Wed. Sept. 14 #valuescale #photoshopbasics #workspaces #panels #newdocuments #pretest

Intro to Art: Creating a Value Scale

  1. Demonstrate comprehension for VALUE by listening to PowerPoint presentation and following an in-class demonstration of the various drawing tools which will be used in classroom exercise(s) such as a student created value scale
  2. Orally ask questions about the techniques demonstrated during class time using content specific vocabulary and complete sentences.

Yesterday you were introduced to a handful of tools that you will be utilizing the next few days to create a value scale like the one pictured below:

The most important part of this activity is to make sure that you can clearly see the 10 different levels of gray (from light to dark).  Be sure as you work on your scale over the next couple of days, you are aware of the tools that you have at your disposal, but also the reason and correct ways you would use those tools.

Graphic Com: Workspaces and Creating New Documents

Pre-Tests have been reviewed and I am excited to say that we are going to jump right into learning everything this course has to offer.

For starters, I’d like you to watch the following two videos which give a great explanation of the layout that Photoshop uses, and where you can find specific tools:

  1. Panels and Workspace
  2. Creating a New Document

Additionally, I’ve downloaded for your reference, a CHEAT SHEET of keyboard shortcuts that not only will save you time but help you understand the steps we take during in-class demonstrations.

Adobe Photoshop Keyboard Short Cuts CHEAT SHEET

In class, we will start to take the first few steps to creating the new (or newer) Instagram logo.


Drawing : Still Life Pre-Test

Day 3 of 3.  While the artist’s view will be your choice, the “playing field” will be level for everyone considering your model.  The following aspects of a finished drawing should be considered for this pre-test:

  • Layout and Scale:  How big will you be making this sketch?
  • Materials:  Which drawing materials are you the strongest with?
  • Basic Shapes:  Your ability to break down complex looking forms into basic geometric shapes
  • Value/Color: The ability to create slight detail using shades and tints.
  • Perspective: The “optical illusion” of making your drawing look three dimensional.

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