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Ussing Illustrator to teach Rotational Symmetry

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 by Ramapriya Rajagopalan Last Activity on Sep 2, 2015

I used Illustrator 'Transform' feature to teach Rotational symmetry. Students loved it and were able to try various custom shapes and the order of symmetry. Here are the steps 1. Create any simple shape or join multiple shapes using pathfinder and create a custom shape 2. Use Distort & Transform menu -> Transform option       Input 1 in the copy box,check the pre view box.       Go to the angle box and change the angle manually using arrow keys or typing the angle for 45,90,180,270,360 deg. Notice how many times during the rotation the the copy of the change aligns and looks like the original one. and record this. This gives the order of symmetry and tells if the shape has rotational symmetry or not.
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Know Your File Types: When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 by Ms Lynn Cobbs Last Activity on Aug 31, 2015

If you ever wondered what a jpeg or png is? This is an excellent resource to help selecting the best image file type for your illustration needs. This links directly to the article Know Your File Types: When to Use JPEG, GIF & PNG created by WhoIsHostingThis, with a downloadable Infographic.  .
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Adobe Certified Associate in Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator CC (2015) objectives

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 by Adobe Education Last Activity on Aug 25, 2015

This document identifies the skills an individual must master in order to earn a current version of the Adobe Certified Associate certification in Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator CC (2015). This certification is based on the Adobe Creative Cloud release of Illustrator in June 2015. The certification is valid for three years after the date on which it is earned.
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Font vs. Typeface (And 14 Other Design Terms We Always Get Wrong)

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 by Chris Schnell Last Activity on Aug 21, 2015

Designers talk in fancy technical terms all the time, but how often do we get it right?
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The Chase Scene

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 30, 2015

This project really gets the creative juices and elements of composition flowing.  This project develops writing skills, storyboard and shot sheet organization, music composition choices and sound along with camera movements, angles and all rules that apply.
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From Line Art To Brushed Illustration

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 29, 2015

I found this tutorial online and set it up as a pdf for easier following.  Its great because it goes from beginner illustration and the tools to learn through basic color design and then into shading.  All along learning more tools and techniques and learning how to illustrate, shade and use color concepts to complete the design.  This is a great assessment to see how students have developed over the course of the assignment.  At the same time I have found that this assignment gives students vast knowledge of Photoshop Basics and Color Theory.  This assignment can be developed along with the full vector detail using Illustrator the Live Paint Bucket and Expanding Appearance the Shading in detail.
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt Project

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 30, 2015

This project is used in my video production class but can also be implemented into Graphic Design as a collage idea, Photography, Internet Search, Power Point or Publisher design project .  Students take the list and must complete the shot of each and then design a finished production to submit on Halloween Night.
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My Class Website with Projects, Lessons and Links

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 30, 2015

My website is where my students receive all their assignments, the rubrics and lesson instructions for projects that we are working on.  I also try to add visual examples of former student work, assistance links and helpful online tutorials they can use from home if need be.
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Detailed Vector Illustration

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 22, 2015

I teach my students the tools of illustration, color theory, shading, lights and darks and details to create a more realistic design.  I start off with basic line illustration templates, then move onto live painting, vector concepts and then details.  Each one of these is a section that I grade individually to build on the students skills.  By the end of the journey of illustration, students really get a great perspective in what it takes to design a professional style design.
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Cartoon Illustration/Animation

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 15, 2015

I had my students write short stories and then record the voices for each character.  Then the students drew, illustrated and exported their characters for animation in After Effects and Adobe Premiere.  Voice overs were recorded and edited using Audition and then inserted into the animation process.  Songs and sound effects were taken off royalty free web sites. Here is a finished animation of characters, backgrounds and facial features and mouth movements completed by one of my sophomores.
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Table Tent Template

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 by Tyler Dockery Last Activity on Aug 4, 2015

When presenting to a group, it is often difficult to remember names and make connections with participants. Sometimes, it is helpful for users to remember their motivation for coming, and how they feel at the end may be different from how they felt at the beginning. Sometimes, they need to ask you a question and forget your contact info, and sometimes they want additional help but don't want to ask in front of their co-workers. I have created this table tent template for presenters. It has a large area for names, contact information etc. Folded in half lengthwise, it creates a great presenting helper keeping peoples name and department at your fingertips. These .INDD and .AI files can be customized to you and your presentation, and only uses text and shapes for easy editing. Please enjoy! Tyler Dockery
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Adobe Mobile Apps for Drawing

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 by Ashley Stroud Last Activity on Aug 12, 2015

I created an iBook about Adobe's mobile apps that I use regularly with my art students to composite, edit, and filter photographs, then draw vector or raster images to be synced with the desktop apps Photoshop and Illustrator. This iBook is an introduction to the function and features of each mobile app. It is free from the iTunes store and each app has a link for an Adobe tutorial and downloading or launching the Adobe Mobile App.
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Student Showcase plan

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 by Amy Roberts Last Activity on Aug 8, 2015

I wanted to share a basic look at our Student Showcase that we hold each year.  We call it the Media MashUP and it is pretty simple to put together.  I have my graphic arts students create posters and programs to promote the event.  I use Google Docs to keep create an entry form. Students submit their work as a link on Youtube - so I don't have to deal with any files until I am getting ready for the award show night.  I have my Animation students create show opens and animation interstitials for the award show (ie: AND THE WINNER IS!) We rent a red carpet, have T-shirts made(graphic design students work) and have our photography students do red carpet photos.  I hold the event in our auditorium in Spring on the last Friday night of classes. I have 2 senior student act as hosts.  It's a great way to end the year.  Here is the link for my entry form: Our Facebook page with photos fro... Read More
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