Weeks # 7, 8 & 9 – Info & Resources

Weeks # 7, 8 & 9 – Info & Resources

This post has been updated to reflect week 9 as well.

On 3/25 during our zoom class time we will critique Assignment #2 by viewing our posters. Lets check out the awesomeness of our progress!

We will begin our Spring break right after the critique!

(previous content from weeks 7 & 8 is below)

We  shall start with individual student updates on their 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.

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. **Did you rewatch the video recording from last weeks class? Was it helpful?

We are now experimenting with what the creative potentials of the portrait image can be? How can you push it further? I have decided that we should make a collaborative class ZINE that will isolate and showcase the portrait work. (The image above 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 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 X 11 Vertical. 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:

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/

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

Giphy – giphy.com

Gfycat.com – gfycat.com

Inkscape – https://inkscape.org/en

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

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

Platoverse App

VHS CAM – http://rarevision.com/vhscam

Assembly Design App – http://assemblyapp.co

ImgPlay – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imgplay-gif-maker/id989843523?mt=8

Imaengine – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imaengine-vector/id599309610?mt=8


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.


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