Intro to Adobe Illustrator

Objective

I can identify elements of the Illustrator user interface (UI) and demonstrate knowledge of their functions by

1. Using non-printing design tools in the interface

2. Demonstrating an understanding of and select the appropriate features and options required to manage color, pattern, and gradient swatches.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of layers and masks.

4. Import, export, and save files.

5. Demonstrate knowledge of how to create documents.

6. Demonstrate knowledge of how to use drawing and shape tools.

7. Demonstrate knowledge of preparing graphics for web, print, and video.

8. Explain the advantages and disadvantages between Vector and Bitmap images 

Method

Students will watch tutorial videos to become familiar with the user interface (UI) when working within illustrator.

Students will become familiar with the most common tools in Adobe Illustrator such as the select tool, direct select tool, and the pen tool by completing various practice exercises. 

Assignments to be completed and posted to your blog:

1. Illustrator Tools Worksheet (can do as a group)

2. Pen Tool Exercise 1

3. Pen Tool Exercise 2

Resources

Pen Tool Exercise Video

NOTE: You will use Pen tool Exercise 1 worksheet for this assignment. You will do Pen Tool Exercise 2 on your own. Both files are in Google Classroom. 

In Google Classroom you will find the following assets:

  1. Pen Tool Exercise 1
  2. Pen Tool Exercise 2
  3. Illustrator tool worksheet
  4. Shortcut Reference Guide

Extra Practice:

Bezier Game

Beizer Game Instructions Video

 

 

 

 

Photoshop: Rocket and Clock Animation

Objective (I can)

use technology applications when completing Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications projects and processes. The student is expected to:

(A)  use technology applications such as social media, email, Internet, writing and publishing, presentation, and spreadsheet or database applications for Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications projects; and

(B)  use processes such as personal information management, file management, and file sharing.

 understandprinciples of commercial photography. The student is expected to:

(A)  demonstrate knowledge of photographic composition and layout; and

(B)  evaluate photographs using principles of art, commercial photography standards, and critical-thinking skills.

Method

I can use frame animation to create an animated rocket and clock and export it as an animated GIF file.  (2 DIFFERENT ASSIGNMENTS)

Resources

All resources for the Rocket Animation AND the Clock Animation are on Google Classroom.

Google Classroom

Photoshop: Wooden Text

Objective (I can:)

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of software applications
  2. Delineate compatibility issues involving digital file formats
  3. Use vocabulary related to digital graphics
  4. Analyze the designs to decide the point of interest and prominence
  5. Combine graphics for foundation or enrichment curricular projects
  6. Read and use technical documentation
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in and appropriate use of the Internet
  8.  Use lightning techniques including shadows and shading to create an effect
  9.  Publish information in saved files

Method (by:)

Making shiny text in Photoshop is a great way to liven up publications or customer literature. Photoshop text effects can also help to improve the readability of a document, calling attention to headers and helping to make the document’s structure more clear. One of the best ways to create this type of effect in Photoshop is by using the program’s Layer Effects tools on your text. The Layer Effects tools allows you to add drop-shadows, beveling and light effects across entire layers of your image, so you can create shine effects on even large amounts of text.

Resources

Wooden Text Instructions

Google Classroom for Photos

Photoshop: Shiny Text

Objective (I can:)

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of software applications
  2. Delineate compatibility issues involving digital file formats
  3. Use vocabulary related to digital graphics
  4. Analyze the designs to decide the point of interest and prominence
  5. Combine graphics for foundation or enrichment curricular projects
  6. Read and use technical documentation
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in and appropriate use of the Internet
  8.  Use lightning techniques including shadows and shading to create an effect
  9.  Publish information in saved files

Method (by:)

Making shiny text in Photoshop is a great way to liven up publications or customer literature. Photoshop text effects can also help to improve the readability of a document, calling attention to headers and helping to make the document’s structure more clear. One of the best ways to create this type of effect in Photoshop is by using the program’s Layer Effects tools on your text. The Layer Effects tools allows you to add drop-shadows, beveling and light effects across entire layers of your image, so you can create shine effects on even large amounts of text.

Resources

Shiny Text Instructions

Google Classroom for Photos

Photoshop: Impossible Creature

Objective (I can:)

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of software applications
  2. Delineate compatibility issues involving digital file formats
  3. Use vocabulary related to digital graphics
  4. Analyze the designs to decide the point of interest and prominence
  5. Combine graphics for foundation or enrichment curricular projects
  6. Read and use technical documentation
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in and appropriate use of the Internet
  8.  Use lightning techniques including shadows and shading to create an effect
  9.  Publish information in saved files

Method (by:)

This lesson uses a variety of Photoshop tools to merge pieces of two (or more) different animals to create an entirely new creature. Students begin with an animal image and make a selection of a part of another animal using the Magnetic Lasso and Lasso tools, then move the selection into the first image. Students then transform, clone, erase, blur, adjust opacity, and perform other operations on the selection to make it appear as though it belongs on the animal. Students get valuable practice making and editing selections as well as blending two images together to make them appear seamless. Students end the unit by creating an impossible hybrid creature of their own.

Resources

Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

Impossible Creature Instructions

Retrieve the Rabbit and Parrot pictures from  Google Classroom