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You will need a gradient and/or shadow on each of your 3 Minimal posters. Try to keep both textures and gradients subtle.

Complete the Gradient Practice document found in the folder: Shared > Students > Fine Art > Lessons 6-10 > 08Gradients. You can also watch the Gradient Tutorial below.

Make sure to watch the Texture tutorial on Opacity Masks. I have saved textures you can use in the folder: Shared > Students > Fine Art > Lessons 6-10 > Textures. Select a texture you like and Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to paste on your Minimal Poster.

Texture Tutorial

Gradient Tutorial

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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 

 

 

When you are finished with Mr. Potato Head and uploading it to your blog, you may spend the class period brainstorming, researching, and sketching for our next project: Minimal movie poster.

Outline for Minimal Poster project:
https://rooseveltgraphicarts.wordpress.com/projects/minimal-movie-poster/

How will you make it your images minimal? Remember, use a photograph as a reference image – do not simply copy an existing minimal poster.

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Good Morning! Today we will continue to work on our Mr. Potato Head project. We will be focused on Shape and Value (highlights and shadow shapes), Pen Tool precision (as limited anchor points as possible), and using Layers efficiently (Ear layer, Ear highlights, Ear shadows, etc.).

You will need to complete at least 10″pieces” with base colors, highlights, and shadow layers (take a look at the finished student examples below).

If you are finished, you can either add more pieces to Mr. Potato head, find your own reference image online to make vector, or continue with our line practices.

 

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Mr. Potato Head Practice

Good Morning! Today we will post our choice line practices to our blog and start our Mr. Potato Head practice. We will be focused on Shape and Value (highlights and shadow shapes), Pen Tool precision (as limited anchor points as possible), and using Layers efficiently (Ear layer, Ear highlights, Ear shadows, etc.).

 

Directions for posting line practices to blog:

Open your line practice document.
Hide your reference layer
Resize your artboard if needed Capture.PNG
File > Export and save your file as a JPEG
Log in to your blog and post your these images to your blog.

 

Directions for Potato head below:

Find the JPEG file Titled “Mr. Potato Head” in the folder:
Shared >Students >Fine Art >Pen Practice.
Drag this image to your home folder.

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  1. Open a new Illustrator document.
  2. File> Place the Mr. Potato image on your Artboard.
  3. Name this layer reference image and lock it.
  4. Create a new layer name “Body” and trace the outline of the potato.
  5. Using the Eyedropper tool, fill this shape you made by clicking the potato color.
  6. Lock and hide this layer.
  7. Create a new layer named “Eye and Mustache layer”.
  8. Trace around the white eye shapes and black mustache shape.
  9. Use the Eyedropper tool to fill these shapes.
  10. Lock and hide this layer.
  11. Create a new layer named “Pupil and mustache highlights”.
  12. Continue working this way.

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This example has too many anchor points used and not clean shapes:

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Pen Tool Practice Continued

We are going to keep practicing our pen tool skills in Illustrator Today and Tuesday. Follow the directions below:

  1. Please Finish experiences 5.2, and 5.3. Make sure you are following the steps on the blog post from Sept. 13th (Set fill to none, choose stroke color, Stroke weight at 3pt., Create new layer, etc.). Make sure you save these finished exercises to your home drive so I am able to check them on Wednesday.

  2. When you are finished with 5.2 and 5.3, you may start another image of you choice in the pen tool practice folder: Shared > Students> Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice. When setting up a new document, complete the following steps:

  • Create new document.
  • File > Place the image of you choice
  • Resize holding down shift.
  • Resize Art Board using art board tool if needed.
  • Lock your photo layer.
  • Create new layer and start tracing lines as accurately as you can.

Here are some of the images in the pen practice folder:

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Pen Tool Practice

Good Morning!

Today we will continue the Pen Tool exercises. You can find these in the folder: Shared > Students > Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice. We will work on exercises 5.1, 5.2, 5.3Remember: Complete each exercise 2-3 times (on separate layers) until you have mastered it. Tips: Press “P” to deselect, Edit > Undo (Ctrl Z)  if you made a mistake, and Ctrl + to zoom in and Ctrl – to zoom out.

Complete these steps when starting the exercises: 

  1. Set Fill to None.

fill none

2. Select a Stroke color

stroke color

3. Set your Stroke Weight to 3 pt.

3 pt stroke

4. Click the Layer icon on the bottom right panel  layers

5. Click Add New Layer icon create new layer

6. Name the new Layer “Practice 1 or 2”

practice 1

7. Click the Eye icon to hide “Work on this Layer” and make sure the top layer is highlighted before you start working.

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Please Remember: these are graded so save to your Home Folder > Graphic Design.

Webquest Posts are due Wednesday, September 20th. 

Good Morning!

Please complete the following:

  1. If you have not finished your Graphic Design Webquest post to your blog, use your time today to do so. Please ask a neighbor if you are having trouble describing a certain design element in your image. Directions here: https://rooseveltgraphicarts.wordpress.com/projects/graphic-design-webquest/step-2/

  2. If you are finished with your Webquest post, can log into your blog and experiment with different themes and explore the layout of wordpress:  https://wordpress.com/Remember your login is your email address and your password is Capital first initial, lower case last name and your ID # (example: Bgaster23482)

  3. If you are finished with all of the above you can attempt Pen tool exercise 5.1 following the steps from the post below. We will continue this tomorrow. (watch the pen tool tutorials as you work:  http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1652772&seqNum=3. You can also watch Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 2videos found in the Shared > Students > Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice folders.

    Have a great day!

    Today we will continue the Pen Tool exercises. You can find these in the folder: Shared > Students > Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice. We will work on exercises 5.1, 5.2, 5.3Remember: Complete each exercise 2-3 times (on separate layers) until you have mastered it. Tips: Press “P” to deselect, Edit > Undo if you made a mistake, and Ctrl + to zoom in and Ctrl – to zoom out.

    Complete these steps when starting the exercises: 

    1. Set Fill to None.

    fill none

    2. Select a Stroke color

    stroke color

    3. Set your Stroke Weight to 3 pt.

    3 pt stroke

    4. Click the Layer icon on the bottom right panel  layers

    5. Click Add New Layer icon create new layer

    6. Name the new Layer “Practice 1 or 2”

    practice 1

    7. Click the Eye icon to hide “Work on this Layer” and make sure the top layer is highlighted before you start working.

    hide

    Please Remember: these are graded so save to your Home Folder > Graphic Design.