Art 141

Digital Art

fundamentals

5100 TTh•Art 5
9:30-12:30pm

 

Fall 18 Blogs

Final Grades

Tutorials:

 

ECC Links:

 

Open Lab Schedules

 

Website Key:

Grey = link

* = graded exercise or assignment

CAPS = Project

WEEK 1 | introductions & blog

2.12/2.14

Resources:

Syllabus

Illustrator Overview, Vector & Raster

Drawing a character with Shape

2D Design Concepts | Video

Computer Lab Set-up | Working smart

Dropbox.com

Blog Primer | Tumblr Art & Photo Blogs

Illustrator Basics tutorial

To do this week:

1. *Ex: Animal Collage | Computer Collage

2. Set up Cloud account

3. Join Facebook Group

4. Raster/Vector worksheet

5. *BLOG assignment

Set-up & post link on FB group, Post 'About me,' Find blogs to follow

 

WEEK 2 |Illustrator basics (ai)

2.19/2.21

Assignment:

*MINI-ANIMATION

Tutorials:

Video: Shape in Art

AI: Create & Edit Shapes

AI: Transform & Edit Artwork

AI: Pathfinder tools

To do this week:

1. *Ex: Nametag

2. *Ex: Pathfinders Cheat Sheet

3. *Draw background & character for animation

Blog: Post mini-animation progress

 

WEEK 3 | Layers & Animation

2.26/2.28

Resources:

Angry Animator Blog

Tutorials:

AI: Create with Drawing Tools

AI: Organize Content w/Layers

Illustrator Symbols

Puppet Warp Tool

Illustrator Key Commands

To do this week:

1.*Bouncing Ball Ex

2.*Animating with Blend tool

3. Finish mini-animation

WEEK 4 | Fills: color, valuE, pattern (ai)

3.5/3.7

Assignment:

*PROJECT: MASK

Tutorials:

AI: Change Color & Strokes

Resources:

Color Worksheet

Masks | Heros & Villains Archetypes

Disguise Exhibition

Intro to Color Theory

RGB vs. CMYK

About Color website

Gradient Mesh Help

Gradient Mesh video

How to make a Simple Pattern

To do this week:

1. *Ex: Custom Color Palette

& Gradient

2. *Ex: Egg + pattern

3. Critique Animations

4. Finish all exercises and hand in.

5. Blog: Post idea, research, sketch and production plan for mask.

 

WEEK 5 | pen tool & Mask

3.12/3.14

Resources:

Linking worksheet

Critique Guidelines

Video: Line in Art

Intro to Pen tool

Pen tool game

Adobe TV: Pen tool in CS6

AI: Linking and embedding files, template layers

AI: Rotate & Reflect tool

AI: Clipping masks

AI: Draw Modes

AI: Envelope Distort

To do this week:

1. *Pen tool practice

2. *Ex: Silly Bands

3. *Ex: Face Trace | Face Trace files

 

WEEK 6 | Mask: Lab

3.19/3.21

Resources:

Wacom Intuous tablet

Pencil tool

Live Paint

Brushes

Work on Masks in class

Blog: Post mask work-in-progress

 

WEEK 7 | final output: Printing & matting

3.26/2.28

InDesign Tutorials:

Add text

Add graphics

Resources:

Digital Print Center Order Form

Matting your work

INDD Template for print

Placing your illustrations into INDD

To do this week

1. Finish Mask illustration

2. Place into template. Add title and story, spell and grammar check!

3. Print files and mat

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 8 | type (AI)

4.2/4.4

Assignment:

*PROJECT: MOVIE POSTER

Copyright for Artists

Tutorials:

AI: Point vs Area type

AI: Type tools

AI: Formatting type

Typography Worksheet

Intro to Type Video

GCF Intro to Type Video

Letterform Anatomy pdf

Type Seminar

To do this week:

1. *Ex: Type Tool Cheat Sheet

2. CRIT: Mask. Post final version and reflection to blog. Hand in screenshot of AI file with swatches and layers panels open.

3. Blog: Idea, research, sketches for poster

 

spring break

4.9/4.11

 

WEEK 9 | portfolio e-book / Intro to PSD & scanning

4.16/4.18

Assignment:

* PROJECT: PORTFOLIO BOOK

Resources:

Portfolio Book Template

PSD Size and Resolution Worksheet

Scanning Worksheet

Tutorials:

INDD: mulit-page documents

INDD: Add interactivity

INDD: Add video to document

Convert epub to Kindle format

Convert epub to PDF

PSD: Get to know Photoshop

PSD: Image size

Image size & Resolution Explained

Resolution: Print vs Web

How to scan

To do this week:

1. Crit Masks

2. Make e-book

3. Poster process: sketches, research, production plan on blog

 

WEEK 10 | PSD Layers, selections & Masks

4.23/4.25

Resources:

Layers Panel worksheet

Selection tools worksheet

Tutorials:

PSD: Layer Basics

PSD: Image Adjustments

Levels panel

PSD: Selections

PSD: Select & Mask space

To do this week:

1. *PS: Layer masks & adjustments

2.* Mock poster Ex

3. Work on posters

4. Turn in Part 1 of e-book portfolio

 

WEEK 11 | digital painting

4.30/5.2

Resources:

Selecting with the Pen tool

PSD & Resolution

Photoshop & Illustrator: Smart Objects

Shape Tools

Photoshop Brushes

Type in Photoshop

Photoshop Filters

Digital Coloring in Photoshop

Speed Painting

Value Structure

Custom Brushes

To do this week:

1. *Soft-edge selections

2. *Vector Selection Exercise

3. *Making smoke (one way)

4. Finish mock poster

 

 

WEEK 12 | lab: poster

5.7/5.9

To do this week:

PSD: Retouch Images

Work on Poster

 

WEEK 13 |PSD Animation

5.14/5.16

Assignment: Choose one

*PROJECT: GIF ANIMATION

*PROJECT: GOODLE DOODLE

Resources:

Animated Illustrations

Animated Photographs

Google Doodle Archive

Creating a seamless repeating background

Move a walk cycle across the frame

Tutorials:

*Photographic Gif Frame Animation

*Hand-drawn Gif Frame Animation

Exercise:

• Animating a walk cycle

To do this week:

1. Finish poster and hand in for Costco printing

2. Work on Animation resources: Storyboard, take photos, video, or make photoshop drawings to animate

 

WEEK 14 | PSD Animation

5.21/5.23

Resources:

Making a custom brush

Painting clouds

Creating a photographic cloud brush

Hand drawn animation in PSD

Tweening smart objects

How to use onionskinning

Exercises

* Tweening & keyframes ex

Keyframe animation files

* File formats worksheet

To do this week:

1. CRIT Posters

2. Work on animations

 

WEEK 15 | Lab: PSD Animation

5.28/5.30

To do this week:

1. Finish animation

2. Finish portfolio e-book

 

WEEK 16 | portfolio book & final exam

6.4/6.6

Resources:

Study Guide for Final

9 Best Portfolio Sites

To do this week:

Bring scantron for Final exam

Crit animations & books

Final exam