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Art & Design
100 Sketchbook Prompts:
List of prompts: 100SketchbookPrompts.pdf

Complete 8 sketchbook prompts of your choice from the list.
Due date: Thursday, Jan. 19th end of class


Digital Painting Project
Due date: Monday, Jan. 9th by the end of class-- I've booked the computer lab E231 for the 10th, 11th, & 12th for students who need extensions.

*Friday, Jan. 6th we will be in the classroom C144 to discuss the final project & finals day*


Purpose: Learn how to create a digital artwork using Photoshop CS6 and a realistic reference image of your choice.

Key words: Realistic, digital, layers, file types, Photoshop, opacity, brush hardness, resolution, blur tool, smudge tool, dodge tool, burn tool, sharpen tool 

Project Requirements:
1. Use a reference image as a guide for tracing your painting.
Send Mrs. Quam your final .jpg and .psd files to babryans@isd535.org. You may print your design to A131 (computer lab right below us) to print in color. To print in color, add the printer named A131. In Photoshop, go to file, then print.

Day One 

-Working with Layers (Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhxj4goGtj0) and answer the questions #1-8: VideoLayers_Questions.docx

-Demo & practice saving & opening images

-Experiment with Photoshop CS6

Day Two

-Review: working with Layers
-Review: saving & opening images
-Basic tools & brushes (changing size, shape, color, & opacity)
-Introduction to the digital painting project
-Choose image for painting

Instructions for getting started:
Open your chosen image in Photoshop CS6
1. Go to filter gallery & select “Cutout”
2. Create a new layer, by going to “Layer..... “New layer”.....name your layer something that makes sense
3. Use the eyedropper tool to select the color where you want to start
4. Use the paintbrush tools to trace over the area. Use the “eye” icon to turn layers on and off to check for accuracy. Don't worry if it doesn't look good at first....it never does :) You will get faster and better the more you work at it!
5. Change colors, sizes, hardness, & opacity of brush tool to suite your needs.
6. The background layer should be locked & at the bottom of the list in the layers menu.
7. Save your project with .psd at the end & .psd file type selected


Day Three

-Review basic tools & brushes (changing size, shape, color, & opacity)
-Start painting using reference image

To submit your digital painting...

1. Save your digital painting in Photoshop as a .png file type.
2. Go to https://classroom.google.com/r/MTMyMzc3MzQ4M1pa and join using code bvu9nq.
3. Submit your .png file to Mrs. Quam through the Google Classroom under the assignment labeled "Digital Painting".
4. *OPTIONAL* You may print your design to A131 (computer lab right below us) to print in color. To print in color, add the printer named A131. In Photoshop, go to file, then print. Click "print settings". Go to "color" and unclick the "Print in Greyscale" button. Now your image should print in color!
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