Light Painting

On May 2, 2014 By

This phenomenal effect is done in the dark, with the camera set on F22, ISO 100, and a ten second exposure. Students hold flashlights or colored lights and wave them as they walk toward the camera.

The exposure is so long that the students are invisible in the photograph.


Need a quick way to spice up your images?

I was asked to offer some tips for jazzing up images in Photoshop, and HDR toning is a relatively easy way to do just that. It is actually meant to merge several exposures of the same image, but it has some fun presets that can make [...]


Students are always asking me how to render a sketch in Photoshop, so here you are! I’m using a former student’s character study, thanks Billy for leaving it in the classroom.

Start with a scanned drawing at a high resolution: this one is 8.5 inches by 3 inches at 00 pixels per inch. Make sure [...]


I am taking a free online Stanford class called Creativity: Music to My Ears. Here is a video that I found inspiring that I will share with my students:


Teaching the Tough Stuff

On March 27, 2014 By

Motivating Students with Fun Projects


I Shot the Serif

The Kerning Game

Color Theory

Poynter Interactive Color In News Design Course

Method of Action: Color


Photoshop Layers Overview

On March 25, 2014 By

1. Layer Modes blend the current image layer with the layer below, and you can get some interesting effects by scrolling through these. Have the Move tool selected, and hold Shift + to scroll forward, and Shift – to back up. Additionally, you can press a number key to change the opacity of the layer, [...]

Set your Twitter account name in your settings to use the TwitterBar Section.