Computer Art & Animation
This Week in Computer Art
May 4 -May 8
This week we present a short video that will show you how to make your very own web page. All it takes is to writing a few simple tags in Notepad, then saving the file with the extension .HTML.
Learning HTML can certainly benefit anyone interested in going into a career in art these days. You might not ever need to code, but there is a good chance you will work with someone who does. So have an advantage, learn some code. Plus, it looks great on a resume!
Previous Work at Home Units
April 27 - May 1
This week we are going to take a look at a few online animation apps. These free online apps are fun and easy to use, so give them a try!
April 20 - April 24
This week we are going to take a look at some of the best digital art online resources. Here you'll find tutorials, advice, and plenty of inspiration.
Each day this week, click on one of these online resources and explore the content they provide. I guarantee you'll find something for you!
April 6 - April 9
Take part in the Art Eggstravaganza! You can try your hand at some digital art egg making by checking out this quick and easy "How to Draw an Egg" tutorial.
Egg Design Contest!To kick off the week before Spring Break, we decided to start with an eggciting .... Art Eggstravganza!
You are invited to take part in this year's Egg Design Contest! The rules are simple. Design an egg by Thursday 4/9, email your entries, sit back and wait to win prizes!
Click here to read the blog post, see official rules, and learn new tips and tricks about egg decoration.
Click here to view the Art Eggstravaganza Presentation for more examples of egg designs!
March 30 - April 3
Take part in the Arting from Home: Digital Arts Unit.
This week, we present three online apps for arting. You can use these free apps for digital painting, drawing, photo-manipulating and all sorts of digital art making. They're not too difficult to use and the best part, if you mess up, you can undo by hitting Ctrl Z! Here is a link to the video demos and app websites -->
March 23 - March 27
Review the projects listed in the presentation Thee 12 Days of Photoshop. Select Three projects to complete by Friday Mrch 27th using Pixlr. Post your work to Sutori.
March 18 - March 20
Review the projects listed in the presentation Thee 12 Days of Photoshop. Select One project to complete by Friday March 20th using Pixlr. Post your work to Sutori.
Unit Six: Pixlr Pick
Since we are working from home, instead of Photoshop we will be switching to the online app, Pixlr.
There is the older version of Pixlr available here https://pixlr.com/old/editor/
There are two new versions of Pixlr, Pixlr Editor and Pixlr X . Try each and use the one you prefer.
For the next two weeks, you will be working through the different projects listed in this presentation, Thee 12 Days of Photoshop.
Previous In School Units
Unit Five: Photoshop 303
Thursday: Space Tutorial
Tuesday: Brushes Tutorial
Brushes for Download
Monday: Mask Tutorial
Sparkle Portrait Assignment
Sparkle Girl PSD
Sparkle Girl JPG
Skater Example PSD
Brushes for Download
Unit Four: 3D Printing Week
Today, and next week, we will be taking a look at online 3D apps to create files for the 3D printer.
Explore the apps and learn how to use them. If you create something and wish to have it 3D printed, export the .STL file and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Otherwise, post a screen capture of what you make and post the screen shot to Sutori.
Unit Three Photoshop 202
Monday: Scramble Bodies
Tuesday: X-Ray Project
For this one-day project, you will combine a photo of a frame, a skeleton, and person with a new trick. The objective is to create a portrait holding an X-ray frame that reveals their bones.
Here are some tips for creating an X-ray look
The Photoshop Effect
Retouching in Photoshop tutorial
Blemish Girl 1 JPG
Blemish Girl 2 JPG
Create Awesome Eyes
Change Hair Color
Friday thru Monday
Pop Icon Sculpture
Week Two Tuesday - Friday
The Barbie Project
Real Life Humanizing Characters
Unit Two Animation 101
Keep in mind, the animation palette is titled Animation not Timeline.
Save all animations: Save for Web, save as GIF
How to Animate Frames - Tutorial
Animation Squid Examples
Walk Cycle Drawings
Unit One Photoshop 101 Tutorials
Day One Presentation
Angry Pancakes -Tutorial
Frog Tongue - Tutorial
Rhino Zebra - Tutorial
Friday - Tuesday
The next two week, between January 14th and January 31st is studio time. This time is dedicated to hone your Photoshop skills. Below are four optional project and one optional tutorial. You may spend as much time or as little working through these project. These projects are there as prompts, to provide you with inspiration and to help you stay engaged in the artistic process.
Banana Shine - Tutorial
Clone Project Intro
Cartoon and You Project
Parts is Parts
Paint Splats Presentation
Paint Splat Images