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Photoshop: Form and Juxtaposition

During their study of form and juxtaposition, 7th grade visual arts students created a composite image using Photoshop Elements.  The process began with selecting a background from Flickr Creative Commons that was appropriate in scale and could be used with attribution.  Students then searched for geometric forms, again noting their licensing, and then added them as layers in Photoshop.  Duplicating, resizing, and positioning the forms/layers led to the final products:

By using Photoshop, students developed their technology skills while learning principles of art.  Working in a digital medium reached students who otherwise might not have grasped the concepts of form and juxtaposition, opened their minds to the idea that “art” can take many forms, and enabled them to share their creations with a wider audience.