Monday, November 29, 2010

Scanner Darkly Tutorial

Here is where you will find the actual tutorial.  Make sure you've completed the illustrator tutorials and the photo into a cartoon tutorial first!

Scanner Darkly Tutorial

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Do this before the Scanner Darkly Photo

Before you begin the Scanner Darkly assignment you need to make sure you have a great picture.  For this assignment you will need to choose a photo that has one person in it and has a fairly simple background.  You will only need from approximately the shoulders up.  If you have more than that we can crop it out later.

Once you've found the picture we are going to quickly convert it to a cartoon just to see what it might look like as a scanner darkly.  It will also give you a good example of skin tone combinations etc.  The tutorial can be downloaded here.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Illustrator Introduction

As an introduction to our work in Illustrator we will be completing several quick tutorials to become familiar with Illustrator.  Before you begin, you will need to complete a quick sketch on a blank piece of white paper.  We will scan this piece in and use it in the tutorials.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Photo of the Month - Black & White

For November we will take our cue from where their photo of the month contest is based around the theme of Black & White.  Check out their website for some great ideas.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Can I be a photographer when I grow up?

Of course you can...  Look at your blog and then look at a few of these "professionals"!  They are actually just random blogs that I found and.. there is no guarantee that they have any more photographic skills than you.

Just check them out to see what opportunities in photographics are available to you as a career.  If you look closely enough you can even find out how much they charge$$$ - Locally famous Saskatoon photographer. - Saskatoon photographer who will take your wedding pictures for FREE... if you take him and his wife with you to some all inclusive resort in Mexico or some other location!!  Oh and one small detail... you have to pay for both their tickets.  It does pay to be a photographer, even if you aren't getting paid. - another Saskatoon photographer. - photographer from Calgary who specializes in wedding photography. - wedding photographer from Michigan

Assignment 14: Blog Banner

Come up with an idea/theme for the banner.  Remember, it doesn’t necessarily need to include random school pictures.  You could create a customized banner based on a schoold theme.  Ex.  WaterCan, Social Justice, Kip Keino, etc.  Or maybe on the months major event, Ex. June represents Track&Field, Summer, etc.  However, pictures are usually a great idea.  If you need school photos come see me and I can give you a folder filled with various photos.  And who knows, if you do a great job, maybe your work will be chosen to represent our school!

*Assignment Details 
Open Photoshop.  Click on File -> New and create a new document with the following dimensions: 896 pixels (width) by 320 pixels (height).  It is very important that your final project be in these dimensions.

Tutorials that may help you with blending photos and/or creating a collage. - uses layer masks... better results than using the eraser.