Wed. Feb. 15 #DigitalStencils #PhotoshopBasics #UsingTextInIllustrator #LoomisHeads

Intro to Art: Creating Digital Stencils with Adobe Photoshop

  1. Understanding and applying digital tools, techniques, and processes by using Adobe Photoshop to manipulate photographs which will be used to create a stencil.
  2. Apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks by creating a 1 color stencil using steps that are demonstrated in class.

Today you will get introduced to a very powerful tool called Photoshop.  We will be working with the laptops throughout class and while there will be a learning curve or adjustment period, it will be very minor.  I will be walking you through the steps to take when digitally creating a stencil from an image that you find online.  These steps will be used again once your project challenge has been presented later on in the week.



Throughout this demonstration in class, I mentioned (multiple times) that some images work better than others when trying to create a digital stencil.  As you spend the next couple days working with Photoshop, I like you to think about how the image you select may look using the steps used in the demo and what changes you may need to adapt to when selecting your image for this project.

Graphic Coms: Editing Text as a Shape

    1. creating and formatting text
    2. flow text into an object
    3. positioning text on a path
  2. SW use complete sentences when asking questions in class.

Students will familiarize themselves with text tools featured in illustrator.  Once text is created for an image, it can be formatted.  We will familiarize ourselves with the Character panel and the different attributes that can be adjusted and manipulated within the panel.

Adv. Drawing: Loomis Method of Portrait Drawing (cont.)

  1. DEMONSTRATE your level of comprehension for proportion and space involving the drawing of a face by practicing through a demonstration.
  2. IDENTIFY characteristics of portraiture drawing by labeling the correct terms within guided notes.

We continued to work through some observations of how the “MEASURING” lines change as the head turns to the side.

Today we will focus on the head TILTING in space.  Tilting both up and down and focus on what types of features we would be able to see (therefore draw) and which features would be lost due to perspective.

Live Stream of Today’s Demo:

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