January 2011 Archives
Pixels, Inches, Megapixels, Resolution
Here's a helpful chart that tells an image's optimum dimensions in pixels for whatever print size and quality you want. It also shows how that translates into "megapixels." There are handy explanations of the terms also (the chart itself is near the bottom of the page.)
Photoshop Key Commands
Here's a chart of some of the most common and helpful Photoshop key command shortcuts.
Sketch 2: Personal Historical Re-enactment.
Think of a memorable event in your personal life.
Construct a collage image inspired by that memory, using a combination of appropriated material and new photographs or drawings. You may attempt to re-enact scenes and photograph them, but don't use any photographs that were taken at the time of the event in question.
You don't have to literally illustrate the memory -- be as creative as you want in how you interpret the connection.
When your image is finished, please drop a copy of the PSD file in the folder labelled SKETCH-2 on the server. Also, save it for the web as a JPG and post it on the course blog with your name and a title. If the JPG is more than 550px wide, make sure to check the box that says "Use Thumbnail" and set the width to 550.
Use found images to design a panel that can be duplicated and used as wallpaper in our classroom.
Use the "Artserve" Server to back up your work whenever you are in W248.
**NEVER run Final Cut Pro Projects directly from the server**
1. In the Finder, press Apple-K, and put in the address
2. Enter the username and password from the Access section of your syllabus (the same ones you use to log on to the classroom computers.)
3. The first time you log on, make a new folder for your work, titled with your first and last names (i.e. JonathanKaiser)
1. Open a new window in your browser and go to http://blog.lib.umn.edu/
2. Click the bright green Start Blogging link.
3. Login with your x500 username
4. Under the "My Blogs" heading on the Dashboard, you should see Experimental and Media Arts - Spring 2011. Click on it.
5. If you don't see this, Click on the System Overview tab and select it there.
6. Now you can go to Create > Entry
7. Make sure your entry has a Title which includes your name and that you choose a Category from the menu on the right. Please don't make new categories.
8. Use the (Insert Image) button to upload any photographs you'd like to include.
9. Use the (Hyperlink) button to change any highlighted text into a link. Be ready to paste or type the URL.
10. Click SAVE!!!!!!
Please read the linked article above for next week.
Come to class ready to discuss the central themes and your opinions.