By Yulia Chubotin, Art and Computer Science Teacher
In our Computer class, we are currently learning how to adjust images digitally. The skills include adjusting an image’s color balance, brightness, contrast, exposure, hue, and saturation.
Earlier this year we focused on making digital photo collages.
Our next project is to create flyers for Derech Emunah’s upcoming play, “THE REAL DEAL.”
Students use an excellent, free online program called “Photopea,” which is compatible with their Chromebook laptops.
Photopea is an advanced image editor very similar to Adobe Photoshop or GNU GIMP in its complexity and features. It was built around three ideas:
Make advanced editing accessible to everyone (low cost and minimal device requirements)
Remove borders between image enhancing programs (it supports all existing file formats) and
Make designers less dependent on purchasing and installing separate software programs since Photopea can be accessed in a browser
All of these benefits make the program a tremendous educational tool for our students.
To learn more about Photopea visit https://www.photopea.com/learn/
Below: "Hippo in the Cloud" by Avital Desmond