September 23-27

GAD 1 – Students know how to erase backgrounds, add multiple images to create a single image, layers palette importance, save names, and how to put images into drop box for evaluation. You’ve learned the most important Photoshop tools and palettes. We’ll add a few more this week and next. Then we’ll move onto a project I call Food Face. A few years ago a Dutch College University picked up on images posted on this blog and published one GHS art students Food Face image on the cover of their magazine! Using images of their favorite foods students will create a self portrait in the style of G. Arcimboldo. I’ll relate this artists works of art and life to what students study in history classes.

GAD 2 – Let’s look together at what this wonderful group of second year computer art students have been creating so far this year. How might you start a portfolio of your efforts? Green Valley tutorial due by the end of the week.

Animation/Game Design – It’s all about the people who created famous animated characters. My favorites are from the Jetsons. What’s yours?

week 5 – september 16-20, 2013

GAD1 – Learning about layers and the various ways to erase without using eraser tool. Assignment: replace cat faces with people faces.

GAD 2 – alien landscape due. Cropping using photoshop. Due Monday. Epic landscape assignment due later in the week.

Animation/Game Design – historical animated cat storyboard due on Tuesday. Do you have all your animation study cards? I’ll announce the quiz soon.

Week 4 – September 9-13, 2013

GAD 1 – Review of Photoshop tools practiced. Learning proper save names and how to place expressive line assignment into drop box. The many ways to delete and erase in Photoshop.

GAD 2 – Review Render Options and making a template for future use. New, populating terrains with ecosystem brush tool.

Animation (CAG) – Exporting stop motion framebyframe assignment from last week. Proper save name and drop box instructions. Exploring famous cat animation characters.