Monday, November 18, 2013

Vexels with a 'tude!

A vexel image is an image created using bits, pixels in our case, while it emulates vector images.

The one on the left is the results of a great tutorial, and here is my version.

The difference between the two is that a vector image is drawn using mathematical equations and not pixels. So if I made an image using vector graphics at the size of 4"x4" I could blow that image up to 400"x400" or 4,000"x4,000" without any change in the image--it would look exactly the same! If I make an image in Photoshop at 72 ppi (pixels per inch) at a size of 4"x4" and blow that up to just two or three times that size I would begin to see pixels, and the image would become abstracted.

So a vexel image is not a great image to make if you are printing it large scale, and Adobe Illustrator or some other vector based program should be used. But we are just emulating a vector image to create something , so we are fine.

You must conceive of, design, and then create a vexel portrait with an attitude--it must be dynamic.

Tilt Shift Photography!

You will create a tilt shift image like this:
Follow the linked tutorial.

Web Sites w/ Great Images

Here is a link to five web sites where you can find amazing historical photographs.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Advanced Kids: Funny Character

Use some of the objects in the room to dress up one of your classmates; then do the tutorial linked below:

Beginning Kids: Text Tutorials

Your task is to complete one of these tutorials. I want you to change the text within the poster to something in which you have an emotional investment.

Monday, November 4, 2013