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The students will use layers, layer adjustments, magnetic lasso, lasso, magic wand, quick mask and quick selection tools to edit an object in Photoshop.
Students will take a simple black and white image and add some color to it to create a wonderful emphasis effect or to breathe new life into an old, worn out image. This will give us some great work with masks as well as modifying selections and working with Adjustments. Other tools used will be the magnetic lasso, quick selection tool, and magic wand tool.
Objective: Develop a solid understanding of the core features available in Maya and learn its User Interface (UI) and how to navigate within the three-dimensional space.
Method: Use the “Getting Started with Maya” Unit using the Spartan Videos shared with you in google drive. These videos will help you discern the Maya UI and gain an understanding of how to navigate the space, create projects, and perform functions using some of Maya’s core tools.
Turn In: Use the snipping tool to captures images of you working along with the video. Explain what you have learned while following along with the tutorial. Minimum of 4 to 6 complete and coherent sentences.
Your task is to create a short stop-motion film about any subject you like. You may work in pairs or individually to complete this project. The outcome should be as professional as possible. Familiarize yourself with recent award-winning stop motion films to get an idea of the quality of work being done. Also ensure that you pay close attention to the marking guide so you know exactly what you need to do/include to gain maximum marks.
Your animation should be between 30 seconds. You must include at least two characters. It need not be a humanoid, in fact, it might be more interesting if you use an inanimate object instead, but overall you should be able to demonstrate a range of animation principles and timing with your project. You must demonstrate the 3 animation principles in your work.
Objective: Learn how to tell a compelling story with a simple character. This project is a culmination of mostly all that you have learned so far.
Method: Using an app that you feel the most comfortable with, you are to create a animation of your own creation while adhering to the design cycle and the production process.
Turn In: You will turn in weekly updates of your progress that illustrates your progress and ability to meet a deadline. These updates should fit the production process seen above. They will include a synopsis, a production calendar or timeline, storyboard, screenshots showing progress, and the final render.
The student will learn how to do the following: • Open documents. • Select and use tools. • View information in the Properties panel. • Use the Application bar and Control panel. • Manage document windows. • Work with panels. • Customize the workspace. • Change the magnification of a document. • Navigate through a document. • Use context menus and panel menus. • Change Interface preferences.
This lesson will take one class period to complete. To get the lesson files used in this chapter, download them from theGoogle Drive. For the text book, you will download from Canvas.
Objective: Identify the different selection tools in Photoshop. Gain skills in the use of the selection tools and gain a solid understanding of when and why to use the different tools.
Method: Work through all of the selection tutorials in order to gain a solid understanding of each tool. Make sure to follow the order below. You will need to Google your own assets. Make sure all pictures you choose to use are large and free of watermarks.
Turn In: As you work through the tutorials, make sure to use the snip tool to capture screen images of your artboard and layers panel to post to your blog. Describe the process and uses of each selection tool with the correlating image. All images and descriptions are separated into individual posts.