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Paul Cifone
Digital Media Teacher

​Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool & Colour Theory

Assessment Published 6/5/18 Last updated on 6/5/18

Adobe Illustrator -Pen Tool

Your task is to trace your face using the pen tool.

You can only use coloured shapes, no line.

  • Take a close up photograph of your head using a camera, and upload it to your computer desktop
  • In Photoshop change it to b&w using saturation and change the levels.
  • Save
  • Open a new illustrator file
  • Import your photo into Illustrator
  • Lock the layer that has the photo on it
  • Make a new layer
  • Using only the tonal qualities of the photograph start to trace your photograph.
  • You are not to use any line, only blocks of colour.
  • When you have finished
  • Delete the layer with the photo on it
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Age Levels
Duration
1+ Day
Content Standards
Graphic Design & Illustration with Adobe Illustrator
ISTE NETS-S
Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
Expertise
Intermediate
Materials

Adobe Illustrator

Wacom Tablet if available

Google - Kuler website for colour schemes

CC License
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