Vector Portrait Workday

Good Morning! Today we being our Vector Portrait project. Your three minimal posters will be due: Tuesday, March 21.

For the Vector Portrait, you will need a photograph reference of yourself, a friend/family member, or a image you find online. Your photograph needs to be a high resolution. When you import your photo (File > Place), hold down Shift to resize. Use your knowledge of shape (Mr. Potato head project) to trace over areas of different colors (highlights and shadows) and use the Eye Dropper tool to fill. c4a3c07de4e5eec5d84bc217a19e506247cc6f27df0c291d8a621e70ec1bee1a188db2ce530a919cbb9340200b0eb7c66be8c2b3dbe4a187af41e14e6ded544e3e8be4705a5dc68229a53b0e0565858d

Happy Thursday!

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 > 08 Gradients. First 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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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:
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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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 

Mr. Potato Head

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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Welcome Back!

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.

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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 start to work on 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 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.