link to my Instagram here

Digital Fine Arts Class links:

Digitial Art Museum


Mandala link
http://www.colormandala.com/main/color/d7442d7e638ae6933c1b7bc888a0096e

Mandala_Options

The Art of the Doodle: 20 Examples

Fun drawing tool: MrDoob

Or try this one: Bomomo


Second Class:
Elements Vocabulary Handout
HW: Take photos of the elements of Design: Line, Shape, Value, Texture, Color, Form & Space

The 6 Principles of Design: Visual Example

Kalediscope

Zefrank_Flower Builder

Figure | Ground:
Monochromatic Images of Architecture

Nick Brandt: Black & White Images of Animals Africa_black_an_white

 

Illustrator/Pen tool:

Introduction to Illustrator (Adobe)

Creative Boom – Richard Keeling: Artist creating graphic abstract illustrations

The Bezier Game
http://bezier.method.ac

Fourth Class:
HW: Symmetrical and Asymmetrical compositions, you create yourself.
Use
* link below to get ideas.

Example Photographs: Disassembled Objects

*Cool web site: Stationary store, London (Symmetrical | Asymmetrical)
http://presentandcorrect.com/item.php?item_id=1562&category_id=7

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Fifth Class:
Critique arranged object Images: symmetrical/asymmetrical
Discussion: gestalt, figure | ground, similarity

Demo: Creating a pattern swatch in Illustrator
Path Finder

HW: Draw a page of shapes and sketches to utilize to create a pattern.
Read pages 46-56 in your textbook:  Scanning.

Video that explains sizing a pattern in Illustrator and using the thilde key.
By: Laura Coyle (She has a bunch of good tutorials on you tube.)

Sixth Class:
Illustrator Layers
read: 103-114

Illustrator Extra Resources:

Digital Foundations:
Chapter 3 – Symmetry

Drawing a linear spiral in Illustrator: Deke’s Techniques (Spiral Tool)

Spoon Graphics: Vector Polygon Logo (Video: Fast example of pen tool, quick commands, gradients.)

Aaron Draplin: Working efficently in Illustrator Vectors
(works and talks very fast-not for everyone’s taste)

Shape Builder Tool: Creating a keltic knot in Illustrator

Spoon Graphics Blog (50 Illustrator Tutorials Every Designer Should See.)

Spoon Graphics: Vector Polygon Logo (Video: Fast example of pen tool, quick commands, gradients.)

Type:
Kern Type: A Kerning Game

TypeFlashGame

Fun type interaction: Text Particles (In the tool bar try changing the word and refreshing.)

LogoMakerSite

Spirograph Lines:
Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a continuous, single line, spirograph | lynda.com,
Deke’s Techniques. YouTube Hyprotocoids

Color:
Examples of old B&W photos colorized emphasizes the role of color in photography.

CreativeBoom article on Color Theory

color_wheel_lecture

Adobe Color

Color test with triads etc

Pantone Color match

Color game, eye test, speed.

Elements of Design:
Grafix – Elements: line, shape, value, texture, color, form/space

Grafix – The Colorwheel: A Brief History

Create your own prezi,by DaniellLockhear: Interactive slideshow on texture and value

Textures:
Introduce creating, shooting, stamping and scanning own surface textures.
Creativemarket (Check out free download section)
Add texture to type or mandala assignment.

Photoshop Introduction and Resources:
How to take better photos (15 tips article)

Beginner Graphic Design: Images (Start Here)(Working with images, resolution, etc.)(Video 5:46)

The Shape of Things: Photographs by Robert B Menschel  (Mostly B&W Photographs from the collection of MOMA)

Google : Photo montage and Photo Manipulation for initial example images.
Read Pages 56-63 in your textbook. (Also refer to page 24 for Photoshop Toolbox definitions.)

LensCulture Article: Recognizing Whats Next For You As A Photographer.

Useful Commands:
Select Inverse
Command D: deselect selection.
Edit Transform, Edit free transform (hold shift Key)
Option Command Z for multiple undo’s.

Before flattening a file: Crop extra images from outside of page view
Command A – Select all, Image – Crop
Layer – Rasterize smart objects

Learning Photoshop:

(Start here) Introductory Video on Layers and Masks (Youtube 19min – viewed in class)
(Basic layers through min 6:56 and then goes into non-destructive editing.)

Clone tool and non-destructive editing (20min in class video)

Reducing Photoshop File Size: Creative Market Info Graphic

Selections:
How to make better selections in Photoshop (Article)

Digital Foundations Chapter 9- Layering and Collage: (on line free textbook)
Chapter 9
(see examples below under heading Collage Examples)

Digital Foundations Chapter 11- Layer masks/Non destructive editing:
chapter 11
Filters:
Using filters to simulate watercolor paintings.

Photoshop Essentials: Watercolor Painting technique (article with step by step examples)

Photography Articles:

* The Art of Portrait Photography Today (Video 8 min, 8/2013)

A Portrait Session with a Twist

J. Paul Getty Museum article on assessing Photographs

J. Paul Getty Museum: links and lesson plan index

11 Pioneering Women Photographers, from Julia Margaret Cameron to Helen Levitt

The Future of Photography: Computational Photography – Cell phones with multiple lenses.

History_of_Photographic_Portraiture

Photography Technique Resources:

*Creative Photography: Portrait Photography (Youtube Video 7min)
Creative Photography: Class Listings

Lightroom Presets for Professional Photographers – Examples of filters on photographs.

Life Hacks: 15 rules to better photography.

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/15-awesome-hacks-make-you-photography-expert.html

Life Hacks: Aperture chart

Example of Photoshop Actions that you can purchase

Photographers shooting a Series:

LensCulture
Souhayl_A – Paris: Black Friday and Days After

Daniel Taylor: B&W Negative Photos

My Mondern Met.com
Double Exposures Animals

Self Portraits| Photographers shooting Portraits:
(See Creative Photography: Portrait Photography – video, above, under: Photography Techniques.)

Wikipedia (Self-Portrait: Definition and Examples)

See Saatchi Art: Collage/Surrealism

30 Unconventional self portraits

Craig Cutler

Cara Llewellyn

Student Self-Portrait Projects

Oleg_Oprisco: Surrealism in photography

Collage Examples| Photo Manipulations:

Reine Paradis: The Creators Project

Erik_Johansson: Photo Manipulation

Shamekh Bluwi: Illustrator, Amman, Jordan (Images combine drawing and photography)

Mark Weaver: Illustrations

Photo stream from Flickr:

Mail Art 234

FB: April 14, 2015 the power of concentration, balancing feather.

Final Project:
Some topic ideas for your final project topics might be:
Nature, Flowers, Buildings, Bridges, Architecture, Family, Travel

Online Photo Book Publisher:

MyPublisher
(Sign up, work on your book, and wait to purchase until they send you a good coupon.)
Final Project Examples:

Student books from S2016

Articles:

*Can’t Meditate? Here’s Why You Should Try Art!
http://www.fulfillmentdaily.com/cant-meditate-heres-try-art/
1. Art is a vehicle for meditation and self-connection
2. Art provides a feeling of flow & freedom
3. Art allows for true self-expression
4. Art helps us become steady & centered

Photography and Motion:

Cinemagraph_NYC

Miscellaneous:

Shepard Fairey (Obey, Andre the Giant)

Drawing Blog on composition and balance, symmetrical, asymmetrical

wish-boxes-wish-boxes.pdf
Physics game

Adobe Capture Pattern Trap. (Pattern Observer Post)

Adobe Creative Cloud (How to use Pattern Capture)

Photobooth for Interactive Design (Mirror filter)

Shapeways Magazine

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