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How to Add Fire, Flames and Fire Related Special Effects to an Object

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 by Melinda Cowen Last Activity on Sep 30, 2014

This lesson plan provides an outline that discusses how to add fire, flames and other fire related special effects to an object or set of objects. We use a picture of a friend who likes to race, one of his favorite cars and lots of fire, explosions and flames to build the effects. As this is a super hero theme, he is the ordinary hero walking away from the flames without a scratch. This project shows a fun way to develop a feel for special effects such as adding fire to an image.
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Futurist Inspired Dancers

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 by Ashley Stroud Last Activity on Sep 29, 2014

This lesson was the result of a collaboration between my digital illustration program and the dance department at our performing and visual arts high school. Tied by the theme of the dance drama, The Grid, the Void, and the Sign, we took photographs of the dancers jumping, practiced gestural drawings during their rehearsal, and then composed digital artworks inspired by the Futurist art movement using geometric forms in repetition to show movement through space and time. The lesson covers these Adobe Photoshop skills: editing Camera RAW photographs, B&W adjustment, watercolor, pointalism, pencil drawing, woodcut effects, pattern making, selection tools, and layer masks.
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Photoshop Collage

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 28, 2014

I do this with my students every year and get good results. I select 8 photos- some stock, some that I have taken, and have the students create a photo using 5 of the photos. This is a culminating project where students are expected to use all of the Photoshop skills that they have used during the year. I insist that students make at least three different versions and save them using Layer Comps. I have the students turn-in .psd files which I check for the layer comps, layers, etc. The download contains instructions, rubrica list of vocabulary that students are expected to know, and several of the excellent Adobe .pdf "how to" files.
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ACEC (Australian Council for Computers in Education) Conference Presentation - Oct 2014

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 by Tim Kitchen Last Activity on Sep 30, 2014

From an industrial society to a knowledge based society and now to a creative society. This presentation challenges teachers and school administrators to keep up with societies changes or risk being irrelevant in the 21st Century. Numeracy and literacy skills are important but not at the expense of creativity, collaboration and communication skills. The role of the 21st century teacher is not to self-deliver content but to facilitate the understanding of key concepts and skills, cater for a range of learning styles and encourage the use of a range of tools that interconnect to help students construct learning and be creative. Sir Ken Robinson says, “Creativity for me is not an option, it is an absolute necessity.” This presentation looks at some of the research surrounding the importance of creativity in education and provides samples of creativity being taught well using 21st Century industry standard tools in primary and secondary schools. George... Read More
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InDesign: Cropping

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

Usually I associate cropping photos with Photoshop, but so many times it happens on the fly when working in InDesign. Students need to experiment with cropping - they tend to use photos exactly as they were taken.
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InDesign: Interlocking Type

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

I cannot access this lesson that I posted on May 29, 2012 and I want to include it in the Syllabus that I am building using the groovy Adobe Education Exchange syllabus builder, so I am uploading this sheet again. Sorry for this. It is a great trick and students love playing with this. I have had some interesting results over the years.
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Hair in Breeze: Photoshop Refine Edge

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

This is a quickie project (should take less than an hour) where students remove a woman with whispy hair from a background and place her in another photo. Included is a sheet of instructions with a link to an Adobe TV video on Refine Edge, and two photos to manipulate.
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Journey To Discover Identity

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Gaye Kershaw Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

The Big Idea - Journey Students will explore the art elements shape and pattern and the arts language that supports it. They will undertake a ‘Journey To Explore Identity’ to help understand how“...modern Australian identity reflects the many groups of people that call Australia home”. They will explore these art elements during specific, guided 2&3D & ICT activities, the results of which will be recorded in visual diaries & photographically. Students will create project based artworks using personal responses to open ended questioning. They will use a range of equipment and techniques, select, arrange and make choices to create artworks that communicate ideas and feelings for a particular purpose.
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AET- Changing the Story with Adobe Photoshop

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Thomas Walsh Last Activity on Sep 25, 2014

In this lessons student will gain a new perspective on the content they are interacting with while learning some basic Photoshop skills. This resource can be adapted to most subject areas and students from 4th grade to adult.
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Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 25, 2014

I am including a PDF file taken from this site (a useful Acrobat tool- "Create from Website").  Anyway, INSIST that your students know this information. I use this in conjuntion with the Bezier Game and the Shape Game- both are great online practice tools to get familiar and comfortable with this MUST LEARN tool.
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Samara's Rules

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 25, 2014

This is a .pdf presentation that I do in my classes. The information is taken from Timothy Samara's many books, all of which I keep on my class bookshelf and are accessed every day. Samara's Rules are about layout, hierarcy, and design principles.
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Art Exhibit Poster Project

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 25, 2014

This is an assignment that I use for Grades 4-12. Students will submit their Packaged InDesign file AND a .pdf of their final poster design. Students are expected to get their images from, use Photoshop and Illustrator to create and manipulate graphics. It is a good culminating project.  Rubric is included. I also have a list of Samara's Rules included with this assignment. Timothy Samara's books are terrific resources in my classroom. His design advice is straight-forward and easy to understand.
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