If you are not yet finished, complete the Mr. Potato Project and follow the directions on the post below to upload your work to your blog. When you are finished, you may spend the class period brainstorming, researching, and sketching for our next project: Minimal movie poster.
Outline for Minimal Poster project:
How will you make it your images minimal? Remember, use a photograph as a reference image – do not simply copy an existing minimal poster.
Today we will upload our line projects to our blog. Follow the instructions below:
1. Hide your reference image.
2. File > Export > JPEG
6. Color Model: RGB and Quality: 10 Maximum
When you are finished with your Mr. Potato Head project, Follow the instructions below to upload your image to your blog:
1. Hide your reference image.
2. Unlock all layers.
3. Make a selection of every piece.
4. Hold down shift while increasing the size.
5. Resize your art board to fit your image.
6. File > Export > JPEG
7. Color Model: RGB and Quality: 10 Maximum
Good Morning! Today we will continue to work on our Mr. Potato Head Project. Our goal is to become proficient with the Pen Tool, Layers, and building images out of abstract shapes. You will need to complete at least 10″pieces” with base colors, highlights, and shadow layers.
What’s the difference between raster and vector?
A raster image is made up of pixels, each a different color, arranged to display an image. A vector image is made up of paths, each with a mathematical formula (vector) that tells the path how it is shaped and what color it is bordered with or filled by.
Pros and cons of rasters and vectors
Raster images cannot be made larger without sacrificing quality. Vector images cannot display the natural qualities of photographs. Vector images are scalable, so that the same image can be designed once and resized infinitely for any size application – from a business card to billboard.
Adobe Photoshop is a raster editing program where in Adobe Illustrator you create vector graphics.
Good Morning! Today we will continue mastering the pen tool with exercises 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 (>Shared >Students >Fine Art >Pen Practice).
Pen tool tutorials: http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1652772&seqNum=3.You can also watch Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 2 videos found in the Shared > Students > Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice folders.
Complete each exercise 2-3 times (on separate layers) until you have mastered it. Tips: Press “P” to deselect, Edit > Undo (or Ctrl + Z) if you made a mistake, and Ctrl + to zoom in and Ctrl – to zoom out. After you draw a curve, remember to click the middle anchor point.
Complete these steps when starting the exercises:
- Set Fill to None.
2. Select a Stroke color
3. Set your Stroke Weight to 3 pt.
4. Click the Layer icon on the bottom right panel
5. Click Add New Layer icon
6. Name the new Layer “Practice 1 or 2”
7. Click the Eye icon to hide “Work on this Layer” and make sure the top layer is highlighted before you start working.
Please Remember: these are graded so save to your Home Folder > Graphic Design.