Week 6

Line – Movement towards a point

Shape – A flat object’s contour

Color – The object’s color and chromatic value

Value – How dark or bright the object is

Form – A 3D object with height, width, and depth

Texture – The shape and feel of a surface

Space – The emptiness in an image

Balance – Equally distributed elements in the visual

Contrast – An accentuated difference between visuals

Emphasis – An accentuation of one object or area

Movement – The flow of an image visually

Pattern – Repetition of visual elements in an orderly fashion

Proportion – Scale of one object relative to others

Alignment – Straight lines present in an arrangement

Unity – A blend of all visual elements that creates a balanced and harmonized image

Week 2

This is my original lava field image. I thought the process of creating it was relatively easy, as the tools we used in class to create it were very easy to use. The tools easily selected the similar colored areas in the clouds and the puddle. I then replaced them with marinara sauce and a portal.

greyscale version

inverted version

posterized version


As far as the image of the girl with freckles and tattoos, I cannot find my image but remember working on it all class. I also remember having lots of trouble with editing this image, as I had an especially hard time with the tool that replaces an area with a duplicate of another area. I was able to do an okay job with the freckles, as they were a very similar color to her skin. However, that tattoos being colored created big problems for me. I think the reason I am not able to find this image may be that I got so frustrated that I didn’t save it, but I vividly remember all the pain it caused me in class.

Week 3




I do not think location is specifically related to geography, as someone could be in a geographic area and yet a variety of locations. For example, if you are in a room in your house, you are not only in the room in terms of location. It could also be the second floor, your house, your city, your county, as well as a variety of other descriptions. This also could be mentally, which connects to how we relate to our space. I often relate to my space mentally and physically. However, there are times when my mind wanders and I am physically in a place, yet not mentally there.

To create my tiny world image, I used a polar coordinate distortion to create the panorama background, then took a picture of myself with a layer mask and put it over top.

Week 7

I picked an image of a can of refreshing Mountain Dew Baja Blast because it is by far one of my favorite sodas. I also chose it because it is a version of Mountain Dew created for Taco Bell and my love for Taco Bell is also immense.

Andy Warhol was very interested into making consumer products into art. This being something you could easily buy at the store, fits into that. I also feel many people could connect to this object, either for liking Mountain Dew or Taco Bell. Even the colors may be enough to connect to someone. I do feel this is using a machine to make art, although maybe not completely in the sense that Warhol meant.

Week 4

This is the original image of fire overlaying a cityscape of Cleveland.

The first blend mode I used was dissolve. The dissolve blend mode is part of the Normal blend mode family and reveals pixels in a noise pattern based on the opacity.

The next blend mode I used was the color burn. The color burn blend mode is part of the Darken family and creates an effect similar to the burn tool. Color burn reduces highlights and creates saturated mid-tones by increasing contrast between the colors of the layers.

The third blend mode used to alter the image was the color dodge. The color dodge blend mode is part of the Lighten family and does the opposite of color burn, by decreasing contrast between the colors of the layers.

The next blend mode I applied was hard mix. The hard mix blend mode is part of the Contrast family and creates loss of detail in the image by adding RGB values of both layers.

The penultimate blend mode used was the divide. The divide blend mode is part of the Inversion family. It has the opposite effect as the subtract blend mode and produces brights colors in the dark areas of the blend layer.

Lastly, I used the luminosity mode. The luminosity blend mode is part of the Component blend mode family and alters the images by adopting the luminosity of the blend layer while maintaining the hue and saturation of the base layer.