Documenting Your Work
Why we’re doing this:
We will develop our professional skills by practicing digitally archiving our work. It is important to learn how to create effective high-quality photos because it will not only prepare us for the basic requirements of being an arts professional, it is also a skill that will help you in any field.
- We will do this once at midterm, and once at the final: Scan or photograph (I recommend scanning – it’s easier) all the pages in your sketchbook, AND photograph all the homework drawings. The files must be 300dpi and at least 7 inches on its short edge. If you are scanning, make sure the color settings are set correctly (do a test scan to see if it is working), or if you are photographing, make sure the lighting is even and/or that you are color-correcting in Photoshop. The images you submit must look like your original drawings.
- Be sure to crop the images to include only the drawing (no spiral bindings or space beyond the page).
- You will upload your files to an album with YOUR FULL NAME on our class Flickr account (click the link to access Flickr).
- All the pages from your sketchbook should be named as follows:
(it starts with your last name in CAPS, then has a number)
All the photos of your Homework Drawings should be named as follows:
Use these same file names as the captions for your images.
- All documentation must be uploaded no later than 1 hour before the start of class on the day it is due.
Grading Criteria (20 points – visit link for details)
How to scan in the McCuskey Computer Lab:
- Open Photoshop
- Go to File > Import > EPSON Perfection 2400
- Make sure to scan at 300dpi
- Click Preview if necessary
5. Click Scan when you are ready to Scan
How to COMBINE multiple scans into a single image (if your sketchbook doesn’t fit nicely on the scanner):
- Scan both halves of the drawing. Keep both files open.
- Follow the directions in this video (it can take a little while to load): http://screencast.com/t/ccgj289X
EXAMPLES OF GOOD & BAD: