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Lesson Plan - Introducing to Stop Motion

Posted on Aug 30, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Aug 31, 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 Aug 30, 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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Zoetropes in After Effects

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Aug 31, 2015

This short tutorial will run you through one method of creating a zoetrope in After Effects. A zoetrope is a primitive animation device. A zoetrope is a cylindrical drum with holes cut in the side for the viewer to look through. On the inside of the drum are sequentially changing images (like a flip book). The holes on the side create a strobe-like effect when spun which creates the illusion of movement. This tutorial will run you through techniques and skills associated with imitating this effect in After Effects. It is a good way to get your head around the concepts of frame rates and how these can be adjusted for specific effects.  Use this  for converting your completed zoetrope into a GIF Some cool zoetrope examples:Traceloops (the master of hand drawn animation) Embroidered Zoetrope Plastic Infinite The Cyclotrope Alimation
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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? https://creativemarket.com/blog/2015/08/18/font-vs-typeface-and-14-other-design-terms-we-always-get-wrong
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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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Using Adobe In The Visual Arts Classroom

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 by Mark Finlayson Last Activity on Aug 13, 2015

This presentation was delivered as an Adobe Edex Live Event on August 13th 2015. It covers ideas for using Photoshop and InDesign with an emphasis on how they fit into the NSW Board Of Studies Visual Arts and Photographic & Digital Media syllabi. Brief explanations of how the exercises cover the essential content areas of the Frames, Conceptual Framework, Practice and Mandatory ICT Requirements are included to help integrate these ideas intro a teaching program.  This is a brief overview of how I do this at my school. Where possible I have included links to relevant tutorials and resources.
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Mona Dali

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 by Mark Finlayson Last Activity on Aug 12, 2015

Use the liquify tool in Photoshop to create a Dali-like Surrealist appropriation of the Mona Lisa.
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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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Create: With A Blank Slate - Student Portfolios Using Adobe Slate

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 by James Adkins Last Activity on Aug 3, 2015

This Slate presentation is focused on creating student portfolios to document learning using Adobe Slate. Links at the end of the presentation lead to Slate created tutorials on navigating, adding/editing content, and publishing.  This presentation was delivered at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia at the ISTE Creativity Playground, hosted by the Arts & Creativity and Innovative Learning PLNs.  Enjoy, and share below: - What can YOU Create: With a Blank Slate?? #CreateEdu  - James  @JamesLAdkins
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Photo Time Capsule

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 by Paul Cifone Last Activity on Aug 7, 2015

1. Students are to plan and create a photo time capsule that depicts who they are today2. They are to initially create a list of possible images that represent them from all areas of their lives, e.g. family, friends, hobbies, sport, school etc.3. Using previously learnt photography skills such as using manual settings in various environments and taking into consideration all the main Composition elements students then take all required photos4. Students are then to use Adobe Photoshop to enhance the images and manipulate if need be5. Adobe Voice can be used as a narration tool to talk about the photos6. Adobe Slate can be used to create a website based on their Time Capsule or alternatively they could create a slideshow using Adobe Photoshop/Acrobat. PD-digital-media-learning-101
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Easily Trace Images in Adobe Flash

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 by Tim Bateup Last Activity on Aug 12, 2015

Unless you're an expert illustrator, it's hard to get good looking images in your animations and apps. A way to overcome this problem is to trace images in Flash. There are a number of ways to do this, so we look at a couple of ways in this tutorial.
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Creating a simple 3D scene in After Effects

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 by Andrew Devis Last Activity on Aug 24, 2015

This series shows how to create the scene in 3D with text, background, light and camera. Then we add a particle system, animate the camera and export the final project. There is also a final 5th part that shows how you can build on the technique for real world projects.
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Soundscape Task

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Aug 15, 2015

This is a short task to introduce students to the importance of sound in film and how they can harness it in Adobe Audition.  Sound can make or break a film. Bad sound is ten times more distracting than bad visuals and is something that audiences won’t forgive. The best way to get good sound is to record well on set and follow the right procedures. Sometimes issues are unavoidable and students get bad sound and it’s very important that they know how to fix (or cover up) sound issues. Provided (for free) with Adobe software is a collection of copyright free sound and music. This collection is enormous – over 11 thousand individual files. Using these sounds students are to create a 20 second soundscape that establishes a realistic location. These sounds can be found here.  I had my IT department place these files on one of our College drives (so that the students could access them without needing to download them themselves - there's more than 20gb of files here). I... Read More
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