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Teen Read Week Book Posters

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For Teen Read Week, Mr. Diaz’ digital imaging students were asked to design posters for books but in the style of a movie poster. The main objective was to demonstrate visual hierarchy: a design concept that uses color, contrast, size or other visual tools so that viewers get a sense of visual importance when looking at a design. Students were also supposed to create original artwork that captured the essence of the story by compositing various images together. Students used their own portraits to turn themselves into the main characters.

Self Portraits – 2013

Yelssen Pena

Students from Digital Imaging 1B took and manipulated photographs of themselves. They mixed in meaningful and interesting textures, along with a line drawing, with their photographs to create these portraits. View gallery.

Emphasis Photos 2011

Edwin Chavez

After selecting photos, students converted them into black and white. Using photoshop, and their own keen eyes, students carefully painted color back into the photos to emphasize the subject. Check the gallery out.

Tim Burton @ LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents a major retrospective exploring the full range of Tim Burton’s creative work, both as a film director and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer.

Tim Burton was born in Burbank in 1958. After studying at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), he worked as an animator at the Walt Disney Studios before breaking out on his own. Taking inspiration from popular culture, fairy tales and traditions of the gothic, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of a personal vision.

The exhibition brings together over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, including art from a number of unrealized and little-known personal projects.

Extra credit available, of course.

Library Desktop Design Gallery

See more designs from the ER Library Desktop Design Challenge, including the winners on the Library’s website. These designs are also posted in the library’s display case.

Library Desktop Wallpaper Design Contest

1st Place – Jaylan Aburto

1st - Jaylan Aburto - Don-icles of Narnia

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Text Portraits – Spring 2011

Text portrait gallery from Imaging 1B. Students created self-portraits using carefully-arranged descriptive text.

Digital Collages – Fall 2010

Students in Digital Imaging 1A designed digital collages using Photoshop. Students needed to design three collages that demonstrated symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial balance. The students also designed the collages according to three themes: 1. Me: Past, Present, Future   2. Inspiration  3. Open Theme

Social Issue Posters 2009-2010

Students addressed social issues they felt were important to them. They began by researching their topic and attempted to understand the issue from all viewpoints. Based on their research of the issue, students then had to visually communicate their view by designing a poster. Students also wrote a short statement explaining the issue as they understood it and the message they wanted to communicate with their posters. View more posters here.

Logos & Business Card

Using Photoshop CS3’s vector graphics capabilities, students in Digital Imaging 1B designed an original logo for a fake brand or organization. Students also designed business cards to go along with their logos. See more designs here.