Thursday, December 8, 2011

Assignment 9 and up: Open Season

This is the section of the course where you get to choose the assignments that you will be completing.  There is no required amount to complete other than you are working.   Of course, every time you post a project on your blog it is dated.  Soooo... if your animation assignment is posted today and then you don't post another for another week I'm really hoping the project you post is worthy of a weeks worth of work!!

The more you do, the more prepared you will be for the final project.

Below you will find a list of many tutorials and links to tutorials.  Feel free to search out your own tutorials as well.

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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Assignment 8: 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!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Assignment 7: 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, November 22, 2011

Assignment 6: Illustrator 3D Rendering

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

When illustrator opens, be sure to click on "new print document"

3D Bowl of Apples Tutorial

Self Assessment:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Assignment 3: Custom Text

Custom text is what often completes a Photoshop project.  For this tutorial you will have to save the background found below to your m-drive and also download the tutorial.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rubric for Assignments

Assignment exceeds expectations.  All requirements are completed with style.
Assignment meets expectations.  All to most requirements are completed adequately.
Assignment is approaching expectations.  Some important steps are missing or completed inaccurately.  
Assignment does not meet expectations.  Minimal effort and/or lack of following assignment details.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Assignment 1: Thermal Imaging

Take a picture or find a picture of someone, yourself, or a friend and save it to your m-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