Schedule

Jan.

WEEK 01

Jan 13.

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
    • Server: finartsfs.bgsu.edu
    • User: bgsu/YOURUSERNAME

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 protograph 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

Jan. 15

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: Reserch
  • Project 1 research papers are due.
  • Project 1 drawings and mockups will be looked at by the professor.

Inclass exercise prepration for Jan 20th


September

WEEK 02

Jan. 20

Project One: Reserch due today


Jan. 22

DUE

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


WEEK 03

Jan. 27 - Continue in-class work, introduce in-class image editing

  • Layering
  • Adjustment layers

Jan. 29 - 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

Feb. 3 - DEMOs:

Feb. 5

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:

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

 


WEEK 05

Feb. 10

DUE Project 1 Revised Version completed and uploaded to server.

Prepping images for print/uploading to Print Lab by Thursday 16th

 


October

WEEK 06

Feb. 12

  • Lecture:
    • Modify and remove colors on portrait
      • Healing Brush
      • Clone Tool
  • Prepping images for print/uploading to Print Lab by Thursday 16th

October 2

  • Lecture:
    • Moding and Detailing protrait
      • Smart object
      • Basic Liquify Filter
      • Blending Modes
  • Project 02 reserach due



WEEK 07

Feb. 24

  • More on mainipulating image
  • Work on Project 2, instructor feedback.
DUE: Project 1 printed from print lab. ALL requested adjustments during in-class critique must be made!

Feb. 26


WEEK 08

Mar. 3

  • Creating a basic website to show your work.

    • Adobe Dreamweaver Pt. 1

Mar. 5

  • Creating a basic website to show your work.

    • Adobe Dreamweaver Pt. 2

WEEK 09 Spring Break

Mar. 10

Mar. 12

NO Class


WEEK 10

Mar. 17 - Project 2 class work time. PLEASE be prepared and have your final series Project 2 developed enough to get feedback from the instructor.

 

Mar. 19 - FINAL Critique of Project 2. Discuss concept ideas for writing artist statements; elaborate on motives, motifs and walkthroughs.

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.

November

WEEK 11

Mar. 24 - Levels adjustments to match color/saturation.

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

Mar. 26: Twins: Modify colors

  • Selective color adjustment
  • Color controll

 


WEEK 12

Mar. 31
Veterans' Day - University Closed

Apr. 2

Concept of painting

  • Geomatic Planes construction
  • Color palette
DUE :MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Glitch Safari

WEEK 13

Apr. 7

Apr. 9 - Work section


WEEK 14

Apr. 14

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


DUE: Upload to class server progress pictures of your Project 3 work.

Apr. 16 Thanksgiving Break NO CLASS (26th -28th)


December

WEEK 15

Apr. 21 - Project 3 workday, one-on-one feedback.

DUE Tue 16: Upload geometric solids painting

Apr. 23 - Project 3 workday

DUE Thu 18: Upload finished jpg of Project 3 to class server.

WEEK 16

Apr. 28 - Project 3 workday

Apr. 30 (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 Thu 8th