Schedule

Aug.

WEEK 01

Aug. 25th

Introductions, syllabus, Windows overview, uploading homework to server.

DA FTP and Server:

  • IN THE PC LAB (246):
    • Double click on Computer.
    • Double Click on [yourlogin on 'art1 (art1)' (S:) ] drive
  • IN THE MAC LAB:
    • Mac: Go… Connect to server… smb://bgsudfs.bgsu.edu/root/GraphicArts
    • login with your bgsu username and password.
  • FROM AT HOME / OFF CAMPUS:
    • Open a FTP program, Cyberduck or Filezilla. Add a new bookmark. Only change these settings:
      • Nickname: Classwork or any
      • Protocol: FTP-File Transfer Protocol
      • Server: finartsfs.bgsu.edu
      • User: bgsu/YOURUSERNAME
      • BGSU password

 

  • FROM HOME with Adobe Dreamweaver (PC)

DEMO: Photo shoot with Cannon EOS

In-class Assignment:

Part One-Photoshoot: Self Introduction ( one hours on the field)

  • A group of three, student will take each other photographs to introduce his/her self as a digital art student.
  • Location of shooting on campus (If you are using inside building, make sure don't make noise as there are classes going on in the building.)
  • You can use any props to create subordinate concept presenting yourself.
  • Each photograph should contain visual information to support only single idea about you. You can take as many as photos you would like to. Be sure to track the time.

Part Two: In put to computer and backing up

  • Intro to Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw

Sample1Raw  Sample1JPAG

Sample2Raw  Sample2JPAG

Aug. 27th

DEMO: Setting up your studio in Photoshop (Preferences and application layout)

  • Continue : Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw
  • Photoshop Tools
    • Editing image
    • Image size, resolution and resizing
Assignment Project One: Research
  • Project 1 research papers are due.
  • Project 1 drawings and mock-ups will be looked at by the professor.

In-class exercise preparation


September

WEEK 02

Sept. 1

Project One: Research due today


Sept. 3

DUE

  • Project 1 research papers are due.
  • Project 1 drawings and mock-ups will be looked at by the professor.


WEEK 03

Sept. 8 - Continue in-class work, introduce in-class image editing

  • Layering
  • Adjustment layers

Sept. 10 - Continue in-class work

     

  • Upload a progress jpg of how far along you are in Project 1 to the class server. There will be a folder in the Project 1 folder for this.

 


WEEK 04

Sept. 15 - Demos:

DUE :Project 1 to the class server. There will be a sub folder in the Progress folder for this.

Sept. 17

Selecting and masking, continued:

BASIC SELECT AND REFINE:

  1. Use Quick Select tool to make general selection. (Experiment with different brush sizes, hardness to get the result you want for your image.)
  2. Click Refine Edge button.
  3. Select the view mode that works best for you. (Black and White is a great place to start. Hit “F” key to toggle between view modes.)
  4. Check the Smart Radius box, and adjust the slider.
  5. Use brush and eraser to add/subtract from selection.
  6. Adjust other selection sliders as needed.
  7. Check the Decontaminate Colors box if needed to eliminate halos and unwanted colors from the selection, and adjust slider.
  8. Create a new layer with layer mask.

Portrait editing, continued:


WEEK 05

Sept. 22

DUE Project 1 Print / Revised Version completed and uploaded to server.

Sept. 24

  • Continue Digital Painting

WEEK 06

Sept. 29

  • Lecture:
    • Modify and remove colors on portrait
      • Healing Brush
      • Clone Tool
  • Prepping images for print/uploading to Print Lab
  • Project 02 research due

Oct. 1

  • Lecture:
    • Molding and Detailing portrait
      • Smart object
      • Basic Liquify Filter
      • Blending Modes


WEEK 07

Oct. 6

  • More on manipulating image
  • Work on Project 2, instructor feedback.

Oct. 8

  • More on manipulating image

WEEK 08

Oct. 13

    NO CLASS

Oct. 15

  • Creating a basic website to show your work.

    • Adobe Dreamweaver Pt. 1

WEEK 09 Spring Break

Oct. 20

DUE: Project 2 final must be completed and uploaded to the class server in a flattened jpg format. We will critique these in class and discuss the execution of your concept. You will be required to make adjustments to this image. Also upload your artist statement for this project in a word doc format.

  • Working on revision and individual help/demo

Oct. 22

Creating a basic website to show your work.

  • Adobe Dreamweaver Pt. 2

WEEK 10

Oct. 27- Levels adjustments to match color/saturation.

Assign Project 3: . Progress check Nov 12, critique Dec 12, print due by Dec 19th.

Oct. 29: Twins: Modify colors

  • Selective color adjustment
  • Color control
  • Project 3 assignment

November

WEEK 11

Nov. 3 - Levels adjustments to match color/saturation.

Assign Project 3: . Progress check Nov 12, critique Dec 12, print due by Dec 19th.

Nov. 5 : Twins: Modify colors

  • Selective color adjustment
  • Color control

 


WEEK 12

Nov. 10

Concept of painting

  • Geomatic Planes construction
  • Color palette

Nov. 12

Concept of painting for photo retouch

  • Geomatic Planes construction p2

WEEK 13

Nov. 17

Nov. 19

  • Work section

WEEK 14

Nov. 24

  • Discuss one-on-one Project 3 concepts, check progress
  • Project 3 workday

Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Break NO CLASS (25th -27th)


December

WEEK 15

Dec. 1 - Project 3 workday, one-on-one feedback.

DUE : Upload geometric solids painting

Dec. 3 - Project 3 workday

DUE : Upload finished jpg of Project 3 to class server.

WEEK 16

Dec. 8 - Project 3 workday

Dec. 10 (Last day of Fall 2014 class)

FINAL CRITIQUE: Final Critique for Project 3 image


WEEK 17

Final Exam: No Class

Prints and artists statement due Dec 16th in front of my office

There will be a box with ARTC 2210 label for dropping off your prints. Make sure write your full name on the back side of the prints.