Blog Entry 5: Group Joiner Project

Photoshop Automate Feature

Manually-Assembled Digital Collage

Cut’n’Glue’d Collage


This project was very interesting to say the least. The idea of Joiner pictures is quite unique, and it makes for beautiful artwork. There are very many ways to represent a given moment, and a Joiner helps to capture all of them; it allows the artist to show what they want and intend to show in a given piece.


Blog Entry 4: Composite Landscape

This is the piece I composed by combining multiples photographs together! Started with the water as my background, I then added a view of a city and put a gradient layer mask on the water background so that the sky would appear to be water. After this, I added a lady who was actually resting on an inner tube although it appears as if she may be doing a back-breast stroke. Next, I added in a guy swinging a golf club and a potted succulent just for fun. Below is a picture of my work from class.

Blog Entry 3: Completed Face Swap

This is my finished face swap! I swapped a selfie of me I took while running with the great “American Gothic” by Grant Wood. I choose this painting, because I thought it would be an easy face-swapping choice, due to the characters looking head on. Also, I have always seen this piece throughout my education, teachers have used it in my high school and middle school classes and I have always liked it. It is an accurate representation of an average farmer couple in the 1920s. To do this, I first took a cross section from the forehead on the man in the original painting, then copied it over to the picture of me running. I then took a cross section of my own face and blurred both of these cross sections so that they were one solid color. After this, I used the curves tool to edit the RGB channel outputs and created a new curve layer which masked the background picture of me running in a colorway that more cleanly overlapped with that of the painting. I then deleted the cross sections and combined the picture layer with the curve layer and took a new cross section of my face which I transported over to the painting. Here, I adjusted the transparency of my own face so that I could line it up correctly with that of the painted man’s face. Next, I made a face mask and erased all unnecessary parts of my face cross section, then put the transparency back up to 100%. Lastly, I took many new cross sections of the painted mans face and overlapped them onto my face, then stretched and morphed them to fit my face better, and I made them very transparent so that they would blend into the overall picture better.

Blog Entry 2: Color Manipulation

Greyscale: An image that has intensity but no color values.

Monotone: Only a single color is shown.

Desaturated: The intensity of color is lowered, however it does not have to be lowered completely. 

Channel Mixer: Editing the amount of red, green, and blue, within the red, green, and blue pixels.

My Personal Gallery of Art Elements & Principles of Design

The Elements of Art

Line – The path of a moving point.


Shape – The contour of a flat object.


Color – An object’s chromatic quality.


Value – An object’s brightness/darkness.


Form – A 3D object having depth.


Texture – The tactile quality of a surface.


Space – An object’s external/internal areas.


The Principles of Design

Balance – A distribution of equal visual weight.


Contrast – A juxtaposition that accentuates difference.


Emphasis – An accentuation of importance.


Movement – The directed path of optical motion.


Pattern – An orderly repetition of visual elements.


Proportion – A scaling of objects in relation to each other.


Alignment (Repetition) – An arrangement forming a straight line.


Unity – The harmonious arrangement of visual elements.



Hello everyone and welcome to my digital art portfolio.

Here is where I will be posting all my material for the ART EDUCATION 2520 class taken at the Ohio State University.

I hope you enjoy!