Monday, June 13, 2011

The Final Project

The end has finally arrived and you are now a graphic artist.  If you want to make a video game or some other option for your final project stop reading this and come see me.

Photoshop Final Project Details:

1.  Choose one of the options.  Whichever option you choose it must have 3 key components.

  • Custom Text
  • Custom Background
  • Custom Effect

2. Create one of the following:
a. Movie Poster

b. Magazine Cover

c. Sports Card(both the back and front)

d. Advertisement

Friday, May 27, 2011

Assignment 9 and up: Open Season

This is the section that you choose the assignments you wish to complete.  There is no required amount to complete.  The only requirement is that you are working and expanding your skills towards our final project.

Below you will find several options and/or places to start.  These are not the only sources of tutorials.  They are meant to only be a starting point.

Gamemaker:  Video Game Creation

Anyone interested in creating their own video games?  This is the place to start.
Click on Start -> All programs -> Gamemaker 8 and follow the tutorial on the right side of the program (once it opens)

Illustrator - Part 2
Search the web for a cool online tutorial that uses Illustrator.  Be sure that the tutorial is not for CS5... we have CS4.
Example tutorial websites.

Photoshop - Try any of these assignments

1. Alphabet Soup
For this assignment you will need to download the alphabet soup tutorial and this picture.  If you find a nicer bowl of super on the interweb then you can you use that one instead!

2. Picture into Words 
Picture into Words Tutorial

3. Street Dance

4. Custom Text 
The tutorial can be found here.

5. I'm on fire text

The tutorial can be found here.

6. zhinoceros

something looks wrong here???

Here are the original pictures I used.

7. Photoshop Tutorial Websites

Here a few more websites to look at when trying to find a photoshop tutorial, including the one below

Monday, May 16, 2011

Assignment 8: Obama-sized

Go through the following tutorial to create your own Obama-esq advertisement.
Things you need before you start the tutorial:

1.  The tutorial itself.
2.  This pattern file.
3. You must take an acutal picture with an actual camera for this project... no Google, no Facebook, no Tumblr, just your own mad photo taking skills!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Assignment 7: Animation

As an introduction to animation we will be using a free online animation program.  Shapeshifter has a very simple interface and uses only 4 geometric shapes to create your animations.  To get accustomed to the program you will be first required to create a bouncing ball.  Below, you will find a video tutorial that can be used as a guide.  You can also use the tutorial to see what the final bouncing ball should look like and then go it on your own!!
* You must create an account on aniboom for you to be able to save your work as the animations are saved online.
Once you have completed the bouncing ball project you will need to show me.  I will then instruct you to the second part of the assignment (aprox. a 100 frame animation).  Check out Mika D's aniboom projects here for some amazing examples of what you can do!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Assignment 6: Illustrator 3D Rendering

For this assignment you will be using Illustrator, NOT Photoshop.  Where is Illustrator?
Click on the start button -> click on all programs -> Adobe Design Premium CS4 - Adobe Illustrator

3D Bowl of Apples Tutorial

Monday, May 2, 2011

Assignment 3: Custom Text

Custom text is what often completes a Photoshop project.  For this tutorial we will be using the background found below(save it to your x-drive) and the following tutorial.
Custom Text Tutorial

Background Image

Finished Project

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Assignment 2: Thermal Imaging

Take a picture or find a picture of someone, yourself, or a friend and save it to your x-drive. 
Then follow the link and complete the Thermal Photo Effect Tutorial. 
Post your before and after photo to your blog.
Open an ImageThermal Effect