The use of digital art is a primary method of communication in our fast-paced, visually-oriented culture. Creative, innovative minds are much sought-after in all fields, and the digital artist in particular now holds an important place in modern society as a generator and conveyor of ideas. This course is an introduction to some of the current software available to the artist/designer. Students in the Macintosh lab (The Mac is the most widely used platform in art schools and in the graphics industry) will use the computer as a tool to solve artistic problems. The software most used will be the Adobe CS Suite, which includes Photoshop and Illustrator. Lessons will also include the use of scanners, digital cameras, drawing tablets, color printers and the internet.
Create a digital portfolio of the art you created this year. It must include your logo, your highest quality work, a description of each work and a summary paragraph.
The portfolio can be created in Canva, Adobe Spark, Google Slides or any other program that you feel highlights your art. This should be a professional level digital portfolio that features YOU- the talented artist that you are! You will turn in this portfolio to google classroom.
Create a logo for YOU that represents who you are as an artist and designer.
Here is a great article to read about LOGOS
1. Sketch and write down 5 elements of who you are and what makes you special
2. Use Color Palette maker or other app to select colors that best represent YOU
3. Use Illustrator or Photoshop create a logo that contains a visual element and text with your name or name of your design company
4. Critique and evaluate if you are expressing your original 5 elements in your work!
The typical dorm room is usually a pretty boring space. Dream up a new dorm room. What will be the unique features of your room?
Collect images of what a typical dorm room is like. What size is it? Are there any restrictions about what the room can and can not have? What furniture usually comes in the room. How much does a typical dorm room cost?
List what items your room must have
Search and create a room that has the unique features that you would like to have
You may use Photoshop to create your dream room or Sketch Up
Originality of Idea
Ability to show concept
The completed, edited and critiqued image is due on Tuesday, May 17. Please make sure that you complete all of the steps below and follow the DIRECTIONS in classroom.
1, Complete the incredible fabulous art that features and highlights your experience at Mercedes Benz. Not only do you want to create an original work, you want your creative piece to capture a feeling and mood for the cars- make sure you discuss, critique and work with your peers to get feedback and improve your work.
2. Save a copy of your image with layers, then save a FLATTENED version of your work.
Double check the dimension and pixel size and make sure it is in CMYK
3. Save the file with your full name
4. Upload the wonderful, amazing art that you created to classroom,
1. Create an Autodesk and Makerbot account
2. Review how to print video here: http://djordjevicphoto.weebly.com/how-to-videos.html
3. Print your art on correct size paper
4. Check to see if Makerware/ Makerbot software is installed on your computer
5. Make edits after peer review and resubmit artwork
6. Back up artwork in google drive. Name and label artwork and organize.
Create a 3-D model, creator and file using your ipad and the Autodesk series. It is due by the beginning of the period on Thursday, You will need to watch tutorials, practice and work outside of class to complete this assignment.
It must be done by Thursday so we can format the file for printing on the 3d printer.
Digital Art Peer Critique
Select a partner to work with. Ask them to show you the three works of art created this quarter. Have them share the jpegs with you. Place them all in a document and write a brief critique of each work of art. Use the “Sandwich method” for positive feedback and suggestions!
Use the following format for the critique:
1) Description: Look at the artwork. Describe what you see like a good reporter or detective. Use objective, factual words.
Looking at the elements of design, describe what qualities you see?
Line, Shape, Color, Value, Texture, Space
2) Analysis: Analysis means you look for relationships. To find relationships among visual elements, look to the principles of design.
a) Emphasis. Is there a dominant element or one that you see first? Why?
b) Balance. Is there a special balance, or “weight,” among the elements? What mood does it create?
c) Proportion. Do the proportions look normal, Ideal or unusual? Why?
d) Pattern. Are elements repeated to create a pattern? Where? Why?
e) Rhythm or Movement. What visual rhythms or paths of movement do your eyes follow? Where? Why?
f) Unity and variety. What elements bring together, or unify, many parts of the design? Why? What elements add variety? Why?
3) Interpretation: Use the information you have gathered to tell what the work means to you. Use analogies and language with adjectives and adverbs. Example: “The lively, angular shapes seem to be dancing.” State main themes, or hypothesis, that could explain what the artists wanted you to see and appreciate. .
a) What does the work makes you think or feel when you look at it?
b) Do you think that this work is successful, and why?
c) What kinds of reasons can you give for your idea of why this is a good or bad art work?
d) Describe the qualities you find in the work?
e) Does the work remind you of other things you have experienced?
f) How does the work relate to other ideas or events in the world and/or in your other classes?
4) Judgment: Give your opinion on the work's achievement or failure. Consider why you are judging an artwork and the criteria, or standards, you should use
a) What parts of the work make you feel it is a success or failure?
b) What criteria (think of the style of the work) can you list to help others judge this work?
c) How unique is the work? Why do you feel this work is or isn’t unique?
This assignment was originally posted by Mr. Ratkevich here:
For this project, you will need to bring in an old family photo. The more distressed the photo, the better (i.e. creases, chips, discoloration, fading).
Due: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Using the clone stamp tool, paintbrushes, fills, and the multiply mode, restore an old, distressed photo to new life by removing the scars and blemishes and adding full color.
•Increase skills with Image Adjustments
•Improve tonal values and contrast in a photograph
•Increase skill with the clone stamp tool.
•Use the healing brush tools to fix problematic areas in a photograph
•Use the multiply mode to allow for rich, vibrant color in a black and white photograph.
•Create photorealistic color relationships.
Materials: Adobe Photoshop
Format as follows:
•At least 7 1/2 inches x 10 inches
•Resolution: Scan at 600 pixels/inch so that the artwork will eventually be 300 ppi (Important: A lower resolution will result in a printed image of poorer quality.)
•Color Mode: RGB
Bring in a distressed (frayed, torn, bleached, stained, creased, faded, etc.) photo.
Scan, using the following settings
Output Type: Millions of Colors (24 bit)
Resolution: 600 dpi
When warning box comes up, select "Scan with current resolution," and check "Do not remind me again."
Open the file of the scanned image in Photoshop.
Adjust the contrast and brightness of the image in Image - Adjustment - Levels.
Use the clone stamp, the spot healing brush, and the healing brush to remove dust, scratches and other marks.
Change the mode of the photo layer to Multiply.
Create a new layer under the photo layer.
Paint light, vibrant colors under the photo layer.
Scan at 600 pixels per inch or higher
Duplicate the layer containing the original photo, so that you always have the original scan.
The top photo layer must be set on MULTIPLY mode, at 100% opacity
The color layers should be below that, at 100% opacity
ALWAYS use only light, bright colors to paint (from the top left corner of the Color Picker)
Refer to the grading rubric in the Documents folder.
•Level of ambition in selection of photograph (How damaged is it?)
•Degree/quality of "fix" - improved values, improved contrast, removal of all unwanted marks
•Quality of painting
•Visual impact of color