Thursday, March 30

Class Starter: Think about yourself in 2-D

To get started, take a look at this logo branding on the site awwwards.com 

Think about ways that you can make a logo about yourself

alexander-khokhlov-2d-2dClass Activity:  Write a blog post about your personal brand.

Photoshop-3 Assignment

Use Photoshop to create a graphic about YOU – your logo.   You might start with a pencil sketch but then you will need to create a digital graphic of it.   It needs to:

•Be Recognizable at any size
•Emotional or Intuitive Cerebral Connection
•Dares to be Original

*Still need inspiration? Look at Behance or Dribbble.

Tutorials you might like:
How to Make 3D Icon
10 Essential Shortcuts

TURN THIS IN BY POSTING A JPEG VERSION OF YOUR LOGO ON YOUR BLOG WITH A SHORT DESCRIPTION. Also put your logo file in your Google Drive folder  DUE MONDAY 4/10  (50 points)

Tuesday, March 28

Class Starter:

Photoshop-brandingPhotoshop  is probably the most used photo manipulation and graphics application in the world.  You may find yourself using this application for personal and for professional use.  Watch “What is Photoshop” a video produced by Adobe to show the possibilities.

Class Activities:

Photoshop-2 Assignment

Cherriesx3

1-Before you start your Photoshop assignment, you need to become familiar with the tool palettes and the interface.  Please watch the following video about the tool panels.

2- Right-Click on the following image of two cherries and hit “copy”
Cherries

3. Open Photoshop from your computer applications folder. Go to the file menu and hit “new”.  Photoshop will open a dialogue box. Hit “OK” and a new blank document will open.

4. Now go to the Edit menu at the top and hit “paste”- The Cherries should appear & you are ready to follow along as  I demonstrate the way that I created 3 versions of the original image.

Your assignment:
Create 3 different versions of the Cherries, using any of the Photoshop tools or filters.  Make your own version! When you have completed the project save your original working Photoshop document AND a jpeg version in your class folder.  Due Thursday March 30th (50 points)

Wednesday, March 22

*Bonus*

I am happy about the accomplishments of Artists who follow their passion.  Especially when they are my own kids.  This is a time-lapse of Heather Mahler painting a mural in Salt Lake City this week.  And the music used in this piece is by Cory Mahler.

Class Starter:  Photoshop Demonstration.

Watch as I  demonstrate digital photography manipulation

DIGI-PSD-AMY

Class Activity: Photoshop-1 Assignment

Class Gallery Show Project 

  1. Open Photoshop
  2. Open my class folder and download the photoshop file that I have placed in the folder. “ClassGallery-Photoshop”
  3. Use the Layers Palette, selection tools and any other tools to create a new digital image.
  4. Add your name to the image, using the Type Tool
  5. Save the finished piece in your class folder as a PSD, and save a JPEG copy in my drive folder for your class period.
    B-6 Photoshop Master
    B-7 Photoshop Master  
  6. We will view your artwork as a class gallery show.

    Due 3/24 (30 Points)

USE 2 OF THE FOLLOWING IMAGES:

 

Monday, December 12

alexander-khokhlov-2d-2dClass Starter: Think about yourself in 2-D

To get started, take a look at this logo branding on the site awwwards.com 

Think about ways that you can make a logo about yourself

Class Activity:  Personal Branding: Photoshop-2 Assignment

Use Photoshop to create a graphic about YOU – your logo.   You might start with a pencil sketch but then you will need to create a digital graphic of it.   It needs to:

•Be Recognizable at any size
•Emotional or Intuitive Cerebral Connection
•Dares to be Original

*Still need inspiration? Look at Behance or Dribbble.

Tutorials you might like:
How to Make 3D Icon
10 Essential Shortcuts

TURN THIS IN BY POSTING A JPEG VERSION OF YOUR LOGO ON YOUR BLOG WITH A SHORT DESCRIPTION. Also put your logo file in your Google Drive folder  DUE WEDNESDAY 12/14  (50 points)

Tuesday, December 6

Class Starter:

Photoshop-brandingPhotoshop  is probably the most used photo manipulation and graphics application in the world.  You may find yourself using this application for personal and for professional use.  Watch “What is Photoshop” a video produced by Adobe to show the possibilities.

Class Activities:

Photoshop-1 Assignment

Cherriesx3

1-Before you start your Photoshop assignment, you need to become familiar with the tool palettes and the interface.  Please watch the following video about the tool panels.

2- Right-Click on the following image of two cherries and hit “copy”
Cherries

3. Open Photoshop from your computer applications folder. Go to the file menu and hit “new”.  Photoshop will open a dialogue box. Hit “OK” and a new blank document will open.

4. Now go to the Edit menu at the top and hit “paste”- The Cherries should appear & you are ready to follow along as  I demonstrate the way that I created 3 versions of the original image.

Your assignment:
Create 3 different versions of the Cherries, using any of the Photoshop tools or filters.  Make your own version! When you have completed the project save your original working Photoshop document AND a jpeg version in your class folder.  Due Thursday Dec. 8(50 points)

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.

Thursday, March 30

Class Starter: Digital Photography Manipulation

DIGI-PSD-AMY

Class Activity: Class Gallery Show Project (Extra Credit 50 points)

  1. Open Photoshop
  2. Open my class folder and download the photoshop file that I have placed in the folder. “Digital Gallery Images.psd”
  3. Use the Layers Palette, selection tools and any other tools to create a new digital image.
  4. Add your name to the image, using the Type Tool
  5. Save the finished piece in your class folder as a PSD, and save a JPEG copy in my drive folder for your class period.
    B-6 Mrs.Bury
    B-7 Mrs. Bury
  6. We will view your artwork as a class gallery show.

USE 2 OF THE FOLLOWING IMAGES: