Graphic Design 2B

Masking - Evil Twins

Use facial parts from your classmates to create your evil twin. The resulting composite image should still look you...but it will look a bit odd. This project focuses on layer masks, low flow fuzzy brushes, and color adjustments.

Create 2 evil twins...I guess that technically makes them triplets doesn't it?

Original Evil Twin 1 Evil Twin 2

   

Preparation

Download the evil twins project folder. Save all files into this folder.

Here is a link to your mug shots. The password in on the white board.
Here is a link to a bunch of photos from many previous years.

Each evil twin will use these specifications:
width: 4.75 inches
height: 6 inches
resolution: 200ppi
file preparation tutorial - Do this first!

Be sure to save an original image before you begin tweaking your head.

In the end, all layered files will be copied by saving as a TIFF file WITHOUT LAYERS (layers box unchecked) in order to be placed into Illustrator efficiently.

   

Painting on a layer mask
tutorial

Don't get hung up on numbers. The idea is to learn and UNDERSTAND how this technique works...and you'll have a bit of fun along the way. Rise above mediocrity; produce more illustrations than are necessary, and then turn in the best ones.

NOTE: Adjustment layers are your friend! Use them instead of the destructive method that is demonstrated in the video (which I need to update).

   

Printing and Turning In
You know how to do this by now. Open the Illustrator files, File>Place (embedded) the TIFFs, save, and print in color. Here's a 2 page finished example.

Finished early?
Take your best cheap shot at your instructor! Feel free to download his portrait and proceed to make him look like more of a freak than he already is!


Masking - Terminator

Use layer masking to tear away parts of your face to reveal a metallic/robotic skull underneath. You'll need to disproportionally scale the skull so that the skull structure lines up with your facial features. This project focuses on layer masks, disproportionate scaling, and some filters.

Create 1 Terminator illustration

   

Preparation

Download the terminator project folder. Save all files into this folder.

Download the photo with your mouth closed. Here is a link to your mug shots. The password in on the white board.

Crop your photo using these specifications:
width: 6.5 inches
height: 8 inches
resolution: 200ppi
file preparation tutorial

Don't forget to address levels and unsharp mask.

In the end, the layered file will be copied by saving as a TIFF file WITHOUT LAYERS (layers box unchecked) in order to be placed into Illustrator efficiently.

   

Copying the skull
tutorial

Sizing the skull
tutorial

Fine tuning the skull
tutorial

 

Metallic / robotic skull
tutorial - NOTE: the "sketch" filters have now moved to the "filter gallery."

 

Sandwiching the skull
tutorial

Tearing away your skin 1
tutorial

Tearing away your skin 2
tutorial

 

Burning the skin
tutorial

 

Robot eye ball - option 1 (like the example above)
tutorial

Robot eye ball - option 2 (someone else's tutorial)
tutorial

 

Creating a background
tutorial

 

Burned flesh (someone else's tutorial)
tutorial

 

Adding blood - option 1 (like the example above)
tutorial

Adding blood - option 2 (someone else's tutorial)
tutorial

Adding blood - option 3 (someone else's tutorial)
tutorial

Adding blood - option 4 (someone else's tutorial)
tutorial

 

Adding text / title
tutorial

   

Printing and Turning In
You know how to do this by now. Open the illustrator file, File>Place (embedded) the TIFF, save, and print in color. Here's a finished example.