Word Art: We will be creating a word that represents you and clipping pictures that represent you into it. The word needs to tell me who you are. That is not easy, picking one word to describe yourself. Then you will clip in pictures that represent everything I need to know about you into that word. Many of you did this in Multimedia 1, but we are going to take it to the next level. I will give a quick how to do this, but it will be easier to walk around and give you one-on-one help. You can use whatever special effects you want, stroke, shadow, or filters. Turn in the jpeg into Google classroom when you finish. Remember, back your work up and always save a copy of the Photoshop version in case I have questions or suggestions about your work. Due Aug 16th
Aug 26 - 30
We will be learning how to use the pen tool to trace things in Photoshop: For anyone that has never used the pen tool: youtu.be/5kAQUNFZJXY Node- a point at which lines or pathways intersect or branch; a central or connecting point. "the intersections of two or more such arteries would clearly become major nodes of traffic and urban activity" Due August 31st
tracing an image or object in Illustrator youtu.be/tXpnKlUMZQA The spiderman image you need for this is just below this box, download it to your folder.
Due August 31st
If you are using one of the a Wacoms try to draw go ahead and try to draw without tracing and you can use the brush tool instead of the pen tool. This tutorial will help with some tips on how to do this using Photoshop with your Wacom: youtu.be/d53wt3RN3TM Due August 31st
A new technical word for you in this assignment is vector graphics: Unlike JPEGs, GIFs, and BMP images, vector graphics are not made up of a grid of pixels. Instead, vector graphics are comprised of paths, which are defined by a start and end point, along with other points, curves, and angles along the way. A path can be a line, a square, a triangle, or a curvy shape. These paths can be used to create simple drawings or complex diagrams. Paths are even used to define the characters of specific typefaces.
Because vector-based images are not made up of a specific number of dots, they can be scaled to a larger size and not lose any image quality. If you blow up a raster graphic, it will look blocky, or "pixelated." When you blow up a vector graphic, the edges of each object within the graphic stay smooth and clean. This makes vector graphics ideal for logos, which can be small enough to appear on a business card, but can also be scaled to fill a billboard. Common types of vector graphics include Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand, and EPS files. Many Flash animations also use vector graphics, since they scale better and typically take up less space than bitmap images.
Mid-term is due on the 28th. I want the psd or Ai file of you enchanted item up close and the jpeg of it up close. Then I want a jpeg of the enchanted item in the world it would fit in.
Continue working on Fantasy Art, due Oct 12th.
If you do graphics you will be referred to as AD which stands for Advanced Graphics. If you do 3D modeling you will be referred to as G for Gamers. AD: Time for Day of the Dead skull. This will be done in Illustrator. The 2 jpg's below are skulls that you can choose from and trace to do your designs. Do not use any other skulls. There are many skulls out there that all ready have designs on them and I want original work, using one of these files insures you all start out the same. You can however, draw your own skull. You can trace the skull but you cannot trace the designs. You must create the designs yourself. I have provided the 3 tutorials below for you to use to create your designs. The brush ai file is the file you will need for the " How to do simple swirls and florals". It is the file for the brushes he uses. I will show you how to load them into Illustrator brush palette. You will need to change the preferences to inches instead points. I will show you how. Create a new Illustrator file 8.5 in by 11 in, hit advanced, change the color mode to RGB and the raster effects to 300 ppi. Place the skull of your choice and trace it using the pen tool in Illustrator then follow the tutorials. Due October 31st
Basics of animation: Then let's create this bouncing ball. I will want the swf turned in to the google classroom. Instead of a bouncing ball for this tutorial lets do a bouncing pumpkin. When using this tutorial make sure you follow the principle of motion and when the pumpkin hits the ground it should smash in a little. Both the tutorials will show you how, you choose the one you like better. youtu.be/MHjgwEoMgjA For Guided Path: youtu.be/i8F_Cpd6a4o
Now we will create a walking skeleton. I will want the swf file on this one as well in the google classroom. You can create your skeleton in either Illustrator and open it in Animate or create it in Animate but use the tutorials to help you with this: In this tutorial he does a cartoon character, you will do a skeleton using the same techniques. youtu.be/v84zAJi704k This tutorial will show you how to use Illustrator and Animate together, you only need the first part of this tutorial. youtu.be/ErSU7PqAi40 Due Nov. 11th
AD:You are going to create a word and background for a billboard advertising a new upcoming movie using a texture appropriate for the movie and a smashed effect that will be applied to the word. The word can be your choice but it has to relate to the movie. I have provided some brushes you can use in the column next to this one that you can use with the tutorial below. I will show you how to load the brushes to use them. You will get a texture on your own. (I will show you how). Then put appropriate images in the background for the movie and the title of the movie should be some where along with "Coming Next Month" Then follow this tutorial:
These type of special effects would be used in movie posters, billboards, book covers, etc. Yet another job possibility for graphic artist. So apply your billboard to an image of a billboard. You can find an image of a billboard by doing a google search. Turn in the finished jpeg by Due Nov 30th.
Gamers: You now will do a full body in Sculptris. Lets start with an animal. This tutorial is for a pig but you can do any animal you want. youtu.be/MdHYEXWtKh8 Due 16th If you finish early start your transportation vehicle: When you finish you will create a transportation vehicle in Sculptris. It can be any type of transportation vehicle but something too simple will show in your grade. Here are some videos of different types that might help. Due Due 30th Motorcycle https://youtu.be/5PGgSUvwSw4 Hover craft Part 1: https://youtu.be/FL2MLCjCJEY Part 2: https://youtu.be/KhV3rzmKZDY
Animators: Continue working on your monster eating something. Due 30th
AD:Time to step out of your comfort zone. When you design you might have customers that ask for something you are not familiar with. I am going to introduce you to 3 design styles you may or may not have seen before.
Avant Garde: a·vant-garde ˌaväntˈɡärd/ noun noun: avant-garde
1. new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them. "works by artists of the Russian avant-garde"
adjective adjective: avant-garde 1. favoring or introducing experimental or unusual ideas. "a controversial avant-garde composer"
Punk: The punk phenomenon (London, c. 1976) expressed a rejection of prevailing values in ways that extended beyond the music. British punk fashion deliberately outraged propriety with the highly theatrical use of cosmetics and hairstyles, clothing typically adapted or mutilated existing objects for artistic effect: pants and shirts were cut, torn, or wrapped with tape, and written on with marker or defaced with paint; safety pins and razor blades were used as jewelry. While OG, original gangsters, punks would have probably never used the word ‘haute’ to describe themselves, they did prescribe to a certain style that valued not philosophies and beauty and order like the design that came before them, but rather chaos and a dissemination of shock. Using their often illegible and garish styles to shock the viewer out of apathy, the punk movement gave little thought to the commonly perceived ‘good’ design practices.
Steam Punk: The term “Steampunk” originated in the late 1980s with a cheeky letter to Locus Magazine from science fiction author K. W. Jeter. Jeter was trying to find an accurate description of works by himself (Morlock Night), Tim Powers (The Anubis Gates), and James Blaylock (Homunculus). While Jeter coined the word, it was William Gibson and Bruce Sterling that brought the genre attention with the book The Difference Engine (1992). Best known for their offerings in cyberpunk, Gibson and Sterling took their intimate integration of man and machine back to 1885. In this alternative Industrial Revolution, Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine is not merely a curiosity but the norm, and now his Analytical Engine comes to fruition. The book centers around the struggle between the working class Luddites (who fear technology) and the upper-class “enhanced” elite.From here, the steampunk movement gained momentum, although there are some cinematic and televised works that could easily be considered steampunk while pre-dating The Difference Engine by three decades or more. Over the years, steampunk has evolved into more than just a sub-genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Steampunk now extends into fashion, engineering, music, and for some, a lifestyle. With the Victorian British Empire or American Wild West as the backdrop, steampunk projects are a challenge of making something elegant out of random bits and bobs.
You will design a fashion or transportation vehicle based on one of these styles. I will show you examples of them. Use one of the models I provided earlier if you are doing fashion. If you are doing transportation use bits and pieces of things to trace to come up with a new style for each. I need one of each style in jpeg format. Finish piece in jpeg format is due Jan 25th
G: You will be creating a robot. Use the following tutorials for technique ideas for your robot. It can be any robot or your own robot but must be a full robot. Make sure you add lots of detail.
Animators: You are going to create your sprints. Use these 2 tutorials to create them and then the second tutorial shows you how to animate them, we will add them to your parallax: Sprites 1: youtu.be/9w7h-mVsf7A Sprites 2: youtu.be/aV0s8Qtk6lA
AD: Continue working on your Restoration images. Due Feb 15th.
G: Continue working on your dragon.Due Feb 8th
Animators:: You will be doing one of the hardest animation effects, syncing sound to movement. This tutorial has a link for the file if you want to use it, but if you don't be sure and create your face parts as graphic symbol as he does especially the different mouth parts. Keep in mind that everything in Flash should have it's own layer. You will need to record your sound using my speaker and Audacity or you can use phrase you find. Most be school acceptable and no shorter than 3 words. How to import sound into Animate: youtu.be/TFYe7Xgw97Q
AD: A Six-Word Story should provide a movement of conflict, action, and resolution that gives the sense of a complete story transpiring in a moment’s reading. I will show you some examples and we will talk about 6-word stories. This tutorial will show you how to create the gif in Photoshop. You will include on the animation process the 6 word that tell the story. My suggestion is to include your six words in each frame. You can put together any images that you want to create the animation to tell your story in 6 words. Due March 27th
G: You will create your a full character from start to finish now. Use all of these tutorials, Part 1 - Part 12 to complete your character. Feel free to customize your character. This will take at least 3 weeks to finish so due date is March 29th.
Animators: I want you to master the camera tool in Animate so we are going to use your finished Parallax and Sprites to master this tool. Use this tutorial with that file: youtu.be/QOPMCaUPI_Y
Once you finish the camera panning create a new scene that animates a win or lose using this video to guide the creation of the scene. youtu.be/4M_9MH32Tog Due March 15th
AD: your robots or minions are due at the end of this week. Remember they must have the backgrounds I asked for and I will want a finished jpeg.
G: You finished and painted full character in Maya is due at the end of this week. Have me help you with how to turn it in.
Animators: Your finished storyboard is due at the end of this week.
AD: We are going to use Photoshop to create your own creature, unique and original by using different parts of other animals to trace. Of course, you can draw it from scratch if you want to, as well. Due March 30th. Examples of creatures are on my website under Illustrator and "New and Interesting Creatures." Combing 2 object seamlessly
G: You have 2 choices you can either continue in Unity or learn Maya: Choice 1: G:Maya: You will be creating a character in Maya following the tutorials bellow: (Due date to be determined) Modeling Part 01: https://youtu.be/xzmg0grXHyE
Choice 2: G: Pick a tutorial from this website the Beginner level or Intermediate level if you all ready did the Beginner level. unity3d.com/learn/tutorials (Due date to be determined) To help you understand C# please watch this video: youtu.be/pSiIHe2uZ2w Animators: Your storyboard should be turning in and you should be starting on your Animated Short.
AD: We are going to start a series of special effects to learn more of the panels and tools in both Photoshop and Illustrator: Special Effects #1 Striped 3D Shapes: https://youtu.be/hmzlNvqziVI
G: A Finished working Beginning level game from the Unity website that I provided for you.You will need to show it to me for a grade.
Animators: A complete Animated Short with a good story and sound.
Aug 19 - 23
Graffiti Art: I believe that graffiti art is an art form if done in or on an approved area. Some of it can be truly beautiful. No gang signs, must be school acceptable. However, graffiti art should be on approved canvases only. For our purposes that would be digital art. Follow this video to learn how to create graffiti art. Due Aug 23nd youtu.be/K4bW0c-Nt0c
Using illustrator to create the graffiti, apply your finished art to a wall of some sort and change the blending mode before you turn it in. (See me on how to do that) youtu.be/Z3hrunoS5Xo Due August 23nd
Sept 3 - 6
We need to practice tracing so you can pick any sketch of a cartoon character and trace it to make sure we understand how to trace because we will need that ability to design our shoes, clothes, cars, etc. You can use this tutorial if you don't have a Wacom to help you. youtu.be/7b-70EDYiFQ
If you can draw feel free to create a new cartoon character using the skills you learned from the Wacom tutorial last week. Here is a tutorial to learn more about customizing the brushes in Photoshop and Illustrator youtu.be/_wq-62Jk-Q0 Due Sept. 20th
We are going to learn how to touch up photos, get rid of blemishes, soften skin, etc. Using Dodge and Burn to touch up skin: youtu.be/0d_OSi_790IHigh
Wacom's finish your first and second sketches. Due Sept. 20th
You will be working on a Fantasy Art piece. Fantasy Art is about the dream like state. What goes on inside your dreams? Bring that to life in your images. I will introduce you to how to get new brushes for Photoshop which will make this easier. Make sure you name it 'Fantasy Art" and put your own personal creative touch on it.
Fantastic art is a broad and loosely defined art genre. It is not restricted to a specific school of artists, geographical location or historical period. It can be characterized by subject matter – which portrays non-realistic, mystical, mythical or folkloric subjects or events – and style, which is representational and naturalistic, rather than abstract - or in the case of magazine illustrations and similar, in the style of graphic novel art such as manga.
Fantasy has been an integral part of art since its beginnings,but has been particularly important in mannerism, magic realist painting, romantic art, symbolism, surrealism and lowbrow. In French, the genre is called le fantastique, in English it is sometimes referred to as visionary art, grotesque art or mannerist art. It has had a deep and circular interaction with fantasy literature.
Tutorial on blending using adjustments tools, such as brightness/contrast and Hue saturation. https://youtu.be/C4k9OozKFDw This tutorial helps with blending hair with the background: https://youtu.be/1n3vedzJSNU Due Oct. 12th Must use one of the brushes at least and the extract tutorial and the blending tutorials. In addition, at least one of the Special Effects must be used.
AD: Continue working on the Day of the Dead skull if you finish early do the following assignment.
AD: We need to learn how to use sketching techniques and Live Paint in Illustrator. This technique is important when we start designing our own creations such as clothing design, cars, and characters for animation. If you can't draw use the images below to trace, pick one. Then follow this tutorial to learn how to easily convert your sketch and color it: youtu.be/3sPuXmTLBj4 Due Nov 9th
Garmers; Garmers you will create a cartoon head in Sculptris. You can create any cartoon head you want but use this tutorial to help you. youtu.be/U9Dxi5fCd0Q You will need my help to turn it in. Due Nov 9th
Time for finals for this semester AD: All students: this is your final and you will create 3 separate designs. This choice is in Illustrator. Choice 1: Fashion Design, academy students will create a prom or wedding dress and an active sportswear piece, and an outfit you would where on a date. You need to use live trace on a mannequin model then add your design using the pen tool in Illustrator. Your mannequin will be easier to do a live trace on if you start with black and white. Use this tutorial to learn how to use live trace and manipulate patterns: https://youtu.be/q4p89ESTDcw Below are the jpegs of the models if you want to use them. Basic coloring of your design: https://youtu.be/YSa-4AcKZOI
Choice 2: Vehicle or guitar Wrap Design, students will do 5 designs. This choice will be in Photoshop. It must be your own designs. You will create 5 11 by 8 inches designs that you will use to wrap around your cars. You will pick the cars or guitars you want to do this to then use this video to apply the effects. I will want the before and after images of your cars. https://youtu.be/npSglYRHj9U Due the day of the final Gamers: You are going to use these 3 tutorials to create a reptile. This is a lead up to the dragon you will be creating. I want to see the actual texture of the reptile so you will need my help with that. Video 1
Animators: For your final you will be creating a technique classed Parallax. It should look like a game with each layer moving at different speeds, the closes to us moving the fastest. The tutorial will explain. You have until the 21st to finish this but make sure you save it because when we get back from the break you will create sprites to put into the game and have them jumping and moving with your Parallax effect.
AD: Continue working on Avant-garde, Punk, and Steampunk. Due Jan 25th.
G: Continue working on the Robot. Due Jan 25th
Animators: Continue working on Sprites. Due Feb 1st.
Jan 28 - Feb 1
AD: You are going to work on three techniques for photo restoration and manipulation in Photoshop.
The first one is how to smooth skin and remove blemishes and scars. You can do this to any image but it would be most effective for your own pictures or family pictures. I will want the before and after image on this. These are due Nov 18th. Here is the tutorial:
The last one is how to age a photo. This technique I want on your image. The texture he uses can be found by doing a google image search. You will find it fun to apply this effect on your own photo. I will need your before and after images.
AD: Continue working on Restoration. All 6 files are due Feb 15th.
G: It is time to learn ZBrush. ZBrush is a professional software which can be difficult to master. Having you use it a little this year will make it easier for next year. This tutorial will explain the tools and palettes and how to navigate around the software. youtu.be/S_0Ct0gnm7c
AD/Animators: This will count as your midterm and you will have lots of fun doing it. You are going to learn how to use After Effects with Illustrator. This video has you go to a website that let's you create a South Park character. He then shows you how to convert it to an Illustrator file that has all the layers grouped for each body part that you want to animate in After Effects. He then shows you how to bring the Illustrator file into After Effects and animate it. I will show you the one my TA did as an example. These 3 videos will help you learn how to use After Effects:
You will make this an animated gif and turn it in to your google classroom. The tutorial below will show you how to do this: youtu.be/Cn2Wpw1VjNY Change the setting in the export window to Forever not the default Once. Due March 8th
G: Continue working on your Octopus and Space Monkey in ZBrush. These will now count as your midterm. Due March 8th.
AD: Finish your Six-Word Story due March 28th and then start the next assignment below.
AD: Choice #1: You will be creating 3 minions in Illustrator then you will have them celebrate Easter. You need at least three different minions. Your minions will be doing thinks like hiding Easter eggs or hunting Easter eggs. Maybe one of them would be dressed as the Easter bunny, etc. Choice #2: Create 3 robots with shapes and put them in a robot world. I would like to see you use mostly shapes but some tracing is allowed. Robots: https://youtu.be/Sfpo813tXjQ
G: Continue working on your full character from start to finish now. Use all of these tutorials, Part 1 - Part 12 to complete your character. Feel free to customize your character. This will take at least 3 weeks to finish so due date is March 29th.
You can use this Storyboard template or you can create the storyboard in Animate the way the tutorial shows you. If you use the template you would be printing out the amount of pages you would need, each box is a scene.
AD: Line Art: Turn an image into line art. I am looking for the transference to look like a artist convergence. You you can use any image but you may convert it into anything you like as long as you use your imagination. Turn in the image you used and the finished piece. youtu.be/_w3NzKChPOo
G: Continue working on either Choice 1, 2, or 3. If you are doing Unity: This video will help you better understand C# coding: youtu.be/e7Yj6vLyYOI
Choice 2: G: Pick a tutorial from this website the Beginner level or Intermediate level if you all ready did the Beginner level. unity3d.com/learn/tutorials (Due date to be determined)
Animators: Continue working on your Animated Short You will be receiving a progress grade on Friday for your Animated Short.
may 20-June 7
Finals: AD: You are going to create some Special Effects #3 and these will count as your final..