This Friday’s class was chock full of great progress! We started with individual student updates on their vector portraits / poster projects. We looked at a great series of works created by our class. I appreciate the interaction and feedback that everyone was sharing. The support and creative insight helps fuel the process. It makes us grow, and ask questions about how we can improve. Several students have integrated the assignment text and verbiage into their process by challenging their compositions and visual arrangements. A lot of exciting work is taking place and being produced. Forward we go.
Aside from the production of both a horizontal and traditional vertical poster made in illustrator, students will push the boundaries and application / usage of their portrait imagery. What is the creative potential of the image? How can you push it further? We decided to make a collaborative class ZINE that will isolate and showcase the portrait work. (The image above is the lay out that we went over in class, we will revisit this was we build the zine together as a class.) The ZINE will consist of 2 or more submissions by each student. I would love to see everyone submit at least 2 images: 1 traditional vector image created in illustrator, and 1 highly manipulated version of that image by exploring and hacking into some of the applications below. The isolated portraits should be sized at 8.5 Z 11 Vertical. This makes it easy for use to plug the images into the ZINE lay out.
What are the potentials of web and mobile applications in our day and age when it comes to creating styles, textures and over all visual aesthetics? We walked through a little demo, some examples are below, along with a slew of apps to play with.
Experiment with the apps below! Save your results, add them to your folder in the shared google drive space here: (PS, make a folder for yourself if you haven’t – use your name and add your class work there. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16kxxdq5QaXdwaSJseZNkbE_w-KjqE0_S
Desktop / Web Browser Art Making Platforms:
Click Drag Click – clickdragclick.com
Imgur – imgur.com
Pixlr (photoshop alternative) – https://pixlr.com/editor/
Glitcher – http://akx.github.io/glitch2/
Image Glitch Tool – https://snorpey.github.io/jpg-glitch/
Mosh – https://getmosh.io/
Glitchatron – http://www.errozero.co.uk/glitchatron/#
Giphy – giphy.com
Gfycat.com – gfycat.com
Inkscape – https://inkscape.org/en
Gimp – https://www.gimp.org
OS X – GIFKR
Glitche’ – glitche.com
Imaengine – Tons of filters, vector conversions, stills & video
Hyperspektiv – Tons of filters, stills and video
to.be camera – to.be/camera
Giphy Cam – https://giphy.com/apps
Instagram (I say this because you can layer multiple images, videos and transparent images in the IG Stories feature, then “save” your work even with out publishing it – http://Instagram.com
VHS CAM – http://rarevision.com/vhscam
Assembly Design App – http://assemblyapp.co
GifVid (simple tool to covert GIF to Video, Video to GIF on the phone)
iColorama S rich featured image editor that maintains full resolution of images
Decim8 – Glitch
ImgPlay – Awesome GIF maker! Conversion to video, and video to gif.
Back Eraser – Great to remove background areas and make layers.
GIF Maker Create GIFs from a sequence of still images from your photo library.