I need to come up with a project to add to my portfolio for my capstone class in college. I've decided it needs to be a Photoshop project since that is my weakest area. I am looking for some ideas for project ideas that would offer a nice "wow" factor in my portfolio. Here are a few of my guidelines:
I list the struggles, not to limit what I should do, but to offer a better idea of my skill level and where I need to improve. I would prefer projects that allow me to improve my weak areas, but I'm no expert in the areas I listed above so I can't do something so completely novel and zany in those particular areas.
I have the CS6 version of the software.
Thank you in advance for any ideas you can offer.
Ok, why not take advantage of your limits and try to expand on them, as they are important.
Pick a person, place or thing and do a composition of them/it.
Create a texture for the background, use masks to place images.
a project like this can show your creativity for use of a camera, photoshop and texturing skills.
Because a single person composition could be knocked out in a few days depending on skill level, you may want to do a group of people, a town, a shelter, a church, hospital, local 4H group, your class, etc. This would allow you to have mulitple images showing a story that you are trying to tell. Keep that in mind, when someone can visually see a story the whole composion starts to pop.
Good luck and have fun.