Exercise: No. 3
Duration: 1 Day
Due: By end of class
For this exercise each of you will be modifying an image of your choosing by way of the Droste Effect.
The Droste Effect is the effect of a picture appearing within itself, in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear.
The appearance is recursive, meaning the smaller version contains an even smaller version of the picture, and so on...
Only in theory could this go on forever. Practically, however, it continues only as long as the resolution of the picture allows, which is relatively short, since each iteration geometrically reduces the picture's size.
Look for an image that already has a logical place for image insertion.
Make sure there is ample room for the effect to place.
Photos of buildings with windows work well and so do people holding up flat objects.
Be mindful of aspect ratio similarities when working with rectangular imagery.
At least five levels of recursive depth
Non-destructive image-editing (masks and smart objects)
Clean selections with no jagged edges
Imagery must come from a royalty-free source
Thoughtful and appropriate image selection
Prioritization of essential criteria
Non-destructive image-editing techniques
Work in broad-strokes toward a tight deadline
Engagement with a timeless image-making device
Submit native file (.psd) to Class Folders
Submit web-ready jpg Class Blog
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JPG / Very High
900px width (or similar)
Droste effect on Wikipedia
50 Stunning Examples of the Droste Effect
Josh Sommers on Flickr
Droste Effect on Know Your Meme