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Photoshop Illustration – Spheres

The three-part spheres illustration is due tonight, Sept. 28th.

Copyright in the Digital Age

shepard fairey

Listen to Terry Gross’ Fresh Air Broadcast interviewing the artist, Shepard Fairey, responsible for the now-famous Obama “Hope” poster, and free-lance photographer, Manny Garcia, who took the original photograph published by Associated Press.

Here are some References that may help in your study of copyright and how the laws apply to graphic artists.

Electronic Highway Robbery An Artist’s Guide to Copyrights in the Digital Era by Mary E. Carter (Paperback – July 1996)

Buy it used for $.01.

Posters by Shepard Fairey

Stephen Heller on Shepard Fairey

United States Copyright Office What is copyright infringement? As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.


Retouch old and damaged photos

In my absence, please review the readings and prepare to work on the photo retouching assignment. Search for old or damaged photos at home and if they are approved, you can work on your own images in addition to the practice files supplied.

Assignment Sheet

In tonight’s class (9-7-11), you’ll have the chance to complete your “assignment sheet” exercise and assemble the folder for the assignment.

Due: 9-7-11 – end of class

We’ll also begin our study of Adobe Photoshop with an exploration of :

  • Digital cameras
  • Photoshop’s work environment
  • Color Modes/Models
  • Resolution – ppi, dpi, lpi
  • Masks & Simple Selections
  • Tools & Palettes
  • Brushes
  • Color Picker
  • Introduction to layers
  • Printing from Photoshop overview

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