Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday December 11/12 : Birds? Finish up all Photoshop tools

How are your birds? Show me, finish and we will put the bird in your portfolio as the last image needed for portfolio check.

Now let's try another thing:
Another quick technique we need learn to do this...

Use the Spot Healing brush

To get rid of eye brows or wrinkles or mess with features.

And the Clone Stamp Tool

To copy and paste parts of the face like eyes and the dark area in the mouth to brush over teeth.

Go nuts!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Friday December 8 : Finish your bird

Happy Friday!!

Please continue your bird photoshopping the best you can. For extra practice, make a layer mask on the bird layer and then mask away the background. Add in a background image to create a new place for the bird to be.

HERE is a video of the entire process...

Your goal:
A 5x7 300 resolution file
Create  the illusion of a Bird with Arms.
Use Masking, Layers, Clone Stamp and Spot Healing brush.
Put in your portfolio.

You can also:
Play with photoshop
Do more with stickers
Update your portfolio
Create extras for your portfolio

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday/Thursday December 6/7: Photoshop practice

Did you know there is an art show next week?
Anomoly Advanced Artist Show, Friday December 15th 6-8pm
CG Lobby/ Free/ Art for Sale
Studio Art/ AP Photography/ AP Designers

Poster by AP Photographer and Design Production student John Veller

Finish your stickers today if you can.
Print to HPM750. Fit to Page where it says Scaling.
Did you put your JPG in your portfolio??

Photoshop Masking & Montaging : Practice more with combining images
How to?
Photoshop/ New File/ 5x7" 300 res
File/Place the bird (or bear)
File/Place the arms (or beak)
Follow along to learn the Masking tools

Birds with arms

well blended

poorly blended

 Other bird combos

Animals without necks

Bears with beaks

Extra/Above and Beyond...Celebrities without eyebrows... or teeth

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday December 5

Stickers to print?
1. Finalize your letter size ( 8.5x11") page with any and all stickers you want to print.
2. From Illustrator, print to the HPM 750 printer, Letter size, Fit to Page.
3. When Guss says OK, hit print.
4. Go get your stickers. Put tape on it. Cut out stickers. Yay you have stickers!
5. Save for Web as a JPG for your portfolio and put in your portfolio.

Coming up next... Photomontage...Check some artists out

Dariusz Klimczak
Frederik Odman- montage artist with sweet website.
A cool photomontage-est
Another cool photomontager- surreal landscapes

Things we will do with Photoshop first...

Birds with Arms

Celebrities without teeth

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday December 4 : Sticker developing

How do you prep your stickers for printing?

Create a background shape (gradient mesh? gradient? drop shadows?)
Create a new print page and fill as you wish
Print tomorrow?

Advanced Art Show next Friday- come see some amazing Photographers and Designers.
Free show! Art for sale!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Friday December 1 : Silhouettes and Stickers

Studio Time today!
Is your portfolio up to date? Should be matching MINE.
Summative grades happen in TWO WEEKS!!!!

Sticker expectations:
Mix at least TWO silhouettes and shapes together to create new images
Make good color choices
Try to create NEW imagery from non copyrighted image reference sources (though this can be done as extra credit)

Unsure how to work through techniques? Here's my video on how to make a flying hot dog.

I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator.
My work is stronger because I use the elements and principles of art/design.

Thursday November 30: Stickers

Create an idea for your Juxtaposition sticker... combining things to create new images or perhaps new meaning



Sticker GOALS:
Create a juxtaposed sticker from 2 or more reference photos using vectors & shapes
Use effective color schemes to create visually appealing stickers
Use these skills and learned experience in the future to create your own ORIGINAL designs.

**Try to create NEW imagery from non copyrighted image reference sources (though this can be done as extra credit)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday November 29 : Building Illustrations with Shapes

This unit, New Meaning, is all about creating new things. 
As an artist, photographer or designer you can create something from something else (tracing images with the pen tool, clipping masks, etc) or something from nothing. 

Target: I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator.

Yesterday you built a shape/icon with the pen tool. Today we are constructing illustrations using shapes in Illustrator.
Follow along!  Everything we are making with these tools were used to make the basic illustrations in Google Santa Tracker.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday November 28 : Let's start to illustrate

I'd like to move on to the next unit "New Meaning" and start moving toward your sticker designs.
*Don't worry if you still need to finish your collages; this Friday will be studio time.

This Friday is December!  That means it's time to track Santa on Google

And start following this annual Advent calendar by designers...

Target: I feel confident creating designs in adobe illustrator.
Target: I can effectively use digital tools to make art that communicates my ideas to an audience.

In order to create an illustration, one has to really be able to use the tools in Illustrator.

Can you: 
Use the shape tool?
Use the pen tool?
Use the shape builder tool?
Use the Direct Selection Arrow?
Use the Transform tool?
Use Fill/Stroke colors?

Then you can illustrate!!

Today's practice:


Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday November 27 : Finish up Identity Unit in your portfolio

Welcome back!!

Let's finish up the Identity unit.
Get your portfolio ready for up to date

YOU Need:
Step 1,2, 3 monograms for portfolio
Contact sheet in portfolio
Profile Mask
2 collages in your portfolio (with at least one clipping mask)

Don't remember how?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday/Tuesday Nov 20/21: Moment Collages

Last Friday we talked about what you need in your portfolio so far. Please open yours so I can walk around and look at yours for a quick gradebook check.

Your last task in the Identity Unit is to create a collage using your images and monogram together.
You will create at least TWO for your portfolio check.
They include your monogram.
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!

You need to think about a some things before you create.

CONTEXT (the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed)

Which photos will tell what story?

EDITING (do you need to edit any images so they work better together?)

What feel/mood/story are you going for?

UNITY (designing all the elements so they look like they belong together)

Does your story come through and does the design appear as ONE image?

HOW do you create a collage? Two choices.
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.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday November 17 : What you should have done by now?

Since we are about to mentally checkout and overeat turkey for several days, I thought I would make sure we take a moment and get on the same page for your gradebook.

As of today, you should be done with:
Geofilter mockup
Tablet drawing (or at least in progress)
Monogram Step 1
Monogram Step 2
Monogram Step 3
Contact sheet of images of your moment (write what the moment is)
New portfolio cover with monogram and pattern

You should be working on:
Profile mask face (goes in portfolio)
Extra clipping mask and pen tool practice for A standard (phone wallpaper, your choice)

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 16 : 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 FACE 
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!!!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday November 15 : Pen Tool and Catchup

Three things you can do today while I'm gone:

1. Practice more PEN TOOL!!! Want a refresher of the basics?
Pen Tool practice video by a designer and her practice sheet
Pen tool practice explanations and a very detailed practice sheet (download the AI file and then click on it in the download bar below to open in Illustrator)

2. Finish your Monogram Step 3 sheet and put in your portfolio

3. Finish your new Monogram Portfolio cover page and put in your portfolio

4. Do any extras for your portfolio summative grade in December!! Your portfolio needs to match my portfolio for a B. At this point to be at an A level you should have at least THREE extra pieces beyond the Checkpoint Two slide.

HERE is my portfolio (currently at a B level)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tuesday November 14 : Silhouettes and Pen Tool and Clipping Masks

We have been moving forward in the Identity Unit with
Monogram logos
Moment photos
and learning new tools... Clipping Mask, Pattern and now PEN 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...