For this project, the guidelines are as follows:
“Use your knowledge of tools, layers, and blending modes to transform/manipulate/remix a set of appropriated images to create a surrealist collage.
Your final image should contain elements from at least 15 distinct images found through a Google image search. No personal photographs or scanned images are permitted for this assignment. Though your source material will be completely appropriated, be careful to not create a derivative image. Make it your own!
Create a high-res version suitable for printing at a resolution of 300 DPI and an image size of exactly 11×17 inches (3300×5100 pixels)and post a jpeg to your blog that is (825×1275 pixels).”
And here is my final product….
This is my surrealist collage, Sweet Tooth. I thought the title seemed fitting for the image. The images I used include vanilla ice cream scoops (for the clouds), six different ice cream cones, six sets of lips, cherries, and Earth. To make the vanilla scoops look more like clouds, I changed the layer blending mode to “screen” and lowered the opacity (for most of the clouds) to about 80% to give them a slight translucent look. For the distant planet in the background, I used the “soft light” layer blending mode to make it appear further away. Everything else was created with the “normal” mode.