Animation 2: Quarter 1 Project

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. … Continue reading Animation 2: Quarter 1 Project


InDesign: Introduction

Objective: 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 … Continue reading InDesign: Introduction

Introduction to Character Animator

Objective: The student will follow tutorials about Adobe Character Animator. This the application software lets you animate characters with your voice and a webcam. Students will then create their own character and create a mini skit that illustrates the following: Creation of own character *you may create your own puppet from scratch or you can … Continue reading Introduction to Character Animator

Photoshop: Making Selections

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 … Continue reading Photoshop: Making Selections

Text Effects in Illustrator

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 … Continue reading Text Effects in Illustrator

Hard Surface Modeling-Low Poly Building

Objective: Continue working on developing your modeling skills in Maya. Method: 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 … Continue reading Hard Surface Modeling-Low Poly Building

Gradient Meshes: Lily Pad

Objective:Expand your skills with gradient meshes and blends. Method:Use this tutorial to create several floating lily pads with flowers. Turn In:When finished, make sure to save as both an .ai and a .png file. Post your .png file to your blog and discuss the tools used in the project and what you thought about the project as … Continue reading Gradient Meshes: Lily Pad

Gradients and Blending Effects-Jellyfish

Objective:Deepen knowledge and skills within Adobe Illustrator Method:Use this tutorial to learn about gradients and blending mode effects in order to create a glowing jelly fish. You will also learn how to create new brushes and use the Scatter brush tool. NOTE: This is a challenging assignment. It is going to test your problem solving skills. Turn … Continue reading Gradients and Blending Effects-Jellyfish

More Simple Shapes-Yeti

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. … Continue reading More Simple Shapes-Yeti

Simple Shapes-Basketball Playa

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 … Continue reading Simple Shapes-Basketball Playa