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Weekly Design Exercise abbrev. DEX

/‘wiːkli/ /‘dɪˈzʌɪn/ /‘ɛksəsʌɪz/ | noun

noun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises

1.Activity requiring physical effort occurring once a week, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness of your freakin’ mind.

E.”Weekly Design Exercise improves your Adobe skills and design power"

Feel free to jump into our weekly design brief and produce a mini design project. They are completely free. No catch! These exercises are The Graphic Design School’s contribution to the continuum of the design education of our design graduates, students and the design world at large. Gosh darn that’s nice of us!

Who is this for?

Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level designer. There is a brief to suit you. Follow the instructions in the brief to the letter.

How do I submit my work?

Once your done upload your image to share. We may upload your image to our new Instagram page, be sure to include your Insta handle (@username) so we can credit you. If you don’t have an Instagram account, you can just type in your name. Leave your details blank if you like.

What is a good size for the images?

Please make sure your image is of good resolution, it shouldn’t exceed more than 5mb or thereabouts. png, jpeg, svg all acceptable formats. By uploading your image you are giving us permission to publish it.

Can I subscribe to this awesome concept?

If you would like to receive an email from us each week with the brief and video. Be sure to subscribe at the top right of this page. We won’t share your information or be spammy.

What if I want to go further?

If you love what we do, and think you would like to try your hand at becoming a designer. Check out our courses here.

Can I contribute?

If you would like to become a regular video contributor, let us know. Even though we offer them for free, we pay contributors. Or if there is a technique that you would really like to learn, email us a visual, and any ideas you may have.

Can I contact The Graphic Design School?

Anything else you need or want to ask contact us at: info@thegraphicdesignschool.com

Can I be a voice of TGDS?

If you want to spread the good word to your design friends feel free to share this page on social media ;)

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Weave different images together to create a whole new, photo-realistic design.
24mins Icon for photoshop Adobe Software
Design Brief:
Using the layers panel in Photoshop and two separate photographs, manipulate the edges together into one creative design.
RESOURCES:

"Impromptu Photoshoot with Model"By Carlos Vaz on Unsplash
"Posey Power!"By Annie Spratt on Unsplash
beginner:
Use the quick selection tool or pen tool to trace around a figure or shape in an image and remove it from it’s background.
intermediate:
First define your edges using the mask technique. Then take another image that you can layer on top of it and create an interesting shape that blends into the first image and cut it away from its background.
advanced:
Merge the two images together to create a collage image that you can use as a unique poster backdrop.
Design Constraints:
Using photoshop and the quick selection or pen tool, trace a figure in an image and then use select & mask to define the edges you will cut to remove the figure from it's background.
Design Goals:
Create a beautiful and unique collage
Tools & Techniques:
Adobe PhotoshopPhotoshop LayersPhotoshop Mask ToolPhotoshop Select Tool
Total Time Allowed:
Allow up to an hour for concept design and research of images. After that allow another hour for beginner designers, 90 minutes for intermediate and up to 4 hours to complete the advanced challenge.

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