Thursday, April 21

Class Starter: Logo Branding – simple solutions:

19685•Recognizable at any size
•Emotional or Intuative Cerebral Connection
•Makes a Promise
•Dares to be Original

Class Activity:

As you create a new logo for your  My Tiny Company, you might start with a pencil sketch but then you will need to create a vector shape and make it original.  Watch while I demonstrate some easy Photoshop tricks using text layers and Shape layers.

*Use the rest of the class today to work on your logo.
Still need inspiration? Look at Behance or Dribbble.

Friday, April 15

ketchup-dayClass Starter:  Check your Skyward

If you find that you are missing assignments, please let me know when they are completed, so that I can update your grade.

Class Activities:

Finish your Inkscape Assignment. When you have completed your Inkscape Assignment, make a new folder nested inside your class folder and name it  INKSCAPE.  Save 2 files: an Inkscape file (.SVG) and .PNG file.
Due Tuesday 4/19 (100 Points)

**You should have extra time today to work on missing assignments**

 

 

Wednesday, April 13

Class Starter:  Class Photoshop Digital Photography Manipulation Gallery

Photoshop-brandingOn March 30th you each were given an equal challenge using 6 images. If you completed your project and saved it to my folder we will look at it today.  – Your creations are impressive!

 

Class Activity: Inkscape

inkscapeBefore you create a graphic logo for your My Tiny Company product, I want you to experiment with one more free application for creating graphics. Inkscape is a free to download and use and compares to Adobe Illustrator for making vector graphics.

Your Inkscape Assignment is as follows:  Open Inkscape and start experimenting with the tools. Create a vector graphic of your own choosing.  You may work on your logo or anything that interests you.

Optional:  If you would like step by step instructions for your first project, you may download this How to Create a Cartoon Dinosaur.

When you have completed your Inkscape Assignment, make a new folder nested inside your class folder and name it  INKSCAPE.  Save 2 files: an Inkscape file (.SVG) and .PNG file.
Due Tuesday 4/19 (100 Points)

If you would like to further explore Inkscape on your own time, you can download the application at home from Inkscape.  And if you would like to practice your Inkscape skills you can find good tutorials at Invato Tuts.

Tuesday, March 15

Class Starter: Kenneth Shinozuka and his invention

Today, we will watch a TED Talk  given by Kenneth Shinozuka in 2014.  Kenneth shares his whole thought process, the problem, and the challenges he takes on to create his product.

Class Activities:  Introduction to Gimp

gimp-01-535x535Today we will experiment with the application GIMP.  GIMP is a free and open source image editor. Not only can it edit photography, but it is used for graphics and original artwork. More information about Gimp.

Open the application and take a look at the art board and tools for creating graphics.  Next open the Gimp Introduction assignment.  For this assignment, you will follow step by step instructions for making a graphic. Put the finished graphic in your Google Drive folder.
Due Monday, March 21. (50 Points)