Weeks # 7, 8 & 9 – Info & Resources

Weeks # 7, 8 & 9  – Info & Resources

Welcome back!

We will start our class time with some solid lab / working time on our assignments.

We will also look into individual student updates/progress on Assignment #2 – vector portraits / poster projects (and previous updates). As always, we will look at a great series of works created by our class. I always greatly appreciate the interaction and feedback that everyone continues to share. The support and creative insight helps fuel the process. It makes us grow, and ask questions about how we can improve. Some of our 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.

On 3/11 – I shared a series of demonstrations with Adobe Illustrator – focusing on working with typography, text, fonts, live tracing options, lay-out / composition and “poster” contexts – this video tutorial is located on canvas and should be reviewed.

On 4/1 – we will continue with Assignment #2 – with an emphasis on Part 2.

Aside from the production of a vector self-portrait (and both a horizontal and traditional vertical poster) students will explore and push the boundaries and application / usage of their portrait imagery. 

**All of our class tutorials are located on canvas 🙂

We will experiment with what the creative potentials of the portrait image can be? How can you push it further?

For Part 2 of this assignment we will all contribute to a collaborative class ZINE that will isolate and showcase the portrait work from part 1. (The image at the top of this post is the lay out that we will soon go over in class, we will revisit this as we build the zine together as a class.) The ZINE will consist of 2-4 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 -2 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 X 11″ Vertical only. This makes it easy for use to plug the images into the ZINE lay out. (ill add a template to the our g-drive)

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? Lets walk through a little demo, some examples are below, along with a slew of apps to play with…

(forgive me if a few of them have expired links)


Desktop / Web Browser Art Making Platforms:

Glitcher – http://akx.github.io/glitch2/

Image Glitch Tool – https://snorpey.github.io/jpg-glitch/

Glitchatron – http://www.errozero.co.uk/glitchatron/#

Gimp – https://www.gimp.org

Trianglify Generator

Trianglify Generator 2 


Mobile Apps:

Glitche’ – glitche.com

Imaengine – Tons of filters, vector conversions, stills & video

Hyperspektiv – Tons of filters, stills and video

Platoverse App

Assembly Design App – http://assemblyapp.co


Ultra-Pop -Infinite

GifVid (simple tool to covert GIF to Video, Video to GIF on the phone)

Glitch Wizard

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.



Project / Assignment Submissions:

The assignment will be worked on in and outside of class and then added to your Google Drive folder located in our shared class folder. The google drive link is located in our course canvas page.  Students will share the production files both in progress and completed (photoshop .psd & high res JPG files) – When you complete each assignment, please e-mail me to let me know that your work is now in your folder for review.

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