Our class "final" is on:
Monday May 6th 11:30 -2pm
I will be in the computer lab doing one on one meetings with the class to review your books before they are sent off. These meetings are required for your final grade. I require 3 things for your final.
1. Email or printed proof of receipt of purchase for Blurb book.
2. A DVD or CD of your final book images.
I want to meet with everyone for 5 - 10 minutes to review their book designs before sending them off to print. These meetings will not be scheduled in advanced, and will be done during the 11:30 - 2 pm time slot. This is so people who are finished can meet with me first, and people who need time in class to finish can meet with me later during that time period.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
For this project you will shoot during class time (or out if you really prefer). You will be constructing a panoramic image using the photomerge tool in photoshop.
Using a tripod you will take up to 5 or more images of a space while pivoting from left to right. Make sure your images overlap at least 20 percent. Keep your camera settings and exposure the same throughout all your shots.
Wednesday April 10th. Post your pano on flickr in the set "In Class Assignments" by the end of the day.
Make sure your camera is level, or you will have problems that will require heavy photoshop editing. You could possibly do this without a tripod if you are really carefull, but it is really really risky, and you could be giving yourself hours of photoshop retouching. Line up the markings in your viewfinder with the horizon to help you keep your shots aligned when you don’t have a tripod. Avoid scenes with moving objects, although you may introduce the same subject in multiple pictures.
Tutorial - Create Panoramic Images with Photomerge in Photoshop CS6
Tutorial - Polar Panorama Effect (more examples)
Creative uses of panoramas
Different Types of Panos
Posted by Prof. Ireland at 7:24 AM
Saturday, April 6, 2013
1. BookSmart accepts JPG or PNG files. PNGs should be 8-bit and non-interleaced. No TIFF, EPS, PDF, PICT, BMP, and GIF files.
2. Images should be in RGB or Grayscale (sRGB recommended; no CMYK).
3. The resolution of images loaded into BookSmart should be 150DPI minimum; 300DPI maximum. Out-of-camera JPGs are fine and don't need to be resized unless you're placing many high-resolution JPGs on a single page (for instance, into a yearbook-type layout).
Scanned images and/or PNGs should be smaller than 15MB. The width of vertically oriented scans or PNGs should be less than 4000 pixels; the height of horizontal scans or PNGs should also be less than 4000 pixels. Adding images that exceed those recommended limits may slow BookSmart's performance, introduce compression artifacts into your images, stall uploading, and/or prevent your book from being printed.
If any image you've loaded into BookSmart doesn't meet these guidelines, please open the source file(s) in a photo-editing program, make the necessary changes, save the image(s) with a different file name (to preserve your full-size source file) and load the optimized image(s) into your BookSmart project.
Short Answer: You will have to use JPEGs for your photos, but keep them at a high resolution.
Posted by Prof. Ireland at 11:32 AM