Assignment 14: Stencil Design Due June 3 (Friday)

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Assignment 14: Stencil Design Due June 3 (Friday)

Post  Admin on Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:12 am

The grade for this week will be based on the stencil design in photoshop. (Next week I will grade the finished piece, based on the detail work in the cutting and painting of the stencil.)

Adjusting Contrast:

1. Open the photo you want to use in Photoshop. If you are merging several photos together, do that before moving onto the next step.

2. Keep the original picture as a locked background layer. Make a copy of that layer to work with.

3. Change your picture to black and white. You can either do this my desaturating it, or changing the image mode to grayscale, or my favorite way, by using the channel mixer and setting it to monochrome. The channel mixer is my favorite because it gives you the most control over the image.

4. Add an adjustment layer for levels. Bring the black and white points to the center to make the picture high contrast (just black and white, no gray). If the contrast looks good in one area, but not in another, you may need to use multiple adjustment layers and erase some parts out of each layer.

Smoothing out the speckles
After adjusting the levels, your image may have a lot of speckles or dots across it instead of large areas of solid color. To smooth these out: Make a copy of the highest layer in your layer palette that has the photo in it. (You should be copying a layer with the photo, not copying an adjustment layer).

You can also try running the median filter on it (filter --> noise --> median.) You may have to touch up some areas by hand with a small paintbrush, too.

Checking that the stencil will hold together:

The next step is to make sure that all the white parts OR all the black parts are connected to each other, like a maze. If you keep all the white parts together, then you need to make sure there are no white islands - no white areas completely surrounded by black. If you keep all the black parts together, then you need to make sure there are no black islands - no black areas completely surrounded by white. You may have to use a brush to paint white or black bridges between parts of your image. I recommend doing this on its own layer.


Grading: 3 points total

2 points composition & detail of the design. (A plain apple shape/circle, or a solid silhouette of a person with no detail, for example, would not earn points in this category.)
1 point connecting all the white or black areas (understanding how the bridges work for a stencil)
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Re: Assignment 14: Stencil Design Due June 3 (Friday)

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Re: Assignment 14: Stencil Design Due June 3 (Friday)

Post  BaileyM on Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:10 pm


I was'nt here on Thursday but I tried doing what I could.
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Re: Assignment 14: Stencil Design Due June 3 (Friday)

Post  amberc on Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:24 am

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I'm adding more detail to the design.

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Re: Assignment 14: Stencil Design Due June 3 (Friday)

Post  Admin on Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:22 am

Grades are in up to here.
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