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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.
Objective: This is an introduction to applying effects to text.
Method: Use the following Link to search for THREE tutorials on Text effects. The goal is to gain an understanding of how to apply different effects to text. Use YOUR NAME (first only) in place of the word in the tutorial.
You will choose THREE different text effects to complete.
**Do not download the font** Use a similar one that is already installed instead.
Turn In: Export your final images as a PNG and post to your blog and discuss what tools were used and what struggles you had to overcome to achieve the finished piece.
Continue working on developing your modeling skills in Maya.
Use the Pluralsight videos to master the proper steps in modeling a basic low-poly building. This will be an exercise in developing and adding onto the skills that you attained in the last tutorial. We will also begin discussing modeling in this tutorial. Make sure to download the exercise files.
Post progress snips to your blog every Wednesday and Friday as you work through the videos. Make sure to write brief descriptions for each post that contains which steps, techniques, and tools that you utilized that day.
Objective: Reaffirm previous knowledge of basic shape tools and learn other modification techniques with the Pathfinder panel.
Method: Use this tutorial to create a “Not so scary” Yeti. The look must be the same, but feel free to play with the colors.
Turn in: Save the finished design in your illustrator folder as both an .AI and a .PNG file. The .png file needs to be posted to your blog. Describe the techniques that you used. What was your favorite part of the tutorial? What did you struggle with most and how did you overcome it?
Objective: Learning to use the basic shape tools as well as other time saving tools like the Shapebuilder tool.
Method: Use this tutorial to create a basketball player in your own likeness. You can be creative with your color choices.
Turn in: Once you finish, save both an uncompressed .AI and a compressed .PNG file into your Illustrator folder and post the .PNG file to your blog with an explanation of the project steps, what tools you used, and what issues you had to overcome.