an unexpected/surreal relationship between the 2 visuals. Add a different colour fill background to each of the images to contrast or complement the composition.

Advanced

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Create a campaign of 3 visuals using a food element juxtaposed with an animal or human image. You can use the images supplied in the links or images of your choice. There needs to be an unexpected /surreal relationship between the images in the composition. Add a different colour fill background to each of the images to contrast or complement the compositions.

Time Allocated

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60 Minutes for Beginner: download image (or use your own), hand tint and add texture using downloaded brushes. Use image on a poster/postcard. 60-90 Minutes for intermediate: download image (or use your own), hand tint and add texture using downloaded brushes. Texturise a logo and add to the poster/postcard image. 60-240 Minutes for advanced: download image (or use your own), hand tint and add texture using downloaded brushes. Texturise a logo and add to the poster/postcard image. Create a series of posters/postcards using different images or different colour palettes.

Design Goals

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Create an unusual composition of 2 contrasting elements in one image. The contrast in scale, texture or unexpected placement can be used.

Constraints

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Use Photoshop Color Fill Layers to tint a black and white image. Use Brushes to add texture to the image. Make a vector logo look hand printed using Brushes and Masks in Photoshop.

Software

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  • photoshop
    Adobe Photoshop

    Layers

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