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Visual Design: Foundations of Design and Print Production

Posted on Oct 7, 2015 by Soeb Shaikh Last Activity on Oct 8, 2015

Visual Design is a year-long, project-based curriculum that develops key digital communication skills such as design, project management, research and communication, and photography, graphic design and illustration, and page layout technical skills using Adobe tools.
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Creativity Booster

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Oct 6, 2015

Over the course of this year I have been attempting to build my skills in a range of Adobe programs (particularly Photoshop and After Effects). I have given myself a task using the restriction method where I must create as many new animations as possible using the same source material. Each animation must be based around the image you see here (or some derivative of it) - an emblem of sorts that I have created for myself. The animations must also perform a perfect loop so that they can be saved as GIFs. Although not a specific restriction I have also been endeavouring to keep file size small given the nature and use of GIFs.  Skills in programs like Photoshop and After Effects are like muscles in the body - if you exercise them they will grow and strengthen and if not you will begin to lose the ability to do things you once found simple. This exercise has been a great boon for me in terms of my own skills and my creative thinking and problem solving - I can only imagine what students woul... Read More
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Exploring Creativity in the Classroom

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 by Maureen Clark Last Activity on Sep 28, 2015

I was inspired while working on the Train the Trainer Course with the section looking at creativity. As I went through the various resources, I felt I could implement Brown's and Seelig's thoughts on creativity into my classroom with my students. I created 2-3 day lessons (90 minute blocks) for covering the information in the videos and classroom activities.  The students had a good time and learned about play and how it can lead to creativity. Results for the activity have been included with this lesson. Enjoy! (note: instead of using finger rockets, I had the students make paper airplanes before we started the lesson) 
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Digital Citizenship

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 by james kinney Last Activity on Oct 5, 2015

An Apple Keynote presentation available on the iCloud that relates to identifying the dimensions of Digital Citizenship and promoting habits of mind and work that support active and engaged digital citizenship.  This presentation prepares students for the transition to using social media in ways that improve their digital footprint and help to build the foundation of their personal, professional digital brand by identifying and modelling ethical, responsible and effective activities within Communities of Professional Practice (COPPs). 
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In My Creative Classroom with Kimberly Larson

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Oct 7, 2015

In this monthly webinar series, our wonderfully talented Adobe Education Community members will inspire you, and your students, by sharing their own experiences in the creative classroom. Each presenter will open their classroom door and give you a view of their creative teaching process. You’ll learn how they develop, implement, and assess creative activities in their classroom. They'll inspire you to include creative activities in your curriculum.  During each hour long session we’ll start by getting to know the presenter through an interview. We will then walk you through the planning, implementation and assessment of their creative learning activity. You’ll also learn technical tips and tricks to make using Adobe software a success in your classroom.  Session Presenter Kimberly Larson teaches the Graphic Design, the Graphic Communications, and the Web & Digital Design Pathways at Effingham College & Career Aca... Read More
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Adobe Illustrator for beginners

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Last Activity on Sep 23, 2015

Adobe Illustrator is a drawing program that enables users to make technical illustrations, elaborate drawings, graphics and page designs for print, the Internet and multimedia. Adobe Illustrator also offers an extensive range of drawing and painting tools, not to mention typographic control. It is very similar to Photoshop in that it has feathering, inner and outer glow and nondestructive drop shadows. There are a lot of benefits for using Adobe Illustrator as opposed to other graphics programs. Some of the benefits are that the program allows users to work more efficiently with custom workspaces. It also has an updated interface with many space saving features and custom viewing options. There are also text options such as OpenType fonts and paragraph composition. It also encourages productivity with in-panel appearance editing and multiple artboards.
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Photoshop Tips

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Last Activity on Sep 23, 2015

Photoshop is a heck of an amazing software that can really help your creativity express itself through a variety of useful tools. It’s also excellent if all you want to do is retouch a photo a bit before you post it on your site or anywhere else. If you are a Photoshop beginner, I have gathered a few tips and tricks that could really make a difference as you move forward with your next few images. Note: The shortcuts are phrased for PC users. Mac people – you know what to do with them.
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The Frame

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 by Jonathan Carney Last Activity on Sep 22, 2015

The Frame aims To develop an awareness of how a photographic print is a two-dimensional composition of lines, shapes and patternsTo develop an understanding of how different ways of framing can affect both the emphasis and the meaning of the subject matter objectives Research - look at the composition of photographs and the techniques used. Record these observations and findingsAnalyse & Evaluate - exchange ideas and opinions with othersDevelop Ideas - produce a body of work that documents the progress and development of ideasPersonal Response - produce and present photographic prints through close observation and selection that demonstrate how the frame can create compositions of shape, line and pattern and a personal theme
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InDesign for Yearbook

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by Matthew Miller Last Activity on Sep 21, 2015

This is an ongoing series of video tutorials to take a student from no experience with InDesign to a competent Yearbook designer.  The focus, clearly, will be on InDesign as a tool for Yearbook layout.  Some specifics will apply only to our Yearbook here at CAC, but most of the material will be general and broadly applicable. [Watch on Youtube in order to get the links to the rest of the videos in the series.  I'll link them here as I develop them, but Youtube will have the most recent uploads sooner than EdEx.]
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Adobe iPad Apps - Increase your creativity with Adobe iPad Apps

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 by Gary Crossey Last Activity on Sep 19, 2015

The Adobe iPad Apps class is a showcase of the different Adobe Apps that are available. Due to recent changes in the Adobe App choices (Adobe Ideas dropped from the Creative Cloud). The Class includes what apps are available in the app store - rather than a focus on one of the apps.  The workshop does not aim to teach the participants how to use the apps, the objective is to showcase the apps. And for the participants to have a better expectation of what each app function is (video, audio, presentation, drawing, planning etc.) Most people are slow to adapt using the iPad in any meaningful way. Most people want to know how they can improve their workflow - not make it more difficult by using inferior versions of apps they have on their desktop. This workshop objective is to help user know when they can use iPad apps to reach different goals.  Visit the Class Resource page for sample of work created with Adobe iPad Apps that you can use in your class.  The class feedback for... Read More
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Fix typing issue with Arabic language in Photoshop CC

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 by Saif Smeirat Last Activity on Sep 17, 2015

Hi everyone, This post is dedicated to Arabic Users of Photoshop, I'd like to post this video of mine, which shows the correct way installing Photoshop with Arabic language supported, or even fix it after the incorrect installation of it without having to Re-Install
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Conversing With Myself Clone Project

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Oct 7, 2015

This is a great project for Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.  Students will have to script their concept and determine specific angles, movements, cutaways and timing to make sure that their cloned individuals are all in place and look realistic.  Great script writing, filming and editing project in Premiere or After Effects or both.  This can be done as a Photoshop or Photography Collage Concept as well.  This sample production has a noticeable jump cut which I use as a sample of what moving the camera will result in. 
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Matte Painting Destroyed City Project

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Sep 6, 2015

I found this tutorial online and have made a few modifications to make the project a bit more detailed.  Once completing the basic Destroyed City Concept,  I added the steps for students to use three additional images in their project to give it more flare  and to illustrate their knowledge and understanding of the tools necessary to edit images and save correct images (ie. PNG images) Also how to use correct color corrections, levels, curves etc to make the images blend in with the given concepts.  Student can gain extra credit for going out and shooting their own images to edit and add as a creative aspect to the project as part of Photography.  Great project to learn many of the basic tools and effects Photoshop has and to get a great understanding of perspectives, angles and proportions for realistic designs.
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"Punar Janam or Re-Birth"

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 by Dhanaraj Keezhara Last Activity on Sep 6, 2015

As the theme for Art Bengaluru 2014 is the Renaissance, the children of Christel House Bangalore, from grades 9 to 12, have created an installation concept “ PUNARJANI or Re- Birth” where every single facet has a meaning, and a dimension of reality that stems from the daily struggles that both they and their families have to face as they negotiate the severe inequalities and deprivation that is part of their world. This concept was developed by the children over a series of discussions and brainstorming sessions with the focus on being as creative as possible - in tribute to the Renaissance - so that the viewer might find a new way of looking at the familiar. And hence the installation was designed with humble everyday material –cardboard boxes, paper plates, metal wire – where the haphazard pile-up of colourfully-painted boxes represents the varying stages that human kind has gone through right from evolution to the modern era, facing and embracing all that has come it... Read More
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Lesson Plan - Introducing to Stop Motion

Posted on Aug 30, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Sep 17, 2015

This is a lesson plan for a 100 minute double period that can be used to introduce students to stop motion, After Effects, and collaborative roles. It is designed for a group of year 9 level students (approximately 14-15 years old). Stop motion is one of those techniques that people either love or hate – it is a bit too fastidious for some most. This lesson should give everyone a good introduction into stop motion without labouring too long for those that find it frustrating. 
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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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New Old School Animation

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Sep 21, 2015

A webinar developed for Adobe Education APAC looking at some older visual presentation techniques in a digital age. Content covered included: *Animation in the classroom  (not just in The Arts) *GIFs *Zoetropes *Stop motion techniques *Cinemagraphs Will post up a link to the video of the event once it is online (then you can see all the GIFs in action). I have posted this up in case anyone would like the resources – I’ve loaded it up with as many hyperlinks as it would hold. Hyperlink text is in green but there are others hidden in there too so hover your mouse over any images to see if they become clickable. A little educational treasure hunt to make things interesting. Original event description: Zoetropes are one of the oldest types of animation (they even pre-empt film). This fun and simple technique can be used to introduce teachers and students alike to some of the fundamentals of animation, simple After Effects animating techniques, and sa... Read More
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