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First, I want to congratulate those of you that participated in Senior Portraits last week. The quality of the work combined with the technical and customer service skills that were in evidence last week were amazing. The resulting portraits are innovative, creative and reach a new level of excellence for our school. I'm very proud of the effort you put forth in this project. I can't wait for parents of our students to see the finished product. We have another three or four days left to complete the senior class and then we'll switch to portraits for new staff members and underclass school pictures. Keep up the great work!
This week we're going to begin working in Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator is a vector drawing program. The program is used for creating logos, drawings and mathematically-based illustrations as well as working with specialty type treatments. It creates artwork differently than Photoshop which is a raster-based program.
We'll be working on a variety of projects in Adobe Illustrator including the following:
I just watched a demonstration video on Wacom's YouTube video channel that featured the Canadian political cartoonist and digital painter, Patrick LaMontagne. Patrick is a really talented artist and he shares quite a few terrific tips for working with a drawing tablet to create original work. His workflow process is very simple and one that we should be modeling.
I've put the video below, but I would suggest that you watch this full screen (on YouTube) with Photoshop open and a Wacom Tablet connected on an extended monitor. Try to pick up how he inks artwork, colors cartoon-style artwork and how he creates, modifies and saves a few simple working brushes.
The video is long (about an hour) - but I think it's worth your investment of time - watch this and become a tablet master!
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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