Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday April 23 : Pen Tool practice and Profile

Target: I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator.
Sub Target:  Practice using the Pen Tool to create a profile silhouette photo mask.

First we are going to practice the PEN creating a PROFILE MASK 
Step One:  Use Webcam to take a pic of your PROFILE. Save to your H drive.
Step Two: Pen Tool your silhouette in Illustrator
Step Three: Find two Creative Commons images and save to your H drive
Step Four: Use Clipping Masks to create a see through silhouette

ONE is required for your portfolio- more is encouraged for Above & Beyond!!!!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday April 20th : What you should have done by now?

Could you do me a favor and fill out the Student Survey?

Let's check your portfolios and make sure you have what you need.

As of today, you should be done with:
New portfolio cover with monogram
Geofilter mockup
Monogram Step 1- in notes tell me if you have extra
Monogram Step 2
Monogram Step 3
Contact sheet of images of your moment (write what the moment is and tell me how many new/old you have)
Collage with monogram
Collage using Clipping Mask

I would like to come around Monday and look over your shoulder to make sure you are up to date.

For now, let's continue working on the Pen Tool so you can build this:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday April 19 : last Studio day and Rising Show tonite!

Hope to see you at the Rising Artist Show tonite! 6-8pm. Free! Food!

Today I am setting up the show and you have one last studio day to make sure your portfolio is up to date.

You need for a B since Checkpoint 2:
New cover page with monogram at front of portfolio
One Geofilter mockup (with photo)
Monogram Step 1
Monogram Step 2
Monogram Step 3
Contact sheet with old or new photos (min. 24 old, 18 new)
Collage 1 with monogram
Collage 2 with clipping mask

You need for an A since Checkpoint 2:
ALL of the above AND 3 extras
extra geofilter
over 20 thumbnail ideas for Step 1
extra Step 3
At least 18 new photos and over 24 old photos for contact sheet
Extra collages

For an A+ make sure you have all the above in the B category AND:
Extra cover page with any techniques you have learned
2 Geofilter mockups
Over 20 thumbs for Step 1
Over 4 different versions of your 3 or 4 monograms in Step 2
Extra Step 3 with different monogram and color scheme
Over 18 new photos for contact sheet
3rd Collage

Done? Practice that Pen tool!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday April 18 : Silhouettes and Pen Tool

We have been moving forward in the Identity Unit with
Monogram logos
Moment photos
Moment collages
*last project Profile Mask

New tool- the pen tool is VERY helpful but challenging. It creates shapes and silhouettes.
What is a silhouette? (NOTES)

This exercise will be done in Adobe Illustrator using silhouettes, shapes and vectors.

How do you make a silhouette? The PEN TOOL and anchor points.

Everyone needs help with this tool. Game on...  (works in Explorer)

Or try Bezier Game

Can you:
Make straight lines
Make geometric shapes
Make curvy lines
Make a "circle"
Use the Smooth tool
Control the pen and make a closed shape.
Use ALT to break a bar.
Make a heart?

   Not this...

But this...

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tuesday April 17: Moment Collages studio day and finish Art show work!

I'm out today- 2 things to work on.

1. Finish work for the Rising Artist Show. Black board, nametags and double sided tape is on the cutting boards or teacher's desk.

2. Last studio day for Moment Collages. 
You will create at least TWO for your portfolio check.
One made in BeFunky
One made in Illustrator
One includes your monogram
One uses clipping masks

They include at least three images THAT YOU TOOK and EDITED.
They tell a story about a moment.
The collage is unified aesthetically.
Use a clipping mask at least once.
** to up your challenge, use patterns and pen tooling!

HOW do you create a collage? Two choices. Make as many as you can!!!
1. Create in Illustrator. Use an app we have used before to edit images. Build the collage in Illustrator.

2. Edit and build the collage in BeFunky. Place what you built in Illustrator, add the monogram, use clipping masks and add designs.

Target: I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator.
Target: I honestly think about the elements and principles of art before/while I am making my art.

Monday April 16 : Rising Show piece

The Rising Artist Show will be Thursday April 19th in the Media Center from 6-8pm.
We hope you can make it! Bring family/friends!

Today's goal is to finish your summative by Acting Like an Artist and submitting a piece of art to the spring Art Show.

You get to choose one piece to put in the show.
That piece can be from photography, Illustrator or Photoshop.
You may print it either LETTER (8.5x11") or TABLOID (11x17").
 *see examples

You can use a piece as it is right now, or change/alter it for the show.

AS IS: Mash It- printed letter size
CHANGE: One monogram logo on a created background printed tabloid size.

To create it:
Open a NEW file to the dimensions you wish (above)-  Illustrator
Copy/Paste in the work you want from the ORIGINAL file and size to fit.
Adjust and alter the piece if you want to.

To print it:
File/Print. for printer choose "hpm-750"
For media size (Letter or 11x17)
For Scaling choose Fit to Page.
Collect your print from the printer.
Trim using the rototrimmer if you like.
Use double sided tape to tape down to board.
Fill out a nametag and tape it on.
Name on back
Give to Guss
TABLOID print setup

A- if done correctly
C- if done incorrectly

Must be finished by Wednesday's class!!!!
*Sub tomorrow- finish this or work on Collages or extra credit.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday April 13 : Collage purpose and aesthetic

4.  You need at least TWO collages for your portfolio.
ONE needs to be created in BeFunky
ONE needs to be created in Illustrator
ONE needs to include your monogram
ONE needs to use a clipping mask.

5. Use Illustrator to finish collages. Add frames, bars, colors, patterns, clipping masks as you like.

As you build, consider
BALANCE (how will you arrange your images to fit together in your composite)
UNITY (of colors, values and effects)

To finish:
Must use at least three images.
Must use unity of color.
Must be cropped down to size with Artboard.
Must export as a JPG
Share favorite in a folder next week.
Put at least two in your portfolio.

  • I can effectively use digital tools to make art that communicates my ideas to an audience.
  • My work communicates an idea to an audience because I have made good choices with the elements and principles.