Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday October 20 : Tablet Drawings and Geofilters

Happy Friday!!

Continue to work on your tablet drawing
TARGET:  I feel confident using adobe programs and online tools to make digital art.

remember to think about

LINES












VALUES










PATTERNS/REPETITION









VARIETY


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday October 19 : Geofitler submission and Tablet drawings

Target: I feel confident using adobe programs and online tools to make digital art.

Steps to set up tablet to do a full range value drawing:
1. Open new file, 10" wide, 8" tall, 300 res, CMYK color.
2. Add a new layer. File/Place your photo here. Lower opacity to 60-80%
3. Add a new layer. Brush it with a mid gray tone until filled.
4. Add a new layer. Draw on this layer ONLY in black or white.
5. Hide your gray layer as you work. Reveal it if you like the way it looks.
6. Use multiple brushes to render on your photo. You can draw realistically or doodle/design over it.
7. You can keep the photo visible or hide it when done.
8. Use a variety of brushes and marks. Remember to use libraries or try free brushes from online.

Who is ready to submit a geofilter???
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9th




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday October 18th : Tablet and photoshop brushes

Hi there- I'm out 7th hour today getting back from a field trip; I might be here before the period ends.

Continue working on your tablet drawing idea/practice.

Here's how to set it up again:


Here's how to use brushes from online again:






Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday October 17 : Checkpoint grades and Tablets

I have gone through your portfolios and graded the check according to THIS standards list and the list of what you needed for an A,B or below.
IF your grade is not what you want it to be, you can still fix it and email me for a regrade.
OR you can just pick up from here and do better from here on out; your last checkpoint will be worth double this one.

Please see me with any questions.

NOW we are in Checkpoint 2 territory.
Checkpoint 2 in Example Portfolio
1st- Geofilter Mockup
2nd - Tablet drawing

Today our target is: I feel confident using adobe programs and online tools to make digital art.

So we will spend the next week or so learning to control a new tool, the Wacom Tablet.

Project Goal: Create at least one image in Photoshop, using brushes, that shows hand rendering over a photograph or integrated with a photograph. 


Using a reference photo

integrated with a photo

But before that, we play (purposefully explore technical media skills).

Can you:
Set up the right size file (8x10, 300 resolution, CMYK)
Right click to choose brush size/type
Find the Brush palette to control options and pressure
Create a new layer(s) to draw on
Fill a layer with color for ground
Lock your reference layer/ adjust opacity for easy viewing
Control value of your brush
Control color of your brush
Find new brushes to use in Brush Presets (Gear in Brush palette)
Find new brushes online to load into PSD



Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday October 16 : Geofilter and Tablet start

I'm sorry I'm not here today! Home with a sick kid and hope to be back tomorrow.

Here is what you need to know:
1. I am still going through portfolios. Being home and with the patient has slowed me down. But I will be getting there and we will talk about your grades and what to do if you want to improve it.

2. I will be looking for your geofilter in your portfolio this week. Make sure you put the mockup (picture in it) in your portfolio.

3. We will spend time all week and next uploading geofilters to Snapchat should you want to.
File/ Save for Web as a PNG 23 file. Put in the class folder for submission.
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4. We are next moving back to Photoshop and using brushes. This video is a preview on how to do that if you want to dive in.

Here are some examples of things students have made:



You can draw designs on a photo, or use a photo as reference and then remove it.

5. If you have other work to do for other classes since I'm not here and you have nothing to do, go ahead!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

October 13 : Geofilter png turn in

Complete your geofilter today.
1. Save with picture as JPG and put in portfolio.
2. If you want to submit it to Snapchat, remove the picture. File/ Save for Web as a PNG 23 file. Put in THIS folder for submission.
7th
9th

Done?
Do an extra geofilter for your portfolio or to submit.
Work with Photoshop brushes- ask Guss how to do it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thursday October 12 : Geofilter

Continue to develop your Geofilter.

1. Save your MockUp (with the image in the file)
Integrate the design into/over the photograph.
Save the mockup as a JPG and put in your portfolio after Checkpoint 2 artwork slide.











2. If you wish to submit to Snapchat, remove the image from the file.


File/Save for Web the original design (with no picture) as a PNG.
Add the file to the folder linked below.





Target: My work communicates an idea to an audience because I have made good choices with the elements and principles.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday October 10 : Portfolio Summative check & Geofilters Techniques and stipulations

Today is the due date for your Summative Portfolio check! Make SURE you are done.
Remember, missing work or incomplete work will result in a C or lower.

Geofilter Project
Target: I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator.
Target: My work communicates an idea to an audience because I have made good choices with the elements and principles.



Using one of your own pictures (of you in a place or of a place), create a geofilter in Illustrator. It can be a legit filter (and we can actually upload it to Snapchat) or a fake one just for your portfolio.

Expectations:
Design in a 1080x1920 pixel format if you have trouble with
Use text and manipulate it to create interest.
Add decorative elements with shapes, patterns, and/or brushes from demos in class.

To finish- 2 versions needed:
1. Submitted version (PNG file)
File/Save for Web the original design (with no picture) as a PNG and share with me in a folder to be determined.


2. MockUp (JPG file)
Integrate the design into/over the photograph like the example we created in class
Save the mockup as a JPG and put in your portfolio.




Make as many as you want!!!





Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday October 6 : Geofilters and Illustrator techniques contd

Target: I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator.
Target: My work communicates an idea to an audience because I have made good choices with the elements and principles.


 



You are going to continue to prepare to create a Snapchat Geofilter by exploring more illustrating techniques in Adobe Illustrator.

Tools or Techniques to know:
Direct Selection Arrow (white)
Add anchor points with Pen tool
Brush tool
Lines
Shapes
Shape Builder
Rotate/Transform  


Brushes

Type (Scribble, Rounded edges, 3D, Double, Pathfinder and Compound Paths)
Tutorials for some HERE

Look up some easy tutorials!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Thursday October 5 : How to Geofilter

Your goal is to create a Geofilter for a location or event.
Must include typography and some design/graphic element.

This is my geofilter for Lake Redstone, Wisconsin

We will continue to talk about how to:
Build designs with shapes
Use the pen/pencil/brush tool
Use interesting and effective text


Things to do with text



Wednesday October 4 : Thinking about Geofilters

Don't forget - Portfolio Checkpoint next week!

New work: Snapchat Geofilter

Target: I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator.
Target: My work communicates an idea to an audience because I have made good choices with the elements and principles.

Where do you go where you WISH there was a Geofilter?
Or, where do you frequently go? Can you think of someplace that is important to you?

Look up examples of filters you like. Put some in your Notes.

Eventually we will create a geofilter you can actually submit to Snapchat.

We will:
Create simple images and designs in Illustrator. *shape demo
Create text to include a word (like CGHS or Cary or Chicago) *text demo
MUST have original designs (no logos or trademarked images) *share demo
TRY Illustrator brushes

If you want to actually try to submit yours to Snapchat, we can do that!




We have had several CG VAT students designs approved and in use by Snapchatters... in fact, all Cary & CGHS filters were made by VAT students or former CG Art students.


                                           Emmie Dempsey                     Quinn Dyer  

After we realized there was only one available to Cary... (made by a former CG Art student :)



Chelsie Tamms                     Lauren Monfelli

Fox River Grove Filters


Kirk Stout







Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday October 3: End of Word Unit & Portfolio Checkpoint

FIRST- Finish Word Unit.
We are about to finish up the Word Unit which means we are almost half done with this class!
Please add your GIF to the folder for your class to share with the group.
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SECOND- finish portfolio for Quarter Checkpoint. 
This is worth 100 points for your Summative Grade!!!
We need to finish the Checkpoint Reflection slides and then you will be ready for your first summative grade.
THIS is my example portfolio- if yours matches mine it is at least a B.
THIS is the requirement of extra work needed for an A.

I will begin grading after class on Tuesday October 10th

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday October 2nd : Moving toward the end of the Word Unit



Make it better from Sebastianbap on Vimeo.

This week we will wrap up the Word Unit.
What do you need?
1 GIF in portfolio
Share with us your fave piece from the Word Unit (Word It, Photography, Mash It, or GIF)
in the slideshow for your class!!
7th
9th

What do you need to go above and beyond?
Do more than one animation...
Animate words or shapes over an image...
Animate in Photoshop (follow my steps)...






Thursday, September 28, 2017

Friday September 29: Animating

Happy Friday, Happy Homecoming!!
Schedule

Nobody Beats The Drum - Grindin' from Nobody Beats The Drum on Vimeo.


A Short History of the GIF from The Academy on Vimeo.

NEXT... let's make things move.
1. Make sure you are done with photo editing, word its and mash its. PORTFOLIO check is soon!
2. Animate and create a GIF- here's how to do that




Want to see what other students have made? Check them out HERE!

EVERYONE's TARGET: I feel confident using adobe programs and online tools to make digital art.

Thursday September 28 : Finishing up Mash It

MASH IT- photography & typography combined to communicate.
*TWO minimum for portfolio

GOAL- your portfolio matches MINE

Things you are doing:
1. Editing your photography
2. Utilizing POSITIVE space or NEGATIVE space.
3. Creating UNITY (the word and picture look like they belong together).

Positive space (word is ON the object)

Negative (word is in the empty space)


When you save them, lets talk about another way to save this image as high res- File/Export.

Let's check on your portfolio and make sure we are up to date.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday September 27 : Make the Mash It more

Yesterday we started MASH IT- combining photography & typography. You need at least two.
This is how to do it...



Continue to work on Mash It today... Let's do more things.
Fairly easy

Medium challenge (transform)

More challenge (divide)

Even more challenging (lots of dividing and transforming)

Looks like it's hard but not too much
(Clipping Mask, Type on a Path)

TARGETS
My work is stronger because I use the elements and principles of art/design.
(I can create a strong COMPOSITION using EMPHASIS and UNITY.)
My work communicates an idea to an audience because I have made good choices with the elements and principles (including positive and negative space).
(I can communicate and idea to an audience through photography and design.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday September 26: Word it to Shoot it and on to MASH IT (typography on photography)

Today here are your priorities:
1. Turn in Contact Sheet (Skyward check or zero) and put in your portfolio 
2. Edit at least THREE images and put Before/Afters in your Portfolio
3. Begin to follow me to create the final project- Mash It

Your goal is to combine a word and an image to further enhance meaning, using your own choices and what you have learned so far about photography and design.



Targets:
My work is stronger because I use the elements and principles of art/design.
(I can create a strong COMPOSITION using EMPHASIS and UNITY.)
My work communicates an idea to an audience because I have made good choices with the elements and principles, including Positive and Negative space.
(I can communicate and idea to an audience through photography and design.)

Start by choosing a photograph you think would be good for adding a word into.
Edit that image according to what you have learned to improve it.
Add a word into the image on Positive or Negative space and design it so it becomes UNIFIED with the image.

Positive space (word is ON the object)


Negative (word is in the empty space)


How do you do it?
  1. Remember- photo editing is done in PicMonkey or BeFunky and typography/paths are done in ILLUSTRATOR.  Edit your photograph first and save it to your H drive.
  2. Create a new 4x6" document in Adobe Illustrator.
  3. File/Place your edited photo and hit the Embed button.
  4. You can design directly into the photo OR...
  5. File/Open your Word it on a new file tab.
  6. Select the letters of your word it to copy over to your photography. Ctrl C to copy.
  7. On your photo file tab, Ctrl V to paste.
  8. You may want to right click/ungroup your letters or Ctrl G to group objects as you work.
  9. Use the BLACK ARROW (Selection Tool) to change size, change colors and move letters. Don’t forget to double click to go to Isolation mode if you need to..
  10. Use the Eyedropper tool to choose colors from your photo to keep the color scheme harmonious.
  11. Concentrate on a strong COMPOSITION and creating EMPHASIS and UNITY in your final design.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday September 25 : Contact Sheets and Edits

Goal #1: Look at your images and choose your BEST. 
How do you know? Which ones do you like the best? Which look the most interesting? Which convey your word best? Ask a neighbor!
It probably needs a little adjusting so then you need to edit.

Goal #2: Edit at least three pictures to put a Before/After in your portfolio. Edit for CONTRAST, COLOR and/or COMPOSITION (cropping).
   

BeFunky (once loaded as an app in Chrome) allows you to load images from H Drive or Google Drive.

Make sure you save the edited image as a new file name!! Like "Jump edit".

Goal #3: Have a before and after of each image for your portfolio.

after- edit for composition and color

before



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Friday September 22 : Ketchup Day!

Use today to catch up!!

You need to:

1. Finish the 3 Word designs
2. Create extra designs for extra in your portfolio
3. Play with and learn how BeFunky works

*We did this yesterday but if you didn't...
Go to a new tab.
Go to the top left corner where it says Apps with a bunch of squares and click it.
Go to the Webstore and type in Befunky
Look for the App and load it into your Chrome.

Then when you are in Drive and click on one of your photos, you can go to Open With at the top and choose Befunky to edit in.


Artwork by Jenni Carlisle

Thursday September 21 : Contact Sheet last call and Words

Things today:
1. Video interest survey
2. Scavenger Hunt Contact Sheets due today!
Some of you still don't have pictures. That makes me feel like this.


If you still need to make your contact sheets, the video on how to upload pics from a device is HERE and the video on how to create a contact sheet with the Snipping Tool is HERE.


(remember you are supposed to have taken 24 images, 2 of each Scavenger Hunt Item)


3.How are we doing with Words?  You need THREE files minimum.





Before we go... go to the Google Web Store and add BeFunky to your apps so you can quickly choose them.



If you have time tomorrow, play with both apps and try editing images as you like.