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A Value Study and Enlargement Technique 8th Grade Art St. Francis de Sales School Mr. Hooks. How To Create a Cut-Paper Portrait. Cut-Paper Portrait. Start with a photograph Photo should have a good amount of contrast. Cut-Paper Portrait. Import photo into Photoshop

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a value study and enlargement technique 8th grade art st francis de sales school mr hooks
A Value Study

and Enlargement Technique

8th Grade Art

St. Francis de Sales School

Mr. Hooks

How To Create a Cut-PaperPortrait

cut paper portrait
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Start with a photograph
  • Photo should have

a good amount

of contrast

cut paper portrait1
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Import photo
  • into Photoshop
  • If color- Go to image:

mode: greyscale

  • save a copy as

greyscale image

  • Go to image:

adjustments: posterize.

When prompted, save photo

with 4 - 5 different values

cut paper portrait2
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Decide for yourself

if the photo looks

more simplified with

4 or 5 levels of value.

  • Save your image

and print on an

8.5 x 11” sheet of paper

cut paper portrait3
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Trace with pencil

around the edges

for each shape

in photo

(remember to

simplify edges)

  • Number different areas

of value from

1 through 4 (or 5)

  • Now’s lets enlarge:
cut paper portrait4
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Enlarge by creating

a one-inch grid across

entire surface of

8.5 x 11” paper

  • Number and letter

axes of your grid

(letters on one edge

-numbers on

perpendicular edge

-think BATTLESHIP!!)

  • When complete set aside
cut paper portrait5
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • On a 12 x 18” sheet

of white drawing paper,

  • Create a grid with the

corresponding number

of grid lines. ( for this size

the grid will be roughly

1.5”) for a 1:1.5 ratio.

  • Number and letter

axes of your grid

as you did with

smaller sheet.

cut paper portrait6
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Transfer shapes to

larger sheet from

smaller sheet one

square at a time,

row by row, or

column by column

  • Go over all lines with

black bold marker

  • Remember to number

values as you did with

smaller sheet

cut paper portrait7
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Choose 4 - 5 colors

of construction paper

to represent values

that you numbered

earlier

cut paper portrait8
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • With masking tape,

attach enlarged

portrait to light source

such as window

or light table

  • Identify all areas

of #1 value – choose color

to represent value

and trace shapes onto

construction paper

cut paper portrait9
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Repeat procedure

with all values

chosen

** You Should Be Able

To Layer Smaller

Shapes Above

Larger Shapes**

cut paper portrait10
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Repeat procedure

with all values

chosen

** You Should Be Able

To Layer Smaller

Shapes Above

Larger Shapes**

cut paper portrait11
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Repeat procedure

with all values

chosen

** You Should Be Able

To Layer Smaller

Shapes Above

Larger Shapes**

cut paper portrait12
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Repeat procedure

with all values

chosen

** You Should Be Able

To Layer Smaller

Shapes Above

Larger Shapes**

cut paper portrait13
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • When all shapes

have been traced

use scissors or an

xactoknife to cut

out each shape

PLEASE BE CAREFUL

WITH XACTO KNIVES,

USE ONLY WITH

ADULT SUPERVISION.

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Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Arrange cut pieces

of construction paper

to rebuild portrait

  • Remember that

smaller shapes

can be layered

over larger shapes

  • Use your original

enlargement with

black lines as a reference

cut paper portrait15
Cut-Paper Portrait
  • Glue shapes together

CONGRATS!!

You now have

a finished

cut-paper

portrait.