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Create striking portraits.
Digital camera, Gimp software (or Photo Shop), large white background sheet, sheet of paper or card 24" x 36", smart board or opaque projector, maskin...
Set up the background board at 90 degrees to a natural light source (window). I turn all but one bank of classroom lights out. Take a digital photogra...
Open up the Gimp software. Select your photo and open it.
Using the COLOR drop down menu, select brightness and contrast. Use the sliders to increase contrast.
Using the COLOR drop down menu, select Desaturate and pick the option that produces the most contrast.
Using the COLOR drop down menu, select Posterize adjust the levels to 2 and apply.
If using a Smart Board prepare the image by sizing it on the screen. This can be done a number of ways for instance, using Windows Picture and Fax Vie...
Tape your paper to the board using masking tape. Do any final sizing of your artwork. TOP TIP Take each piece of tape and apply to your clothing t...
Trace your image with a pencil, be accurate around facial features. When traced remove from board and make lines permanent using a Sharpie.
Now the for the fun. Paint the shadowed area of the picture with black tempera paint. Now get creative! Try song lyrics in the light side of the fac...
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