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The 10 Commandments Of Visual Communication

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by Chris Schnell Last Activity on Nov 24, 2014

Design blog DesignMantic has released a new infographic that focuses on the importance of visuals - various aspects of visual communication that designers should take note of, such as iconography, contrast, and hierarchy. Here are some more infographics for: Visual Communication:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-visual-communication/ Color/ Colour:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/the-10-commandments-of-color-theory/ Typography:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-typography/ Logo design:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-logo-design/ Have fun :-)
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Assessment 2 (After Effects): Such GIFs Very Animating

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 23, 2014

This assessment task is a good end to an After Effects unit and is a great test of a range of skills. I use this to assess the skills the students have learned running through my After Effects and Photoshop tutorials - which can be found on my Education Exchange profile. This is the second of 3 assessment tasks that I run at year 9 in Multimedia and Web Programming (but it could very easily be used at another level). This task also serves as a good exploration of students understanding of Copyright, Creative Commons and Usage Rights. Also included is a rubric designed for maximum student benefit. Achievement at each level is explained in clear, student friendly language. This is a new style of rubric I have been working on - I have received positive feedback from students and have found it easy to use. More feedback very welcome
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Usage Rights in a Google Image Search

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 19, 2014

This short tutorial will run you through how to search for images of specific sizes and with open usage rights as well as how to save images properly.  Although not specific to any one program, this tutorial explains how you can find images on Google that you are allowed to use in your work without fear of copyright infringement. 
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UK Team Game Development Competition

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 by mark gatehouase Last Activity on Nov 18, 2014

Invitation to compete in the Second UK Team Game Development Competition run in conjunction with Autodesk and UKIE. The Brief is to design a playable game level and produce a trailer to promote your game on You Tube. Your level MUST start in a shed and finish in a waterfall. What happens in between is down to your creativity and skill! you can make it with Flash, Cinema 4d or any other combination of professional packages! Entry is open to all UK Level 3 students in teams of 2-4. To win teams need to produce the following by 13 February 2015. 1. a playable game level in the form of an executable file. 2. a trailer suitable for use on you tube to promote your game 3. a powerpoint that shows your pre production, concept art, story line, game play elements etc. Dare to be the best! Register your team now https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/game-design-competition-tickets-14287244533 Registration closes on 12 December 2014
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Typegenius Face to Face - Pair up your typefaces

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 by Chris Schnell Last Activity on Nov 24, 2014

Design Agency Muno Creative has developed typegenius a website, which helps you pair up typefaces in a simple way.  A preview shows how the typefaces look together and Adobe Typefaces are linked to Adobe Typekit for more info. Have fun :-)
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Environmental Posters

Posted on Nov 16, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Nov 16, 2014

This assignment is designed for grades 6-8. Students are to create a "Call to Action" poster for the environment using InDesign and Illustrator. I start by writing numbers 1 to 50 on scraps of paper. I crumple them up and students choose a piece of paper with a number. That number corresponds to one of the topics on the 50waystohelp website. Depending on the number of students in your class, you can have students pick two numbers or even three.  Color choice is the key to success with this project. Students will create simple "icon" flat art for their posters using Illustrator. Included is an interactive .pdf with links to sites that can be of help to students as well as a link to the main site: www.50waystohelp.com
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Making GIFs from Movie Files

Posted on Nov 16, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 16, 2014

This short tutorial will run you through one method of converting a video file into a GIF. GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a bitmap image format in widespread use across the internet. It is very suitable for simple film clips, game sprite data, and animations that are short and don’t have complex colour palette requirements.  This is becoming a really excited new avenue for the art and there are a number of different artists using GIFs in a range of cool contexts. Here are a few examples: http://www.oamul.com/gif/ http://giphy.com/maorisakai/ http://giphy.com/falcaolucas http://giphy.com/centolodigiani http://giphy.com/salih/ http://uproxx.com/webculture/2014/09/best-of-unnecessary-explosions-added-to-gifs-meme/ http://time.com/3388024/when-photos-come-to-life-the-art-of-the-cinemagraph/ For more info on how to animate see my tutorial series called Animating with Adobe After Effects.
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Assessment 1 (Photoshop): Best Imitation of Myself

Posted on Nov 15, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 19, 2014

This assessment task is a good end to a Photoshop unit and is a great test of a range of skills. I use this to assess the skills the students have learned running through my tutorials - which can be found on my Education Exchange profile.  This is the first of 3 assessment tasks that I run at year 9 in Multimedia and Web Programming (but it could very easily be used at another level).  This task also serves as a good exploration of students understanding of Copyright, Creative Commons and Usage Rights.  Also included is a rubric designed for maximum student benefit. Achievement at each level is explained in clear, student friendly language. This is a new style of rubric I have been working on - I have received positive feedback from students and have found it easy to use. More feedback very welcome. 
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Photoshop Basics using the AYV Media Mashup activity

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 by Katherine Yamashita Last Activity on Nov 12, 2014

This Basics video uses Photoshop Elements 12 to introduce Photoshop basics by showing a montage and text piece being assembled. Assets for this lesson are included in this resource This video supports the AYV Media Mashup Activity.
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Peer Conferencing with Acrobat

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Nov 13, 2014

Find out how you can collaborate with peers more easily than ever. Adobe Acrobat Pro is more than just the leading PDF converter—it’s also packed with smart tools that give you even more power to communicate. In this advanced level session, educator and digital learning coach Rachelle Wooten will teach you how to use the PDF and voice commenting tools in Acrobat to harness the power of peer conferencing. Session links and recording can be accessed below.
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Creating Student Portfolios with Acrobat

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Nov 24, 2014

Create polished PDF portfolios of student work! In this beginner session, you’ll learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to assemble different types of media and add comments, custom stamps, rubrics, and student reflections. Create polished PDF portfolios of student work using Adobe Acrobat, the leading PDF converter that’s packed with smart tools for communication. In this beginner level session, educator and digital learning coach Rachelle Wooten will teach you how to create a portfolio that brings together different types of media. She’ll also show you how to add comments, custom stamps, rubrics, and student reflections. You can see session resoures and recording below.
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Veterans Day + First Lady + DreamWorks Penguins

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 by Aimie Billon Last Activity on Nov 10, 2014

Hello there, We have a very special Veterans Day piece of content and curriculum featuring the First Lady, Penguins of Madagascar and Got Your 6 available to all.  We’ve been thrilled to have it shared by the Today show, People, USA Today, TIME, InStyle and so many other incredible outlets. For broadcast resolution, you can find several high resolution files HERE. For digital purposes, you can find the 3 versions of the embeddable PSA on our YouTube page: 6 minute- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmRHhdVGHMI60 sec with penguins- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR8ivdg7eBA60 sec with FLOTUS- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lWYtqXX4kUAlso, on our website, there is a downloadable info packet that contains background on the video, suggested curricula and discussion questions HERE: http://www.gotyour6.org/penguins-of-madagascar/And, you can find social media posts with additional visuals & graphics on our Social Media Presskit HERE: http://thesocialpres... Read More
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Introduction to Typography: Relationship Typeface and dogs

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 by Chris Schnell Last Activity on Nov 7, 2014

A nice "warmer exercise" to start a collaborative discussion about expression/ characteristics of typefaces. See Poster design by grafisches buro: http://www.designboom.com/art/dogfonts-by-grafisches-buro/ Encourage the discussion "I like" versus "what works" Questions considering to ask (Think Pair Share): Can dogs be related to typefaces and vice versa? Which dog do you like? Which type do you like? Do you think the sample graphic works?
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Mood Board Design - The essential Design Process

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 by wendy yong Last Activity on Nov 7, 2014

Mood board are often being ignored/often neglected by design educators are an important process of design. In this lesson mood board are being revived again. The students will get to know mood board as one of the communication tool to express their ideas before working on their existing product. They will also learn how to use mood board to present ideas and themes.Due to the technology age, the skill of using indesign to make a interactive book was taught to the class to tackle this project. Stages 1. Introduction what is mood board2. Research on a brand3. Skills Lesson - Adobe Indesign , Photoshop4. Working on final work5. Presentation.
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Tutorial 2 - Animating Multiple Scenes in Flash

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 6, 2014

This short tutorial will run you through animating multiple scenes and linking them together through buttons. It will also introduce you to using Photoshop files in Flash. This tutorial relies on many of the skills you learnt in Tutorial 1 - Getting Started with Flash. These skills are not explained in detail again here so, if you find yourself lost, return to the first tutorial to reacquaint yourself with these techniques.
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Tutorial 1 - Getting Started with Flash

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 18, 2014

This short tutorial will run you through standard setup procedures as well as a few of the common tools and what they do. It is a summarised and slightly modified version of Adobe’s Flash tutorial that can be found here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/articles/create-first-flash-document.html
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Simple Photo Montage Photoshop Activity - Focusing on Selection and Colour Adjustment Tools

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Jessica Gauci Last Activity on Nov 18, 2014

This lesson has step by step instructions with screenshots for creating a simple photo montage. Sample images are included as resources. Photographs could be taken by participants themselves and more focus on camera angles, shot types and lighting can be emphasised. This lesson could be extended to be a project based learning unit where students write an imaginative story.
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Animating with Adobe After Effects 6

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 6, 2014

This final animation session consolidates the concepts and skills covered throughout the last 5 tutorials; the last addition to the animation takes into account everything learnt so far and reconceptualises it into a final challenging lesson. The image files to support this tutorial are contained in Animating with Adobe After Effects 1.
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Animating with Adobe After Effects 5

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 6, 2014

This session consolidates the concepts and skills covered so far and introduces a more complex idea of working with Photoshop layers in an embedded composition. This session also focuses on animating natural looking movements.  The image files to support this tutorial are contained in Animating with Adobe After Effects 1.
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Animating with Adobe After Effects 1

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 6, 2014

Participants will learn how to setup the program, best practice in terms of workspace and file management, and will begin to import images to animate. The first animation will teach participants how to insert key frames, adjust position and scale, create motion paths, and loop content.
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